So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Ya

So long, it’s been good to know ya So long, it’s been good to know ya So long, it’s been good to know ya What a long time since I’ve been home And I’ve gotta be driftin’ along The lyrics above were sung last Saturday when we did a reprise of the 100th birthday celebration…

I have so much to tell you (plus NPM 30)

I think I’ll start off with the last poem of NPM 30 (of 2018, haha). Fortunately, I have a few to choose from. It’s from the same prompt group as the last two, but the prompt was “Life is but a dream.” Sh-Boom when I was younger discovering music I turned to my parents’ records…

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…