March 31, 2022

This might be classified as the most positive moment of the year.  My youngest granddaughter “M” came over to the apt to spend some time last Friday, last day of her spring break.  We played cards, she watched a TV show while I did something else, and then we decided to go up the street …

January 20, 2022

I read an article the other day that spoke about the benefits of doing needle work.  The authors indicated that this type of activity can provide calmness because it is repetitive and requires focus.  While the article spoke mostly about crochet, they did mention quilting.  I know this to be true as I experience this …

December 2021

Over the past couple of days I experienced three events that are unusual.  It seems to me the events are associated to Covid restrictions, mandates and supply chain issues. The first concerns a cancelled doctor’s visit for a routine checkup.  The next appointment available is not until February unless I needed urgent care.  Since that …

October 2021

I went to the basketball game last night to see the Nets play the Heat.  The Nets lost, and I don’t want to talk about it.  What I want to speak to is the walk I took near the end of half-time.  Sometimes at this point in the evening at the game I will use …

August 2021

I have been chatting with the cousins since March 2020 during the first dark days of Covid.  We are up to 18 now, first cousins, second cousins, cousins of cousins and one auntie who we call our Queen Bee.  The other day, Queen Bee posted “…when I went out to get my newspaper there was …

July 2021

My husband had a medical procedure the other day and the plan was for him to go to the facility and I would meet up with him when he was ready to come home.  I was a little anxious, concern for my husband, but continued on with my morning activities and prepared to leave at …

June 2021

I met up with granddaughter “M” on her last day of school.  Her bag was filled with stuff that she brought home including some poems that she wrote for class.  As she read them I recalled a poem that I wrote when I was her age.  I can’t remember the whole poem just the first …

May 2021

The other day I stood looking out the window of the apartment at nothing in particular, and I realized in that moment how calm I was. This moment was different than other times I may feel at peace; it was as though there were an absence, rather than a presence of any thing, a depth …

April 2021

My nine year old granddaughter and I have built a few cardboard projects over the past 3 years or so.  We built a house, an aquarium, shopping mall, and a circus and now we are building a resort.  We would meet up a couple of times a week to work on the project but since …

March 2021

There has been a delay in the delivery of the fabric that I ordered for a quilt which turns out to be to my advantage.  While waiting, I began to organize the production.  I labeled each piece in the mural by number and measured the finish size and entered all of this in a spreadsheet.  …