Category: Random

Rescue

Flashing blue lights Watery in my rear view mirror Rain pounds relentlessly Sirens scream past I pause I pray For whoever is in need For officers risking lives to respond For emergency personnel Who cannot unsee what lies ahead For nurses and doctors Who…

Veins

As I child, I noticed mom’s hands Worn from labors of farming and gardening I pushed in her blue veins And laughed as they filled again They looked so different than my smooth soft hands Now that I am Mom My hands too, are…

Minivan Mom

With apologies to minivan moms who would never find stale fries underneath seats and who are comfortable in designer clothes. I salute you! This post originated from a conversation with a best friend yesterday about the stigma of moms and minivans. Since I love…

Daybook – March 20

My friend does these occasionally on her own blog using the same list each time. I always enjoy reading them. Outside my window…rain, sleet, and turning to snow! Expecting about six inches of accumulation for our area tonight and tomorrow. I am learning…that worry…

Wind

By Regina Cyzick Harlow 3/1/2018 Caterwauling wind Scrapes branches Against my nerves Rattling my soul Leaving me in a constant state of angst Unsettled, unnerved, gloomy Perhaps a kite Or harnessed power experiment Might lift my spirit But instead I’m drinking coffee And sulking…

Creation of the Violin – Revisited

A while back during a writing class I was challenged to re-write a myth. Any myth. In any form. I must have read twenty or more myths before I came across the “Creation of the Violin,” on Wikipedia no less. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Creation_of_the_Violin But this was…

Dirt Road Therapy

Before picking our children up from school today, I took twenty minutes to drive down a lovely gravel road near our house. I’m going to share more soon about the journey our family has been on this past year, but for now, learning how…

Confessions; just in case I’ve misled you

“You have the perfect life,” she said, “a great husband, beautiful children, doing what you love for work. I dream about your life.” Wait! What?! I nearly spit out my tea.  “You know, what you post on Facebook,” she added, “Your life is perfect.”…

Protected: Antiquated laws, flatulence in France, and local librarian humor 

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Potpourri 

I use this title repeatedly for posts that contain snippets and snapshots of my life at the moment.  I tried to take the day off today since I haven’t had one in quite a while. This afternoon the children and I weeded the garden…

Tip for getting out of the cooking rut

I’ve finally gotten back in the kitchen to create a well-rounded meal. I like to come up with different challenges to get out of my usual cooking habits. Something I do occasionally is try to create a complete meal from one recipe book. I…

Potpourri; factory seconds, Sears catalogs, and nostalgia

I don’t do many chips around here, but when I do, my favorites are these Factory Seconds. $1.79 a bag at our local discount grocery and bursting with character and flavor.  As I munched on some today, I thought of how these potatoes, for…

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