As a child, my mother made a big deal about making sure her rural county - living daughters were exposed to museums, parks, art, the city, plays, etc. I have wonderful memories of sitting next to her in the field by our house as she sketched. The long grass was itchy, but it didn't seem … Continue reading ART and the Grieving Cave
The past two and half months, since schools closed, have been crazy to say the least. COVID-19 has really thrown us all for a loop. The first week schools closed, I admit I was happy. Relieved even because it has been a tough school year. We all thought it was temporary so it felt like … Continue reading Quarantine Life
I am a stress eater and dealing with COVID-19 and my mother's death has meant chips, chocolate, and all the other yummies. I call it the QUARANTINE 15. I haven't gained 15 pounds, but it sure feels like it. My jeans are tight around the waist and ass because I have been living in sweatpants … Continue reading QUARANTINE 15
My mother was buried this past weekend. The ceremony felt odd due to it just being immediate family, staying socially distant from each other, not having a gathering afterwards, etc. I brought three roses for her (three for her three daughters) and my son brought this rose for her. It was his first funeral so for … Continue reading Pay it forward
In just a few days, November will be here. To be that means NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)!! It is the one month of the year where I, and many many others, try to write 50,000 words in just one month. Some of us are successful; some of us are not and that is ok. … Continue reading Time to Write a Novel??
Everyone struggles in life. Sometimes it takes us down a dark path, but we must always keep trudging along to find the way out. Lately, I have been feeling down. I lie. It has actually been over a year now. I have kept my distance from friends, my house is becoming a disaster, and I … Continue reading Finding My Way Back