Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Microfiction Muses #12 and #13

In the middle of her climb 
up the tree of life 
Meg was frustrated to suddenly realize 
more living was needed 
to reach her full vantage point


Gramps barely tolerates the child
He remains quite miffed
about the love affair
between his grandbaby and that
low life scoundrel,
Speed Racer


Micro-fiction Muse involves writing a very short story (140 characters max-including spaces) based upon a photo prompt. I make it my goal to always use140 characters exactly. Diane Estrella is our host for this weekly meme. Please be sure to visit her blog for complete rules and to visit other participants. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Coming Home

By the time this is posted I will be flying home after a most important sojourn to the prairie. I spent time coming to terms with my past and taking ownership of my part. I gave myself the time to acknowledge old wounds, to let go of pain, and to finally grieve. Only by facing my issues and my fears head on am I able to finally release them. It's a matter of survival. My journey towards healing and spiritual growth continues. 

Today I am grateful for the support and encouragement of family and friends. I am truly blessed. 

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Letter J and What it Means to Me

J is for Ms. Jenny and my Alphabet Journey through life.

Jenny knows this but many of you may not. Sweet Jenny has been my guardian angel for quite some time. She has been my cheerleader, my mentor, and a very special, loving friend. She has been by my side, every step of the way as I worked my way through her alphabet series (twice!). Alphabe-Thursday became a stepping stone in which I began to explore life, on a deeper level, with poetry and other writings. So you all will just have to excuse me and understand when I take ownership and call her "MY" Ms. Jenny, okay?

Anyway, I was finally able to thank her properly. My Jenny was kind enough to forward me a photo of her beautiful mug.

Using my personal techniques I turned Ms. Jenny into a work of art (not that she wasn't already)

Jenny...I love and adore you. I thank you, with sincerity of heart, your encouragement and gentle guidance as I walk down this new road on my journey through the rest of my life. You are my forever friend!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday Tidbits: June 21, 2011

Dear Prairie,

In under 24 hours I will be on my way to your heart. You are, of course, forever in mine.

A "homesick" 5th


Dear Rack Room Shoes (the one next to Target in Northcross),

Why do I torment myself? No, it's not the shoes; they are cute and all. No, it's not the prices, either. It's just that this particular store, and its management, frustrate me to no end. You advertise clearance sales but nothing is EVER clearly marked. The organization of your store is confusing at best. And I have yet to find anyone helpful when looking for something in particular (even the manager!) Instead, someone usually just points and says "Over there." No, I don't think I'll be back...too many 2nd chances and all.

A shoe-less 5th


Dear Target,

Although not walking shoes, I love my new sandal/flip flops. Very fun!

A well-hoofed 5th


Dear NYC,

I had a fantabulous time on my recent visit. My feet still hurt, however. Too bad Rack Room wasn't helpful in my finding some decent walking shoes. Regardless of the aching feet, every step through you was a delight!

A foot weary 5th


Dear Kyle,

The one hour massage was not nearly long enough. Next time, please spend more time on the feet, okay?  (and the back, the neck, the calves, etc. too!)

A relaxed and no longer aching 5th


Dear Munchie Boy,

Could you please tell me when you grew up? You are an amazing young man and I am so very proud of you!
I love you forever.

Mama 5th


Dear Diner in my Dream,

Thank you for being patient with me as I tried to maneuver the 18-wheeler I was driving through your narrow parking lot. The fromage and kitty kibble pastry were interesting to say the least. It's nice to hear they are all the rage in Europe and although you shared your recipe with me I doubt if I will be baking these up at home. Thanks anyway.

A tummy troubled 5th


Dear Lord,

Give me strength. I can do this but only with your help.

A grateful 5th


Dear Clothes and Toiletries,

I guess you're not going to pack yourselves, are you. Okay...I'm coming, I'm coming.

A jet-setting 5th


Well, that is it for this week's installment. I leave tomorrow to visit my family and friends in Kansas. My blogging, again, will be sporadic until my return. Take care and behave in my absence. Love you!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Why Do We Question God...

...when He answers our prayers?

I was witness to a true miracle when only moments before I was praying for one. Yet, I found it unbelievable instead of immediately thanking God for His divine mercy.

My prayer now is for forgiveness: God please pardon my unbelief.

I wish I could share with you what happened but I would be in violation of HIPPA and patient confidentiality regulations if I did. Let's just say it was a "Lazarus" moment.

God is good indeed!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Flash Friday 55: NYC in 55 Words, 55 Photos

City Sights


Neon lights

Broadway nights

Liberty's reign

Immigrants came

15" fame

Shopping spree

Project Glee


Someone's fantasy?

Central Park

Museum art

New York heart

Mounted cops

Tiny shops

Dollars dropped

Millennium suite

Famous streets

Aching feet

Hallowed ground

Musician's sound


Celebrity views

Morning news

Holy pews


Tired lad

Bankrupt dad


Disclaimers: NO...I did not purchase that ugly, nearly $1400 dress. Instead I bought myself a $10 hat, a "I <3 NY" sweatshirt, and several t-shirts in Chinatown.

I return to work this Friday, so if I don't respond to your comments, please understand.



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