The firefighters just flushed the hydrant in front of my house
Little unexpected excitement
Blue heard Jake barking while they did the hydrant around the corner
We had to go investigate
Saw the water spraying but stopped by the fence for the dogs to say hi and didn’t go around the corner
Saw three young children and their parents splashing in the street
Smiled at their happy
Then here came the truck to park by our curb
We watched from the sidewalk across the street
‘We’ being two dogs, three adults and the three hopeful children wanting to splash some more
This hydrant not making as many puddles as before
No splashing after all
Parting ways with, “Have a good day” and “See you later”
Blue and I cross for home
Staying dry other than bare feet through the puddles in the street
My boys slept through it
Had it not been for my dog I’d have missed it too
July 5, 2014
A snapshot of a moment from before 9:30am. My oldest woke up right after the dog and I came inside. The youngest will appear with some prodding before noon. The lazy hazy days of summertime are here.
My shamrock plant is still surviving. I never bought it special food. Sunlight and water (when I remember). So far, so good.
July 23, 2013
While walking my dog, Blue this morning
I nearly laughed aloud
We walk past this one house
The one with an in-ground pool, slide and gorgeous landscaping
They have a fence, but it’s not that tall (sort of like me)
I spy a mallard pair
Him and Her
Just standing there
The cover is off the pool for the first time this Spring
As the dog and I walk on past, there they go
I smile as they swim side by side
Gliding along the backyard water
That they were lucky enough to find
A lovely l’il morning swim
May 26, 2013
My hair is a rats next of tangles from that wicked wind.
I’m am so wrung out and weary I’m leaning against the wall as I stand and type.
Will take more Tylenol next, find something hot and filling for supper, and look forward to the soothing water of a hot bath later tonight.
Sometime after the dog is walked for the last time and both boys are tucked into their beds.
Hopefully within the next three hours.
A sustaining emotion.
The ultimate Soul Food.
April 6, 2013
The tears ebb and flow
I cried a few rivers a week or so ago
March 26, 2013
I’m treading water.
Keeping the sharks at bay.
Soaking up sunshine rays.
Smiling more than crying
February 19, 2013
and works for me
gray, weepy and moody
but cleansing, purifying
and nurturing too
I’m glad it’s raining
February 10, 2013
smiling as I type this
from a hospital cafe
jazz is on the speakers
there is ice on the fountain
as seen out the window
on my right
but it’s still pumping water
in this moment
January 14, 2013
Spoke too soon
Coffee is brewing
Getting ready to walk Blue
Picked up my coat from kitchen counter
(Yes, I know we have a coat closet!)
…and my husband’s ipad fell from atop my coat right into the dog’s big ole water bowl.
^ except I swore more creatively than that
Good thing ipad has a cover
…and dog is thirsty
Hope it’s gonna be OK
That’s two mishaps in no time flat
I better stop keepin’ track…
December 5, 2012