I think the first order of slightly more positive business should be closing out what paintings I completed last year. So, without further ado, this is what I created after my last post in October 2019: Northern Lights 14x18" acrylic (sold) "Northern Lights" was 2019's annual holiday painting (it's what I turn into holiday cards… Continue reading A Little 2019 Paint
I've been here a few times. I've started posts, and somehow abandoned them, overwhelmed or maybe even just uninterested. I admit, I didn't read any. I simply withdrew. Things got bad, but of course I cannot elaborate except to say if you are a parent, what is the worst thing you can imagine for your… Continue reading Liminal
I really don't know what my problem is. I love Autumn. We even have a late Autumn going on here, and most of the leaves are still blazing away in all their glory, attached to the trees... which is really bizarre, because by the end of October the trees are pretty much skeletons in Vermont.… Continue reading Isn’t Halloween Over Yet?
One of the issues with not writing as frequently as I used to on my previous blogs is that I forget what I've let you all in on... or not. For example, I don't think I have confessed to my pumpkin spice... problem. It's really a newer issue, as most people were well aware of… Continue reading Pumpkin
I really thought this whole Empty-Nester thing was going to be so easy. I mean, what is there to figure out? It turns out that the answer is... JUST about everything. Drama sorted itself out by the end of last week, and more relaxed days returned. That meant I could go back to trying to… Continue reading Because I SAID so!
It's Autumn, and yet again I've gone a month without writing. In that time, my anniversary happened (24th), and more struggle with my son and his college stuff. For a little while, I thought everything might be ok, and I actually experienced some happy days. ACTUAL happy days. I haven't had that in almost five… Continue reading In Sweaters
Today is the first day of classes for my son, who has officially been moved to college. It wasn't an easy move, because as it turns out that his dorm is one without air conditioning and his room (with three other guys) was clocking in around 85 degrees at 8AM move-in. My son actually got… Continue reading A Little Bit of Hope
Folks, I sit before you typing this out as a "childless" woman for the first time in 21+ years. My daughter moved back down to NC, after following us back up home to VT. My son has flown to NC to visit his girlfriend. My husband is at work. It's just ME right now! In… Continue reading Freedom (sorta)
I am an avid reader, and have been for as long as I can remember. When I am not in the middle of a book, I feel as though I am only half here. It's an extension of myself, another place that I live. Sometimes, I might be a sorceress, other times a hobbit with… Continue reading The Greater Disconnect (Part 2)
I went out to lunch with my husband a couple of weeks ago. This isn't a common occurrence for us, because we don't get much time to ourselves and restaurants are pretty few and far between when you live in a rural area. However, when you have to drive an hour one way to get… Continue reading The Greater Disconnect (part 1)