Using humor while grieving

All through summer, fall and winter, my timeline has had memories of me being at home, going home, returning from home again and again. Almost everyday has had a memory related to home. It has been heart warming to see these memories (even though the memories are tinged with varying hues of melancholy). They remind…

With my eye I spy

Looking forward to seeing what this critter will do. It is currently on one of my flower plants and basically has almost eaten it all. A more experienced gardener told me it was a Hummingbird something. So of course I had to do some further research. And yes, I do know that curiosity killed the…

July 4 Fireworks

Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but I don’t much like the smell of fireworks in the air. This morning, the air smelt like napalm not that I even know what napalm smells like! But it’s horrible. Smoldering, smoky like some kinda war zone. The noise late into the night is a whole other headache…

Oh oh,might I be a wasp killer, A pollinator killer??

Lying on my bed yesterday, I saw this huge wasp flying in my room. How it got in initially stumped me but obviously I had to act immediately! So without missing a beat, I leaped out the bed like I was somehow twenty something years old again. And out the bedroom door, I went, frantically…

The Dead Tree

Funny the things you’ll notice all of a sudden sometimes. Things you’d swear were never there. But they were, had been. Perhaps for a long time even. Like this dead tree I chanced upon today Despite coming here 2-3 times a week walking right by it, maybe just a mere 200 or 300 feet away…

Week 2 at an HMO Contact Center

Every once in a while, I take work contracts outside my main careers to push me a little outside my comfort zone or fill in the gaps between larger assignments. So a few weeks ago, genius that I am, I took such a role. It sounded enticing. Fully remote, field a few calls, direct folks…

The Wee Hours

It’s been a while since I’ve been up in the wee hours of the morning. And by a while, I mean maybe 3 or 4 weeks. That’s a miracle to me. Insomnia has been a constant companion of mine for many many years. Many years. And it’s only after a good night’s sleep or several…

Wishes

It’s late afternoon. I’m lying in bed. I feel a bit tired and should be resting. Instead I’m thinking about the cat outside, the mail at the door, the clothes in the washer, the kitchen floor that could use a sweep, the desk that needs sorting out, the clothes that I pulled out the dryer…