Odd Quotes

Any sculptor worth her salt carries tools in her purse. -Anonymous   When in doubt, weld the hell out of it. -Anonymous   The best way to check your welds is to throw it down a flight of stairs. -My college welding teacher   The best sculptors all had a trade to support themselves; I'm…

Winter?

I'm waiting for winter to begin It is cold-ish, but a good blizzard makes Ohio feel like home. Our weather is blowing all over the country just not stopping here. Could I have six inches of snow, please? My plants are not dormant, just shivering in confusion. The sap runs slow. It's just not cold…

I am thankful for

the spontaneous hot hugs from my little germ spreader. Girlie has a fever, but has had no seizures. Hacking cough, sniffling schnozz, drool covered fingers, surrounded by a striped red, grey and cream comforter and the debris of used tissues. She has learned to ask for tissues instead of sharing the wealth of ectoplasm with…

I started writing…

Last week I had the best intentions to wake, bathe, write, eat, wander I can't remember where I was when life interrupted. There was a death. Again. My eldest uncle died. He was 6'8" tall, in his 80's A lifetime of alcohol, music, art and heartache. He was tired. Refusing treatment for a hernia and…

500 Posts

First of all I'd like to thank WordPress for keeping track of the number of blogs I have written. I completely ignored my two year anniversary, but 500 posts makes me think  this forum is best for my mental journaling. That's a lot of meandering around multiple points. Thanks for being there through my child…

Sensory Children

  (I wrote this a month ago - July 4, 2016) I think when I was little, I noticed kids who chewed things. Paper, fingernails, hair, pencils, pens, rulers and bubble gum. I was a popper. No silly, not pills, bubble gum popping. It used to drive my mom crazy. I didn't have the craving…

Small Girl’s Loss

One day, small girl's dog wandered away out of the yard. Her parents drove around searching for the doggie but came home empty handed. Small girl and her brothers were crushed. They decided to wander the neighborhood looking for their beagle bull terrier mix. Asking neighbors, checking back yards produced no dog. Leaving no stone…

The Nap

It's nap time "un-uh" What is this? "un-uh" You are two young lady you still have to take a nap "un-uh" Okay, this is where I start to remember, channel my safe haven inside me, breathe through my nose, slowly. There is no fight about this. It simply is. Time For A NAP. The story…

Mimic

My Bear coughed Girlie mimicked the coughing kaugh! kaugh! kaugh! kau! kau! she's supposed to be sleeping, but talking quietly to her feet works during naptime

Stealth Kitty returns

I was reunited with Stealth Kitty his psychotic behavior is why the cat rescue sold him to me. They knew I had three boys and what kitten could survive the affections of Eldest Surly, My Child and the Silent Sentinel other than one who was fearless adventurous, feisty and crazy. We shortened his name to…