Please, No BS

ON the second day of my summer vacation, Shuggie woke me up just before 4 a.m. to go outside. Then she stayed out there and I couldn’t sleep. When she finally came back in, I laid in bed tossing and turning until I must’ve dozed off, which seemed like mere minutes because suddenly she was … Continue reading Please, No BS

Drive

It is always quiet there, in the car. I’ve done a lot of driving solo, since I was old enough to drive. I drove to my high school in my Audi Fox. It was loud and embarrassing in the beginning, while I learned the finer points of balancing the clutch against the gas. My best … Continue reading Drive

I Bought a Giraffe

Centering: It’s been 337 days since everything shut down, panic-buying cleared grocery shelves, schools went virtual, and our lives got flipped, turned upside down. I bought a giraffe for $5. But wait, you should know there’s some background on this. I discovered a Facebook page about secondhand finds and it’s spectacular and inspiring. There’s a … Continue reading I Bought a Giraffe

Bedlam

Another forbidden-in-the-house activity. These dogs. I was going to write about something more serious, but – dogs. So Bee is super hyper. At first I thought it was Shuggie, but I have since learned that Bee is off the hook. Especially first thing in the morning. She’s like a horse fresh out the gate and … Continue reading Bedlam

What It’s Like

Day 286 AND CHRISTMAS EVE. Random thoughts on an abnormal holiday. Some hand sanitizers smell like tequila. And not in a good way – more like tequila the day after a long night of drinking. The two Sagittarians in my life, who I love so very much, seem hell-bent on interrupting the most private moments … Continue reading What It’s Like

Meditation

You know how hard it is to fall back to sleep after a blood sugar check in the middle of the night, when your brain starts turning over new ideas and titles for blog posts and the direction of that novel you started for Nanowrimo and then memories start flooding in of things that should … Continue reading Meditation