Mom’s Coffee

My hubby fixed his much anticipated morning coffee—”On that new FODMAP diet, can I drink creamer in my coffee? I like my coffee robust, but it’s gotta have creamer.” Me—”Check the yes list.” I sipped my coffee with stevia and no flavored creamer. “Oh, and read the creamer label.” My hubby pulled out his phone…

Mom Reads Signs

Mom, a non-driver for her entire life, reads signs out loud to us—one of her favorite pastimes while riding in our car’s backseat next to her walker. (My sweet mom’s hearing is a little decreased, too). #caregiver Here’s a portion of our conversation on the way home from the restaurant tonight— Mom: “Pick and Pull?…

Time Print

“Time plods on, leaving its print, of wrinkles and silver hair blowing across sands that shift.”     Edited from my Twitter post, #microprompt 598 PRINT. Pen & acrylic watercolor.

Trash Collector-Part 1

For about one year, Mom was the neighborhood trash collector. She put on her hat and armed with her metal reacher, she executed her clean up mission in our apartment complex. Mom went as far as her legs and walker allowed. She eventually ventured into surrounding neighborhoods. I finally convinced her to stay near our…

Smiles and Violets

  “Smiles and Violets flash exquisite or invisible by distracted souls.” Edited from my post to #hangtenstories prompt #217-“Violet.” Pen & acrylic watercolor.  

Another Story

It’s funny how an AFPA amazes me, (Acceptance For Publication Agreement) when that’s what I work toward. I signed one a few days ago. Ta dah! The opposite is also true. A Rejection Email is a milestone which amazes me. We all need feedback. Any form of feedback. Pure excitement burst inside me when I…

Open

#1lineWed, prompt word–OPEN ‘My heart and mind open a little more with every convincing word He speaks, and His knowledge creates an intimate bond.”

Going Places

Once in a while, it is satisfying to actually go somewhere. We can spin our wheels and go nowhere more often than we wish to. Years ago, I travelled and lived abroad from the motive of adventure. A full year of sixteen countries–planes, trains, ferries, buses, hitchhiking, hotels, homes, and hostels. Even those exciting things are exhausting….

Catch Up Time

Me oh my, how time does fly! It’s ONE of the reasons I’ve not posted since December 2015. If you’re curious about the other reasons, read on… Sold my home–moved my mom, fiance and me. Fiance’s open heart surgery & wedding planning. Our wedding. BRMCWC–writer’s conference click here & visiting my grandchildren. Recovery from a…

Book launch

  Please see this link for the 2015 Inspire Forgiveness book launch on 12/12/15. This is an anthology with several authors. My story is  Meghan O’Meara’s Bowl. Forgiveness is a very difficult issue for most of us. It often takes a progression of choices and steps before we can live it. It is my hope…

I’ll Be Doggoned!

Walking, jogging, and cycling on our wonderful city park trails is a great way to begin a Saturday. My friends and I enjoy the outdoor time together, but sharing the trail is a challenge. I walked in the middle of our side of the trail, when my hand was whacked into the air. I jumped…