To have and to hold, from that day forward.

I miss my relatives, my friends, even striking up a conversation with a stranger. I long to hug somebody other than my husband. To have a shopping spree. To leave my local library with an armload of books. To stop at the local coffee shop. … Read more

Faraway grandkids? 10 tips for a December to remember.

Sure, I’d love to have my grandkids coming over to help bake cookies and decorate the tree — but that’s not going to happen. But no “Bah Humbug!” from me. My husband and I have remarkably good Decembers even though our grandkids (ages 8, 6, … Read more

My thankful list. Even though I’m miles away.

No whining, no complaining. I’m mustering up every bit of gratitude this Thanksgiving. Here’s my list about what I’m glad about even though my grandkids live 2,000 miles away. You do remember Disney’s Pollyanna and her “Glad Game,” right? No matter if something is not … Read more