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Day 251/365 Why Dogs Are Happier Than People

This afternoon I bundled up for a walk with Louie. I threw on my dad’s hoodie sweatshirt, which usually hangs comfortingly on the back of my bedroom door (I’m not really one for sweatshirts – I’ve saved his purely for sentimental reasons). Having it on under by coat felt like a warm hug. It felt like I was taking him with me. As I … Read More Day 251/365 Why Dogs Are Happier Than People

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Day 223/365 Important

Last night we had a bad storm. I don’t know if I just wasn’t paying attention (totally possible) but it’s intensity seemed to come out of nowhere. The wind absolutely howled and clawed at my windows as I lay in bed. One child had already climbed in with me before I had even turned out my reading light. Laying there listening to the wind, … Read More Day 223/365 Important

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Day 219/365 Please Pass the Mike & Ike’s

Do you ever feel overcome by an emotion that you know is entirely…messed up?  On my lunch break today I ran an errand. I saw someone I’ve known all my life; a person who has not been well (physically, nor perhaps mentally) for years. I bobbed and weaved to avoid being seen and therefore having to have a conversation with her. I used to … Read More Day 219/365 Please Pass the Mike & Ike’s

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Day 210/365 Me Too

In the wake of the NY Times article revealing allegations about Hollywood Mogul, Harvey Weinstein’s, many, many acts of sexual harassment and assault, people are outraged. I have been feeling a bit numb about it…not numb in the sense that I don’t care, but numb in the sense that I feel yet another wave of helplessness over the horrible things that we human beings … Read More Day 210/365 Me Too

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Day 195/365 Stardust

Tonight I stood outside on the lawn of the house where I grew up.  I looked up at the stars from the same vantage point I have so many times before. The stars have always shone so brightly from here, in the (relative) country, away from street lights or city lights. So many times I have stopped outside this house, looked up and marveled … Read More Day 195/365 Stardust

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Day 169/365 Son of a…

I battled a headache all day yesterday.  I was tired and quick to tears. I begged off on a party last night, just not having the energy to go.  This morning I woke up with a headache all over again. “I think you’re getting sick,” Monica said. “No, I’m just sad…and I have allergies, I think. Although I’ve never had allergies…” We decided to … Read More Day 169/365 Son of a…

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Day 158/365 Island Adventure Part II

When I left off, the girls and I had gone off to bed. We were exhausted, and well…it was dark. Literally. There is no electricity here. There is a queen sized bed in a loft, which one accesses by ladder, and there is a queen sized futon on the first floor.  The loft has only a rope “railing” (more of a decorative feature, really). … Read More Day 158/365 Island Adventure Part II