The Ring

It must have been heavier than I thought. Stepped on the scale this morningand noticed I’d reached my goal. Could it have been so weighty asto make all the difference? My heart’s still heavy; my muscles ache.Should my shoulders feel lighter? My legs are antsy and restless butmy feet aren’t moving any faster. There’s a…

The Kettle

It sat there, nearly empty, gathering dust.How long had it been since its last steep?We washed and restored it, got rid of the rust.Could it stir us from our long winter’s sleep? We filled it up to the brim and turned on the flame.Soon we topped off our cups with its steamy stream.We went back…

The Sunday Post

It was a beautiful day in Fredericksburg, Virginia today. The sun was shining and the clouds that briefly floated overhead were not responsible for the gloom settling over many of us. It was everything else going on in the world. I don’t have anything more intelligent to contribute to this conversation, but I know I…

The (Easter) Sunday Post

Happy Easter! This Easter was probably quite different for many people, or at least most Christians. I think most churches experience peak attendance on Easter, but hopefully many people were able to worship from afar courtesy of the Internet. No need to wear your Sunday best or Easter bonnets for that, although maybe some dressed…

Time to catch up!

I’ve been slacking! Today’s my sixth day at home since I left the office on Friday and so far I’ve only left the house to go for a long drive yesterday evening. It was a beautiful evening and it was great to get out for a couple hours. I would say it was a nice…

Just outside my house

It’s cloudy but mild today. It rained last night and we didn’t get the patio chair cushions inside in time. So they’re wet and since the sun isn’t shining all that brightly today it will take some time for them to dry. But the front porch is dry and I spent a few minutes on…

The Sunday Post: Just Breathe

Today was a beautiful day. The sun beams washed us with light. Temperatures rose. Our neighbors’ lawn mowers serenaded us with their loud hums. Well that part wasn’t so great. But I was able to start a week off from work with some yoga, a good book, and a little space to just breathe.

Drinking Glasses

I decided to try another dry month in April. I made it two and half days. We had pizza for dinner and there was a six-pack of Dogfish Head 60 Minute in the fridge. It just seemed like the right thing to do. But I only had one. I followed it up with a cup…