Meco

It was innocent. I didn’t mean to do it. It was unexpected. All I was doing was vacuuming. A bird is a messy creature. He was losing feathers. I was vacuuming them up. I got too close to the bird, or the bird got to close to the vacuum hose. It happened in an instant.…

Things To Do

I stopped making a to-do-list this school year, and I don’t know why. I’ve made one for what it seems like forever, so it doesn’t make sense. Things aren’t getting done, and I’m forgetting to take care of stuff. Like I could of reminded myself to post a blog before midnight, which I actually did,…

Kiss Me I’m Polish

First of all I am not trying to diminish St. Patrick’s Day, but you see, I’m Polish.  So the saying that everyone is Irish today does not apply to me.  I remember that St. Patty’s Day was not a big deal in my home, but we did acknowledge St. Joseph’s Day, March 19th. We would…

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…