And just like that

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I’m happy about that because it means that I have the next two days off. It’s not a big holiday for me or my family and hasn’t really been in the last few years. Sometimes we do traditional food, other years not so much. I hope whatever way you choose to enjoy…

Pare down

I have a daily organizer on which I list things I want to get done each day. In the early days of the pandemic, it was pretty bare, but as time has gone on, there are things I want to do, like keep in touch with friends or submit to poetry journals, that I like…

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…

Songwriter book club

The main thing I had going on today was attending my songwriter book club. I don’t write songs, though, I write poems. We read a book then write something either about or inspired by the book. The book we read was called The Control of Nature. It was written in the late 80s, but I’m…