January mornings are cold and dark, particularly at 4:45 a.m. After Alexa wakes me with her daily alarm, I cuddle with the pup before getting out from under the weight and warmth of blankets to feel the full force of the chilled air. I quickly change into my yoga clothes before going downstairs to bundle … Continue reading Rhythms


The snowflakes turned into wet blobs as they hit the pavement. It was cold, but not cold enough for the snow to stick. The wind was sharp enough to make the after work dog walk a necessity rather than a relaxing pleasure. On the way into the house I grabbed the mail. Suddenly everything was … Continue reading Hope


Confused, bewildered, disoriented, dumfounded, afraid, shocked, angry, off balance, emotionally hungover… These are just a few descriptions of my emotional gamut on Wednesday, January 6 as the United States Capitol was entered by a mob. I was horrified, but I could not look away from what was happening. My feelings and thoughts were caused body … Continue reading Discombobulated

Get Lucky

Planning starts in November. While others are procuring turkey, pumpkin, minces, sweet potatoes and French’s Crispy Fried Onions, I am in the frozen food aisle picking out frozen peas. Typically I go with black eyed peas, but this year, on the recommendation of a friend from Alabama, I went with purple hull peas. Supposedly the … Continue reading Get Lucky


‘Twas Saturday before Christmas and I was rushing with chores. Opening the cabinet door in hopes of finding my all-purpose bleach spray bottle, to my wandering eyes did appear, a cleaning caddy filled with water like from a nozzle. I dropped to my knees and began to clear clutter, when my garbage disposal feel free, … Continue reading Blessings