I had big plans. Famous last words. This weekend was going to launch with coffee and yoga and move into frenetic catching up with work, personal paperwork and home tidying, a restart to my running and heaps of to-dos. Somewhere between last night’s catching up with the peeps and this morning’s shuffle to the coffee pot, … More Jammie day … adult version
I’m getting a new roommate. Izzy is going to soon make her triumphant – if not temporary – unexpected return to the Hobbit House. Gosh, I’ve missed her. Izzy has been the head of ranch security on the land Z’s parents own in Oklahoma for the past years. She has barked up the southern sun. … More I had forgotten
Saturday, I tumbled around before yoga – diving into the first Wildwood book, opening the curtains and drinking the coffee. It was glorious. The sun refracted and played through the prisms and glass bits I keep in my east-facing bedroom window. The coffee was good. I was at home with my thoughts. Eventually and after … More not a sad story & wonder of memory
Tuesday evening, the Peeps and I celebrated a new couch, good company and the upcoming new year with wine and Jeff’s local pizza. We also hashed out our 2019 words of the year via storyboards (you’re welcome), laughter, tears, courage and other confidential means. At first we tossed out ideas as if we were Miss Congeniality … More illuminate
This is going to be brief as in “brevity is clarity.” I borrowed the tidbits below from two very different sources: Weird Al Yankovic and Sharon Salzburg. One is known for boisterous musical satire and the other invites people to quiet contemplation. See below. Vote. Get a free sticker. Vote. Show you care about something. … More Free stickers!
This weekend while avoiding a big box store during college move-in week, I ran into an long-loved friend as he picked up birthday cards for his wife. He’s the sort of person who listens. He loves his family – they do not doubt his love – and he loves people – friends, fellow worshipers and … More Reclaiming what matters
This morning, I woke at 4 a.m. and ruminated of all the things I need to do, my endless list of failures (real and perceived), and offered a mid-level lament. After a terrific weekend with good people and one good dog, I was coming down to the realities of what needs to be done at … More I see you.
Hello (new friend)! My name is Allie. I heard that you don’t know (yet) what you want to become when you are finished with your schooling and working to support yourself. That can be a hard thing to know – even for adults who have studied successfully in college and have had really cool career … More When you don’t know what you want to do (a letter to my 6th grade pen pal)
Have you seen the video of the bear that snuffled a family’s home while they slumbered? Ursa major made a minor snack of their belongings. If you’ve had a chance to read my last blog where the idea of trauma and pain is likened to hangry bears who follow you and take up residence in … More The rest of the (bear) story
I’ve been privileged to know many lovely people in my young and not-so-young life. Alberta who loved us thoroughly and for whom I cried bitterly when we moved back to Germany my first time. Grandmas, grandpas, aunties and cousins. Teachers. I almost could be persuaded to believe in God again just because of the enduring … More Be who you needed when you were younger