Posts Categorized: Family

Yawning? No, no, it’s a…um…stretching exercise

Boy, I had a great idea yesterday for today’s blog and didn’t write it down because I knew I wouldn’t have any problem remembering it this morning; it was that good an idea.  Sh’yeah, right. By the way, those people who like to say “well, it couldn’t have been that important if you can’t remember”… Read more »

Never short cake thanks to always shortcake

It’s birthday week here on the JMD blog, which gives me ample opportunity for totally self-indulgent strolls down memory lane on my favorite birthday memories. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a big cake eater and that when I do partake of cake, it has to be butter cream topping and a white or yellow… Read more »

All I need is the air that I breathe

Mom week continues… Moving a little further along the timeline, when I was still in my tweener years, Mom used to take me with her on various trips to stores or other locations. Some of these were fun, like the Italian bakery (where she would get, oddly enough, French pastries).  Some were not as much… Read more »

A picklish situation

Mom week continues… Once or twice before I’ve mentioned my long-standing reluctance with having my picture taken (along with a natural lack of interest in owning a camera).  I can’t say for sure if the following event started it, but it’s possible. Shortly after Dad got remarried, Mom also entered into a new set of… Read more »

“Don’t make fun of your Grandma!”

Mom week continues, with a tip of the memory to the previous generation. Before I get into telling tales of Mom, no tribute would be complete without some thoughts and smiles about Grandma. After my parents divorced, visitation to Dad and his side of the family took the form of my sister and me spending… Read more »

Moms

This week ends with Mother’s Day, so I think it’s an appropriate time to dedicate this week’s posts to stories about Moms. My parents divorced when I was very little and my Dad remarried shortly after that, giving me two Moms for most of my life.  As was customary in those days, my sister and… Read more »

Considering celebrity

One of the staples of these large conventions is the bringing in of guests.  These range from the relatively obscure to the wildly popular.  The basic law of economics operates efficiently in these situations:  The most in demand “stars” charge high prices for either photo ops or autographs; the most in demand artists charge high… Read more »

Mega memories

Today will be a two-post day, to catch up for missing Monday.  A little support network with my friend and her 6-week old took out a big chunk of the day.  I discovered he likes sucking on my pinky more than his pacifier.  It’s always nice to find new ways to make kids happy. Speaking… Read more »

Have a niece day

Enjoying kids as much as I do and not having any of my own doesn’t create as many problems as you might think. I have plenty of “nephews” and “nieces” from a variety of friends, where I am most often given the “Uncle Jeffrey” treatment.  But I only have two authentic nieces. As most parents… Read more »

Barracuda shoulda woulda

“Fish Week” is drawing to a close, but I couldn’t allow the entire week to pass without telling the tales of the battles between man and fish…where the fish wins.  Two of our stories revolve around the titular hunter of the not-so-deep, the speedy and sleek barracuda. You are my sunshine It was on one… Read more »