It’s so Very, Very Quiet

As I sit on the bed drafting and deleting, writing and backspacing, laptop on my lap, it’s quiet. Almost strangely quiet. It’s like I’m the only person for miles. At my feet is the blanket that I had pulled up to my neck last night, still shivering a bit and trying to sleep. The hands…

Thankful

Reflections on glass buildings and crystal waters Or on sporty glasses and sidewalk puddles Architectural lines and paths leading somewhere Each bloom turned up to meet the sky All the shadows and silhouettes Making each bright spot that much brighter Laughing faces and teasing smiles Puppy dog eyes and wagging tails Artistic plates with tantalizing…

Music Fridays: Simple Things

It’s been another one of those weeks for me. I’ve been thinking a little too much, maybe even feeling a little too much, if that’s possible. Every time I look at the calendar I remember something sad, like the fact that my dad passed away last October. This time last year he was still alive,…

The Sunday Post: Game Night

Today is my son’s 23rd birthday. It’s incredible how quickly time flies and just gets away from you when you’re not paying attention. It still feels like I was pacing around the office, taking my shoes off when I thought I could get away with it, wondering what I could do to induce labor and…

Music Fridays: Cinco Centavitos

It’s the first day of a new month and I’m feeling a little melancholy. It’s probably because so much happened last October. I stumbled upon some old messages and letters yesterday that made me a little blue. I’m probably also anticipating a little too much how I will feel when the anniversary of my dad’s…

The Sunday Post: Right on Target

This morning my daughter and I had brunch together and talked about wedding plans, friendships, relationships, you know… mother-daughter stuff. What better way to follow that up than with … a Target run! I needed a couple things, she needed a couple things… As we were standing in the bathroom accessories aisle I remembered standing…

So Little Time…

I have so much to write about, but so little time? So much has happened in the last week and yet… I’m choosing to only concentrate on the important stuff, the good stuff. For example, last weekend I was on a three-hour Zoom call. Yes, I know I said I was only going to write…

Family Ties

It’s been a great week. It’s only Tuesday but if I look back over the last seven days or so, I would qualify them as pretty awesome. Awesome is a word I would like to avoid using, but sometimes it just fits. Over the last several days I’ve received a gorgeous bouquet of flowers from…

Music Fridays: Most of All

People have always told me I look just like my dad. When you’re young, and a girl, you’re not exactly happy to hear that. But over time I’ve come to accept that fact and appreciate it. It’s just one of the things I inherited from my dad. A love of music, photography, good food, are a few others.