Tag Archives: sadness

Turkey, brussels sprout salad, hurting hearts, gratitude and thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving all you dear readers with your roasting turkeys, your whipped mashed potatoes, your savory stuffing, your brussels sprout salads, your pumpkin pies. Or perhaps you’re feasting on pizza? Coq au vin? Paella? Butternut squash risotto? Grilled cheese sandwich? … Continue reading

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Make a list of good things when you’re feeling blue

Yesterday was *mostly* not a good day. I was quite sad about many things, which shall remain nameless. In the middle of the day, however, my good buddy, Susan and I met for a picnic at the waterfront park. We … Continue reading

Posted in August, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 60 Comments

The Christmas Eve blues

  Dear Blogging Friends, I am having one of “those” Christmas Eve moments.  I’m sure some of you have had them too.  Those moments when you’re suddenly feeling blue, out-of-sorts, dismal.  It’s not yet time to open gifties (that’s tomorrow … Continue reading

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what holds our sadness always, valentine?

what makes me sad is sharing half-truths. no matter what we say it seems we can’t wrap the whole truth of life into 1,000 words, let alone a half sentence. no matter what we say we can’t express the mystery. … Continue reading

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Can I come over to your house?

A sweet thing happened recently in my blogging world. My childhood best friend, Carol, suddenly appeared with a comment on my Neil Armstrong tribute post!  What do you know! (The tribute talked about Carol and me sleeping out in my parent’s … Continue reading

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somewhere between boredom & the pot of gold buried in our hearts

It’s still raining for something like the fifth straight day and I’m bored. OK, OK, we humans are not supposed to be bored.  We’re supposed to be able to find something to do. There are lots of things I could … Continue reading

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Grief

Today I’m thinking about grief. No, friends, no one close to me has died. No beloveds have breathed their last recently, thank all the stars in the twinkling heavens. Two people in our rural community have tragically passed on recently, … Continue reading

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Sad

Today I feel achingly sad. Has this happened to you? You travel to a tropical location, wrestling yourself from mid-winter’s fierce snowing grip. You sip umbrella pina coladas in a pool which looks like it swims effortlessly into the Pacific … Continue reading

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When people seem to reject you

I don’t know how to start this blog.  Which is unusual for me.  Usually, I just dive in without a second thought, letting the blog write itself.  This afternoon I want to write a personal blog.  A filled-with-feeling blog.  A … Continue reading

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While we enjoy vacation in “Paradise”…a murder two blocks from my parent’s home in Lower Michigan

We have been dreadfully sad since yesterday.  My brother, Scot, called at 7:15 a.m.  My mom said, “Oh no,” as the telephone rang at that early hour.  She hurried to answer the phone here in Fort Myers Beach. Two blocks … Continue reading

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