Mr. Clean

So I am lying here and I’m tired. I don’t know what to write about, and I’m staring off toward my husbands dresser. There is a lot of stuff up there: a Cubs piggy bank, 4 nutcrackers, a wooden giraffe Ron made in school, a bell from Las Vegas, an Irish cap, some cards and…

Trapped

I hate it. I fear it. I avoid it. But, it happened today.  I was in a hospital looking for the lobby where I was to meet up with my friend. All I had to do was take the elevator from the second floor to the first.  Well wouldn’t it be easier to walk down…

Split View

Looking out. The steel blue lake. Layers of towering buildings. Snow covered roofs. Fluffy white clouds making their way to the lake. A vast frozen field dotted with people walking dogs. Cars zooming by on their way home. A surreal Lego-like view.  Turn. Machines making noise. Tubes and wires. A raised bed with rails. A…

Mrs. Genens

Mrs. Genens was my childhood neighbor who live directly across the street from me. From the age of 3 on, I was shipped off to  Mrs. Genen’s house quite often. I was the middle child, and I think I drove my mom crazy. Mrs. Genens taught me how to make perfect circles and ovals that linked together like…

Masterpiece

Look, look, look at the trees, what do you notice, what do you see, So much within, a scenic delight, every branch coated, an intricate sight. Only in winter trees wrap up in snow, never to hide, all is for show, Next time it snows, look at the trees, see what you notice, see what…

The Price of Committment

Am I crazy (don’t answer that), or are our young adults expecting a little much when it comes to engagement rings.  My daughter, Lia has a friend who just was engaged. Lia came home the other day an announced, “Mom, guess how much  Shannon’s engagement ring cost?” I had no idea, so Lia exclaimed, “10,000  dollars!” “What!” I shrieked. Then…

Warning Signs

Warning signs. Do people ignore them to avoid reality? Do people ignore them because they are stubborn? I told my friend that what appeared to be coincidences were probably warning signs. Her husband had two incidences in the past three months that I told her sounded like mini-strokes. The first incident happened while her husband was…

Always

Originally posted on larmourblog:
 I’ll always have one. I won’t live without one. A consoler, an unconditional lover, a forgiver, a playmate, a greeter, a mood lifter, a friend… That’s right – My Australian Terrier            

Always

 I’ll always have one. I won’t live without one. A consoler, an unconditional lover, a forgiver, a playmate, a greeter, a mood lifter, a friend… That’s right – My Australian Terrier            

Clarity

Look, look, look through the trees, what do you notice, what do you see? So much beyond, so much behind, do you see beauty, what do you find? Nothing to block, to cover the view, a world gone unnoticed, a vision so true Only in winter the trees do not dare, to hide what is waiting,…