Pandemic Creativity

I realized recently that my former work and family life used to give me a lot of purpose, structure, focus and even discipline. Now that I’m alone at home I decided to try something structured to get my creative juices flowing again. I happily got more than I bargained for.

Rainy Days Are Not Going Away

It’s days like today that make me want to move to a place that’s high and dry. As the clouds rolled in yesterday they brought pain, weakness and tiredness. Sleep was difficult, and today I struggle with movement and getting focused. The plight of a person with autoimmune issues. Or am I just getting old?…

Tribute to My Beautiful Husband

I never could have imagined what it would be like to lose my husband, my lifelong partner and friend. It’s something you don’t think about ahead of time. We were so busy planning our next goals, creating the life we both wanted, that we never considered one of us dying early. Now I miss him…

Suffering in Paradise

Yeah, it’s been awhile since I wrote that last post. I just left it kind of hanging there. Well the truth is, I couldn’t write about what happened next because it was too raw. I felt too vulnerable. It took me six months to sort myself out, and I went through hell to get back…

This Really Happened

June 2018 I was scheduled for a business trip out west and planned to visit my daughter during my trip. I was headed to Arizona and Washington State. Two days before my flight I got an email from my sister-in-law in Australia saying she had taken my husband to the emergency room because of blood…

Home for the Summer

As a child, New Hampshire was my summer home with my grandparents. As an adult, I raised my children here. My ancestors go back a long way in this beautiful “Live Free or Die” state. I’ve come home for the summer again. I had partially moved to Connecticut for a job that seemed promising, but…

You’re kidding me, I missed the New Year?

It was 2 nights before Christmas when I fell down the front steps, sprained my foot and bruised my body. It was Christmas Eve when we heard the sad news that my husband’s father passed away. And then my husband flew away 2 days after Christmas to attend the funeral. Where did I go and…

Ode to a Sweet Kitten

I’m not really in the mood to write poetry right now, but I need to write something to ease my pain and sadness. To let go; to say goodbye is so difficult; especially when it is sudden and unexpected.   My little kitten is dying; beautiful, soft and sweet, delicate frame and tender heart, in…

Traditions Balance Change

Times change but traditions go on. People change, grow up, move away, pass on, and new people come along. Sometimes I think we create traditions for the sake of stability. Everything in life changes and we don’t have much control over most of it. But a tradition can go on in some form even after…

The End Is The Beginning

What is a new year? A long time ago someone decided to mark time in this way and we continue to imagine it to be so. But what if someone decided to mark time differently? Why does the new year not start on the first day of spring? That would make more sense to me.…