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A Staircase in a Black Hole

A Staircase in a Black Hole

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in the broken world – Mary Oliver November 25, 2017 I had my second surgery on November 13.  Much less invasive physically, mentally and emotionally, perhaps because there’s not a whole lot […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I like definitions. I like explanations and when things make sense, reconcile and add up. I like to break words apart and put them back together. And where I’ve previously skimmed over the words “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” they now have new meaning to me. Defined […]

September Storms

September Storms

It’s all a bit much sometimes, don’t you think? Does anyone else feel the burdens of our individual and collective worlds pile up, one by one — a crick in your neck or a weight across your shoulders? Hoping there’s a way to contribute to […]

Fall Garden

Fall Garden

We started our spring and summer garden seeds inside this year. We got the little containers, the heating pad, watering system, and grow lights. The kids and I planted beans, watermelon, tomato, cucumbers, flowers – all sorts of things inside, in March. While the outside […]

Hallelujah Anyway

Hallelujah Anyway

I hope Anne Lamott doesn’t mind if I sit here and analyze the title of her latest book. It is on my bedside table, and I haven’t even opened the first page. I’m reading two other books, my new self-imposed limit. One fiction and one […]

Day Rhythms

Day Rhythms

Like many, I anticipated the solar eclipse for several weeks. I planned a menu on Pinterest and created a playlist on Spotify, but we drank water and listened to the birds and crickets. We kept the kids home from school. After a long summer with […]

Love The One You’re With

Love The One You’re With

How do you define yourself? Are you the mother of beautiful children and your role is to care for them? Do you work from 9 to 5 each day, and your career is the center of you? Do your looks define your worth, so that […]

Summer Tomato Soup

Summer Tomato Soup

There is going to be a lot of talk about soup on this blog. I don’t know what it is about soup. I like to make it, eat it, serve it and freeze it. Pair it with a nice loaf of buttered, crusty bread, and […]

Processing

Processing

The diagnosis and doctors’ appointments and needles and waiting and texts and phone calls and flowers and meals and pain meds and drains and stillness and no showers and no exercise and visitors and days in bed and biopsies and more needles and anesthesia and […]

Saturdays Are for Coffee and Face Masks

Saturdays Are for Coffee and Face Masks

Good morning, friends… I love a good Saturday — lounging in bed with my coffee, reading, perusing fall beach vacation rentals — all with my favorite mask on my face. Life is slowly getting back to “normal” for me post-surgery, and all of the normal […]