No, Mom. I haven’t been drinking

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, The day my husband was discharged from the hospital, all hell broke loose at the Silver house. It started at 7:30 in the morning. I was in the middle of some serious multitasking (trying to get the kids off to school, cleaning the house, preparing […]

Not one more procedure!

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Just when I thought we were through the scariest part, we had another fright. This blog post is a continuation from yesterday. It was Saturday, the day after my husband’s birthday. During the week my husband was hospitalized, I did the best I could at […]

The Pack Has Been Mobilized

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, This blog post is a continuation from yesterday.  The morning after the motor vehicle collision, I was sitting at the kitchen table, micromanaging my kids while they ate their breakfast. I called the insurance company to file a claim. My husband’s truck was towed to […]

Hunting for my Husband

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen,  My husband is okay, but on September 17th, I received a phone call no one ever wants to get. This blog post is a continuation from yesterday. I approached the desk and gave the woman sitting at it my husband’s name. “He’s been discharged,” she […]

The Phone Call

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, My husband is okay but on September 17th, I received a phone call no one ever wants to get. September 17th was a Tuesday. The two older kids were in school. The baby was in a Mom’s Day Out program that morning. I went to […]

The Friends & Neighbors App

Clarissa flexed her perfectly polished toes as she leaned against the chaise lounge chair, sipping one of Judy’s famous mid-day martinis. “This is heaven.” “Isn’t it, though?” Judy sat on the edge of her pool, soaking her legs in the water. “Life doesn’t get much better than this.” “Amen.” Becky sat on her knees, finishing her prayer before joining the […]