Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets

The words belong to a popular song written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross for the 1955 musical Damn Yankees. I often felt my furry friend was aptly named. I moved to a new area a couple years after my husband died. New neighborhood–new pet seemed like a great idea.I had lost my lovable ChocolateContinue reading “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets”

You’ve Done It Before

“What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter, footsteps even lighter…” Song by Kelly Clarkson You’ve done it before, recovered from a blow, when you thought it the very worst. Yet here you are plodding along, your life isn’t really cursed. Remember the embarrassment in middle school and having to tell your folks? You thought they’Continue reading “You’ve Done It Before”

A Summer of Freedom

On a warm summer evening two weeks ago, As it seemed the pandemic and illness continued to slow, I watched people file into the park with their chairs, Eager for music and mingling and return of the fairs. But even then lurking around the hedges, Was the threat of variants as Dr. Fauci alleges. WeContinue reading “A Summer of Freedom”

Holding Pattern

You don’t need more time… You just need to DECIDE Seth Godin Do you ever feel like you’re busy, but getting nowhere? I wrote this as I was pondering what to do next. I feel lately like I’m hovering in all areas of my life, There is hope for the pandemic, but still a lotContinue reading “Holding Pattern”

Tangled, Broken, and Retied

As I examined at knitted scarf I’ve been making this week, I tucked in a couple of stray pieces of yarn. I had run out of yarn in one skein and had begun to work from a new one at one place. I could see where I attached the new yarn and wove in theContinue reading “Tangled, Broken, and Retied”

How to Carry On

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6) It seems each day we’ve more to fear, A pandemic and an election year. Sick of masking, washing, and being apart, We want toContinue reading “How to Carry On”

Connie’s Coffee Chat

I got up this morning and thought I looked fine, Then I put in my contacs and saw the decline Deep wrinkles and fine lines–though fewer of those, After a deep sigh–I just put on my clothes. What else can you do, when we’re all stuck inside, But pray for each other until this subsides.Continue reading “Connie’s Coffee Chat”