Writer’s Workshop: Finding Joy in My Winter

Believe it or not, avoiding this blog has been as impossible as avoiding myself.Not a word has been written for months. I've purposely found other things to do than write and yet, this blog has been on my mind, in my heart, every day. It was not my intention to disappear, but the longer the … Continue reading Writer’s Workshop: Finding Joy in My Winter

Writer’s Workshop: Listen

I should be enjoying the sounds of a good morning: birds chirping, children giggling at the bus stop in front of our house, the faint breathing of my daughter still asleep upstairs, the sighs of my sweet dog watching deer and other wildlife meander through our yard. But instead, I'm listening to myself whine. I'm … Continue reading Writer’s Workshop: Listen

Twinkle, twinkle, little star

"I just can't do it," my sleep-walking daughter mumbles at the side of my bed, "I just can't find my way." Her bladder rouses her to a state of unrest, but can't seem to direct her to the bathroom. She is neither fully awake nor fully asleep. Many times she stumbles back to my room, … Continue reading Twinkle, twinkle, little star

I’m feeling odd and uneven

"August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time."  (Sylvia Plath) I've been avoiding medical advice. DW is anti-doctor and  my familiar doctor is at least half an hour away. Six years ago, she was close. It felt like cheating to change doctors after ten … Continue reading I’m feeling odd and uneven

Five Minute Friday: Mercy

I am painfully aware my blog has not been updated in over a month.There have been no words here or anywhere. At least not written.Thoughts and snippets of ideas and conversations with myself rumble around in my head, keeping me up at night, pushing me to the edge during the day, but never make it … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Mercy