Throw Back Thursday: Cartography

I thought about the poem featured in this post the other day.  I thought about it the last time I shared passages with her.  I thought about how, even when she struggled to remember people she used to be very close with, all she could remember was where they lived.  That, and that they were…

The Alphabet Haiku Challenge: Aquatic

Here is a little Haiku break, alphabetically. I didn’t think I could do it, but I did!  So far, anyway.  I stopped by the blog, Dark Side of the Moon, check back on Sunday for the Sunday Share!, and I accepted the Alphabet Haiku challenge.  I’m a bit late to the game, but here we…

Sunday Share: Whispers in the Dark

I recently found Beau Allen’s poetry blog.  It is fully of finely crafted poems and I genuinely encourage you to click on the link and read them.  The post I link to is about a collection called Whispers in the Dark.  These poems do indeed have a darkness and even in the ones where no…

Uncomfortable, Part Two

It’s awkward enough reading and writing about Babu’s desires for Jakey and how she fights to resist temptation: Saturday, April 20th, 1940 Peaches and I went for a ride.  It didn’t last long cause we drove into our stall and almost drove ourselves to destruction. But some things are even more awkward than that.  As…

Uncomfortable: Part One

Now that I feel I truly exhausted February, March, and the beginning of April, it’s time I move on to some pages that were a bit more uncomfortable to read and left me wondering how would I write about them.  Writing about what is in these pages means writing about Babu.  No matter what I…

An Opinionated Sunday Share

My Sunday Share this week is a lovely blog called Of Opinions. It’s definitely not the political ball of anger leftist/rightist page you might assume it to be – current political climate aside.  It’s a nice blog from a twenty something.  I enjoyed reading this piece: Of Not Writing a Diary In a way, it’s a…

Sunday Share: Where Do I Begin?!

I clicked around looking for a blog to share for this Sunday.  Yes, I am happy to say I am bringing Sunday Share back!  I stopped by this blog and my first thought was that I loved the poem on…the cover page?  It was the best argument about the pros and cons on the digital…

A Day in the Life, 2018, and a Month in 1940: Part Four

“Dobre popowoodnew!” as she crawls from the living room after her long nap.  I say good afternoon in Polish slowly, and spell it (incorrectly) even slower.  She doesn’t reply but keeps making slow progress towards the bathroom. “How are ya feeling?”  I ask as cheerfully as possible but I already sense, and brace myself.  She…

Reflection

I’m thinking I may not even post this.  I only need to write it.  I just need some time to reflect.  I have a confession to make.  I took yesterday off from school just to get caught up on the blog.  Not just posts, or replying to messages, or checking in on the blogs I…

Just Tonight

At the end of this long week I got home and was tired.  I could have called it bedtime, except for dinner being in a half an hour.  By “dinner” I mean making Babu her dinner, and then all the steps to take care of her until she goes to bed around 11.  Husband is…

Not Until Marriage

There’s been some talk in these pages that I’ve left out.  It’s talk like this: Thursday, September 7th, 1939 Jakey was certainly in a love-ly mood. Couldn’t get enough. Only for a while he put the lights out and I asked for them back. Now, I am not here to dish on the juicy details…

Theme for 2018!

Happy start to 2018.  This is going to be a year of healing, self care, and creative growth.  It’s going to be a year of peace and hard work.  This year is going to feel good. Again, I am starting a post with another post that was inspirational to me.  This comes from Monte Celia…