Flow of Consciousness – 1

1/11/09 It is stunning that it is mid January already. It is a fine time as any to reflect on the past few weeks. My house is quiet. I have my youngest snuggled in against me as he “can’t sleep” (after five minutes of trying) and I’m a sucker for cuddles. The holidays were really…

Slip Sliding Away: thoughts on grief

I was drawn this evening to some lyrics from a Simon & Garfunkel song.  We have had an intense ice storm here over the last 24 hours – I fell twice today.  And, you guessed it, we’re ‘slip sliding away.” Funny enough, but my mood is more sober. Verse 3 And I know a father…

Goodbye “Uncle” Pete

goodbye “uncle” pete Originally uploaded by M e l o d y It was Christmas eve. The kids and I spent the day making and decorating sugar cookies. The kids had so much fun. (Of course we told them to slow down with the candies on top, or no-one would want to eat them!) Emma…