eXes and Woes

A to Z Challenge Letter X eXes and Woes Clotilde Delsapo looked at the caller I.D. on her cell phone. She didn’t usually pick-up when she didn’t recognize the number, but the area code was from her old hometown, so she did. “Hey, hellooo,” said the playful voice on the other end. “Hi, what’s up?” … Continue reading eXes and Woes

Willy-Nilly and Wocka-Wocka Letter W

If you’ve read my blog before, you know I am a Beginning Blogger. I started this blog Willy-Nilly, without direction or planning; haphazardly. I jumped into this A to Z Challenge without much understanding of the process, and in trying to meet the daily deadlines, I feel like my thoughts are all over the place. … Continue reading Willy-Nilly and Wocka-Wocka Letter W

Voting- A to Z challenge letter V

I was struggling with whether or not to use today’s letter “V” to broach the subject of Voting. Elections or anything remotely in the political arena puts me over the edge. It’s definitely an area that I tend to “self-censor” for the benefit of those around me. I noticed a couple of folks did use … Continue reading Voting- A to Z challenge letter V

Upside Down – A to Z challenge letter U

  What happens when your world is upside down, and you feel like you are holding on to the edge with your fingertips? How do you manage to get back on top or at least get a better grip? The other day I received a message from a young man who I hadn’t spoken to … Continue reading Upside Down – A to Z challenge letter U

Twinkle little star. A to Z Challenge

  Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky… or as my fifteen-month granddaughter sings it “kakle, kakle, sahh, ahh, ahh.” Don’t judge.  Her mother grew up in New England where people say “Pahk yah, cahs in Hahvahd Yahd.”  It could … Continue reading Twinkle little star. A to Z Challenge

A quick review of the first month

A to Z challenge letter Q.  A QUICK review.  It’s been a month since I started blogging again. My blog and its appearance is still a work in progress though. I like the theme I’m using but need some time to play with widgets and plug-ins. I also need to take more pictures that I can … Continue reading A quick review of the first month

AtoZ Challenge P is for PRECIOUS

FROM MY MEMORY BOX PRECIOUS GEMSTONES (A Tribute to my mother) Precious gemstones, sparkling blue-green Embedded in chiseled ivory Shimmering reflections of the sea Vibrant and alive; brave and defiant. Gold sun flecks, intricate details Dancing on the waves of life Hidden secrets of tales untold Projection of love’s warm, gentle kindness. Behind the windows … Continue reading AtoZ Challenge P is for PRECIOUS

AtoZ Challenge-NEVER a Dull Moment

I remember those days when there was NEVER a dull moment in my life. Work, School, church, sports, birthdays, hospitals, friendships – drama at every turn. We spent our days running from one activity to the next, connecting and catching up in the car. No break during vacations either, they were usually jam-packed with activities as … Continue reading AtoZ Challenge-NEVER a Dull Moment

AtoZ Challenge- MOTHER of an Adult Child

In my mind, M will always be for MOTHER and the many ways she made our life special. How many cards with acrostic poems did I draw or buy for her birthday or Mother’s Day through the years of her abbreviated life? Today’s poem is not for her but of what I learned and have … Continue reading AtoZ Challenge- MOTHER of an Adult Child

AtoZ Challenge- K is for …

So many choices today! Lots of fun K words that I can play with. K is for Kardashians is one story that I won’t address because it would prompt me to create a sarcastic, judgmental blog. Sorry, there is something about DIY royals that makes me want to shut off the TV. Their only claim … Continue reading AtoZ Challenge- K is for …