Countdown to Bama- 14 days

As mothers, we view and live life in phases. Hindsight is indeed 20/20 but foresight does not exactly exist. You must be in the moment and live it so here is where I have been and where I am going: Conception- when you and your significant other decide it is time to have a family. Control, fear, and anxiety are front and center. When you go through fertility treatment, it is all consuming. You work through all the shots, pills,…

On the eve of Amelia’s 21st birthday

I used an app to countdown to Amelia’s birthday this year. In less than 24 hours my daughter will be 21 years old. Truly legal and grown up in the eyes of the laws of the state of New York....but not in mine. She will forever be a kid, toting a binky, hair in pigtails and being Amelia. This birthday is significant in that it is the gateway to adult life…and adult life is moving ahead at 100 mph. Today…

It’s always a good time for homemade cookies!        

I am aware that it is 83 degrees with 85% humidity today in upstate New York. The skies are stormy, and my hair has absorbed about 3 pounds of water. So, what would any sane person do? Turn that oven on to 325 degrees and let’s make some oatmeal dark chocolate chip cookies! Jack is home and Amelia is on the way here for the weekend so I’m ready to bake. Now remember, I am NOT a baker but my…

Countdown to Bama

Jack, my “baby” will be attending the University of Alabama in 23 days, 11 hours, and 30 minutes (as of the writing of this post). I am now referring to that day as Black Thursday. Yes, I know, I went through this with Amelia three years ago but here are a few of the differentiating factors: Amelia is a girl. (need I say more?) Rochester is 3 hours and 20 minutes (215.1 miles) away from home and Tuscaloosa is 17…

Small town livin’ at its best!

In upstate New York, the temperatures on Sunday were hovering in the high 80’s. I needed to cool off after that early morning spin class, so I ventured to the town pool. It was the best $8.00 I have spent for my soul in long time. With Jack on the verge of leaving for Alabama and the feeling of bygone days, this is just what the doctor ordered. Upon entering, there is a huge sign that says Niskayuna Residents Only-…