Spring Time Catch Up

This feels like a bit of a cheat, and I suppose it actually is.  I was DETERMINED to write a poem a day in April.  I started off OK, but then this weekend happened.  This weekend when I should have had plenty of time to write and instead I found Every. Minute. Full. From Quilting … Continue reading Spring Time Catch Up

World Cup

Today.  At 5:00 pm California time, the US Women's soccer team will have a friendly match against Belgium.  You are probably thinking, yeah.  What's the big deal?  Well the big deal is, that at half-time the '99 Women's team that won the World Cup will be honored.  How cool is that?  Nearly every player from … Continue reading World Cup

Rosebud Sheets

It is April 5, fifth day of my Poem A Day personal challenge.  I was completely uninspired until I saw this prompt - Laundry and I went straight back to my childhood summers at my grandmother's house in New Mexico.  Summers where she hung clothes to dry in the plentiful sun - there is nothing, … Continue reading Rosebud Sheets

This Little Book

Poem-a-day in April! This little book next to me This cast-off tome With it's curled Yellow pages Rough along the edges, Begs me to Pick it up. To hold it, To cradle it, To flip through the pages. The soft sound of pages turning, And it Smells like my childhood Not quite dusty But rich … Continue reading This Little Book

Fierce Kitty: A Poem

Poem 2 for a Poem a day in April!     A spring rain Falls suddenly, Swiftly. Kitty and I are drenched. We seek a warm corner, I with tea And kitty Wary for danger. My fierce kitty Chases her tail. She sees it Out of the corner Of her eye. She watches. And waits. … Continue reading Fierce Kitty: A Poem

A Poem a Day, a Day too Late

I VOWED I was going to write a poem absolutely ever day in April!  I did it last year and had so much fun!  Of course yesterday slipped by and I forgot.  The upside is, I *did* remember today.... So... here you go, a Poem A Day, A Day Late.   It is the simple … Continue reading A Poem a Day, a Day too Late

Partly Paisley

I saw this prompt and it made me think of my mother.  It was the sixties and she was dressed to go to a party and  as I watched her get ready, I thought she was so beautiful. I am little And the world is Full of Wonder. Wonder like a Velvet Jacket, Partly Paisley. … Continue reading Partly Paisley

Homecoming

“Whoosh,” the bus pulled away. Clutching her small bag, she took careful steps around melting puddles towards the door. She rested her hand only a moment on the handle, gathering the courage to turn it and walk in. Inside it was dim, the sunlight cut through sharply, music played in the corner,  a warm musty … Continue reading Homecoming

Framed

The days are getting longer! They have been sunny and beautiful, what an auspicious start  to springtime in Alaska! I do not have to leave my porch light on when I go to work, I take the dog for her walk and get home in time for the last bit of sun.  And these cold, clear … Continue reading Framed

Wallpaper Update and Create

So if you have followed my blog at all you know we recently bought a new house and moved in last fall.  This house was absolutely turn key.  It needed nothing which is a big deal in our rainy little town where nature likes to take over.  Anyway, Scott was skeptical, and maybe thought I … Continue reading Wallpaper Update and Create