Short week

After what was a fabulous birthday weekend, today it was time to go back to work and other realities. We had In-n-Out for lunch, then we took Sandy to the airport to return to cold SLC. Until next time, hermana mia! When we got home, I did some editing work, then I went to play…

Sunday Funday

Today was packed with fun things! First, Sandy & I went on a light trail hike. Then we went to Polly’s Pies and bought what turned out be rather disappointing cinnamon rolls. After breakfast, we headed to Target 🎯 so she could buy another gift for me: a coffee maker. Since we got back from…

Late birthday surprise

Last night after dinner, my mom insisted that we watch a movie and stay up until midnight to enjoy every moment of my 50th birthday. I found it a little odd but also kind of nice. During the movie, she kept getting up (I need water, I need to go the bathroom, maybe Lulu needs…

50 & a River

Today I turned 50 years old (!) It’s been a pretty great day starting with the news that one of my besties, Lindsay, gave birth to her child, River, just after midnight! Huzzah! I went for a 4.5 mile hike at a trail I hadn’t been to since before COVID. It was foggy and magical….

Have a poet read your stars

As a gift to myself for my birthday, I booked a session with a poet friend of mine from back in the day who now has a PhD in Depth Psychology with a specialization in Somatic Studies. One of the services she offers is an astrological reading to support personal healing. Shortly before our session,…

Crying

I know I missed yesterday. I just plum forgot! I think I’m up to two posts that I owe. As my birthday approaches, so does all my angst. I’m not sure if that’s the right word for it. Melancholy maybe is better. Low. All day, I’ve felt on the verge of tears, and several times…

A Satisfied Mind

My birthday is coming up (Friday). My friend, Robt, posted a link to a song by Jeff Buckley on Facebook and mentioned me because Buckley has been a muse to me on a few occasions. His album, Grace, is sublime and was the inspiration for the name of the house concert I founded which also…

National Poetry Month – Day 21

This is kind of cheating because this isn’t a new poem or one I’ve rediscovered through Facebook memories. But today is my dad’s birthday. He would have been 81. I thought I would write something new about this day, but it didn’t happen. So here’s this oldie. Patricia Said…(a birthday poem for my father) Patricia…

Happy birthday, Mamacita

Today’s is my mom’s birthday. When we had talked about what she wanted to do a few weeks ago, we came up with a tentative plan, but then Covid made us have to postpone. It wasn’t a big plan, a lunch at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. Mom loves their mango margaritas. But outdoor…

December

Well, of course I didn’t complete NaBloPoMo (crying emoji face!) But let’s recap October and November while we’re here now. Octoberwell, of course there was work, which is going wellI watched episodes of a friend’s newest project that happened on Tuesdays in October. It’s a series called the Hope Desk and it’s a free hour’s…