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Go back to bed!

The turkey bones simmer on the stove.  The promise of turkey soup tantalizes and awakens my taste-buds.  The smells are intoxicating.  They are exciting.  They evoke gustatory pleasures that almost make me feel guilty!  Yet, something within me speaks even … Continue reading

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I Just Can’t Get it Out of My Mind

It was three months ago today – my last chemo treatment. I want to forget – but I also want to remember. I am tired. Weird.  I’ve had lots of energy lately – but today, I just want to rest. … Continue reading

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My Sunset Post

The lens of my glasses wear the dirt of the day It seems the time has come  for me to put them away The world outside settles down – kids come in The noise of their play is now a … Continue reading

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Now I lay me down to sleep…

“….I pray the Lord my soul to keep.   And if I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.” I remember this verse from when I was a child.  It was in a little blue … Continue reading

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What would you say?

“Why can’t Aimee and Graydon come over tonight, Mom?”  was the challenge my youngest boy, David presented to me this morning.   He had such sadness in his voice as he slouched in the big arm chair, waiting for my … Continue reading

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I too, have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening BY ROBERT FROST “Whose woods these are I think I know.   His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here TO watch his woods fill up with … Continue reading

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From the middle of the night, emerges the morning

It is the middle of the night.  I am wide awake.  I am like a stranger in a new land. It is difficult to stay here in this moment as my mind, almost with a will of its own, moves … Continue reading

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Nights are the Worst

It is 4:12 am.  It’s not time to get up yet – no one is awake. The window is open and there is a cool breeze that flows gently into my room which is both a curse and a blessing. … Continue reading

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