My Gray Stripes

Becoming whole through family life. Desserts help.

Saying goodbye

One month after my daughter married, she and her husband moved out-of-state.  He is earning a doctorate in physics in six years.  She is working, making their home, and preparing … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

Why beer?

My friend, Bonnie, talked her older brother into purchasing a six-pack of Michelob beer, a big win for teen-aged girls.  To add to the drama, Bonnie was told to go … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

Remember birthdays

I’m not an elephant; I forget.  Take birthdays of loved ones, for example. It’s not that I don’t want to remember birthdays, I do.  Birthday reminders are on my calendar … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 9 Comments

Mastery as motivation

My husband pushed me into the choppy cold water of Canyon Lake this past Veterans Day. No worries, I was in our new kayak. Actually there were worries, mainly, could … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment