Lemon Drop Pie

So, what is life like after breast cancer? Life goes on! After I was diagnosed when I was 27, along came marriage and two children after breast cancer. I write about this fine life on my blog, Lemon Drop Pie.

Valentine’s Day Facebook Meme

I love reading and filling out these Facebook questionnaires. But you know what I hate? Deleting other people’s answers so I can fill in my own! ...more

Knit Knot

For the past couple of days, I have been reteaching myself how to knit. I’ve become just a little obsessed, as a matter of fact, to the extent that I haven’t been cleaning the house, as you can so plainly see in my picture! Why am I having this sudden obsession with knitting, since I haven’t knitted in years and have never finished anything? ...more

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; A Parent Review

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… “Wait, why aren’t there more yellow words?” Lily whispered to me as we sat in the theater on one of our days off from school. This Star Wars movie was starting differently than all the others; there wasn’t an explanation of the story’s setting scrolling up the screen as in past Star Wars movies. I had been hesitant to bring my daughters to this movie, since the reviews said it was more warlike than the previous movies ....more

Dirty Laundry

Have you seen this “life lesson” floating around on Facebook? A young wife keeps commenting about her neighbor’s dirty laundry–literally. The neighbor is constantly hanging up dingy sheets on the clothesline to dry ....more

30 Days of Writing

Another year of National Blog Posting Month is over. These 30 days have certainly been eventful! November was the month of the Cubs winning the World Series, Lily’s 12th birthday, the presidential election, and Thanksgiving ....more

Sister, Sister, Brother, Sister

One of the things I enjoy most about Thanksgiving is seeing my sisters and my brother. This year, I saw all my siblings, but at different times. After we eat a large Thanksgiving dinner at my sister-in-law’s house, we have started the tradition of going bowling ....more

Incognito

My brain sometimes has seemingly random thoughts. These random thoughts form little stories which amuse me. But are these thoughts worthy of being written into a story, or are they just nonsense? ...more

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; a Parent Review

Yes, we went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, even though it is rated PG-13. Ed and I don’t let Lily and Emmy watch PG-13 rated movies, but we made an exception with Star Wars last Christmas, and made another exception this weekend (perhaps because I really wanted to see this movie myself). What did I think? ...more

I reached my goal!

As everyone probably does, I go through phases. When I am writing less on my blog, I am probably reading more books. This year, for my Goodreads reading challenge, I challenged myself to read 30 books in 2016 ....more

A Simple Piece of Cloth

It’s just a simple piece of cloth folded into a triangle. And yet, as I watched the representatives from the military unfold the American flag, it was so much more than a piece of cloth. Unfolded, held firmly, crisply, by its four corners and tilted it so we could see the stars and stripes ....more
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