Texting with Mom While in St. Croix

Jun 21

Texting with Mom While in St. Croix

In May my boyfriend and I took a trip to St. Croix in the Virgin Islands so he and some of my friends could compete in a half Ironman. I didn’t sign up so I was just there for a little rest and relaxation before starting a new job. Naturally, when I told my mom I was going out of town, she warned me to be careful and to make sure Jason and my friends were with...

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My First Text from Mom

Jun 12

My First Text from Mom

My last post broke the monumental news that my mother finally stepped for into the 21st century and bought an EYE-phone 4. She had previously learned to master sending picture mail but was incapable of sending text messages. The iPhone, however, became a game changer. So many technological opportunities for my mom to figure out! And so much amusement to go with...

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My Mom Now Has an iPhone. God Help Us All.

Apr 01

My Mom Now Has an iPhone. God Help Us All.

A few weeks ago I had mentioned to my mom that I recently bought a new iPhone. Since my phone conversations with her lately have sounded as if she were calling from a potato, she asked what I was planning to do with my old iPhone 3GS. I told her I could send it to her since she uses AT&T and could just have them activate the device, and she got really excited by...

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My Mother the Lazy Opportunist

Mar 13

My Mother the Lazy Opportunist

Earlier I wrote about my brother’s hip surgery and how my mom stuffed him full of food as if he were facing the electric chair instead of a scalpel. John has had a slow and painful but steady recovery since the operation. This past weekend he progressed from using a walker to help move around to hobbling around on a pair of crutches. My mother, the lazy...

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Yes, My Mom Knits Her Own Pants

Mar 11

Yes, My Mom Knits Her Own Pants

One of the many things I didn’t know about my mom until recently is that she likes to knit. She’s knitted hats and headbands for my nieces and recently whipped up a Michigan Wolverines-colored scarf for my brother so he’d stay warm after his hip surgery. I’ve previously had conversations with her where she had said she was sitting at home...

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Pre-Surgery Pampering from Mom

Feb 20

Pre-Surgery Pampering from Mom

My brother has had surgery numerous times (for bad knees and a bum hip), and every time he’s scheduled to go in, my mom treats him like a death row inmate on his last hurrah. On Monday John had a hip replacement surgery, which means on Sunday my mom came to his house with enough food to feed an army, plus some extra goodies to pamper him before he went under...

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Mom’s Relationship with Food

Dec 13

Mom’s Relationship with Food

I’ve talked about my mom’s cooking before but feel that I need to devote another post to it so you can truly understand how her cooking has impacted my life. Mom loves to feed people. My siblings and I all likely share the same earliest memory, which is our mother chasing us around the house with “just one more bite!” of whatever food she’s made for us....

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