“You’re just like your mother.” I’ve heard that curse thrown at many a woman, and never as a compliment. Just like your mother. The implication? Critical. Nagging. Sharp-tongued. Impossible to please. But the phrase always gave me hope. If all women eventually transform into images of their moms, I was seriously in luck! Nancy Smerdell is one… Continue reading Just Like My Mother…
Use up all 5 Candy Crush lives trying to beat that one level you still haven’t beat (and probably never will). Notice that you have a friend on Facebook who doesn’t look at all familiar. Vaguely wonder who friended who. Spend two hours looking through their photos trying to determine if you ever knew this… Continue reading Saturday To-do List
WordPress sent me a little congrats this week- it seems I have hit the one year mark for my blog. For a woman known for her strong starts and little to no follow-through, this is a serious accomplishment. In one year, I’ve been so blessed by this platform from which to share my writing. I’ve… Continue reading Something to Celebrate!
For Summer, who said, “Write about poem about getting ready for camping”… though it should be admitted that she wanted it to rhyme. O, I’ve got lists. To-do lists, grocery lists, packing lists. Honey, please won’t you pick up a few dozen… Don’t forget to swing by and grab… Do we know anyone who could… Continue reading Freedom’s To-Do List
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The rich combination of warm sunshine and cool breeze on bare shoulders Riots of fuchsia bougainvillea blossoms on overgrown shrubs Sharp-witted wordplay The heady smell of plumeria that envelops the senses when stepping off the plane at the Honolulu Airport When my pinochle partner passes just the cards I need…
The majority of my 70 minute session was spent learning to sit, stand, or lay down correctly. Every time I did anything even slightly exerting my (virtual) instructor insisted I stop and be still until my “breathing returned to normal”-don’t mind if I do! My equipment consisted of a towel, a scarf, and a chair-… Continue reading Top 5 Reasons Why Yoga is Gonna Work Out For Me
List I sat myself down Made a silly little list ‘Bout what I would do Time If I had the time. O and what all would I do If I had the time? Be Sprawl out on the porch Soak in the warm honeyed light Breeze stroking my cheek Read Curl ‘top a cushion Book… Continue reading Interludes in 5/7/5