“Honey, Sweetheart. The dogs want to go for a walk. It’s noon. They can’t wait any longer. Are you OK to hike the trails now?” My husband gingerly ran his fingers through my dirty hair. When he slowed down I knew he was enjoying the sparkle of my silvery streaks against my dark brown. I […]Read more "What would I do without you?"
You heard this before, on that night we finished five bottles of wine between the four of us over piles of pasta. Or you tuned in after you returned to the campfire on Rock Island once you discovered the proper marshmallow roasting sticks. Or you caught me frozen and staring at Samsonite suitcases at the […]Read more "Spruced Up Suitcases"
My brother accuses me of remembering wrong, so please forgive me for mixing up my memories. No matter how hard I try, my mind stitches up many images from my past into a crazy colorful quilt apparently only I find fairly comforting. Frankly, it’s no wonder my memory quilt itches, tickles, and yet never feels […]Read more "Sitting chicken"
This Monday morning I pried myself out of bed after a terrible night’s sleep. Does this happen to you? Do you wake up in the middle of the night with pop up alerts in your head? Unanswered questions? Nervous thoughts? or worse… a sick tummy from eating bad food during the football game? I usually […]Read more "Don’t Eat The Garlic Chili Fries!"
I walked off for a while. You know, like when a wild animal gets hurt and just walks off to heal and recharge? I did that. Kind of. As I ventured from one open door to another, testing the potential for good energy, I managed to hold myself upright and steady. I gathered up more […]Read more "…all in a row…"
“Dear mini-trolls, please stop snotting in my social media networks” – Sofie Sandell Click her name to read full article Why not throw out a one-liner this Wednesday too? Photo Credit: www.engadget.comRead more "One-Liner-Wednesday"
My hefty all steel frame 1962 Schwinn bicycle I named Helga, and she is by far one of my most prized possessions. My husband helped me find what he calls my “Madison Girl Bike” at Dream Bikes. We heard of Dream Bikes from kids that worked with Dave at Fontana Sports so we had to […]Read more "Writing 101: Final Assignment – Helga"