Can I Have This Dance?

Digging deep into the crevices of my bag, I prayed to find any morsel with which to appease the hunger pangs of my over-stimulated, worn out toddler. The museum was crowded. The day was long. My time was up and the bag supplied nothing. Not even a half-eaten granola bar or a couple sticky fruit…… Continue reading Can I Have This Dance?

Take Off Your Shoes

My world was closing in and I felt suffocated. My soul was landlocked, hemmed in, and I desperately needed to stretch and breathe. I had looked forward to my vacation at the beach for weeks. Grabbing my camera, I headed out the door of the condo. The sun warmed my shoulders, though there was a…… Continue reading Take Off Your Shoes

Make Mine Almond with Honey, Cream, and a Side of Quiet

Have you ever wanted to run away? Not permanently – just for a couple hours or days … okay, let’s be honest … a couple months. When the kids were little and the house was boisterous I had a recurring fantasy. I would go someplace pretty and quiet. The quaint cottage where I would stay…… Continue reading Make Mine Almond with Honey, Cream, and a Side of Quiet

Lessons from Putt-Putt

It was such a pleasant evening. Double date with new friends. Not too hot out. Clear skies. Great food and conversation. A nice walk in the park. Then, putt-putt. You know, miniature golf. Okay, now I have to tell you – mini golf isn’t my favorite. It’s a simple, yet frustratingly difficult game. I like…… Continue reading Lessons from Putt-Putt

Permission to be at Ease

Here I sit today. Post war. Post depression. A large portion of the debris left on the battleground of our marriage has been cleared away. Major excavation has taken place. Positive experiences are replacing the negative ones of the past. Happy memories are beginning to crowd out the old memories full of hurt and regret.…… Continue reading Permission to be at Ease

Of Brooding and Nesting, Roosting and Resting

Have you ever felt like life just needs to stop so you can focus on the problem at hand? You reason, if I could only take some time to think about what’s going on and what I’m going to do about it, then I’d feel better. If only I didn’t have so many other things…… Continue reading Of Brooding and Nesting, Roosting and Resting