If I lay my hand Flat against the surface, Palm down fingers dipping in the salty wetness, I can almost feel her moving. And if I hold my face to the wind I can almost feel the wisp, the whiff, her breath Against my cheek, tiny droplets fine and silky. I can hear her … Continue reading Slated for the Shadows
It is spring break-up in Anchorage, the roads are sloppy, gray mounds of debris filled snow lies along the edges of lawns and streets. You walk carefully to avoid ankle deep puddles or patches of slick black ice. Everything is wet and cold. Inside it is warm though, shoes are tossed in a pile by … Continue reading An Alaskan Kid
We moved last week. We moved from a lovely house on the hill, a cabin really that overlooked a busy harbor. A working harbor. We moved to a house out of town, on the water. A bigger lot, not so close to neighbors. Lots of trees and privacy. It is quiet here. And dark at … Continue reading A Different Kind Of Morning
I hesitated when I saw this prompt - Fleek. It took me right back to one of the last years I was in the classroom and it reminded me of what I miss about being in the classroom. Over the years I found some really tried and true activities. One of them was around Valentines … Continue reading To Be “On Fleek”
It is that time of year. I just spent two days transforming my library into a book fair. Hooray! People LOVE book fairs. SO MANY adults share with me that their favorite memory of elementary school was the book fair. Kids begin asking as soon as the posters go up... Their little faces are nearly … Continue reading Book Fair Time!
The prompt is damp. Damp is not a pleasant word and I am having such a pleasant morning! (And yeah, Fandango... I tried, I cannot make beard work...I tried talking about rain in someone's beard, but that felt weird for some reason...LOL) But here goes.... It stormed and rained and blew yesterday. It was so … Continue reading Another Weather Post….
The official countdown is on. In one week we will be sleeping in our new home. It is exciting and frightening at the same time. I have not slept the last three nights, thoughts such as "Should we plaster and touch up all the nail holes?" To "Did I make arrangements for the dog during … Continue reading For a Good Nights Sleep
So it happened. There was a word prompt I have never heard of before. I had to look it up. Read the definition. See the word used in a sentence. After two or three dictionary sites, I understood how it worked - like it's very close cousin "sequel," the word was "sequelae." It isn't much … Continue reading Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
This potato says it all.
It is strange how grief will sneak in and get you. Someone sent me a picture of the four us when we little, little kids. Playing and jovial. Big smiles and happy faces. And there she was, and I just was stunned by her memory. Memories burbled quickly to the surface. She has been gone … Continue reading For My Sister