There is a meditation book that I read daily. Today it talked about friends and the difference between having a friend and being a friend. At least that's what I got from it. I have friends, you know, those people who will do things for and with me, I also AM a friend. Even when … Continue reading Friends



I drove to Maine today for a day on a farm with my hemo family. It was a day of laughter, sun, new experiences and togetherness. This drive took me three and a half hours, each way, and as always it was worth every moment I spent getting to and from. My heart always feels … Continue reading Colors


I had a mother/daughter date with mom yesterday. We went to update our wills. Some mother/daughters go for mani/pedis or tattoos, we went to a lawyer. As I have mentioned previously my mom is 89. She has full mental capacity, she's just rickety and tippy when she walks or moves. The last time her will … Continue reading Muppets


There are places I go, things I do that have a major impact on my life but because they area moment in time I sometimes for get how big an impact they had. Take the picture here for instance. This was my work space at a place in Connecticut. It looks more like a closet … Continue reading Eaton

The sink

There's a leak under our kitchen sink. It's been there for a while, I keep a little bowl tucked under it and empty it every few days. Recently I've been having to empty it more often, which means, of course, that the leak is getting worse. It makes sense, things like that don't magically improve. … Continue reading The sink

White Flag

Capitulate: surrender, submit, acknowledge defeat, give up, give in, yield, acquiesce, accede, succumb, lay down one's arms, relent, come to terms with, cry quits, hoist the white flag. Hmmm, depending how it's used this is s great word. Smiling to myself.

The ride

I took mom to one of my cousins' 50th wedding anniversary party today. We had to travel about an hour and a half to get there. As we were leaving home she made a comment about how long it had been since she'd been for a ride. I realized that she really is at our … Continue reading The ride


I spent a lot of years thinking I was an extrovert who didn't mind being alone. Since Facebook and the "knowledge of everything" I have read articles and memes about people like me. All of them are valid but like most things each of them is geared toward the individual and their perception. Here is … Continue reading Ambivert