Author Archives: S.

About S.

Reader, writer, talker, knitter, picture taker, tennis player, music lover, Southerner.

On a dime

That’s how things turn, on a dime. I assessed my life and quit my job and sold my house and moved back to my hometown to be near family. My stepfather is nearly 94 and has dementia. My actual father … Continue reading

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A heartbreaking true story of innocence

Many years ago, when I was an adult, but still young, my roommate and I were throwing a party. One thing we needed was an astounding amount of grated cheese. This was before you could buy your cheese already grated. … Continue reading

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On Missing My Dog

  I had my bad little dog put down on December 29th. She was elderly and her breath stank and her arthritis made her grumpy and she had grown incontinent. I held her in my arms in the vet’s office, … Continue reading

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Pizza

I made pizza from scratch tonight. I started it last night, with the yeast and the 00 flour (this part required a ridiculous amount of research). I measured out the ingredients on the scale (so European) ever so carefully; I … Continue reading

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Terror on your average Tuesday

Last week, on Tuesday, I stopped at the grocery store for some trivial thing or other. I had parked and was sitting in the car, reading some messages, when I glanced up at the rearview mirror and saw that there … Continue reading

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Sewing as metaphor

I haven’t been here since my mother died. I haven’t known what to say. At first I was in utter disbelief that people were out tending to their daily affairs, like nothing had happened. How could they not know? How … Continue reading

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On Friday night, late, Mama came to the hospital with a UTI, pneumonia, and sepsis. In the wee hours of Saturday, she had to be resuscitated twice and was put on a ventilator. She is not in a coma, but … Continue reading

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