This morning Dave drove to the swimming hole. We were the 2nd and 3rd ones in the pool and it got crowded quickly. We swam, the headache that has been dogging me for the last 24-hours dissipated, and we both got into the chilly car with wet hair and gratitude. So much to be thankful … More On the way home
This weekend my COVID social bubble peeps and I sat six feet apart, yet still close enough to feel cozy. We talked, dreamed a bit, laughed, ate and watched the kids experience freedom + incendiary devices. The conversation was so delicious that we forgot about eating until I saw Chuck, the pup, standing at the … More Learning to listen.
It’s Sunday in spring. Sun and chill and skies have been washed of their seasonal field smoke and back to blue. A bluest blue. Cerulean almost. It is 10 a.m. and thanks to a lack of fenced-in yard or room for a giant pup to roam, I’ve already been out on the trails, filled … More Gifts of inconvenience
Today, I’ve biffed my shoulders and shins and hands – jammed my fingers as if I were still playing 8th-grade basketball – all thanks to an allergy-encouraged adventure into vertigo. Spring in Kansas, with its sudden warmth, forsythia, wind and annual burning-of-the-fields is bittersweet. Warmth and greening? Yay! Allergies outrunning my Allegra-D? Not-so-yay. I am … More Grounded
The wedding was this weekend. Family and pals gathered in the backyard of long-loved friends to celebrate. It was simple. Elegant. There were s’mores. Months of planning, minutes of switching gears, moments of panic and joy filled these short days. So many kindnesses. The dog with the very noble maw patiently waited for us to finally understand … More “So much good thing”
I am in Tulsa hanging out with Izzy dog and other adventures. It has been lovely, goofy, hot, humid, mosquito-ey, and unwashed. Both kids traveled in to work this morning as they make up for a few days out-of-town week last. Today is a delight. It is quiet. Except for when the wonderdog thump thump … More Real life on social media