03/26/22 – On this day in 1983…

On this day in 1983, I officially became a living, breathing member of society and with every full orbital rotation, I feel compelled to reflect on the past year while looking forward to the next. Today’s reflection is inspired by last year’s post: NYT 7 Q’s/Bday Reflections. I had to modify the questions because theContinue reading “03/26/22 – On this day in 1983…”

03/23/22 I was raised on…

My house my rules… – my mother so much resentment stems from this, but spiteful actions have made me more independent. I purchased my first car at 18 after being told the variation, “my keys my rules.” Fine. I will buy my own car and your rules can kiss my a$$. Enough blue in theContinue reading “03/23/22 I was raised on…”

03/22/22 – American Woodcocks

Last spring, Ralphie and I were wandering the back paths. Nothing on our minds, just a chance to connect with the quiet after a long day. We noticed a brown fluff on the ground and as we approached we saw a unique-looking bird, with large black eyes and a long beak. We didn’t know whatContinue reading “03/22/22 – American Woodcocks”

03/13/22 – On getting highlights

My stylist was running her fingers through my hair. “Oh I can totally see this coming back. I mean it’s such a traditional way of coloring hair.” Traditional way of coloring hair? I sit with no response; furtively glance at my hair. The stylist behind us almost chortles, “Yeah, maybe if they call it byContinue reading “03/13/22 – On getting highlights”

03/10/22 Quiet

The quiet is always something that I thoroughly enjoy. When I was little my parents would always yell, “Girls, we want our two best friends!” Baffled, we’d ask, “Who’s that?” Depleted, they’d respond, “Peace and quiet.” Bonnie and I would head outside thinking that they [our parents] were rather strange. As an adult, I lookContinue reading “03/10/22 Quiet”

03/09/22 – HBD, C

Two years ago today I drove a friend home from work we had carpooled because he wasn’t allowed to drive (after donating his kidney to his love) . We talked about FFA, 4H, students we shared, and Taylor Swift. We chatted about this weird disease and fancied rumors about our campus closing for the remainderContinue reading “03/09/22 – HBD, C”

03/02/22 Adjusting

“I’ll make you a poem. I’ll paint you a picture. I’ll knit you something in shades of blue.” excerpt from “Imagine” by Rebecca Kai Dotlich We all had to make adjustments. I painted “quarantine cards” recorded “Once in a Blue Moon” with dad wrote regularly in my notebook mastered making choux pastry designed, ever soContinue reading “03/02/22 Adjusting”

Seeing a Space

PART 1 of this JDH Journal Disclaimer: I am not sure what I am going to do with this series of posts, but I have forever wanted to document this life experience. I am just hoping to make this a weekly walk down memory lane… The space is an 1890 farmhouse. 1700 square foot duplexContinue reading “Seeing a Space”

Packing Ralphie’s library

from my writer’s notebook: I packed up Ralphie’s library today. I guess I started there because I knew that I would be able to clear the space quickly. Most of them in crates, used as bookshelves, already. I have to make his room look and feel larger than it really is. I packed up Ralphie’sContinue reading “Packing Ralphie’s library”

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