Arachnophobia – or not…

                        Spiders eat pests. Spiders feed on common indoor pests, such as roaches, earwigs, mosquitoes, flies and clothes moths. If left alone, spiders will consume most of the insects in your home, providing effective home pest control. Bayer Advanced I don’t like spiders. I […]

Birthdays and Memorials

Today I am sharing my birthday with a remembrance of U. S. soldiers who have served my country through the years. I was born at the beginning of World War II and I have no memory of that war. At one period of my life I read everything I could find about it; trying to […]

A Good Day in the Garden

I’m having a fun day. Because as much as I like to think of myself as aging gracefully and fashionably and as much as I wish I like to think of myself as prematurely white-haired; I also like the concept of the eccentric woman who scandalizes the neighborhood with her quirkiness. There’s a lot of […]

An Acknowledgement of Prayer

I was raised in a fundamentalist Christian church.  Although my parents were broadminded and spiritual, there wasn’t a lot of latitude within their belief system for the ways in which we practiced their chosen faith.  I strayed from that straight and narrow many years ago. I have explored many beliefs and have formed my unique […]

Happy Easter

Easter has been many things for me. The excitement of new patent leather shoes. The fear of oversleeping for sunrise service and thus waking up at 3:00 a.m. to dress in spring clothing inappropriate for standing on a hilltop in April.  (But one MUST wear the Easter finery at a certain age.)  Listening to shivering […]

Easy Lifting

My daughter and I have decided to do something each day that feels uplifting.  No matter how heavy the load, busy the day, frustrating the list and overscheduled the calendar, we plan to take time for an emotional, physical or mental treatsie. The first morning or two I lay in bed and tried to think, […]

As soon as…

I spend a lot of time waiting for my life to be over.  Well, not exactly OVER. It’s just that after the party I’m going to begin meditating at least once a day .  I’m too busy until then. I’ll take a walk as soon as I meditate. I’ll do my yoga after my walk. […]

A Path to Healing

This is a day of rejoicing in my life.  My friend is having her last chemo treatment as I write.  She has run the gauntlet: showing up for each appointment, putting out her arm and letting poison drain into her body.  She has restricted her diet as advised, taken all medicine when instructed, and kept […]

My Garden – A Metaphor for My Life.

I am learning to comprehend the Buddhist admonition that we create our own suffering.  My garden teaches me.    Here’s the dilemma:  do I enjoy what I do or worry about what I can’t do? I had a mini-breakthrough last week when I realized that with a bit of work on my patios, I enjoy […]

The Kitchen Sink

Fanciful. Philosophical. Waxing poetic. All apply to my yesterday. I spend a lot of time at my kitchen window.  It’s above my sink and so gives me a look at the world outside as I do all of things that are normally done at a kitchen sink.  I have put a lot of time and […]