The Right Time

To change as gracefully as the seasons. I had to smile at myself as I was trying to make the bedroom blinds hang level. Gently releasing the left cord and then the right, back and forth until it fell into a level edge. I thought, “Wow Barb. If only you could do that in real… Continue reading The Right Time

Be a Stopper

I’m not very good at quitting. As soon as that thought entered my mind, another thought followed. ‘You don’t have to quit, but you can stop.’ I’m good at stopping. ♥ ♥ ♥ In speaking with a co-worker he said something that has been rolling around my mind for a week. We don’t know each… Continue reading Be a Stopper

My Kinda Midlife

I was spending way too much time sitting at my desk. Now, I’m pondering selling my desk. What changed? I did. Today, I attended a class about Ayurveda. Yesterday, I attended an ‘Adult Children of Alcoholics‘ meeting, and Saturday I’m learning how to make a smudge stick. How did I get to where I am… Continue reading My Kinda Midlife

Enjoy the Day

You can hear the natural flow of the day when there is no additional noise. The air conditioning is blowing steadily through the air vent above my head. Sitting in the middle of my bed while typing, the cool air is landing on the back of my neck, arms, and shoulders. There is a ceiling… Continue reading Enjoy the Day

Feel the Music

My daughter received a stereo for Christmas from her Dad. This monster, is a dream come true for most. She hooked it up herself, but there was one piece she missed. The sub-woofer. My daughter is all about the bass. She got the cord she needed from her Dad, and hooked it up right before… Continue reading Feel the Music

The First Sentence

I opened a letter from the imaging center where I had my most recent mammogram. The words filled the entire page, but after that first sentence, I didn’t need to read anymore. “We are pleased to inform you that the results of your recent breast imaging exam(s) show no signs of Breast Cancer.” This last… Continue reading The First Sentence

Not That Powerful

My daughter is back home from a long weekend at ACL. Her boyfriend is back in Missouri safe and sound. She is exhausted, and a feeling a bit under the weather. This gives me the chance to take care of her, like she has me for months. It feels good to be able to give… Continue reading Not That Powerful

Cry It Out

I just needed to write. There is something about it that pulls all the frazzled ends back into my tapestry of life. This is one of my favorite pictures, and I used it in a Blog written one year ago. To think of it today reminds me, this has been my year of waiting. I… Continue reading Cry It Out

Back to Chemo

I fell asleep early lastnight. Netflix continually lost the audio of the show I was trying to watch, so I just gave up, and shut everything down, including me. Perks of adulthood. I woke up around 3:30 am, and remembered what day it is. My three week break from Chemo is coming to an end.… Continue reading Back to Chemo