Thursday, January 26, 2017


"It's a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart." 
-Anne Frank

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Back yard landscaping

Trees along the fence
The pretty maple and some rocks
stepping stones to the gate
the natural hedge/fence to soften the slope

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Better late than never.

I planted dahlia bulbs in the spring and this is the first to bloom.  October 30th... better luck next year.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Well then..

Dad is sick. I am coping, supporting happily but when the world is quiet I am feeling this.

I cannot put down my love, appreciation, memory, and reality of what this man means to me. It is separate from the current reality of stilted conversation and stories retold and retold. Today is where I honor everything he gave me.

Grief happens before the final loss...I did not know this. I suppose it is a blessing that for me at 48, this is a new lesson.

My support system is solid, but I need a quiet corner. I hope that is normal and not a symptom of being walked off.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016