NPM 28 & 29

My friend, Barbara, invited me to a songwriting group that she’s in. She’s in Austin, but the group “meets” on Facebook. The guy who started it posted 4 prompts, and people have 2 weeks to write, record, and upload their songs. She sent me the prompts in case I wanted to ‘audit’ the group. I…

Xquisite Corpse

Back in June 2018, I was invited to participate in this unique project. I was referred by my friend, Adrian, which was really nice. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I was in a place where I wanted to say yes to more opportunities so I agreed. The Exquisite Corpse is an old…

one year gone

I couldn’t let this day pass by without acknowledging that it’s a sad anniversary. It’s been one whole year since my dad died. Even writing that sentence is weird. How can such an event be 365 days ago and yet feel so recent in my thoughts and memories, like it could have been yesterday. We…

Catching up – Nov 20 & 21

Post birthday day was just fine. I went to work where we had a potluck planned for the holiday. The contribution I signed up for was whipped cream. But I also bought some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies because yum! Also, as I mentioned earlier, I made some seasoned nuts. I bought roasted unsalted mixed nuts…

Better day

Shortly after I finished writing my post yesterday, my mom called. She shared that she had been triggered to grief the day before. It’s her story, so I’ll let her tell it if she wants, but we both agreed how unexpected it can be. We shed a few more tears then got on to other…

Grief well

Today started out well. I got up early and went to get breakfast at Bondar’s. I chose to eat it there and read my book. Around 9:15 am, I left and took a walk through downtown. I really like downtown in the morning. Then I headed to acupuncture which was great. I felt very good…

An afternoon at the Beatons

I got an invitation from my friend, Robt, to join a group of folks up to tour the home of the Beatons. At first, I wasn’t sure. I would need to be there at 3 pm on a Friday so work was an obstacle. But then, I looked at the links he’d sent me about…

Quiet night

I had a meeting downtown today at noon, so after it was over, I was able to come home and work the rest of the day from my living room. That was nice. After work, I changed, turned on the TV, and started making dinner. I made a huge amount of pasta (probably 6 meals…

Mr. A-Z

Tonight I went to a somewhat ‘secret’ show at Java Joe’s. I got a text on Monday that said Jason would be playing on Wednesday with a number to contact to Venmo some money. On Tuesday, I thought, “What the hell?” And contacted the person to ask if tickets were still available. She promptly replied…