Friday, July 29, 2016
Before I go
Tell me a story:
Remind me of that time we laughed until our faces cramped,
Share an adventure we took,
Talk about your thoughts of when we first met.
Before I go,
Hug me, longer than usual,
Kiss my cheek, my temple, my forehead,
Hold my hand or rub my feet.
Before I go,
You will remember how I made you feel,
You will share photos & stories,
You will think of me & smile.
Before I go,
I need you to know:
I've loved you, deeply,
I treasure all time I've spent with you,
You made my life better,
Before I go,
Talk to me, even though I can't answer,
Hold me, even though it may hurt,
Look at me, even though I've changed,
Because, before I go,
...I'm still here.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
My gawd, but I am in Lurve with mini-gardens (commonly known as "fairie gardens"). I've been yapping about doing one for months... I've been scouring Pinterest looking for any & all ideas. I've been coveting all the little arches & furniture & mini clotheslines & hammocks & small plants & planning! Oh, the planning.
Puffy Kracker just wanted me to Shut. Up.
I lucked into a sale & purchased a little house, a picnic table, fence pieces, & some stepping stones about 3 weeks ago. I stole some small plants from Conrad & Bronco Bill (including a baby pine tree!). I crafted up a wishing well, bridge, & gate (thank you, glue gun & popsicle sticks). I decided that my barrel planter would be the perfect location. But I just couldn't figure out my theme...
Until I was rooting around in the toy box for some mini stuff to give Sissy for a practical joke & discovered my long-forgotten Smurf figurines from B.A. (Before Adulthood). & suddenly, everything clicked into place.
I've since added a row of cedars behind the house, & across the stream. I Love it SO HARD!
Already making plans for next year (Fraggles, Sesame Street, Garfield, & South Park - oh my!)
Monday, March 21, 2016
10 years since I started this blog. 10!
10 years ago, I was a lot less tech savvy, & had a lot more free time.
10 years ago, I had better eyesight, carried less weight, & had a male cat.
10 years ago, I had never broken a bone, my near-death experiences were all exaggerated for comedic effect, & I still had all my interior lady bits.
10 years ago, I wasn't married. But I was planning a wedding.
10 years ago, I Started DBM as a lark. I thought I had something to say. I thought I'd become famous. I thought I'd get discovered.
10 years ago, I had never heard of Schmutzie, or Palinode, or MayB, or Cenobyte, or French Panic, or any of the other amazing writers that live/lived in the blogosphere.
10 years ago, I worked for one of the big 4 financial institutions.
10 years ago, I had 2 grandparents, a mother-in-law, & all of Puffy's siblings were alive.
10 years ago, my parents were "healthy as a horse".
10 years ago, I had not led a service at the-place-where-I-worship.
My gawd, the changes that happen in 10 years!
E.T.A - crap on a cracker! My blogiversary was actually March 1st. Stoopid calendar has the stoopid date wrong. Sheesh.
Friday, January 01, 2016
I'm not a big one for making resolutions to usher in a new year. I've found it to be counter-productive, stressful, & a waste of time.
I try to immediately address any unsavoury behaviour & make changes throughout the year. I find waiting for an arbitrary date weird. But hey, whatever floats your boat.
This year, however, I'm heading back to the past. After reading a few pages of an old journal, I've realized how much I've let fall from my life - friends, personal contact, FUN - & I'm aiming to change that. There are lots of things that Wilma of Old did that I really liked, that I miss, that were, frankly, awesome. I'm not sure why I ever let that stuff go?
Justin Timberlake brought sexy back.
I'm bringing ME back!