Happy New Year!

The warm space Girlie fills breathing in my space her nose on my lips arms clutching under my arm as if the next cushion over is too far away. She rubs my chin, "Sweedy pie!"

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Hiding in words

As a beta reader I look for discrepancies character flaws, messy edits of scenes. I get to read chapter by chapter giving an opinion about the progress of the tale. Sometimes I have to re-read the previous novel if something feels off My author likes nit picky comments. My attention to detail is finally useful.…

October Update

By working at an art festival, I managed to figure some things out. The first thing primarily being that I don't need as much space as I thought I'd need to create a working studio. What I do need however is a real table. My existing table is on its last leg (ba-dum-dump!) so, the…

I can want

Sure, I can want my children to be brilliant and given accolades for their accomplishments. My reality is that I'm struggling to keep them all out of trouble. My Eldest Surly Reverie is floating just above the waves while treading water. Thank God he can swim. Thanking the third grade program that taught all the…

So the festival is over

No, not a metaphorical festival of life, but a real art festival. Three days of O MY GOSH artwork all day long. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! There were downsides and upsides more smiles and laughs than frowns. Now, I have to unpack and get back to some semblance of a schedule. Thursday I was greeted with a hug…

My wish has been granted…

I'm trapped in the Cinderella generation I've got Snow White syndrome with a side of Barbie envy. I'm waiting for my fairy godmother to arrive when I am down upwind of a cougar waiting for my knight in shining armor downwind of a bear waiting for Prince Charming No help in sight. I'll have to…

Happy Aging!

Saturday, I turned 47. A day earlier, ESR turned 20. Monday my mom turns 72. That's a whole bunch of Leos. My herd came over to visit. I guess it was a party. Everybody talking at once. Girlie bouncing off the couch My brothers called to wish me "happy aging." I'm having that sinking problem…

A day

Waking up early I wondered what my birthday would bring? A hummingbird sighting or the female cardinal hunting in the pine branches I hovered in the living room pacing five steps left five steps right Would an activity tracker chart my steps when I'm nervous and can't sit still? Claiming my heart rate and releasing…

Summer Break

Sure when they say summer break they mean eight to ten weeks of vacation for teachers and children Not parents. Don't get me wrong, the time spent with a sleepless toddler and languishing teens is priceless. My role as ringleader of the herd includes shuttle and flight attendant services activity director and peacemaker of the…