Posts Tagged ‘alcoholic family’

Along with the rest of the country, we’ve had a serious cold snap here in central Texas, with record lows and – surprise! – snowfall that actually accumulated and stuck around for more than 30 minutes. Now, I was born in Michigan and lived there till I was ten, when we moved to Colorado to […]


Today, I am thankful for: my Polish grandmother’s pierogi recipe. words. my family, even with all their angst-inducing nuttiness. my sense of humor, which helps me deal with the above-mentioned family. my friends, who also help me deal. my daughters and their exasperatingly, exhilaratingly different personalities. sprigs of rosemary fresh from my garden. the lovely […]


Dear Dad, You’re coming to visit today, and I’m equal parts happy and anxious. Your granddaughters, who get to enjoy your company for a few days each year, are giggling and giddy with anticipation. They’ve made a “Welcome Opa” sign, decided which board games you’re going to play and in what order, and have even […]