The Morning After Thanksgiving

  My growling stomach woke me up this morning around 4:30 am.  I am normally not a big breakfast eater, but my belly taunted me relentlessly as I squeezed my insomniac’s eyes shut, praying for just a little bit more sleep. But, suddenly, I opened my eyes, giddy, and buoyantly thankful.  Today is the day…

A Florida Wedding

  I woke up last Sunday morning in my own bed for the first time in three days.  When my feet hit the carpet, a terrible ache spread through them, but with each step into the plush carpet, the ache ebbed away.   Looking around at open suitcases, overflowing with dirty laundry, gold and silver pumps,…

Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak

  Happy Late Diwali and Saal Mubarak to all of my Indian friends and family! Yesterday was Diwali, and it came and went without much fanfare for us.  My mother-in-law is out of town at the moment, and without her, we are sort of lost in observing the holiday.  It is true, that though my…

“Mom, You’re Embarrassing Me!”

I love to embarrass my kids.  One of my greatest joys is to see the look on their faces when I do something silly in front of their friends.  I’ll say things like “YOLO,”an acronym for ‘you only live once’ used by the teens. I greet their friends with “Yo, Dawg,” and I dance.  Oh…