It is entirely possible I will struggle with the link but I did want to participate (for the first time ever) in #SundayStills. The prompt this week is #RosyReds and that struck me as so timely today that I wanted to hop on the band wagon. Now if I can just pull it all together!Continue reading “Sunday Stills of Rosy Reds”
I rarely plan my posts ahead of time. They just appear, as if by magic, into my head. The thoughts are usually in one theme and headed in a straight forward direction. Rarely are they philosophical or “flowy” in how they tie together a concept and the reality of daily living. Perhaps today I can manage that so I am going to interrupt Charlotte (once again).Continue reading “A ray of sunshine”
But wait – it’s #BellLet’sTalk day so just a quick post to talk about how important it is to address self care and mental health.
Too often it’s the elephant in the room and people just feel like they don’t have a choice. So they live with anxiety, depression and in pain emotionally. The pandemic has been extremely difficult for so many on a lot of levels.
Reach out. Call, text, email or emoji a friend or family member. Tell them you are there. Show them you are there by being there. Keep connecting. Keep trying even if it feels hard. It’s harder for them. Give them a piece of your heart.
Stay safe and stay kind.
The clock said it had been only 12 hours but it had felt endless. A full shift of donning and doffing PPE, of monitors, codes and death.
Not just one death. That was always hard enough but to be followed so quickly by the second.
The drive home, dark and sullen, another calendar day surrendered to winter and the fight against Covid19.
I feel spent she thought as she walked up the sidewalk to her home. Sometimes the great bones of my life feel so heavy. I wish with all my heart that I could just walk through the door and collapse.
She eased her body into the steaming hot shower. Felt the cleansing force of the water drop the weight of work from her body.
Dried and dressed she put on her “Mom” face and opened her door for the nightly kisses ritual.
144 word prompt with the sentence “Sometimes the great bones of my life feel so heavy”
27 + 18 + 17 + 40 +24 + 18 = 144 (I like double triple checked that ’cause math isn’t my strong suit). Very little editing as I realized once had to leave much to the imagination.
What initials does have after her name? Does she work in ER or OR or ICU? Does she know the names of her dead patients years later? Does she wish that she’d chosen another career? Does she regret missing full days in the life of her children to help others? Does she drink that glass of wine every night to help make things seem ok?
I had zero intention of writing this today as I am still writing the fourth section of Charlotte’s story. I guess this is what people call their “muse”. I read a post written by Louise at Dare Boldly using the word prompt and the 144 word limit; flash fiction prospery. The full link to the host site can be found here at https://dversepoets.com/2021/01/18/prosery-bone-weary/. I am still trying to figure out how to link myself to there to show that I participated. Oh technology why do we have this love hate relationship?
I went about my “business” for the day which actually just included being derailed by losing a piece of paper (the puppy’s health info sheet) and scouring (and cleaning as I went) the house looking for said piece of paper. The words kept coming back to my head and the concept was obvious to me.
I think often of my friends and colleagues as they go about their professional life during this difficult time. Those of us who are at home have it easy, those who go to work face challenges and those in health care give so much of their soul. This is my small homage to them and the many faces they wear.
Not gonna lie – I’m a fan of country and western. The lyrics of one spoke to me this week and crystalized the way forward (maybe…).Continue reading “And just go”
Way back (insert eye roll) in 2014, shortly after I started this blog, the Word Press Monkeys gave me a year end report full of interesting numbers. As a new to WordPress blogger I was like cool and expected it the next year. It didn’t happen. Any other bloggers ever have the monkey report? Please tell me I am not hallucinating!Continue reading “2020 Monkeys”
In hindsight it seems like an interesting word that I was drawn to late last year. In essence it seems simple. Re-balance. Balance again or restore to the correct balance. Right? Sounds simple. Move a few things around to shift the load so to speak.Continue reading “Rebalancing 2020”
I actually had to look up my title idea as it seemed so easy that I had probably used it before. Turns out I haven’t and it definitely fits today’s advent activity.Continue reading “Easy peasy”
The winner is me and I will tell you why. I am not sure that I have ever written this part of the story before but I think it bears witness to where I am today in my advent activity.Continue reading “And the winner is..”
I’ve said it before but it bears repeating. Somehow our current society goes straight from Halloween to Christmas and skips Remembrance Day and this is wrong.Continue reading “Remembrance Season”