Sunset at Lake Bde Maka Ska, Minneapolis, Minnesota Dear Readers, I am not an early riser. Never was, never will be. So I hardly ever catch a sunrise, but I can see a sunset. Where I live we have many trees so it's difficult to see the broad horizon. Instead, in the evening, I watch … Continue reading To Hug a Sunset
A Blue Sky Day! Dear Readers, I am reconnecting to my writing. I have missed it, but felt such a void of thoughts and words, I really had nothing to say. So many people are suffering in so many ways, that anything I think of to say or write seems trivial. My emotions have run … Continue reading Reconnecting
Dear Readers, I keep waking up singing a song from an old, sappy movie titled the same, Joy in the Morning. I've never watched the movie, but found it in an old music book, and used to sing it long ago. I am not sure why my memory is bringing this song to me at … Continue reading Joy
So happy we can walk outside! Dear Readers, I’m writing this on my iPad, which I have done before, but it sure isn’t easy! I have to stay away from Mr. UT because he is working with our computers, and is in his “work mode”! Yikes! Lol We were lucky we had already adjusted to … Continue reading Holding Hope
Dear Readers, Yesterday I was caught off guard by reading some social media posts about music. I started crying. When they did I reached out to a friend, who held my hand, and they passed. I never know when those feeling of loss pop up. I know I write about this often, but I find writing helps me not only … Continue reading Joy with Loss
My Newest Health Adventure! Dear Readers, Five weeks after my hysterectomy, my stitches came loose, and my small intestines came out of my body! I held them up and my husband drove me to emergency room, where I was fixed up within a short time. Stayed at the hospital for two nights, where I had a roommate with a drunk boyfriend. … Continue reading And Then There Was…
Dear Readers,Snow Sculptures in St. Paul!I am not a morning person. In fact, I have to talk myself into the day.Most mornings I wake up with anxiety. I struggle to get out of bed.Usually I use the phrase, I Can Do It, and then I can get up.Once I am up, make breakfast, read the paper, I can … Continue reading Talking Myself into the Day
Dear Readers,Today I found joy.I found joy in a visit with a neighbor over coffee.I found joy at yoga, connecting with a wonderful warm teacher, and some yoga buddies.I found joy writing this blog.I am noticing that when my mind is open to life, I am finding "experiences of hope, gratitude, joy, patience, forgiveness, connection, and … Continue reading Keeping Open on Day 195
Dear Readers,I am in a strange pattern of sleeping until 10:00 am. By the time I get my body into gear, it's almost noon! YIKES! Then I'm not tired until 2:00 am!Now in my defense, it is cold, dark, and we have had no sun for about 3 weeks. Oh, and I am retired with no kids.I also … Continue reading Laughing is Better!
Dear Readers,Sometimes I think I am so funny! (My Loved One just doesn't always think so. LOL) That's okay. I think a person must make themselves laugh. As I go through my day, I think of things in a strange way, my way, and in doing so, I am happy.On this journey of learning who I am, without numbing myself with alcohol, … Continue reading Me Making Me Laugh!