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.…

I Spy Everything

That’s what cats do, they are always watching everything, except when they’re sleeping. But even then, sometimes you can catch them with one eye open. I took these photos with my phone recently during my morning meditation. They keep me company, sort of. Well, at least they’re quiet. Anyway, I enjoy watching them as they…

Halloween Revival on a Warm Dark Night

Someone’s knocking at my door. What? On Halloween? This can’t be. Another knock? Sure enough, there are little children dressed in cute costumes. How can this be? It may be an annual tradition for others all around the country, but in this town where I live the tradition has been different. For as long as…

Return Trip Reflections

I just got back from a whirlwind cross-country drive with my daughter. I wanted to blog along the way but didn’t really have the time or means to do that. I barely managed to post on Facebook most days as our trip had a deadline – my flight home. We were also staying in the…

Creepy – Weekly Photo Challenge

Sometimes creepy is fun, especially when creating creepy images. Not usually while dreaming, or waking up to a mad cat staring in my face. I’ve been prone to nightmares since childhood so I usually stay away from creepy stuff, but these were fun images to create back in the day when I was first playing…