I am heartened by the actions of people who try to make a difference.
My friend is waging a battle to save Powell’s Bookstore.
A source of pride for locals, Powell’s is no ordinary bookstore. It is the grand dame of bookstores.
The view from my living room on one side was not appealing. It was so bad that I kept the shades partially closed.
So, to improve the view I added this lovely plant on the outside.
It takes up almost the entire window. A lovely alternative to the previous view.
For the first few days, as I walked across my living room or looked up from my reading, I would be startled by this plant “watching me” through the window.
Have I been isolated too long??
Her Mother had just been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer.
Treatment started right away. Continue reading “May 2017”
Gosh, I would love to hug these little creatures and enjoy a warm embrace in return.
Cold metal. Brrr.
Social isolation is terrible. I see my friends on social media or from a safe distance.
I can’t give them a hug or sit beside them at lunch. Continue reading “Open arms…”
“A beautiful day in the neighborhood” to quote Mr. Rogers.
It is good for the soul and body to venture out.
Let’s all hang in there “together” as best we can to care for one another and especially those most vulnerable during these trying times.
Italy has been on my shortlist of places to since my return from Europe in 2016.
Not in 2017, my daughter-in-law was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer a few months after giving birth to her first child.
Not in 2018, she was still fighting and I was caring for her and her baby.
Not in 2019, she was still fighting and I was caring for her and her toddler.
She died in late 2019. Continue reading “An Optimist!”
I am trying to make every meal an “event” even if I am eating alone.
On second thought, especially if I am eating alone. Continue reading “Because I’m worth it”
I am not sure what this means on the tag of a car I pass on my walk.
In my mind, I hear a husband saying to his wife, “Ok, love” whatever you want.
I don’t know if he is exasperated and defeated. Or, is he expressing his devotion?
I will never know. Continue reading “OK LOVE”
I buy cardamon in bulk from one of my favorite stores, New Seasons.
I love the fragrance and taste.
Running low, I added it to my grocery list.
Without thinking, I put a few large scoops in a plastic bag.
When I weighed it and saw the price, I was shocked.
It’s almost $50 per pound. Continue reading “Sticker Shock”