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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I thought my love could heal him. I thought my hugs and kisses and constant guiding would be all that he needed. I was wrong.

We had wanted, or should I say, I had wanted another dog for Daphne, our beautiful Goldendoodle to hang outRead full post »

FEBRUARY 15, 2014 12:27AM

When I'm 64!


In a few days I will be sixty four years old. As the saying goes, “Life is what happens while you're making other plans.”

The woman in this photo could have been me. There was a time when I danced in the waves of a sunlit beach, not caring… Read full post »

MAY 11, 2013 8:20PM

Mother Of The Year


This is not one of life's mysteries. I would have never achieved the “Mother of the Year” award. So if you are looking for validation as to whether I think you should receive it, I'm your girl. I am in constant awe of most of the mothers I have… Read full post »

MAY 10, 2013 3:45PM

A Paperless Future

Watch this short video. You won't be sorry you did.


APRIL 29, 2013 12:48PM

The Gift


For one to completely understand this precious gift given to me from my daughter, one must have some background knowledge of her.

My daughter, Erin, as many of you know was born with challenges most of us have never faced. She had a fifty percent hearing loss that went undetected… Read full post »

APRIL 4, 2013 11:21AM


spring flowers 

It will not be long until nature will provide us much more sunshine per day. The sun will rise sooner in the morning and will set later in the evening. And so go the seasons of time, one drifting seamlessly into the… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 8, 2013 2:11PM


On Sunday mornings when I was a little girl, we were usually wakened at 6:30 am. to a cacophony of clanging and clambering coming from the kitchen. It was apparent to us what was going on because this was a weekly tradition. My father was making sauce—spaghetti sauce that is. No… Read full post »

JANUARY 23, 2013 12:29PM

Vanity Thy Name is Anyone

I will soon be sixty three years old. My first gift arrived early, wrapped in a red bow. I was surprised to say the least. It is not often that one receives this sort of gift upon turning this age. It is round and red and is situated right under the… Read full post »

OCTOBER 9, 2012 12:33PM

The Best Coq au Vin blanc

The weather is turning colder here and that means it's time to start cooking stews and soups. This is one of my favorite Chicken recipes. I much prefer white wine when cooking chicken. This has been adapted from Emeril, but I tweaked it quite a bit to make… Read full post »
OCTOBER 8, 2012 11:04AM

I Apologize

Yesterday I imbeded a video of the Peanuts gang. Unbeknownst to me I had chosen the wrong video. It was wrong in so many ways and I am truly embarrassed. Lesson learned; view video before posting.
For anyone who viewed it, please accept my apology.
OCTOBER 1, 2012 12:30PM

The Perfect Bite



When I was a little girl, I was always the last one sitting at the dinner table. I was, and still am an extremely slow eater. The fact that I was the last one sitting still remains true today. I love food, especially really tasty, home cooked food. I… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 2:02PM

Wake The F**K Up

SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 2:52PM

The Roar of Silence


It is picture day tomorrow in grade two and my mother is getting me ready by washing my hair. I am leaning over the sink kneeling on the green padded chair that matches the Formica kitchen table and I am screaming. I always screamed when she washed my hair; she… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 11:34AM

Shop Is A Four Letter Word

I have always hated shopping. Not all shopping. I like antique stores, thrift stores, kitchen and some grocery stores, like delicatessens and open air markets. But when I have to shop for clothes, I procrastinate until I have absolutely no choice but to face the elements and venture out.… Read full post »



When I decided to compile these stories into a book, it was with this thought in mind. I envisioned that some day a grandchild or great-grandchild would read it and cherish it as one of the best gifts he/she could have ever received. A little piece of my immortality… Read full post »

AUGUST 28, 2012 9:51AM

Too Many Tomatoes? Foodie Tuesday


It's either feast or famine when you live where there are four seasons. Right now I have an abundance of tomatoes, herbs, cucumbers and beets calling to me.  Yesterday I made enough pesto to last us through the winter. I make a huge batch and freeze it in zip lock… Read full post »

AUGUST 22, 2012 9:11AM

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 would be no wars, no financial crisis, no hatred, and certainly no murders. There’d be… Read full post »

AUGUST 21, 2012 9:38AM

Scents of Time



It is a well known fact we have five senses, those being, hearing, tasting, seeing, touching and smelling. I believe that the sense of smell is one of the more powerful senses. It is this sense which enables most of our other senses to react in a certain way.… Read full post »

AUGUST 15, 2012 7:39PM

Julia Child On David Letterman

AUGUST 14, 2012 10:07AM

Dandelions Are Not Weeds





I have just begun to read Ray Bradbury's novel, “Dandelion Wine”. It is a semi- autobiographical story of his childhood growing up in the small town of Green Town, Illinois, and the adventures of the summer of 1928. In the first chapter he speaks of sca… Read full post »

AUGUST 9, 2012 12:14PM

I'll Walk In My Own Shoes, Thank you!


This week is national mental awareness week.  

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 had made in placing these calls was that I relayed to the receptionists that my da… Read full post »

AUGUST 6, 2012 9:57AM

Dr. Kevorkian Was Innocent


A short while ago my little poodle, Phoebe, seventeen years old, started showing undeniable traits of canine dementia. With one eye removed and the other clouded with cataracts, she could no longer retreat from stairs and she would walk in circles, in search of what still remains a mystery… Read full post »

JULY 19, 2012 4:18PM

Ever Have A Day Like This One?!

JUNE 26, 2012 11:44AM

Artichoke Pesto: Foodie Tuesday



This recipe is a crowd pleaser. If you are having a get together you can freeze most of it beforehand, and finish it up the day of in no time at all. It can also be easily doubled

Artichoke Pesto




Before the freezer:… Read full post »


Now that strawberries are plentiful, you might want to consider making this wonderful cold soup. It's a great way to start dinner on a hot day. And it's easy too. You could even serve it as a dessert with cookies of course!

 Cold Strawberry Soup



2 pints strawberries,… Read full post »