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…

Veteran poetry

I went to a book release and poetry reading tonight at the library. I knew most of the readers. To be honest, I was there mainly for appearance ‘points.’ I don’t know that anyone else really notices, but I like to keep my face in the community here and there. The night started off with…

Shopping and (watching) Baking

I was fortunate to have the day off today. My internal clock woke me at 6 am, so I got up and went out for breakfast. I went to Breakfast Republic where I usually have their breakfast sandwich which is pretty good. I took my book and enjoyed a lovely morning. At home, I read…

Global Mourning (NPM 27 of 30)

Global Mourning another shooting another fire another politician throws thoughts & prayers upon the pyre cold’s getting colder warm’s getter warmer will the shouting become a murmur or will the rage sustain until there’s a reformer I want to keep safe the people who are erased I want to be shelter for those who fear…

Book-reading Saturday

I got a notice that a couple books I had asked for were now available at the library. I had a pretty good amount left to read in my current book, and I didn’t want to check out any new books until I was done with it. In the morning, I went to the little…

poetry at work

Because I don’t talk about work on this blog, this post may be vague, but I’ll give it a shot. Some folks in my department were tasked with creating a video to show at a big meeting at the end of this month. We came up with an idea and as part of the execution…