Time is NOT on Our Side

I don't know what is it about time and the way it can pass so quickly sometimes and go so slowly other times.  It takes forever and  I mean FOREVER to grow up and get through school.  Waiting to get a driver's license at 16 takes oh so long.  But finally, FINALLY it happens!  It seems to somehow take longer still to get to Halloween and Christmas each year when one is a child.  Time drags and lags and takes its own sweet time.  The exception is the summer when one is a child and school age.  Time speeds up then....more

The Magic of A Typewriter VS A Computer

So my ten-year-old grandson asks me if I have a “typewriter;” I sure do! And I proceed to pull out my old electric one, buried deep in the closet, a Brother AX-10. I dust it off, plug it in, slide a piece of paper and start typing…tap, tap, tap… And it still works. “Wow!” my grandson exclaims, eyes alight and a big smile. “This is so cool! I read about these in a book!” he says. His mother, my oldest, alert and listening, says, “OMG, how old am I!!!” She wants to know?! I knew her day for asking would come....more

We Called Her Sissy

We called her Sissy, at least that is the name that stuck to her like her healthy image sticks to my mind. What used to be, and how I forever want to remember her. When I was born she was a teen, and for a little hint of time she loved me enough to stay in the house.  But I was the only person keeping her there. ...more

So what if I did say something?

I didn’t pay much attention to any of it, but simply kept on carrying on.  The thought of “blogging” came back to me a few months later, when I was visiting one of my children through the Christmas holidays.  We were talking about our experiences dealing with the loss in our life and then I heard myself saying out loud to her,...more

Blogher '11, My Perspective. ( Post 1 of 786,777 ) hahaha Feature: Swag!

Yesterday I spent a good part of the day uploading images for blog posts.  I was so excited to share my experiences at BlogHer11 that I totally forgot to straighten, crop, you know, the things a photographer is supposed to do before uploading only the best of the event.  When I realized what I'd done, I quickly went to http://www.flickr.com/photos/wishingforpar/ (my flickr) ... (add figuring out how to add a link to my list of things to learn here at BlogHer) and started deleting crooked and blurry pictures.  ...more
@Virginia DeBolt thanks so much, that did the trick! hugs!!more

How Endings Become Beginnings

It starts with a death.  Amazing how the passing of someone that you love dearly takes a part of your being and empties it as quickly as popping a helium-filled balloon.  And you are left with a space within yourself,..a very big space..and you start to fill it..so very quickly with your thoughts, feelings and  emotions, may they be good or bad.   Throughout the next few months I trudged forward, holding on to my memories, clutching onto the remnants of my heart to figure out how to put myself back together correctly.  But I have a belief within my c...more

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

With not so much as a glance at my husband, Marc, or my cat, Alex, I rushed into the house and made a mad dash for the freezer to grab some ice cubes.  “I’ll call you back,” Marc quickly said into the phone. “Something is wrong.”“I got stung by a bee on my way home,” I tell Marc as he flew into the kitchen.“Aren’t you allergic?” He asked.“Yes,” I say as I show him my arm which already swelled up to double its size and had a golf ball sized welt on it. As soon as I swallowed an antihistamine, he questioned what happened....more

Little things, they say so much

The doorbell rang, and I quickly ran downstairs to answer it.  As I expected, it was the sushi we ordered for dinner.  The delivery girl handed me the food and the bill.  As I was signing the credit card receipt, she crocked her head to the side, and pointed.  “Decoration?” she asked. I followed her gaze....more
@victorias_view or one of those months :) it does really help!more


"Sparrow On The Ground" Photo by SWJensen I've talked before about having Fibromyalgia and the pain it produces....more


Alex, the cat, needed to have a full exam prior to us bringing him to the surgeon to treat his tail.  Our vet, who works out of his house, was very concerned about putting Alex under anesthesia because of his age.  He wanted to make sure, through a blood test, that his kidneys were strong enough to allow a full recovery. ...more
LOL! I can hardly listen to him on a good day... @feelingbeachiemore