Tag Archives: personal

Monday morning eyes

I just signed an email “Monday morning eyes”. One of the best parts of life involve signing emails with creative names, don’t you think?  Of course, one can only play this game with creative souls, best buddies and offspring.  Everyone … Continue reading

Posted in July 2014 | Tagged , , , , , | 54 Comments

Slow down, you’re movin’ too fast, you got to make the morning last…

Sitting in a quiet house this morning sipping hot dark coffee with soy creamer from a deep blue mug.  Not running hither and yon, caught up in the what-must-be-done-next. Excuse me, I will wander out on the deck to give … Continue reading

Posted in July 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Let’s not even talk about mosquitoes.

1.  Let’s not even talk about the mosquitoes this year.  If you look out the bathroom window at 10 p.m. (assuming you are awake) you can count 35 hungry mosquitoes buzzing and buzzing and begging to come in the house to … Continue reading

Posted in June 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 55 Comments

Shattered

Last night Barry revved up the lawn mower.  The Husqvarna tractor chugged around the house, the blades trimming grass and clover and weeds and wildflowers, when–unexpectedly–I heard a loud crash. Barry continued to drive the mower over to the shed … Continue reading

Posted in June 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Slapping mosquitoes, picking off wood ticks and welcoming spring

Happy weekend, readers. The last day of May beckons. I just slapped a mosquito here in the house, ending its short buzzing life. They rise in clouds in the woods, singing their blood-sucking songs.  Barry thinks I exaggerate about the … Continue reading

Posted in May 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Fierce Desire to Blog again

This is the third day that I’ve woken up with a Fierce Desire to Blog again. Each day I watch this desire arise.  It’s not retreating.  It’s gaining momentum.  It’s like a tsunami bearing down on the shore of this … Continue reading

Posted in May 2014 | Tagged , , , , , | 42 Comments

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work I go (after a quick blog)

This morning, awake at 5:45 a.m., after stoking the wood stove, igniting the gas beneath the tea kettle, pouring a pink glass of grapefruit juice, I turned on the Kindle Fire to check email. There, sitting so innocently in the … Continue reading

Posted in February 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 54 Comments

Winner!

Last night we dined at Joey’s Seafood Restaurant in Houghton.  As we ordered our fish tacos & jambalaya & tilapia a fella offered us a sealed envelope.  Upon paying, we must present the envelope to our waitress and see what … Continue reading

Posted in February 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 57 Comments

Survival

Lately, oh so lately, I’ve been able to sit with my own uncomfortable inner places much longer without turning away. Because of this, I can stay with a good friend on the telephone for 78 minutes and resonate with her … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Is it a blizzard, Mr. Wizard?

1.  It’s the damnedest coldest winter I can remember in many years–and we’re only three days into 2014. 2.  The Christmas lights still shine in our Little House in the Big Woods–but I’m taking them down on Sunday.  You can … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | 35 Comments