Comfort food – I’m craving my mum’s chicken pot pie

Yesterday morning as I sat around moping and deciding what to do for the day in terms of food, I texted my bro in law to wish the family a Happy Thanksgiving. We haven’t always gotten along in the past but in the past few years with caring for dad – we’ve really bonded. Color…

Happy Thanksgiving from me to you

This morning I woke up feeling a little sad and lonely. Being single and living on my own is fine for the most part. But it’s holiday time – Thanksgiving and Christmas that I start missing my family. Especially my mum. Mum would always get up really early on Thanksgiving day. By 9:00 in the…

How to recognize emotional abuse

Emotional abuse comes in many forms and isn’t always easy to recognize. Sometimes abuse is subtle while in other cases, emotional abuse can leave lasting scars that never fully heal. I speak here, from personal experience and I am going to share some warning signs to look out for. Unfortunately, I’ve been in my fair…

Advice from my grandmother 3: marriage

Advice from her school teacher Mr. Sandbaek, early 1920’s, Denmark. Most happy is the one in a happy marriage. Second most happy is the single person, who lives for a cause. The less happy is the one once married, but lost the loved one. But least happy, is the one in a bad marriage. Another…

Advice from my grandmother 2: glitter and pearls

Come my little one, and now, we fast to school will go, To sing, read, write, Then we will all be plucky and clever boys and girls. Oh, how great they will be. Karen Jensen, My Journey, author unknown If you have a Mother humming, while she struggled, Every day would seem glorified. A brave…