Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The mouth is a weird place. Not quite inside and not quite out, not skin and not organ, but something in between: dark, wet, admitting access to an interior most people would rather not contemplate--where cancer starts, where the heart is broken, where the soul might just fail to show up.
Would you keep reading? I am going to take this one on!
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
This year our family could not all be together for Christmas. My youngest daughter moved to Florida.
I miss them so much. I loved being able to visit them whenever I wanted to. The five kids, including the baby of the family, are now over a thousand miles away. Our Texans left yesterday. My oldest daughter who lives two blocks away has just announced that they will be moving to Florida as soon as they sell their house. 2015 is going to be tough for me. I have loved having family so close.
I can not think of any resolutions for the New Year. I hope I am aging gracefully. Sixty-four this year. I am the girl who did not think I would survive sixty. I went to my work Christmas party. I am invited every year even tho I have been retired for seven years (what?). I sub quite a few days. There are only three co- workers left from my time. For the first time ever I felt out of place. Three new babies. Everyone seems so young. They are now mostly in their late 20's or early 30's.
I am reading Lincoln Ladies by Suzy Duffy. I just finished All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This story made me so sad. WWII story of such suffering caused by war. Little glimmers of light, character, in the darkness of inhumanity. I watched many sappy, fun, Hallmark movies with my daughters. It's a Wonderful Life made me cry again.
Goodbye 2014. Where did you go and how did you go so fast?
Thursday, November 6, 2014
So long happiness...They are moved to Florida. My daughter and her family left snow country or God's country, whatever it is to you or to me. I will visit of course. People tell me, " Now you have a new place to travel to." But it is not the same as having them in my daily life. I think of the time I will miss with the baby...
Reading The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy. Very good. Listening to An Echo in the Bone. Starting An Abundance of Katherines.
Really enjoyed This is Where I Leave You, the movie.
Bye, bye my loves, good bye...I think I'm gonna cry.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Looking forward to my niece's grad party downstate. Will be seeing my far flung family.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
9. Dictionary-M points and word of the
8. Temple Run 2-for those moments of
7. Camera-photo documentation mostly
6. Audible-my addiction. I always have a
5. Blogger-On the go ruminater.
4. Evernote-my memory keeper.
3. Kindle-my e-reader.
2. Goodreads-keeps track of what I have
read with star ratings and two
1. Overdrive Media console-access to
library and audio books. Free.