The Baby Is Coming!|NaPoWriMo Day 18

The baby is coming! The baby is coming! What do we do? Where do we go? Did you grab my bag? My hair is a mess! The baby is coming! The baby is coming! I have one brown sandal on and one black one, oh well, let’s go, no one will look at your feet!Continue reading “The Baby Is Coming!|NaPoWriMo Day 18”

Haiku Mood|NaPoWriMo Day 16

Fibromyalgia Fun and Pain, A Haiku Yesterday was fun. Physical therapy fun. This morning, great pain. Colorado Spring, A Haiku Sun was shining bright. Flowers and trees bloom. Now, wind blows in cold and snow. Family Tree Changing, A Haiku Old limbs fell in wind. We are old limbs now. Are we strong enough toContinue reading “Haiku Mood|NaPoWriMo Day 16”

Money and Henry the Rooster–NaPoWriMo Day 7

Money. Simple money. Figures on a bank app show we have enough. Enough to pay our bills, buy our food, and even, fortunately, and thank God, enough to share with others. Are we rich? No. Put us on an American class scale and we’d tilt the scales to middle middle class. Not rich. Not poor.Continue reading “Money and Henry the Rooster–NaPoWriMo Day 7”

Watching Cars and Stars

Sitting on the front porch with Daddy in the summer twilight, was always one of my favorite times. He’d smoke a couple of unfiltered Camel cigarettes and I would watch in fascination as the blue smoke curled its way upward into the almost twinkly sky. We lived on the corner of a street where carsContinue reading “Watching Cars and Stars”

Catching Up With Myself

(I started writing this on March 12.) One thing that many people don’t know or understand about fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome is that often the people diagnosed with the syndrome appear to have normal, even very high activity levels. From the outside, everything seems status quo, even to the person who has fibromyalgia. Often, I’ll findContinue reading “Catching Up With Myself”

Come on Baby! Let’s Get Started!

My daughter-in-law is in the last days of her pregnancy. As we all wait with excited anticipation for the birth of her and my eldest son’s first baby, I have been drawn back in time to remembering those last days of my pregnancy with my son. As any woman who has been in those lastContinue reading “Come on Baby! Let’s Get Started!”

Monday Morning Haiku

Train whistle blowing. Sun is mistily glowing. Leaf drifts down from tree. EWL 9.8.14 This is the last of my official gratitude lists. I’m three days behind on sharing these, but that makes them no less true or important to me. I am extremely grateful for all of these things: 1. A feeling of fallContinue reading “Monday Morning Haiku”