An ordinary day, three loads of laundry,
Clearing my throat incessantly,
a headache that won’t go away, top and forehead
My dog, barking, throwing up water, three times.
Me, internal and external fatigue, Fibromyalgia or taking care of my sick child, combination probably.
Hard to move one muscle, I will it to move, it does not listen.
I call the far side of my bed “the office” too exhausted to get up, shuffle.
Imagining what it must be like to have so much money that money doesn’t even matter,
Worrying about our Mom getting older, all of us getting older.
Not driving as much. Reality. Stay in the moment.
Don’t meet worry half-way.
Sit. Listen. Quiet.
Old friends become past friends for me. Finally.
Goodbye you-know-who, I’ve cut the chain, I can sail away.
I value myself more, now.
We had great times but that was thirty years ago.
Friendships need to move forward, together.
What is there to miss when you had nothing for so long?
Happy 25th ANNIVERSARY to my husband and to me in October.
a lovely accomplishment, not always easy.
Life is work, kids, work is life.
Plain, unsweetened frozen yogurt with fruit.
slides down my aching throat with chilling ease.
A beautiful summer day.
Playing ball with my dog, Lexi, at the park.
We are both exhausted now, lying together on the bed.
Her long, red body, snoring, my pale body tossing and turning.
Everything feels as right as it can, for this moment, this day.
There are no promises and certainly no guarantees.