I feel compelled to write this article for all the future brides out there. I was fully enthralled in the wedding planning and the stress that comes with it. There were things that I wish I had known during the planning stages that I had to learn the hard way. I have compiled a list… Continue reading What I know now- a Bride’s reflection
Wedding planning is interesting. Things come up while you are planning and working out all the details. Things like, family skeletons, drama, and of course you think of the people who can't be there. While formulating how to properly honor our family that has passed. I have been working on this scratch poem. What is… Continue reading A Scratch Poem
As fall brings about change it seems fitting that I too am undergoing my own set of changes. In just a few weeks I will have a new last name and a new extended family. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think something like this would ever happen to me. I never thought… Continue reading This thirty-something is getting hitched in 48 Days!
This year has been a wild ride so far. There were times during it where I have to admit I wasn't sure what was happening or how it was all going to work out. I had been actively searching for a job throughout last year and the start of this one. It was depressing the… Continue reading Country Girl moves to the City
And I was weighed that day silently. I could tell from the look in your eyes that there was something wanting. That among all my freckles and hair, my graces, you had segmented me out into black and red lines. I was missing the parts that mattered most to you. I was absent of the… Continue reading Measurement and Scales
The phoenix is probably one of my favorite mythical creatures. I can not say it is my top favorite because the mermaid is still number one in my book. In life we can see examples of phoenix everywhere. I admit probably not the bird you have pictured in your mind's eye, but a rising from… Continue reading Phoenix Rises
This poem is meant to pose the question to the reader.. In the face of loss and despair over the death of a loved one do we become ghosts? What I mean by that is emotionally does the living become trapped in the past? As ghosts haunt and revisit the places they once left and… Continue reading Ghost of She
The conclusion of my Poem Alzheimer’s (My Homage to The Wasteland) Part III “I never meant to cause you trouble, I never meant to cause you harm…” The dream is real The danger is near I am in the tempest of fear I walk in and there she is Radio is alive and she’s on the… Continue reading Homage: Deuxième Partie
One of my favorite writers is T.S. Eliot. When I first read his classic The Waste Land I was stunned by the imagery and creativity that he used. The poem was like no other, and in my opinion it still is. His ability to collect thoughts, ideas, music, and memory in a written work made… Continue reading Alzheimer’s (My Homage to The Wasteland)
Many people associate the fall with pumpkins, lattes, and comfy sweaters but the month of October is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Typically this month is when I see numerous Breast Cancer “Pink Ribbon” Campaigns. We see pink ribbon memorabilia, donation pink commercials on TV, and walking for awareness. I think very… Continue reading Did You Just Gaslight Me?
In this time of seasonal transformation it seems natural to look inward and observe our own personal "seasons." Change is always there On the horizon Golden gilded hopes of sun To faded wilted petals withered leaves of loss Bowing to the inevitable Defeating slowly they fall The crunch of crushed days Rotting away, to… Continue reading Transitional Beauty Poem
The devil came on a passer by I invited him in for tea He said the choice is yours The choice for what? To come follow me If the world has been cruel and the future bleak Then perhaps what I offer you can seek With a spry smile and a twitch of his lips… Continue reading Devil Came to Tea Poem
My mind is melancholy because I know soon enough it will be your day. I am reminded that another year has passed; another year of not knowing you. I am reminded of all the things we missed. The conversations we never had, the dinners, the milestones, and the fact that we never will. I wonder… Continue reading Daddy Issues: I Wish my Dad was Macgyver
A book I have always related to is Bridget Jones's Diary. So here's my version. A Hypothetical Diary Entry: Coffees: 2 Making Situations awkward: 7 Brushed my frizzy hair today: check Hair looks like Ronald McDonald now: check Number of cats: 1 for now As a dating 30 something the outside world can be merciless… Continue reading Diary Entry 101
While listening to the radio I formed the idea for this poem. The message of the song was an ending relationship but the lovers desperately tried one last time. I think most of us have been in that place at one time or another. Enjoy! Pound of Flesh And you said okay And I said alright… Continue reading Pound of Flesh
Hope Concrete walls with spiraling wire High perimeters guarding her Fortress of strength A woman's defense Encasing the shards Protecting a fragmented heart Burned tissue with eroded holes Scars covering a wounded soul Slowing beating wanting more But the jailor remembers Whispering in the night Her jailor tells her to guard Covet and protect… Continue reading Hope Poem
My absence is due to my fall into a rabbit hole, in a matter of speaking of course. Life sometimes makes things happen all at once, instead of spacing it out for good measure. It seems like going back into my journals I have discovered that around this time every year some change occurs. Perhaps… Continue reading My Visit with the Cheshire Cat
This poem I have revisited several times over the past few months. The meaning is just as strong to me as it was when I first wrote it. I hope you enjoy it. Mermaid Heart Hidden dangers scatter my path Cobbled stones filled with wrath But I see the diamonds that glitter there One is… Continue reading My Mermaid Heart Poem
A good friend of mine asked me last week how do you plan a post for your blog? In the beginning when I started this journey I would try and write on the fly. I picked a topic out of my head at random and posted based on that topic. I would say this came… Continue reading How do I plan my blog post?
His callous hands that are the product of hard work and diligence dig into the soil. He has just unearthed a giant chunk with his pitchfork and placed it to the side. He delicately frees the wiggling captives from the soil and places them into a bucket. The rocks that he sees go into a… Continue reading My Faithful Gardener
Blank She was an image of beauty The singing bird A freshly bloomed flower Her eyes full of earnest Her heart pure Everything she should be When opening the envelope Peeling back the skin She is a broken one A wounded soul Full of festering disappointments She feels rotten inside A bit of highlights here… Continue reading Blank Poem
Oh my iridescent heart. Today while walking along the beach I heard a quick splash and hurriedly looked for the source. My mind which is always playful hoped I might see the fin of a mermaid. I have always looked for them. I think the quest began shortly after seeing the movie The Little Mermaid.… Continue reading Iridescent Heart
I had the chance to visit several beautiful landscapes this past week. One of the locations was the Herring Run which is exactly as it sounds. A place where herring make the migration or " run" up stream. I could not find any fish in any of the pools but the scenery… Continue reading The Remote Isle of Lady of Shallott
Even though living in the northeast has made me skeptical of spring I was happy to see the sun this past weekend. Easter is usually when we see more sun and warmer weather but this year it has been slow coming. This time of year has always been a time of renewal for me. The… Continue reading My Trinity
I had an awesome weekend. I always enjoy making the trip up north. The smell of the fresh air, the scenery and the feeling of discovery. We made our way up early Sunday morning and as we drove I felt such a sense of relief. Work has been very busy and stressful and the calm… Continue reading North Country
I love coffee and if your like me a cup of coffee can make or break your day. I love the smell of coffee so naturally if I smell it I instantly perk up. The smell of this wonderful elixir I connect with home, family, and Sunday mornings. I think sensory memory plays a major… Continue reading For the Love of Coffee
Blog Update: Well that darn marmot was wrong! We were hit twice with a storm shortly after my last Blog post. It looks like I won't be wearing tennis shoes for awhile. It was a pretty low key weekend considering the blizzard warning we were given. I spent most of it reading and listening to music, two… Continue reading Mr. Groundhog you were wrong!
February was a spontaneous little flirt this weekend. The usual cold brisk wind and grey looming clouds with snow cleared and made way for sunny blue skies. The temperature hit mid 50's which for the North East is a rare phenomenon. When I woke up I opened the windows to the bright sun and rejoiced… Continue reading Pumas and owls and soul food oh my!
I have been writing since I was young. A hobby which was encouraged by my grandma. If time had allowed her I believe she would have gone to college to become a teacher. As a consolation prize however, she became my early tutor. I learned to read at three years old, mind you this wasn't… Continue reading A Test of Wills
I have been ready for the New Year since the start of last month. Perhaps it was the minor car crash I got into the week of Thanksgiving that started it off? Or maybe it was the insane chaos at work that didn't seem to end until New Years Eve? Or the holidays having their… Continue reading New Year Cliche
Usually I spend my holidays working both Christmas and New Years. This year with my new job I finally have the opportunity to spend the holidays at home with family. I have been scouring the pictures I have taken throughout 2015 and I would like to share them. After all a picture speaks 1,000 words.… Continue reading Few of My Favorite Things
Pinterest is addicting! I started out on a whim based on a conversation I had with a friend. On Pinterest, I found some recipes and ideas I liked for crafting. My enjoyment for Pinterest has since escalated. Pinterest is by far one of my favorite search engines. I get a lot of ideas, tips,… Continue reading #chocolate#pinterest#fan
Perhaps it is customary at times like these to think of memories. You always carry around the knowledge that people are gone but it is never more evident than the holidays. I spent most of mine at my grandparents house. My grandparents would spend the week before cleaning and preparing for Thanksgiving day. My grandmother… Continue reading Thankful Memories
Amongst the colorful leaves and the upcoming enthusiasm for fall, a dark shade of purple emerges. This color purple is the spreading bruises on the skin and hearts of the victims of domestic violence. October isn't just Breast Cancer month it is also Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic violence like Breast cancer affects everyone, all… Continue reading Purple Ribbon
Something I discovered during my adolecence and adult years is I am a pack rat. Some examples of this can be seen in the dozens of old cards I have recieced from family over the years, boxes of photos, even numerous ticket stubs in my purse. But, fear not my friends I found the perfect outlet… Continue reading Bits and pieces
The GPS announced in three miles we would reach our destination and I was overwhelmed with excitement. The car crawled in a procession past large signs proclaiming "Big E" and arrows pointing straight ahead. The day had finally arrived, I was going to the Big E. The Big E or the Eastern States Exposition is… Continue reading Trip to the Fair
Recently I had searched and looked into many of my beauty products and discovered that quite a few tested on animals which killed me. I told my husband that from now on I wanted to be more conscious of the products I was buying and if they tested on animals. I have compiled a few… Continue reading My picks – Best beauty products
As this year comes to a close, I am reminded of all the things that have transpired during 2018. 2018 was a volatile year not only for our country but for myself and my husband as well. While wedding planning, and hoping to have the wedding of my dreams, my betrothed lost his job suddenly.… Continue reading New Year New Mindset
My mom and I set out two weeks ago on our annual Christmas prelude trip to Kennebunk Maine. If you have never been to Maine for the Christmas Prelude festivities I highly recommend it. The town is decorated to the nines with Christmas flare. Bows and bells adorn windows and doors, the smell of freshly cut Christmas… Continue reading Christmas Prelude Sojourn
The image below does not show the true majestic elegance that Tim and I observed one afternoon. The bear in truth was strolling with purpose and no matter how Tim and I tried to capture an image it became a blurry image of trees. We had been out shopping for white pumpkins for our fall… Continue reading The Bear in the Orchard