#weekendcoffeeshare: Optimist, Pessimist, Realist

The weather is getting nippy outside here in the northern hemisphere. Up in Canada and throughout the northern states of the U.S. there is snow covering the landscape. Here where I live there has only been cold rain, although that could change at any time now. Recently, I bought some cinnamon herbal tea, which has …

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Weekly Recap 7/4

Today is a holiday here in the US, Independence Day. In 1776, we declared our unconditional separation from England. We usually celebrate this independence with barbeques, picnics, lots of beer, and, of course, the fireworks once the sun goes down. This year, in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee, the rain may put a damper on …

My 6 ½ Year Tussle

Hubby and I moved to Tennessee with the one thought in mind of helping his mom with the last days his dad would be alive. He was in the advance stages of Parkinson’s disease and also had a stroke. My mother-in-law (We’ll call her MIL here – short for mother-in-law.) couldn’t bear the thought of …