Happy Mothers Day – from my garden!

Happy Mother Day….with Garden Flowers 🖤 I had a wonderful Mothers Day yesterday and enjoyed cutting my own bouquet from my garden. I love my irises; they remind me of my grandmother, my mothers mother. Her favorite flower, it reminds me of being a little girl in her garden surrounded by her daughters, including my mother. All strong women who encourage my ‘stubborn streak’, otherwise … Continue reading Happy Mothers Day – from my garden!

100 Word Wednesday: Week 141

Image by Bikurgurl Thank you for joining our awesome writing community who challenges themselves weekly as we weave together our 100 words! It’s been a while – thank you to those who encouraged me to restart 100 Word Wednesdays! I’ve missed seeing you on Instagram and here, but look forward to catching up with you this summer! Miss me? Feel free to post stories linked … Continue reading 100 Word Wednesday: Week 141

Three Things I’ve learned during the Seattle Covid-19 Quarantine

Aff. links: I love passing on links to companies and products I love and use – see below 🖤 We’ve been in quarantine for less than a day statewide, but here in King County, Washington, we’ve been asked to limit activities for weeks. Washington State Governor Jay Inslee ordered a two week ‘stay at home’ order effective yesterday, and has stated today it may have … Continue reading Three Things I’ve learned during the Seattle Covid-19 Quarantine

Fat Tuesday 2020

It’s Fat Tuesday! In the Christian religion, it’s the last day before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. I didn’t grow up observing this tradition, but have found as a mother, it’s one I’ve enjoyed sharing with my children. We enjoy a decadent dinner of pancakes – or this year, pizza – and revelry! Does watching ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ count? ☠️🖤☠️ Preparing for Lent, making … Continue reading Fat Tuesday 2020

Closing In

Image by Bikurgurl Closing In On our regular biking route, we pass by Wilmot Gateway Park. Clean restrooms, plenty of shade, tables, water bottle filling station, and this great playground. As I rounded the corner, following screams of delight on the playground, a cold sensation cloaked me. The familiar dread found me again. Silent pinpricks eroded my resolve to stay; I could fathom only one … Continue reading Closing In

The Hard Work

Image by Bikurgurl 2019 Bikurgram 2019 Yesterday was a day of doing the hard work of growth in relationships. Of being the grown up to the ‘grown ups’, of standing up to the decades of posturing and unintentional painful words to stop the cycle from continuing. It’s the hard work of adults to protect the children in our lives from facing the same emotional suckerpunches … Continue reading The Hard Work