Category: patience

Straining Seam

I used to play hopscotch and now I don’t even remember the rules. How do you win again?  Winning is of course the goal, right?  How could I have forgotten the how, damn it? I’ve been told I’m too hard on myself.  I’ve also been told I have ridiculous expectations, I paralyze myself, and that…

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Mohair Coat

It’s only money if you have it.  The same holds true for hair. It seems easier to give when money abounds.  If I’m not worried about paying for groceries or my electricity being shut off, I’m more willing to share, donate, or give money to someone in need. If, however, I hit a point where…

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Wrinkled

The last few days of the year always feel like the back pages of a notebook. The are still useable, but there isn’t enough room to start a project or even write a full chapter.  It’s the end, time to wrap things up.  I often use this time to look back over the previous pages,…

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Drop Waist Skirt

I fell on Friday. I’ve been hiking Piestewa Peak (Squaw Peak) for almost a year.  I hike the summit trail and it’s taken me a long time to get up to speed.  When I first started my knees really hurt on the decent so I wore straps on my knees. Eventually I built up my…

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Animal Print Pajamas

I feel like this today. I’m hoping it’s just the Sunday after a holiday and I’m resting up for the new year? If not, I’m just lazy. I have things to do, I’m just not in the mood and it’s cold out and there’s nothing really fun to eat in my house. I started a…

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Line Dry

  The whole “Life is a Journey, not a Destination” business is really starting to grate on me. I’m beginning to feel like I’m on a really long road trip and every time I feel like I’m close to one of the destinations, I realize the map is wrong, or upside down, or in a…

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Book Sox

Maggie needed three Book Sox (visual aid above). Material book covers in fancy colors, some of them have photo pockets and new this year…scratch and sniff cloth book covers.  Someone like me sees that and thinks, “Won’t that get all dirty and nasty if people are always scratching it?” Anyway, I went to Office Max…

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Faux Turtleneck

I am possibly the most non-photogenic person on the planet. I’m the one that jacks up the group picture by closing my eyes or flashing the psycho smile. When we review photographs from vacations or the dreaded Christmas picture, it’s not uncommon to hear laughs and a few “Oooh, what happened there?” or “Mom, that…

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Vintage Pants

Michael has a garden. Tomatoes, peppers and this season…strawberries.  Four different kinds. He has vines planted on one wall of the side yard that has become his “space” and we just bought a great table for potted plants and tools. It’s starting to come together. Maggie is highly invested in the garden and has been…

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