This week’s gifts

I am blessed. In the past 7 days:

5-people (including me) brainstormed in my living room and set up a long-term meal and playdate schedule and more (“meals” to include drop off meals and shared meals at my house and at other people’s houses) Read the rest of this entry »


Curses and blessings

I have a really mundane voice mail message from Mike on my cell phone. Every time it pops up into my ear, I am startled and then strangely comforted. I guess I’m pretending that if his voice is so close and so real that everything must really be okay. Read the rest of this entry »

A quick question

How dare the sky be so blue today?

Haunting outing

Went to Art in Avondale Park today.  Crisp blue sky, autumn chill in the air.  My mom and father-in-law came and helped with the kids, who marched in the parade and did arts and crafts.  Ran into many friends and acquaintences.  Read the rest of this entry »


oh my partner

how i long to laugh and to cry

in your arms

to feel your breath on my skin

to see your smile light up the sky  for eternity

or just one more time

On the strength of peanutbutter jars

I’m so mad at Mike that I won’t even write what I’m thinking about him right now. I’ll save it for the ears of those special few (you know who you are) who are kind enough to listen to my rants in person. Read the rest of this entry »

Shattered trust

I’ve always had this fear that something would happen to my children. I have often thought about how devastating it would be if one of them were killed. Same with my parents/other relatives/friends.
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