TWITL – week twenty-eight – the long rest

TWITL – week twenty-eight – the long rest

My dad’s oldest sister died on Wednesday night. She was ninety years old, mother of four, grandmother of four, oldest of six who lived into adulthood. I can still hear her voice. I like to think she’s resting now… The work week went by in a weird sort of blur and ended with the last…

TWITL – week twenty-six – my summer break

TWITL – week twenty-six – my summer break

Last year, I didn’t take any chunks of time off from work during summer break but this year I decided I wanted some time off. Once noon hit on that last Friday in June, I was off for eleven whole days. My vacation started rather lowkey. Lots of tv watching and mostly just lazy stuff.…

TWITL – week twenty-four – riding out into the sunset

TWITL – week twenty-four – riding out into the sunset

I imagine him riding towards that sunset, the motorcycle roaring, the wind whipping as joy hums through his soul, love soars in his heart, and peace guides him. He’s free, leaving behind so much love and joy… Steve was my cousin’s husband. He was family the moment he was with Beverly. When she died, he…

TWITL – week nineteen – cherry picking

TWITL – week nineteen – cherry picking

After a week of summer-like weather, Saturday morning was nice and cool. My cousins came out to pick some cherries and we met them at one of the ranches. We have lived out this way for over a decade but we’ve never gone cherry picking. It was a little chilly to start but it warmed…

TWITL – week fifteen – lovely spring time

TWITL – week fifteen – lovely spring time

We had our 27th wedding anniversary on Friday. TWENTY-SEVEN years! It sounds like long time (and it is) yet it doesn’t seem that long ago. Someone asked what the secret of our long lasting relationship is and the hubby answered beer and lots of love. Truth! We went out to dinner at Black Angus for…

TWITL – week four – stormy days then sunny skies

TWITL – week four – stormy days then sunny skies

We had some days of cold and rain and then the weekend opened up to sunny skies. Such is the weather here in the far east Bay Area. I loved the cold days but that one stormy night was a bit much for me. So noisy! I still managed to sleep though so I suppose…

TWITL – week thirty-five – rest in power

TWITL – week thirty-five – rest in power

This world is at such a crossroads. Hit after hit after hit and you just keep going. You work, you play, you love, you laugh, you cry, you break, you remember, you mend, you live. Above all, you live. You wake up, you take a deep breath, you hold on to that peace just a…

TWITL – week seventeen – warming up

TWITL – week seventeen –  warming up

The weather is getting warmer and I’m not ready for it. It’s only April and we’ve already hit the upper 80s. It doesn’t really help that we’re basically stuck at home and can’t go out to hang out. Alas. We’re supposed to wear masks when out in public. I wore mine at work when I…