Music Fridays: Are you gonna be my girl

Last night I was packing up a few items to drop off at the local Goodwill this weekend and I picked up one of the items I’m still undecided as to what to do with it. It’s an old cell phone, the last LG phone I had before I upgraded to an iPhone. Amazingly it…

The Sunday Post: 5 Things

A recent #Bloganuary prompt was to list five things I’m grateful for today. Unless you’re a new reader on this blog, you know that this is a topic I’ve written about quite a bit in the last year and a half, so this is not a hard topic and one I find easy to write…

After Life

Last night I found myself surrounded by paper and crying in front of my television. I wasn’t crying about the mess (although a few things I found among the mess would have made me cry a year ago). I’d created this mess while trying to do some filing to prepare for tax time, which led…

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…