Challenges and changes

I rolled over onto my hands and knees and the fingertip fell onto the floor. I dry-heaved making a horrible retching sound. I took some deep breaths to stave off the vomiting. I was not sure why I was so grossed out by it. After-all I was an experienced ICU nurse with a background that…

I get another tip.

I munched on the remainder of my campfire as I enjoyed the kids’ gentle snores. Then I cleaned up our campfire area. I bent the corner of the page in the Nancy Drew book and placed the book on the bedside cubby. I gently gathered up Patrick in my arms. He scarcely opened his eyes…

Campfire stories

I dragged my enormous hockey bag out from under the bunk bed and rifled around in there. I pulled out a small hand towel, found a fruit roll up, a bag of pretzel sticks and a bag of Cheetos. I tossed all the items onto the towel, along with the Nancy Drew book, and a…

Nostalgia Reigns

As we lumbered up the main road I was immersed in a “vale of tears”. A gray fog seemed to have descended on my little family. There was weeping, mourning and gnashing of teeth. Goodness! These children were obviously beyond exhausted. To add to the drama my arms ached and burned as I carried Patrick,…