Monthly Archives: September 2010

Anxiety and Ernie’s Teeth, Among Other Anxieties

Tomorrow is teeth-cleaning day for Ernie, and I am quite anxious. It was a little over 8 years ago that my darling Schnauzer Allie died suddenly during a routine teeth-cleaning procedure. I know that this is a very rare occurrence, … Continue reading

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Grandparents’ Day

Yesterday I had lunch with my granddaughters at Red Lobster, their favorite restaurant. They wished me a happy Grandparents’ Day; I didn’t know there was such a thing. We ordered so much food! Jackie said we were making up for … Continue reading

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My Best Eid Gift

Yesterday morning I really received the best Eid gift I could have ever hoped to really received: a phone call from my daughter. She sounded a bit tentative at first, as if she were worried about what I would say. … Continue reading

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Where Did Hermine Come From?!

We have had one of the worst tropical storms ever today. Torrential downpours all day. Over 3 inches of rain already and it’s not over yet, so say the meterorolgists. More rain is predicted for tomorrow. But I like the … Continue reading

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Two Weeks Plus–Still An Outcast

It was two weeks yesterday since I was unceremoniously ejected from the Hahn-McNally house, and 10 days since I’ve spoken to Sabrina. That’s when she called after her appointment with John to tell me that he wanted to see both … Continue reading

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