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

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

Cheesy Goodness

Right now I am eating a grilled cheese sandwich.  In the morning.  At school. On Friday.  Friday is grilled cheese for breakfast day. For adults.  For kids.  For anyone who is hungry.  Kids get off the bus, grab a sandwich and eat the cheesy goodness then go out to play. Other days it is oatmeal.  … Continue reading Cheesy Goodness

Worse Than Karaoke

Last night I did the scariest thing in the world.  I told a story at a "Story Slam!"  It was really full and the lights were really bright and my legs were shaking really bad.  It was  really crazy! The theme was, "Where there is smoke there is fire."  I didn't even know the theme … Continue reading Worse Than Karaoke

The Best Kind of Picture

In the better late than never category, I decided it was high time I jotted a little something about the Holidays. There is picture my husband has on his phone that sums up the tone of our Holidays.  It is in the cabin we rented at the Ski area.  He took it from the loft … Continue reading The Best Kind of Picture

Teacups, A Poem

Home sick today, with an extremely bad cold,  I have been drinking copious amounts of coffee and tea  (and water, yes I know it is good for me!). With Kleenex in hand, and in my pajamas,  I immersed myself in writing and I came across one of the *very first* blog posts I wrote called … Continue reading Teacups, A Poem

Silver Tide

Last night the Blood moon, a luminous red marble, stunning and simple.  Today a quiet house, a break in the rain and opportunity to write a bit, and even though my "to do" list is longer than I can possibly accomplish, I take a break and spend time drinking coffee and staring out the window, … Continue reading Silver Tide

Slated for the Shadows

  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 breathe,
See her disrupt the
Silver surface and
I can watch the … Continue reading Slated for the Shadows

Birthday Gifts

It's my birthday!  Last night as I drifted off to sleep I tried to remember birthdays from my past.  From when I was a kid and others.  And it was hard. When I was kid, birthdays were simply not a big deal.  Yes.  There was cake, my Mother always baked a cake, but there was … Continue reading Birthday Gifts

Gravina Morning

It is Friday and it is going to be a sunny day.  I find it hard to drag myself to work, I want to watch the busy busy business outside my window.  Planes and boats and clouds and sunshine. Watch the sun slowly warm Gravina Island outside my window. I stay a little Longer, drink … Continue reading Gravina Morning