Saturday, June 18, 2016

Life Got in the Way

Golf Gypsy
I wanted to write a story 
  But life got in the way.

I wanted to write about rat and Phyllis
  But I played too much golf.

I wanted  a little girl to be cured of cancer
  But all I could do was a send a flutterby prayer to heaven and wait. 

Tony, Lora, Letty, Jack at Prairie Dunes
I wanted to write about my travels
  But I've been on the road visiting friends.

Percy and Great Grandma Alleen

I wanted to write about our family and all the fun we have,

Katy and hen
 But I was too busy playing with cousins, nieces, daughters,  and all, so what could be better than family, I asked.

I wanted to write about my sister studying in Guatemala,
Antigua, Guatemala
  But all I've done is enjoy her pictures while awaiting her safe return.

I wanted to write about my grandson's trip to Singapore      with his parents,
Mike, Ann, Isaac

 But that is his story to write.

Bluebird Books

I wanted to plant flowers and weed my gardens,

  But I've been reading, playing, and relaxing instead, so the
 gardens will survive.

I wanted to take my daughter and great niece to Turner Falls to create new memories, And we did. 
Katy mid air, Percy observing

Letty and Percy on top of the world.

Friday, June 3, 2016


Raindrops keep falling on my head,
No matter what I do the drearies invade my privacy.

Lucy, too, is anxious to be outside running and sniffing.
Her exuberant nudge against my elbow sends my fingers across the keys, carelessly.

I laugh, "Oh, Miss Lucy, let's go for a walk. You do the sniffing, and
I'll eavesdrop on the colorful gardens we pass." 

She knows better than I that it's not the time to write 
when the drearies get a grip on my head.

"So I need a little PiCk Me uP?" I said to my dog.
She grins and wags her tail.

The walk took us around the park and right up a neighborhood Starbucks.
The Chai Tea Latte and blueberry muffin jolted me awake.

I googled "laughter", thinking I'd find a YouTube video of a baby laughing.
Instead, I discovered Yoga Laughter.  

Yoga Laughter (link to the video) 

I skipped through various videoes laughing quietly and shaking my shoulders,
ignoring the people and the clouds. 

Funny baby giggles

The cold rain came out of the clouds hiding behind the red brick building.
People scattered and ran for shelter. I protected by phone and finished my tea.

And Laughed out Loud.

The splendid walk home soaked me to the bone,
and all I could do was laugh.  

Perhaps not the most gentle of PiCk Me UPs,
but a cold fresh air walk in the rain truly clears the mind.

Cats, dogs, and babies make me giggle