Category Archives: Aging & Changing

Happy Mother’s Day!

I decided it would be fun to post pics from the past of three of the women in my family to whom I want to say “Happy Mother’s Day” today. To Mother: To 1st Daughter with 1st Grandchild born 2000 … Continue reading

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The Race

Her gait is awkward Progress is laborious Straining to focus on the target Stumbling as she manipulates her body down the track Determination evidenced in each muscle of her face and body She hears the words of encouragement The cheers … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unfocused

In 2010, my two loving daughters took me to New York City to celebrate my 60th birthday. We were able to be there on my birthday. We literally “ran” all over NYC that day. Then, that night, after attending the matinee of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

This was, actually, the photo challenge for last week, but these pictures so fit that challenge. Yesterday, in my attempt to circumvent the pity party to which I had succumbed, I continued volunteering at the Oklahoma Special Olympics at Oklahoma State University. … Continue reading

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When You Feel Sorry for Yourself. . .

Okay – I have to admit it – I’ve been having quite a pity party since I got the word in March that I was being hit by a company-wide layoff. I had worked for the company almost five years … Continue reading

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Waves

  As the waves lap endlessly over the beach, Small particles of sand are moved and carried away. So goes segments of the soul As the waves of doubt and fear Persistently advance and withdraw… Fragmenting the psyche Conveying away … Continue reading

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Earthly Angels

  Amid the numbness and the chaos, Angels soon appear. Family and friends surround With words she needs to hear.   “You’re really smart.” “You have great skills.” “You’ll beat this, we feel sure.” “We’ll help you any way we … Continue reading

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Unemployed

  The call was unexpected – the message devastating. The company is laying off employees with no waiting.   She’s stupefied… she’s mortified… she’s terrified, as well! Is this a sickly joke on her, or is she now in Hell? … Continue reading

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Sometimes I Think I’m Losing My Mind!

I tried and tried to think what these notes might mean. Considering where they were in the pad, I had written them quite a while ago. And I could not, for the life of me, figure out why I would have written such obscure musings. Continue reading

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Is There Truth in Horoscopes?

Effective March 30, 2012, I was hit by the tornado/earthquake/hurricane/tsunami of company-wide layoffs. Have you found truth in your horoscope? Continue reading

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