Weight Loss

Weight Loss

For two years or more I’ve belonged to a TOPS weight loss group. It stands for Take Off Pounds Sensibly. They do not give out or advocate any particular diet plan, they are a support group. They give fellowship, encouragement, and help through the hard times of...
Relationships

Relationships

In a lifetime, we are involved in a variety of relationships. Some are long standing, like high school friends you still get together with fifty or sixty years later. Others come into our lives for a period of time and eventually, for one reason or another they fade...
The Widow’s Club

The Widow’s Club

Every Monday night a few of us ladies who are now widows gather at a friend’s home for an evening of games, Aggravation, Mexican Train, Banana Grams, or a movie. It’s something to look forward to each week and we enjoy one another’s company. I can always find things...
A Musical Dream

A Musical Dream

Years ago, I felt led to write a play. I called it “Glorious” and it was the Passion Week as seen through the eyes of the disciple, Andrew, and his wife, Rebecca. I wrote the words to 13 songs but then I was stymied. I heard the songs in my head, but since I neither...
Another Writing Project

Another Writing Project

It’s exciting to finally start on another book, this time on Esther. There have been other books about her, so consider how I want to portray her and what voice I’ll give her. As I did with “Mary” I felt it had to be through her own eyes. I’m deep into the Persian...
Widowhood and a Checkered Shirt

Widowhood and a Checkered Shirt

It’s been 10 months since my husband died and I feel I’m adjusting well, albeit there are those sudden bursts of memory; a favorite restaurant, a fisherman headed for the docks, places we’ve been. Friends and family have been supportive and I have a roommate now,...
To My Husband

To My Husband

Come walk with me, my love, my dear When twilight dims the sky Along the soft, deserted sands, Let it be you and I. Please take my hand as long ago When love was young and new You scooped a sand crab up for me From waters azure blue. I hummed a song that came to mind,...
Motherhood

Motherhood

Three noisy, squirming bundles That bellowed out their woes, And motherhood was thrust on me With tiny hands and toes. Sleep soon became uncommon As they made their presence known, But how I treasured early hours And special times alone. When cooing became language...
The Clutter Bug

The Clutter Bug

When Frank and I married in 1990, I had to condense a two story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a family room, a carport and a storage room under the carport to a 3 bedroom 1 bath house already furnished with Frank’s things. I had six weeks until the wedding and it was...
Memories

Memories

It has been over 7 months since Frank passed away, and life seems to be moving along at a slower pace. My love of writing was put on hold for a while. It was easier to sit out on the deck in the sun or shade and just listen to the birds in the trees and do nothing.  I...