Monthly Archives: May 2012


These are roses from last summer.  At the end of a half marathon, a Vail Fireman handed me one long stemmed red rose.  And then some silly friends gave me their white roses, I guess they didn’t think they could … Continue reading

Posted in Friends, Race, Work | 23 Comments

Another Wednesday

Yesterday I had what might have been close to a panic attack.  I never have had a panic attack (except for one brief moment of panic right after 9/11), so maybe I don’t know what one is.  I got home … Continue reading

Posted in Dreams, Fear, Friends, Meta-blogging, Roses | 20 Comments

Back to it…

The peonies on the coffee table looked so beautiful yesterday.  The fragrance of peonies is heavenly.  Like roses, but a lot more subtle. Going back to my office today for the first time since last Wednesday.  It was good to … Continue reading

Posted in Truth, Work | 6 Comments

On Memorial Day

This is my front porch this morning.  The flag frequently flies here, but it MUST for Memorial Day.  It is a difficult day for military families.  When my son has been away at war, I have had to tune it … Continue reading

Posted in Hair, Mass, sponsee | 12 Comments

Saturday all Day

This is my icon after working on it all day today.  It always hurts to cover the face with sankir – the green paint that is used to cover all the flesh areas of the icon.   I bought my … Continue reading

Posted in Icons, Mass, Training | 11 Comments

On the Cusp of a Weekend

This rose is in my garden right now.  It is called “love,” and has three roses in full bloom and several buds.  I have never had so many roses on my little patch of earth! My sponsor and her husband … Continue reading

Posted in Hair, Mass, Roses, Training | 13 Comments

A Day of Vacation

I took a day off work today so that I could have my little grandbaby over while her parents (my son and daughter-in-law) go fishing.  Oh, this is medicine for my aching soul! My daughter called yesterday and asked if … Continue reading

Posted in Gratitude, Hope, Meta-blogging | 13 Comments

Getting Through the Days

Last night I woke up at 2 a.m., remembering the events of yesterday and realizing that this intermittent burning in my belly is probably the recurrence of gastric ulcers.  It has been years since I have had this pain and … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Gratitude | 10 Comments

By the Seat of My Pants

I took a tiny break yesterday, went upstairs to the roof of my building, bought a Diet Pepsi (which I swore off at lent 2 years ago and I am slowly beginning again), and sat in the sunshine for a … Continue reading

Posted in Sobriety | 12 Comments

Trying to Refine

I started this blog maybe a bit prematurely.  I hadn’t really thought it through before it was up and I was writing.  I sometimes do things this way.  My “other” blog was put up during a lunch break at work … Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Icons, Meta-blogging, Roses, Sobriety | 21 Comments