you don"t need to save the crystal for a special day, even water tastes better in a "Fancy Glass"

Monday, April 29, 2013


Sometimes we are just
extremely skeptical
about how it will
all turn out.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Down to the Lace and Fried Foods

I love watching an event come together
and then feeling the buzz in a room full
of enjoyment.
Sometimes it is my own show
and sometimes someone else's
but my pride and enjoyment
are strong just the same.
Last night was fun,
and filled with good people
taking on a huge task
and doing it to perfection.
Including lace curtains, checkered cloths
and perfectly fried fish and chips.
God Save the Queen.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Impossible Spring Planning

The weather is so changeable
Hot and sunny one day- cold and grey the next
it makes it hard to plan
event to choose an outfit for the day.
Put away the blankets and sweaters or no?
New projects moving in fits and starts.
While we wait for the spring storms to clear
and things to make more sense.
It is all a metaphor, of course.
These days what isn't?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pushing Piles of Paper

Instead of pushing piles of paper around,
and carrying them from work to home to work again.
Today, thankfully, I have a cheerful helper.
Sorted, stashing, and smiling her way
through my mess!
The smiling is the BEST part!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Closer Look

Sometimes you have to look closely
to find the beauty and the peace.
Sadness today in Boston.
Stressful life anyway.
But still there was Cheshire cat moon
peeking from amid the cherry blossoms last evening.
And remembering simple things
like that can make a difference.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fragile Moods

 It does not take much.
Some flowers and sunshine
on the porch, to lighten the load.
Good small reminders
that roots are long, flowers are to
be stopped and sniffed at.
and that the seasons turn and
things do not remain either as good or as bad
as they might be today.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Soul Sunshine

I need a deep soak in some soul sunshine
sticky joy for repairs and sticking together the broken parts.
I need quiet and time and calm moments with
no expectations and no legal tender.
Just a sunny patch of peace and maybe even a little prosperity.
Ending months of stress and disappointment.
But seems like it is not yet to be.
Just need to grab little bits of beauty where I find them
And keep my strength up.

Friday, April 05, 2013

sunshine makes all the difference

The weather is everything sometimes.
not much has changed, but today
the sun helped
bake a little joy into
the mix

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

One Armed Woman

It's like not being able to connect the dots or finish a sentence
relying as I do on my help in this foreign place.
after 16 years. I can write my name.
And I can understand what is going on.
But I can't talk about it.
And I get less and less done.
beyond frustrated.