Nose Memories: Earl Grey Tea

Nose Memories are powerful. I’m talking about that thing where you smell something and it instantly transports you back to a certain time, or place, or reminds you of someone specific.  Now, I could launch into some sort of scientific diatribe about Olfactory Memory and the psychology attached to it and the studies that have…

Onward

It’s been a while.  Almost a year, in fact.  I miss writing and I miss this place – a LOT – and so, as Samwise Gamgee once said, “Well, I’m back.” This feels like returning to your summer cabin after a year away – you locked it up tight when you left the summer before,…

A Month and a Day

One month and one day ago, on June 5, 2017, my mom passed away. It’s weird, but in hindsight, leading up to her departure, I think I knew it was coming. The last time I saw her was on Mother’s Day.  We had a fun time, but she would get a little snarly when we…

Wizarding at 40

Oh my gods, y’all…I turned 40 today! FORTY!!! When I turned 30, a decade ago (holy crap), my friends got me a Harry Potter cake. Apparently, the salesperson at the grocery store looked at them askance when they told them how old I was. They probably thought they were decorating a cake for an 11…

The Way Home, #3

It’s hot.  I mean, really hot.  It’s so hot that when you step from the shade across that Great Divide into the spot where the sun hits the pavement, you just wanna shrivel up.  Except that you can’t shrivel up because the humidity plumps you back out again. It’s the kind of hot that makes…

2015, Adieu

Wow. I wrote a whopping eight blog posts this year.  There are myriad reasons for my ongoing silence.  The biggest one is that I spend every day in this high-intensity situation and by the time I get home I have no desire to look at another computer or exert the extra energy toward another obligation….

My Sweetest Toby

My Sweetest Toby, We had so much fun together over the years, didn’t we?? All the camping, and the tousling and the tug-of-wars and treats. And the snuggling, all the snuggling! You were such a complete part of my every day world. My day began and ended with you, all the timez. We walked together…

Mardi Gras Part 1: Delusional!

Well, hello there world! Greetings from the other side of Mardi Gras. I am laughing so hard right now at my first Mardi Gras post of the year, whereupon I shared my excitement and overwhelmedness about being busy preparing for my FIRST EVER PARADE. I’m not laughing because it was ridiculous or otherwise laughable. I’m…

FYC is THREE!

My goodness.  I just realized. January 5, 2012.  Denver.  Snow.  Desire to DO SOMETHING of my own.  Saving to move.  Craving to write. I can’t believe that was three years ago, already.  What a wild ride it has all been, since.  Thanks to all of you who have been Reading this Ride.  For THREE YEARS. …