The service is done The tears shed Ashes placed His final bed Pride in my family Not the least of which, Mom Who honored my father With dignified Calm Standing Room Only His life well represented Laughter the keystone Not a life being lamented Notes to be written Soups to be made We dreaded the … Continue reading The Epilogue
As you know, Superman passed away Sunday, February 15. I am re-posting what I wrote for him back in July because, though I thought I understood the emotions of what was looming...I couldn't have known how I'd feel at this moment. But, this comes as close to my feelings now as anything I've ever written … Continue reading The Eye of the Human Storm – Repost
A short re-cap... Toddler Troll '14 has died... ...and Damien '15 now reigns Damien declared the war of Two Ought One and Four was not over. He was now spearheading the charge. El Jefe sent his mangy minion "Mini Masher Mickey" to mangle my Mini Mad as Hell Wonder Woman (that's me...just ask my SideKick … Continue reading Is That Wonder Woman Whistlin’ Dixie?
2014 - The Year in Review I had the title typed before I saw the email with the gift from the WP helper monkeys that I assume we all got. And I know this is a bit longer than usual, but if the ultimate goal is to kill a baby (the new years baby silly … Continue reading And Now…Something Completely Un-Original!
Last night saw the end of the longest running nightmare of our married life. The move to Virginia (a.k.a. As the Shade Spins) (aa.k.a. Two Thugs and a Truck) (aaa.k.a. The Snap Heard 'Round the Block) (aaaa.k.a. Row, Row, Row, Your Washing Machine) Moving on (yikes, that phrase alone gives me heartburn)... At 7:00pm we … Continue reading Today
It's official...we're on the road again. Tradin' in 'Ya can't get theyah from heeyah' for 'Ya'll come back now, y'hear?' The Green Mountains of Vermont, the land of my birth...to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Before the snow flies and on the wings of the snow birds, we'll be gone. Naturally, this meant another … Continue reading On The Road Again
As the end of fall approaches, I decided to grab the hubby as my driver (the only time I give up the wheel is when there's a camera in my hand, and then, not always) so I could do one last Drive By Shooting... From my home in the Northeast Kingdom to the metropolis (that's … Continue reading Drive By Shooting ~ Vermont Style
Leave a 3 decades long marriage to the only person who ever knew everything about you, but forgot you were there while he got on with his life Meet and fall in love with another, heart first, sight unseen, and for whom there was no question that he was my future and I his Make … Continue reading How To Dismantle a Life
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As some of you know...this has been quite a year for me A year of losing a marriage of 31 years A year of therapy and doctors and pills - (done, done, and done) A year of knowing time is short and getting shorter, with my beloved father; my Superman Losing our beloved Ripken after … Continue reading How Does Your Garden Grow
Growing up as I did, I had to become a master of delusion. And a master I was. I managed to convince myself I was happy, normal, thriving, even exceptional at times. But, as with everything in life, it ends. That day came when the delusion hit me square in the face and I found … Continue reading Delusional Illusions
I've experienced my share of loss. Most of a certain age have, and some not of such an age. It is an inevitable part of life. I've mourned the loss of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends much too soon, neighbors, and four-legged buddies too. Grief is a process. It's as important a process as … Continue reading Good Grief