Tue
25
Oct '11

On Silence, Writing Sober and Loving Myself

Photo credit - Lori Paquette

I don’t want to be the girl that has to fill the silence…
The quiet scares me ’cause it screams the truth.

~ Lyrics from “Sober” by P!nk

I had come to terms with the silence on my blog.

I was comfortable in not needing to fill the space.

I was lying to myself. (more…)

Thu
5
May '11

Unusual Friendship

Photo credit: PetFoto.com

Judgment is a slippery slope and it starts with fear every time. S.D.J.

I had the most delicious conversation today with a dear friend. Someone I’ve known since 2004. Someone I have spent up to 4 hours with on the phone in one sitting.. Someone who has provided emotional and even financial support at some of my darkest times. (more…)

Mon
3
Jan '11

For Mom

Today would have been my mother’s 79th birthday.

I spent her last birthday with her 11 years ago in a hospital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She had been in and out of the hospital since the previous August with an infection whose source could not be pinpointed. (more…)

Thu
30
Dec '10

The Unexpected Gift of 2010

The gift

I’ve been quiet, I know.

I’m not particularly fond of the way the holidays are observed in this country, so in my effort to promote “peace and goodwill towards men,”  it’s better that I remain under the radar.   Trust me, I make Ebenezer Scrooge look like Mother Teresa. (more…)

Mon
6
Dec '10

Made with Love

December 6 – Make.

What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?

(Author: Gretchen Rubin)

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This prompt almost stumped me.

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