A Day in the Life, 2018, and a Month in 1940: Part One

There is some dream, some dream about…my garden.  I keep walking, taking turns peering around corners, snooze and there’s more.  More yard, more rose bushes.  It’s both a marvelous snooze dream, like The Secret Garden! and an anxiety dream.  There’s more.  More work to do.  I could have put the snooze cucumber plants here and…

A Hello and a Little Update

Hey everyone.  I feel that right away I need to tell you Babu is doing well!  🙂  Yes, I have been away from the blog for a while.  Whenever this happens, which some of you long time followers know happens a lot, I feel its tug.  When I’m not working on the blog or transcribing…

April A-Z Four Hundred!!

Yes, my April A-Z is completely out of order.  I’m out of order!  I had to jump to “F” today because…drum roll please…this is my four hundredth post.  I find that amazing.  I think of the work I still have to do I think that this four hundred is a drop in the bucket and…

A-Z Challenge: Hair

Yesterday, my mother came over and together we washed and set Babu’s hair.  This was my second time doing it since her hair dresser that would come to the house retired and is no longer coming.  Man, I miss her. The first time, Adam took care of washing and my mother and I set her…

Reflection

I’m thinking I may not even post this.  I only need to write it.  I just need some time to reflect.  I have a confession to make.  I took yesterday off from school just to get caught up on the blog.  Not just posts, or replying to messages, or checking in on the blogs I…

The Big Day

The big day, Babu’s 100th birthday party, was a grand success! Before I spill the details of the wonderful time we had, I need to go back a little ways. I feel the need to share how difficult and terrifying all of this was. It’s been building for at least the last six months, this…

Babu’s 100th!

Yes!  Babu is 100 today.  She is happy, healthy, and surrounded by family.  Here she is getting ready for the big party:   There will be a big shindig tonight and therefore, many more pictures!  I will share them with you soon.  I am looking forward to sharing more diary passages and vintage photos with…

Help! Can you suggest song titles?

Hello everyone.  Some of you know this already, but Babu is turning 100 in March!  We, of course, are having a whopping party and I am going to make a video slide for the special event.  When I make videos like this I like to choose three songs and that’s where I need your help. …

Just Tonight

At the end of this long week I got home and was tired.  I could have called it bedtime, except for dinner being in a half an hour.  By “dinner” I mean making Babu her dinner, and then all the steps to take care of her until she goes to bed around 11.  Husband is…

The Mystery of the Hidden Teeth

Two days ago I get up to get Babu’s breakfast ready and I notice something is off.  Her teeth are not in her overnight container.  This could be bad.  One of two things happens when the teeth are not where they are supposed to be: 1.  She slept with them in.  This is rare because…

Memory, Records, and Truth

I just read a wonderful post that explains why I fall so easily into the cliche of being more reflective this time of year. In this post The Beauty Along the Road writes: Liminal Space Posted on December 23, 2017 by Beauty Along the Road One of my favorite things to do in the liminal…

All The Best Intentions…

For the last two days I have been working on a post that seems too big for one post and too big for only two or three days worth of processing and reflecting.  It is about, well, mostly about, or maybe only a little bit about, “Jakey.”   I have been processing something about “Jakey”…