Hearty breakfasts, beaming faces, leaflike coasters, hide-and-seek; Ceramic cats and wooden cats, cats on blankets, Dusty Blue; Skirts and heels and short brown bangs with handbag always at her side; Watching us with her brown eyes. Spiese eyes.
Sewing projects, knick knacks, weddings, whiskey drinks, Hawaiian trips; Downtown office working woman, notes sent in italic type; On the train with Mom when younger; later carpool rides with Dad; Muted peachy lipstick shades. Warm smile.
Organized, meticulous, straightforward, honest, to-the-point; Christmas Eves and Christmas grab-bag, waving camera girls away; Faithful wife and loving sister, loyal to big brother Stan; Loving aunt, always caring. Always there.
I am first and foremost a wife, mom, friend, sister, and daughter. I'm also a freelance and fiction writer, a workshop facilitator, a dogwalker, wine lover, and warm-weather fan. What I most want in life is peace.
Start with one husband. Add a few kids, sometime while you're in your thirties. Blend well. Add two or three schools. Move to another location, two or three times. Add a few pets. Mix well. Stir in sports, doctor appointments, broken dishwashers, pimples, technological breakthroughs and breakdowns, and parents who insist on getting older. And a cat with a sensitive stomach. Increase blender to high speed. Finish with hot flashes and inexplicable mood swings. Serve daily and enjoy!