more happy

more happy

It’s quite remarkable how the world is reframed for me when one of my daughter’s is coming home. More clarity, more energy, more happy. Not sure ‘more happy’ is a thing, but happier doesn’t do this feeling justice. In order … Continue reading

planting another garden

planting another garden

We haven’t had rain for weeks. As the heel of my work boot hits the top of my garden spade, the force drives it deep into the parched soil. The well-rooted older gardens brave the drought with hardened patience. They understand … Continue reading

how long do you want to be loved

how long do you want to be loved

It wasn’t a good trip. No, the trip was good, I wasn’t. I was weepy. Everything made me sad. Intellectually, I know I should have enjoyed every second that I was there but heartache trumps intellect, every time. Just when … Continue reading

during the pauses we cook

during the pauses we cook

Words pour, life, work, dreams and fears articulated sometimes mumbled, unfiltered from her. She has a lot to say and we only have two days. During the pauses, we cook. She likes me in her kitchen using her stuff. Cooking … Continue reading

chocolatey chip cookies for the mom-to-be

chocolatey chip cookies for the mom-to-be

A month ago, I received a phone call from Sara instructing me to go and Skype with Meaghan. I’d heard the house phone ringing but I was in the middle of a ‘House of Cards’ episode – Francis was being particularity diabolical that night…   so I’d … Continue reading