My New Thoughts about Sunday - and a Plan
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week. ~Joseph Addison
I often think of Sunday as the last day of the weekend, But today I'm thinking differently. I'm ...
S - shifting my perspective so Sunday is the first day of the new ... Read more
If today is the 21st, tomorrow must be ... and my own change
Been away awhile,
I'll get in the groove quickly.
Don't mind me. Love, Fall
OK, I've done a big part of the clothes thing. You know, summer to fall. Things that didn't fit well or I crinkled my nose at when I found them, have gone t... Read more
Saturday sports and thoughts about change
Cloudy morning - rain
threatens - noon arrives with sun -
flag football is on!
Our eight year-old grandson is playing his second year of flag football at the Y. He and his teammates have changed since last fall - older, hopefully mo... Read more
Showers, party games, and ....
Tightly wrapped rose bud
pink petals prepared to burst.
Woman to 'mother'.
I'm just home from an after work baby shower for the fourth woman on our staff in less than six months. Each mom-to-be has been lovely and obviously very ... Read more
I know where to 'go' to bolster my commitment & courage ...
One of the heroes in my life is my great-grandmother, Marguerite. She and her Army officer husband lived in Germany. When she became widowed at a young age, she and her three very young children emigrated to the US in 1892. My paternal grandm... Read more
A Noontime Break in the City
Walk on grass near trees,
breathe in fresh air. (Found a plot
of green circled by concrete.)
Today was a lovely, warm, sunny, breezy day in Madison. Inside my office the cold air from the AC was blowing as though it was forecastin... Read more
Surprise! Sun, no clouds,
weeds in overgrown garden -
Check off to-do task.
Walked to the grocery store this morning, chose more than was comfortable to carry home - as usual. Lazily read newspaper sections, sharing with husband. S... Read more
Haiku: pause for September 11
Silver streaks, gray clouds, fears, tears!
We stop. Remember.
I remember thos... Read more
Evenings, before bed,
crosswords, Sudoku, Bejeweled
clear my brain for sounder sleep.
'Til to... Read more
Berry, orange, lemon
sorbet with marshmallow fluff -
A sunrise sky treat!
... Read more
Haiku: Unexpected joy
Campus quad, daybreak,
students, profs, numbers of books, -
class - promises awaiting
One of the September invitations I receive annually is to teach a college class of education students about the work that I've been involved in ... Read more
Haiku: September 7th
Petulant winds rile -
A child blows at birthday flames -
Mark the changing time
As most people who know me know this - I am physically sensitive to the external environment - cold, wind, humidity, barometer dropping -> physical irri... Read more
Shhh ... I sense stirring -
reseeded courage rooting
itself into this new day... Read more
Paying the Piper or Look What You've Gotten Us Into Now, Ollie!
For the past three weeks I've been having gastric issues off and on each day. Queasiness, stomach pain, etc... Read more
My Mom is No Boy Scout, But 'Be Prepared' is Her Motto!
My mother has been doing very well living in an assisted care community. The place is lovely, the food is wonderful, the activities are varied and fun, and she has made a number of friends.
About five to ten years ago she talked to me abou... Read more