a life well lived – Cathy Grawin

I just learned this morning that my dear friend, Cathy Grawin, passed away early Friday morning from ovarian cancer. I loved Cathy. I adored her. She was a role model to me in many ways. She was a woman who loved her life, who loved her work. She was an amazing plein air painter. We…

downtown life

So far I’ve had a pretty great day. I woke up around 7:45 am and went down to my favorite little French cafe (Cafe de L’Opera) around 8:30 am. The doors were closed, and I was sad that they might be closed, but then the owner saw me and opened the door for me. She…

OBX (and my return!)

Remember me? It’s been a while, I know. I always make the same excuses when I haven’t written in a long time. I’ll spare you. I changed up the theme of the blog, something I usually do when I try to get into posting more. It occurred to me that I have done a miserable…

NPM – 13 of 30

upon waking I discovered the cat had knocked over its litter box after a day of work where I barely came up for air I made my way to the harbor where I met a friend who was in from out of town we walked to a restaurant and met another friend we talked a lot…

NPM – 2 of 30

flight plans sparked daydreaming of Savannah orange blossom honey lotion soaked into hands that seem too old to belong to me my first mocha in 10 days went down smoothly as I hoped it would then the meeting ended with, ‘thanks, gentlemen’ focus wait anticipate read focus plan (always plan) warm hint of a breeze…

hello, Spring

It was a good day. I won the NCAA pool at work (could there be a Google Home in my future?) After work, I went to Jerome’s and bought a couch! Thanks for the dough to be able to get it, Mom & Dad! It will be delivered in Friday. I chose that day mostly…