And the day after tomorrow; Spring

I am writing this from the couch. On my body, a sweatshirt and sweatpants, socks with peppermints on them and a heated blanket thrown across my lap. It’s chilly. This weekend was charming, bright sunshine and warm breezes across the days. I opened every curtain at John’s to let the brightness sink into the rooms. […]

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Questions to myself for Spring:

The light is changing, why can’t you?Why can’t you let warmth touch the places that have been cool and dark through the winter?Why can’t you trace your own dust lines on the furniture without feeling guilty? How can that guilt live in the sunlight? Doesn’t it just shrivel when you bring it out and fully see […]

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Thoughts on my Great-Grandmother

Francis Olivia was her name. A middle name I also share. She loved red and hated mayo. She was 6 when the Titanic sank. Her father a Maryland ferryboat captain who would take people to and fro across the Chesapeake Bay before the bridge was built (he said it would never happen, it did). The […]

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Trust

I saw something the other day that said “Don’t compare, people don’t post their failures.” And it got me thinking about what failure is. What it means. When I feel like one. What I do to NOT feel like one. And then I thought, ok-so-when did it become so terrible to fail? When did getting […]

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Light leaning

Daylight savings is upon us and although the days are now going to be blessedly brighter, the night’s lose some dark and it takes my body some time to rectify the loss of even an hour of sleep. I awoke today groggy, swollen and heartsore. A bad fight with John has left us shuffling around […]

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Out and about

Today Mom and I went shopping in places we haven’t been to in years. Our old haunts. We meandered through Target, stopped in AC Moore, got a tea (and a cookie) at Starbucks, and shuffled through Barnes and Noble. There were a few more places we hit, all for the sake of getting things done […]

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The choosing

I think there are moments that are in suspension of choosing. And I think when you see these moments are upon you, you have to give in to the weightlessness of being untethered. And let whatever will be, be And then I think you need to choose. And when you choose, know it’s ok to […]

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A bowl of lemons

I am frantic about Target. I go searching for the perfect accents for the apartment and come up empty handed against my bank account. I am looking for the big things too, rugs and curtain rods, bed side tables and mirrors and a bed frame. You know, big things and little things. And of course […]

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