Music Fridays: Oh My God

That’s what I was thinking as I watched the snow fall last weekend. Where did all this snow and sleet come from? Fortunately I didn’t have to go anywhere and I enjoyed the weekend hibernating in my nest. As I wrote before, I spent a lot of time baking. I don’t remember what I was…

The Sunday Post: Getting Closer

This was the perfect weekend to bake. The forecast called for winter weather, including snow, which doesn’t happen very often in South Carolina. Because of that, I didn’t bring with me my snow boots or my car’s winter weather kit (including snow and ice scrapers) when I moved here in 2020. So what else is…

Bells

We went for a walk on Christmas Day The sun felt warm on my skin but a cool breeze reminded me it wasn’t quite mid-winter Bells above my head rang out with hope, potential, and anticipation I craned my neck to seek them out, searching in the trees Fighting the tendency to walk head-down, looking…

We, Us, and Me

I don’t cry when I think about them The people who used to be we and us Haven’t in quite some time Every once in a while I see An old photograph and I’m tempted I wonder if I should try But then I remember The ball is on the other side Maybe one day…

Music Fridays: Rose Colored Blues

Yesterday one of my cousins posted a picture of herself in an Instagram Story using the “post yours” sticker option. The prompt was to post a picture showing what you looked like five years ago. In the picture she’s holding a camera and looks like a just slightly younger version of herself. She always looks…

These boots were made for…

You know how sometimes when you can’t decide which way to go you end up going nowhere? That’s how it’s been for me the last few days. I have a poem taking shape based on an idea born New Year’s Day, and I have another idea that I woke up with a few days later….

Music Fridays: Pa Mis Muchachas

Happy 2022! It’s been a rough start for many of my friends in Virginia. Heavy snow followed by power outages is no fun. I heard from a few of my work colleagues asking if I was happy to be in South Carolina and not in that mess. Yes, I am! I hope by now everyone…

The Sunday Post: Laughter

That’s what I want more of this year. Last night we watched a movie, make that two movies, before going to bed, and I was laughing a lot. I wasn’t just laughing at the movies (the first one was not a comedy, after all), but simply because I was happy, and S was making me…

Top Ten of 2021

Are you glad it’s over? Did it go by in a flash for you too? While 2020 felt like it would never end, 2021 was over in an instant. At least that’s how it feels as I look back on this first day of 2022. I’m sure there were moments when I felt like it…