TWITL – week thirty-four – will you reach out in whimsy

TWITL – week thirty-four – will you reach out in whimsy

if I whisper your namewill you hear it on the breezean unfamiliar voicesoft and lowwill you reach out in whimsycurious and openthen laugh at the notionyet still wonderat the longing that clingsgentle upon your heart It’s been awhile since a bit of poetry so I thought, why not? I should write more poetry… So my…

TWITL – week thirty-two – cousin time

TWITL – week thirty-two – cousin time

This post is late because I spent Sunday afternoon/evening hanging out with my cousins. So why not talk about that? My uncle and cousin live in Las Vegas and they were out this way for a shot visit. It’s been a couple of years at least since we’ve seen them so it was a great…

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…