Opposites

I'm not so fond of people but I get lonely Yoga feels good but is more satisfying in a class I love singing but never want a solo Making art is what I do though more fulfilling when I teach I have tremendous fears and I still keep moving

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Compartmentalizing*

Sure the world is falling apart but dinner needs to be cooked Girlie needs enough sleep for school tomorrow's clothes need to be laid out Are her shoes wet? Does she have a dry pair of school shoes? Where is the daily folder? Has the backpack been taken out of the car? Minor questions building…

Difficult

Dear Readers, I guess you can tell I'm struggling to remain focused I'm pulled like Silly Putty in the hands of a toddler Not understanding the reality of sticky objects she puts me in her sock I'm spending time fending off emotional assaults attention seeking behavior sorting through my purse being accused of yelling and…

Neglect 9/22/2016

Neglect can still result in death Doing nothing is just as harmful as tripping someone as they walk down a hill. My first thought was to compare neglect to forgetting to water plants, but that symbolism is not mine. A therapist used that analogy to describe untended relationships; they wither and die. Just so you…

I’m trying 3/18/2017

I'm trying to find more positives than negatives yet, the planets are askew and the wind's blowing my dress up in the air (try holding a toddler while that happens) He can't remember our conversations my words mean nothing requests result in nothing texts cause no reaction I am the poltergeist in my relationship. I…

It’s all in her head 2/15/2017

He woos her with stares and lowered glances a subtle smile that meets his eyes. She dreams of what could should be when? soon she hopes. His love is direct, visceral hers indirect and all encompassing. Not faults, just ways of being now and in her dreams. * Kindling for a bonfire needs leaves, twigs,…

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…

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…