Baby Mine

Baby Mine

I once spent the 11 days before Christmas rocking my two-year old daughter Molly while she sat limply in my lap, feverish and hoarsely demanding I sing "Baby Mine." So, I did. Over and over. Every time she fell asleep, I'd try to ease us both off that chair and she'd lift her head and [...]

Happy 55 to the man who loves to drive

Happy 55 to the man who loves to drive

My husband turns 55 today, the perfect age for a man who loves crazy long road trips, respects all posted speed limits and monitors the stop signs outside our house with such Barney Fife-like intensity he scares drivers who dare to roll through. "Did you see that?" he'll ask me as he shakes his fist [...]

Beautiful people: Kathypalooza

Beautiful people: Kathypalooza

My sister Kathy approached the occasion of her 50th birthday party with unfettered glee. She mingled, hugged, high-fived, sang, chatted, reminisced, tasted, sipped, posed, and, utterly unfazed by the number on the top of her cake, happily wished as she blew out her candles. Unsure which of her favorite two outfits she should wear, Kathy [...]

Whooping it up with the Cookie Lady as she turns 90!

Whooping it up with the Cookie Lady as she turns 90!

Every day's a party with our neighbor Connie, who routinely invites people to her living room for pizza and hot fudge sundaes. This week has been especially festive because yesterday she turned 90-years old. So, we whooped it up with the Cookie Lady and, frankly, we had a hard time keeping pace. Connie celebrates her [...]