A Special Painting and Fighting Procrastination

Saturday, July 23rd I finally sat down at my desk to work on a special painting. My muse My friend Erum is often my muse. With her long black hair, olive colored skin and self confidence, she’s very much the opposite of me. I am blonde, pale and shy. I have to force myself toContinue reading “A Special Painting and Fighting Procrastination”

Some Days Are Just Like This

The past few days I’ve been feeling really down. I guess it’s the “after a holiday blues.” Even Jason has commented on how down I’ve been. He actually said I’ve been in despair. I think “despair” is a little too strong of a word but I have definitely been down. These blues surprise me becauseContinue reading “Some Days Are Just Like This”

Kindred Spirits, Anne Shirley and Diana dear

(Featured image is from the Seasons at Green Gables monthly planner by Anne Bielski) Friday, I visited my friend in the hospital again. This time I didn’t get lost I didn’t get lost driving there this time, which was wonderful and that meant that I got there much earlier than I expected to. We hadContinue reading “Kindred Spirits, Anne Shirley and Diana dear”

4th of July Recipes, Along with Some Magical and Not So Magical Memories

For years now, missing the 4th of July fireworks has made me feel as if I’ve missed the summer. 4th of July’s of the past As a child, after our mother married our step father, we were no longer allowed to go to see fireworks or parades on the 4th of July. My brother couldContinue reading “4th of July Recipes, Along with Some Magical and Not So Magical Memories”

An Extra Busy Tuesday

Last Tuesday was super busy. I woke up extra early and headed to Pennsylvania to drop some things off to my brother and help our mother a bit. Our mother is elderly and lives with my brother. She can not do much for herself anymore and my brother does a great job of taking careContinue reading “An Extra Busy Tuesday”

Dealing with the Impending Death of a Friend

Thursday was a very hard day… It was my allotted day of the week to visit my friend in the hospital. My dear friend is dying.  I allot myself 1 or 2 days every week to go visit her and schedule it on my calendar because otherwise, it would be much too easy to stayContinue reading “Dealing with the Impending Death of a Friend”

Happy Birthday!

Today is my birthday … My 49th birthday… but, shhhhh, don’t tell anyone that! Lol This year, I find that I’m feeling oddly happy and optimistic about it being my birthday! I woke up today wanting to shout, “Happy Birthday everyone” like Frosty the Snowman and then I remembered, it isn’t everyone’s birthday,  it’s MYContinue reading “Happy Birthday!”

Hang in There!

Some days it’s hard to be strong but we will. For ourselves. For our loved ones. Out of stubbornness. Find your reason and stick to it. For me, it’s my son. Whenever I feel like I can’t cope with anymore, whenever I feel like giving up, I just think of him… And I find myContinue reading “Hang in There!”

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