Sweetums! Or Sweetumsquatch! My poll to find out if Sweetums needed a new nickname ended in a tie, as of this morning: 23.5 percent each. In third place was Yeti Bear, a personal fave of mine, especially because he can sing "Let me be your Yeti Bear..." while wagglin' his hips. He can. He probably… Continue reading And Sweetums’ new love handle is …
Let’s vote: Does Sweetums need a new love handle?
My oversized husband is accustomed to people shouting at him on a regular basis: “Hey, you’re Sweetums!” He smiles and nods and then, I’m guessing, goes around the corner and hits his head against a wall. Kidding! He loves the name “Sweetums” … as far as I know. It has been the name I use… Continue reading Let’s vote: Does Sweetums need a new love handle?
I woke one day with my grandmother’s hands
I woke one day with my grandmother’s hands. The backs of my hands, once soft and smooth, were suddenly filled with veins that looked like a 3D road map and skin I could pinch into tiny flesh-colored tents. Now the pads of my fingers are perpetually puckered like the aftermath of a two-hour bubble bath… Continue reading I woke one day with my grandmother’s hands
Making a living as a writer isn’t easy but it’s filled with blessings
Since 1987, I have made my living as a writer. Sometimes I stop what I’m doing in the middle of the day and think about how truly blessed I am, despite struggles along the way. I have loved recording people’s stories, whether they survived a tornado or overcame illness, or lent their time to a… Continue reading Making a living as a writer isn’t easy but it’s filled with blessings
Angel over Mayfield, Ky., symbolizes hope after tornadoes
Sweetums and I drove to Paducah, Ky., last weekend on a trip for his work. We initially planned to take the route through the small town of Mayfield. For one reason, we’d found online reviews saying it was a picturesque small town, but the main reason was to visit the Wooldridge Monuments. The unusual cemetery… Continue reading Angel over Mayfield, Ky., symbolizes hope after tornadoes