Wednesday, February 25, 2015

still here

Still hanging out at hospital.
Wonderful care here 
But I am so ready to get back in the world. 

Though I realize it will be at a very slow pace for some time. 
As my wise surgeon stated so succinctly this morning-
It is not a race. 

Each day's highlight are new photos of Bebe taken and sent to me on the cloud by his mama. 





Monday, February 23, 2015

recovery



Second day in DC to immerse myself in gma heaven
Landed instead in ER with intense abdominal pain
Caused by string-like scar tissue
That required surgical fix

Good news is recovery is going well 
Soon I will be holding Bebe again
Meanwhile E is enjoying his gpa role
 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

steamy


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carpet cleaning day...
a nice bonus,
humidity in the house


other photos of the week...


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moving-the-clutter-to-storage day was snowy


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books for a photo project...
self-care, verse, art


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sunday brunch with the man
before he and K left for the south
(happy to report they arrived today at 4 am)


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good morning, dc

Monday, February 9, 2015

more joy


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trying to catch up with my life...

a wonderful friday spent
with le bebe and his family,
including elvis,
who is adjusting to the new person
in his life

a flight on saturday
to minnesota
to catch a sunday with my man
before he headed south

monday, a day of errands
and more packing
but the end of getting-the-house-on-the-market phase
is in sight (this friday)!

so I may continue to be absent
and sporadic for a bit longer...


charlie and elvis

Friday, February 6, 2015

photoaday


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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

happy grandma





taken on 1/31
by my daughter




Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

this day


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I officially became a grandma tonight.

Tomorrow I'm off to see my daughter,
now a mom, and hold my grandson.

I will be back soon with stories
and photos, of course!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

quiet


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a
good day
of quiet

time to reflect
to sit in the sun
to be at peace
with all that is


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

morning


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thank you,
thank you,
dear friends
for your kind
and caring
words

my morning
walk with
my camera
is my meditation
...yes, the sea
is my friend

Monday, January 26, 2015

today


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three days now
the seas have pounded
the wind and the sound
wake me from my fog


swirling


today
the sadness came
like the wind and waves
it will come and go


blur


Sunday, January 25, 2015

sun break


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after the storm,
a bright sunny day

between sun breaks
going slowly

savoring the quiet
and napping
lots

Saturday, January 24, 2015

home


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we returned to our jetty home last night,
greeted by hugs
a glass of wine
laughter and tears

and the sea in all its glory,
a glimpse of a sunset
a blustery walk this morning
it is good to be here


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Friday, January 23, 2015

contemplation


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the day after my mom's death,
going slowly, taking time to feel
the vividness of the moment

contemplating her long
glorious life, lived simply
with grace and love

her legacy of
music, the arts, nature,
and especially her love of birds

at the piano, playing
her favorite Bach or Chopin
or duets with her brother

the beauty of the life cycle
mom's death and (the soon-to-be)
birth of my grandchild

Thursday, January 22, 2015

love





my
parents
on their
wedding
day

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

mom's tree


mom's tree


on the day she chose

her tree was full
of pink blooms
against the
brilliant blue

and too
scattered
on the ground
like a path

for her journey


mom's tree


Sunday, January 18, 2015

sky


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the sky
feels
so vast...

and today,
it gave me
strength

to just
stand and
take it in

ps thank you for your kind thoughts

Saturday, January 17, 2015

gathered


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my family has gathered,
E has joined me,
as we surround Mom with our love


beach


somehow in the fog of morphine
she might sense our presence,
but if not, it is just good to be gathered


beach

Friday, January 16, 2015

mornings


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Thursday, January 15, 2015

water series


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yesterday's walk...
did not make it today


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the colors of the water
were rich under the overcast sky


water series

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

black and white


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a world of black and white
tonight, as I work late,
editing

black letters
on white screen
tired eyes

Monday, January 12, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

these two


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life is good with these two...

with the twinkle in their eyes,
the touch of smile on their faces,
their banter and laughter...


and a happy birthday to the young man on the right!!
mwah!!


Friday, January 9, 2015

on my mind


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nostalgia for winter
set in today
weird, huh?


snow day


baby
healthy and growing
as the weeks fly by


snow day


morphine
to make mom
more comfortable


snow day


life
death
and beauty

ox