A Friend’s Anger

I have a friend who has been angry about something since we hit adulthood. I’m unsure if she knows she’s angry. She might admit to being self-righteous, certainly right. As the years have gone by, and our kids have taken wing, we don’t see each other or talk as much as we used to. We […]


I find myself in that place where I want to flee. That, or have a serious fence and electric gate put up around the entrance to our property. Maybe I want to flee as much as I want to isolate. I am losing my tolerance for other’s dipshit opinions regarding President Obama’s eulogy for Mr. […]


The baseboard installation got finished today at the Island house. I am over the moon! What an amazing difference this makes to the finish look of the house. 💜


I’ve had a touch of OCD since I was 18. It might be better named ‘control freak’ syndrome. The reasons then, while still with me, aren’t relevant in my life any more. It doesn’t mean the syndrome goes away. I realized today that my OCD was in overdrive as I started to realize something was […]

First Week Back

My first week back at work was OK. I accomplished many things needed in order for us to get back into maintaining the therapy gardens we deployed via the state grant my program runs under. Lots of writing, lots of phone calls, lots of Zoom meetings, and lots of email filing. Tomorrow I am shifting […]

Back to Work

The founder of the company I work for texted me Wednesday to let me know modifications to my program had been approved by the state, and could I start work on Monday, part time. She said more information was inbound, and we could talk about it. I replied how exciting the news was, I was […]

Second July Island Trip – Day 3

We allowed ourselves to sleep in yesterday. It’s always lovely to wake up in Tim’s cabin, a hexagon in the woods with windows on five sides, on a sunny morning. We breakfasted on hard boiled eggs and almond meal and pumpkin/banana muffins I make. We arrived at the property by 10am. My tenants were scheduled […]

Second July Island Trip – Day 2

The day started at 6am after a fitful sleep. It was a delight to sit in bed and read for 30-minutes before taking a slow roll into reviewing the days tasks, heating water for tea on a hot plate, dressing, and enjoying, as it turned out, not enough breakfast. The day included: Constant triage on […]

Second July Island Trip – Day 1

Last minute packing, driving and the ferry ride went just fine. Upon arriving I unloaded my painted baseboard onto the deck of the house, and then drove up to the barns. My order of operations was going to be to unpack the over-subscribed truck, and then start organizing all the things. I quickly came to […]

Two Months…

Mom has been gone for two months. It seems like yesterday, and it seems like so long ago that she left. And indeed she did leave a long time ago. I miss her. I spent some time late this afternoon going through some of my dad’s slides. I came across three amazing pictures of my […]