Bobbing Along

A Lifetime of Stories: collected, painted, shared.

Month: March, 2012

Crying Uncle

Or How the Embrace of Technology Has Made Me Lazy Before I share this little tale with you, please understand that this is in no way meant to be an endorsement of one type of e-Reader over another. It so happens that I was given an iPad 1 a few years ago by Dear Dave […]

One Week Later

Or Experience is a Great Teacher and I am a Rock Star Patient Well, folks, I rather looked forward to sending some medication-induced rambling post-surgical statements but…I’m not on pain meds, except at night, or unless you count tylenol WHICH I DO NOT. And frankly, I’ve been pretty busy preening about my extraordinary recovery from […]


“I’ve heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason Bringing something we must learn. And we are led to those who help us most to grow, If we let them. And we help them in return. Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true but I know I’m who I […]


I’ll be heading out in a bit for a new knee. How’s that for an opening statement? Later today I will be having my second knee replaced. My first knee was done last year and my approach to it was not unlike a “dead man walking”. Or limping, to be more accurate. This time, thanks […]


Now that I’ve successfully returned from Oz and have caught up on all those essentials in my life (two books, three trips to the wine and spirits store, and lots of sleep), it’s time, perhaps, for a bit of reflection (no, not of Oz. You’re welcome.), reflection on the newest member of our family: the […]


Exactly one week after rather unsuccessfully introducing Rooster to musical theatre, I had the following phone conversation with him… Mom-mom: So, Rooster, did you like the Wizard of Oz? Rooster: Yes, I did! I did wike it, Mom-mom! Mom-mom: Would you like to see it again sometime? Rooster: Yes, I would! (slight pause as Mom-mom tries […]

It’s That Time of Year…again…

Remember when I blogged about certain frustrations related to the semi-annual time change? Well, it’s that time of year, again, but this time, I was ahead of things. In a burst of efficiency that even surprised me, this year I fixed all the clocks in the house early this afternoon, a full day ahead of […]

A Final Word, or three…

And how did the Rooster fare in Oz? Early in the process, we brought him to a production meeting. He didn’t have much to add to the discussion but he paid very close attention to our very pretty choreographer. (Actually, we were babysitting him that evening. His attendance at this meeting was for our convenience. […]

Sound of Musicals, Part Three

Oz. We made it to Oz. And the trip was amazing. To answer the most burning question first: Yes, Dave’s trees were completed in time. Nothing crucial fell apart. All three trees survived the week of dress rehearsals and the weekend of performances. Miracles DO happen after all. At the beginning of show-week, I was […]