It’s over

Another holiday that isn't as important as it is dreaded. It's over Love is all the days of the year All the thoughts in my head Songs I know you like I put in a mixed tape I write you poetry and read it aloud to you A smile, a warm feeling, a hug and…

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Girlie

She calls herself,"Baby" as she holds me and pats my back with those little fingers Half the size of my large paws delicate pudgy toddler hands Laughing with motion and caressing she cups my cheek, stares into my eyes and says,"You o-kay?" Yes Baby, I'm okay. Are you okay? "Woof-woof," she barks and licks my…

Once Again

Well, today was the second big day of the month that included court school, food, lawyers, anxiety and driving. On any other day, I would have driven myself and my children to the courthouse. I learned my lesson on the last trip. I am frail. There, I said it. I collapsed on the stairs last…

Listing

Go to court Sit near my ex without having a panic attack Apply for county wrap around services for Girlie, My Child Occupational therapy visit with Girlie Install top of the stairs safety gate Visit the big city to see a new psychiatrist Survive an hour long car ride with that woman, my mother Talk…

Conversation

Palpitations every evening make me wonder Why is it? Why am I? What shall I do? Breathe and weed, breath and weed. Barefoot in soil, step in the garden Catch a child mid air Laugh and stare, laugh and stare. She giggles at bugs then asks for a hug. I understand I live for this…

The Sticky Fingered Cheek Demon Wakes

Wrestling with the sticky fingered cheek demon, AKA "Girlie," has been difficult. She is built like a tank. Why would I try wrestling with a two year old you may ask? Well, there was this EEG that was necessary to find out if her brain fixed whatever was causing her seizures. We've had our fingers…

I took

Girlie outside (what was I thinking?) My brain said it would be okay, but I knew I had a limit to the time I would be okay out there. I started pulling weeds in the garden. Until I found the queen anne's lace plant I knew not to pull. I was squatting so I thought…

Loosening Up Exercise — The Sandbox Writing Challenge Part 3

https://promptlings.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/loosening-up-exercise-the-sandbox-writing-challenge-part-3/ Now on to the loosening up exercises. List 1: What words would you use to describe your spouse, partner, or best friend? eager, helpful, playful, shy, enthusiastic, List 2: What words would you use to describe your enemies those with whom you have a personality clash? narcissistic, manipulative, oppositional, petty, vindictive List 3: What…

Nothing could be better

Yesterday I went into Girlie's room and she greeted me with her smile, that said, "Where have you been? I missed you. Now that you're here we can start moving." I turned off her night light and opened the blinds to let in the sunshine (well, it should have been sunshine but there was light…