loqui: A series of small journeys Within the larger story It’s the only way we really travel
embeeness: She asked him what was going on. “Just life, my love, just life.” And so, she took a breath, and lived.
sometimes I just want to be quiet really, I do no television talking or video games blaring no chatterboxing me in the room sometimes I just want to answer with a serene smile or a face streaked with silent tears shhhh, no talking it’s just too much let’s simply be for awhile
I have a dog named Blue. He’s named for his black fur that looks blue like a raven in the sunlight. As an artist, I think of the primary color. Secretly, I think he does too. He’s a romantic, this dog. Moonlit walks. Starry nights. Sunrise serenades. How I love him. This morning I heard, “Woof”, and joined him at the sliding doors to head outside. Again. This...
Given the choice between indoor commotion and starlight, I choose starlight. Given the choice between doing the never ending dishes and listening to the trees rustle in the wind, I choose trees. Given the choice between the overlapping sounds of my son practicing violin with a WWII movie on TV and the sounds of the night, I choose night. Who needs to run away from home when you can open the...
I’ve been soaking up moonlight dazzled by starlight and awake to greet the rising sun how I love standing beneath the vastness of heaven above regardless of time of day or weather I gaze up to see what I can see gazing back at me
how I love him
he fixed it my phone more patient than me always held two buttons down at once brilliant I’d gone to get manual fixed by the time I got back big sigh deep breath it’s going to be OK the phone and the day Friday after all so thankful
February 16, 2012 with two and a half hours left...
tired so tired crawling up to bed oh and my phone is busted yes, my super cool amazing new one from December 1 will troubleshoot in morning after coffee or after lunch or at the AT&T store ‘night
takingstockofwhatmattersmost: for me valentines day should be valentines year 365 days of love of holding loved ones near not just flowers one certain day and expecting everything to be ok it’s going the extra mile filling each day with a smile flowers when they’re feeling down and chocolates whenever love requires work don’t be lazy Oh, I love this one! Because my best...
so much more
Love is so much more than Valentine’s flowers chocolate too maybe even dinner Love is for everyday not just one red heart day shown in many different ways if you’re lucky and take the time to notice Love is a precious gift given freely with no strings attached or hoops to jump through to receive it Love is life for life is richer with love in it
I awoke groggy after falling back asleep turned to the east my eyes opened wider at the colors of the sunrise fuchsia gold ruby red with lavender at the edges amazing tantalizing breath taking and it felt like it was just for me for a mere moment later the sky is gray winter gray and dull sullen I tried to take a picture even as I savored the rich colors filling the...
takingstockofwhatmattersmost: hidden within us all are the memories of a lifetime if you try very hard you can remember if you want to remember that is and within us all is the ability to write oh yeah, we may not like it but it is there that is the key i will live forever through my words immortality in ink
not awake yet
I feel like Zombie Mom today I used to wake up Awake Not today To bed 10ish Puppy up at 4ish Went back to bed at 5:30ish Slept again too Then WOOF At 6something Damn I’m tired Coffee isn’t going to touch it Not enough to jolt me awake Even the crisp 14 degree temperature Hasn’t quite done that I’m thinking donuts Lotsa donuts From Krispy Kreme Where else?...
Note to Self
Next time start coffee BEFORE you go to get the donuts. Home at 7:40a.m. Starting it now. Then yum. My eyes are a little more open. Enough to see the naughty noodle things my puppy is up to. My children are singing the zombie song from Plants vs. Zombies. They make me grin. Feeling less like a Zombie Mom already. Even before sugar and caffeine infusion. That’s a good sign.
P.S. to not awake yet
Dog and I came in from outside My children are both awake And don’t want to go on donut run But are glad I’m going With the dog On our way
mikefrawley: Before a tree can reach the sky it first must form its root Actively growing instinctively knowing lacking this it bears no fruit So also we human beings are very much the same to grow we need a base Prayer and Meditation provide the foundation leading us to a sacred space Here given strength in the presence of God is a place we already know All problems solved our fears...
I live in a house with three possums not the pink tailed, beady eyed kind the pretending to sleep while the dog barks in the early morning kind there is a cat in the house too she might as well be part possum since she’s tucked in too cozied up to those other possums burrowed under soft covers in rooms dark for the sun has yet to rise while the early dog and I got outside to take...
too much of a gentleman
he’s too much of a gentleman to put the blame on me it wasn’t the woofing of the dog coughing of son number one or morning grumbles of son number two that awoke him this morn from his workin’ mids (3-11) just unhooked from chemo slumber it was me rummaging in the closet for clothes that jolted him awake but when I gave him multiple choice the dog? youngest son? he...
splintersandmilkshakes: “Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― G.K. Chesterton
Please don’t ask how I am. I’ll either smile, and lie through my teeth saying, “Fine, and you?” or I’ll start crying and tell you I’m a bit of a wreck these days. I hate crying too. I want to be all strong and in control of my emotions. But alas, I am a girl. A woman if you’re going to get technical, and I’m a bundle of emotions these days....
“Put on a happy face.” words from my childhood “Never let ‘em see you cry.” words that echo in my head I am a spin master I can talk about anything and everything under the sun or under a gray and cloudy day I can deflect and reflect and run my own game I may fool a stranger and new acquaintance others though, those closest, know how to see behind a...
not so ladylike
Sunday was for lipstick and pumps. Tuesday night is for a half rack of barbecue ribs, slathered in just enough sauce that it covers your fingers. So I sat at the supper table, and said to my two impressionable sons, and ever patient husband, “This is not good manners (as I licked my saucy fingers), but I’m going to do it anyway.” Sometimes, I Am My Father’s Daughter....
Moody broody today. Glad tomorrow is new.
I am wearing lipstick today. Only because I am out of lip balm. But it still counts. My mother would approve.
My 8 year old son says, “Man, Blue (the dog) is crashed.” I reply, “That’s because he woke up at 4:00a.m. and we’ve been outside to go potty three times, take a long walk, and play ball.” My husband asks him, “Is Mommy still hiding in the kitchen?” My youngest son looks at me, grins, and answers, “Yep”, before adding, “Mom, you...
takingstockofwhatmattersmost: not every word is perfect not every sentence inspired not every rhyme is needed not every poem a masterpiece but every word is needed and every sentence important every rhyme a learning experience and each poem leads to another
aquietjoy: Oh my dear, I’m sorry to say I can see you are not well today. Put on a little lipstick dear, and step out into the bright. Take a brisk little walk dear, shake free the shadows of the night. Send yourself some flowers dear, indulge in the botanical delights. Turn your music up loud dear, and dance as if you are the light. Put on a little lipstick dear, and everything will...
Blah Up too early No napping Showered No time for make up No time for drying hair Laughed taking my boys to school Together laughs Taking turns being funny laughs The drive was too short this morning I wanted to keep ‘em with me Laughing A bit longer Now the car is silent Missing them And feeling blah Blah Blah Blah Will try to snap out of it Soon Until then One more...