Carrie’s Blog

The Little Suede Jacket

The Little Suede Jacket

Today’s cup of decaf is with my mother. Just an aside, my mother drank caffeinated coffee, not decaf. She enjoyed it with half and half, sugar, and a cigarette. She sipped her coffee while speaking on the phone with each of her three sisters, who all lived just miles away. I imagine how much she enjoyed the alone time after my father left for work, and we went off to school. But this blog is not about her coffee drinking…

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Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

I’m guessing you can relate to some of the common complaints during the quarantine; poor concentration, exhaustion, and mostly, memory loss. You are thinking that all the napping doesn’t seem to help, neither does the exercise, the food, or the drinking!…

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Growing Old Is Not For Sissies…

Growing Old Is Not For Sissies…

Sunday and Monday I recently had a week during which I awoke on Sunday morning with extreme symptoms (I will spare you the terrifying details) of my first, ever, bladder infection! After the doctor returned my panic call, I found relief with the over the counter meds...

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Thank you!

Thank you!

Why it took 97 weeks to write 52 blogs.Dear Cup Of Decaf Readers,     This is a thank you note to one and all. You may not realize it, but you have helped me to reach my goal!     In January of 2019, I was acutely aware that I had only one more year in my 50’s, felt a...

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The Future of Travel

The Future of Travel

Should I stay or Should I go? I admit, I’m a bit obsessed with making travel plans, even when I can’t go anywhere! I dream of a day I can get paid to travel. A day when I can see as much of the world as possible. Thus, like for many, the quarantine has put a big...

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The Apple of My Pie

The Apple of My Pie

If you have been reading my blog, you know I mention my mother a lot. Phyllis was a huge and wonderful influence on me, and all who dined at her table! She was a genius in the kitchen and I sat with her for countless hours talking and singing while she cooked and baked. There are techniques of hers which are forever loaded into my DNA. I know my siblings would agree that we watched Phyllis make apple pie more times than we can remember. Here is Phyllis Green’s apple pie recipe!

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A Valued Customer

A Valued Customer

Who is Karen?   Recently, I have been hearing the phrase, “she is such a Karen,” and seriously had no idea what that meant until about one minute ago when I panicked that I might be her. My daughter read to me the Wikipedia definition:   Karen is a pejorative term...

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Howie The Star

Howie The Star

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!       To my father, Howie Green, I think of your wisdom often and thank you for adding flavor to our lives.     Things like, “It’s just as easy to marry a rich man as a poor one,” helped to shape my future. You were right,...

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