Heart Full of Hope

A Book of Non-fiction Short Stories by me... Amazon and Kindle

Christine Geery

Christine Geery
February 17
I've never played by the rules. I was absent the day they handed those out. I believe in being kind, playing fair, laughing often, not judging others and drinking red wine. And I always kiss my Sweetie goodnight. It may lead to other fun stuff. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Life is short!  Break the rules!  Forgive quickly!  Kiss slowly! Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably... And never regret anything that made you smile. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Always remember that stressed spelled backwards is desserts. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. ~ Mark Twain


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A few years ago when I was still working at a dental office, someone brought in a cake for an office birthday party. It appeared like any other bundt cake but everyone in the office could hardly wait till lunchtime so we could dive into this particular cake.… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 7, 2011 9:10AM

The First Snow...In Pictures

So here it is November 7, 2011 and we already had our first snowfall of the year. This seems to happen earlier every year. About 6 inches fell and our dog, Daphne, was in her glory. A few pictures is all it takes to tell this story.


I love… Read full post »

A couple of years ago I went to a gardener's seed trading event to garner some more knowledge about different varieties of vegetables. What I discovered were sunchokes or Jerusalem artichokes. They looked like large knobs of ginger. Some had some really unusual shapes. The person I got them from toldRead full post »

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OCTOBER 24, 2011 5:45AM

In The Blink of an Eye

blue butterflies 

My first husband, Bob, and I met in January, 1974, and were married by that April, a country wedding arranged by his favorite Aunt, complete with a pig roasted luau style. It was a great party,

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OCTOBER 18, 2011 2:22PM

An Autumn Dinner

autumn dinner 1 

Each season brings it's own joy to me. Just as Spring bursts forth with new life for all living things and Summer gives us the ease of wearing fewer clothes, playing in water or the garden, Fall ushers in a plethora of scents and sights of it's… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 11, 2011 9:38AM

A Penny For Your Thoughts?

It happens every year in October. I think of my sister, Frances. Of course I think of her more than during this month, but this was her favorite season of the year. The colors, scents and crisp fall air gave her an added spring to her step. Not that she… Read full post »

My friend Chrissie sent this to me and I had to share it with all of you. It's too funny.

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SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 7:15AM

Eighty Acres For Two Asses


My first husband was extremely proud of his ancestry and relayed the following story on countless occasions.  People were quite intrigued by it.

His Uncle Paul was a writer for The Desert Magazine for many years and he wrote this actual accountRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 4:07PM

Our Sensuous Dog


 Daphne 3

I have written about Daphne, our Goldendoodle before. As a puppy she showed many signs that she was extremely smart, even putting herself in jail when she was naughty. See: http://open.salon.com/blog/cmgeery/2011/02/09/perfectly_imperfect

Daphne is now well over a year old a… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 2:33PM

What I Did On My Summer Vacation


Every year on the first day of school we were given the following writing assignment: “What I Did On My Summer Vacation.” I anticipated this meaningless task all summer. Not only did I have to go back to school, which

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 12:51PM

Italian Plums! Get them while they're here!

I think that the older I get I sometimes become more impatient about things that I want right now. Every year Spring and Summer pass and although I am upset to see these seasons leave, I am once again reminded that Italian plums are now in their prime. I do wishRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 12:05PM

Won't You Be My Neighbor?




We live in a typical middle class neighborhood. I know that some people would drive through the streets and exclaim, “Oh, it's one of those cookie cutter neighborhoods.” They're right but I could care less. There was a time during my first marriage when that would h… Read full post »


I have two cookbooks written by the late Dom Deluise. I love these books because he accompanied his recipes with stories from his life. In one story he talked about his favorite breakfast. It consisted of toasting Italian bread, laying fresh tomato slices on top, a drizzle of olive… Read full post »

AUGUST 30, 2011 7:18AM

Who Cares? We All Should!



My husband and I recently finished a twelve week course at NAMI. For those of you who are not familiar with this organization, please visit my post: http://open.salon.com/blog/cmgeery/2011/07/10/ill_walk_in_my_own_shoes_thank_you

Believe me, classes were sometimes more than a l… Read full post »

AUGUST 23, 2011 4:07PM

You Just Can't Buy Class

I know it’s an old cliché to say we should live our lives treating others as we’d like to be treated. If everyone were to live up to this simple way of life, there

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It's that time of year again when many gardens are overflowing with zucchini. I wish I could say I had one of them , but alas, the snails are enjoying the fruits of my labor well before I can get to them. Pesky little buggars. I have heard that you can… Read full post »

AUGUST 20, 2011 6:21PM

Small Joys...Torman's Open Call


When I was a young mother, there was one thing that gave me great joy and serenity. And that was closing the front door at night, locking it and knowing that my family was where they were supposed to be, all safe and sound for another day. As the kids… Read full post »

AUGUST 19, 2011 4:22PM

Why Did Timmy Do It?


This is a true story. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty. Your mission is to determine the reason for the actions of the central character, Timmy. Should you choose to accept this mission, you will be helping me in my lifelong struggle of trying to figureRead full post »

My first post was on July 11, 2010. Fusun was the first to comment and from there she gave me tips on attaining more readers. I am so grateful for her help.



I wish I was braver. When I was a little girl I… Read full post »

About a year ago we joined some good friends of ours for dinner in their home. They had other guests also and we had a great time getting to know some new people. Daniel and I love acquainting ourselves with people of varied backgrounds, making our lives more interesting and diversified.… Read full post »

JULY 22, 2011 1:01PM

Lemon Linguine...My Way

It wasn't too long ago that I discovered a store which sold only olive oils and balsamic vinegars from different parts of the world. I thought I was in heaven sampling so many different varieties. Daniel waited for me in the car and I kept going back and forth with… Read full post »

A few weeks ago after making some fifty tiresome and stressful phone calls, I finally found a psychiatrist who would evaluate my daughter. The mistake I made in placing these calls was that I relayed to the receptionists that my daughter had autism. After being told repeatedly that the doctors don't… Read full post »

Many years ago my first husband received a wonderful job opportunity in Arizona. Little did I know at the time that we were to live through fifteen grueling summers of non stop paralyzing heat.

We moved to Scottsdale but would escape to the north whenever we could. On one excursion… Read full post »

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JUNE 21, 2011 6:59AM

Every Nose Suits Its Own Face!


I remember when I was fifteen years old and being completely disgusted with myself. My physical self. Nothing seemed to go together. My eyebrows were turning into a uni-brow, my hair was unruly and the only hair product on the market was “dippity doo”, of which I always used too… Read full post »