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Been writing my story in a diary since I was eleven. I created my pathway through adult life partially from looking back at what I had written in my diaries, seeking what I might learn. I enjoy family, meditation, nature, the arts. 2014 was the most stressful, sad year of my life. 2018 and since then finds me moving with more and comfort into the life of a widowed person, becoming more competent, more peaceful.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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That Black and White Photo I am the crow in that black and nest-like chair. You see how the sun squawked, its slashes as black and white as death. You see my feet in old, long-baked boots at res...


October 08, 2020

Catching Up Thoughts in 2020

Easy listening music in the house today, filling up the corners and touching the ceiling with happy soft sound. The house has been roofed. Not without stress but it is finished. I had a new ha...


August 25, 2020

Feathers in a Stream in 2020

I’m a feather-in-a-stream sort of gal, happiest just moseying along. Today was like that all day. I awoke early and knew I needed to get up so I could catch the yard crew and remind them they n...


I mentioned that yesterday my friend and I exchange stories about our trips abroad. The one that flowed into my memory I’d not thought of in years. It happened near Venice. I was so glad to te...


August 20, 2020

My Day in 2020

I awoke at 2 a.m. Groggy. Reached out to Kermit…found once more he wasn’t there. Picked up my book (The Richmond Slave Trade by Jack Trammell) and read for several hours. Kept thinking I’d fi...


August 03, 2020

Talked my Face Off in 2020

Yep, my best and closest friend visited in person yesterday, from 1 to 6 o’clock and I talked my face off. She did, too. Whew! Isolation silence flew out the window. I feel much more myself t...


July 15, 2020

Hidden Companion in 2020

Yes, I have a hidden companion now. A toad hopped into the house when a workman took a door down to replace the weatherproofing strip on the door’s bottom. I saw the toad hope in, over the work...


June 26, 2020

Photos in 2020

FB friends…Check out the photo on my facebook page if you’d like to see my two new grandsons, post adoption picture. Just got some from a professional shoot.


It’s Monday in a very hot FL week. I saw the red line staunch on my outdoor thermometer just beneath 100 degrees yesterday afternoon. I was annoyed with my getting older body that all at one ti...


One thing about a lingering health problem that I observe–one has an opportunity to learn more about one’s own body. So intricate! Much better check up report on Wednesday and then even though t...


Ok. Picture a woman sitting on a sofa, putting ear drops in her infected ear and sitting with head tilted to await the medicine entering her outer ear. She’s watching TV, is comfortable with...


On the theme of memories increasingly floating back to me as this pandemic extends, and that I am approaching my 79th birthday new and welcome thoughts occur. And on the theme of this boost in m...


May 21, 2020

Awww in 2020

I couldn’t join the zoom meeting to see my daughter’s foster children adopted. Just now. I downloaded the site. Used my password. It recognized me and then when I entered the court password to ...


I haven’t been writing as usual here in the past weeks, or writing anywhere, but I do continue with creative options to watch great movies, seek out arts and nature shows on TV, read, print some...


May 14, 2020

Exciting News in 2020

On Thursday afternoon of next week my daughter Karen and her husband will adopt their two foster sons. The long awaited event will take place at their home, not the courthouse where before the p...


May 06, 2020

Life's Ironies! in 2020

Life’s Ironies! I finally am scheduled to see an ear doctor tomorrow. I saw one in March for a problem and I was to return the next week. But the office closed. I’ve been newly deaf in my right e...


March 04, 2020

What's Going On? in 2020

I’m so sleepy. For days I have felt as if I want to climb into bed, even though I get more than an average amount of sleep, and feel rested when I wake up. Ever since about eleven this morning,...


March 03, 2020

Following Through in 2020

I have a audio doc appointment for next week. Following through to prevent the sense of isolation within groups, isolation that I have fought for so long. Thanks to my friend Kara here I have l...


February 13, 2020

A Success in 2020

Where do the hours go? That’s an often repeated question in my life here at Idle Hours. I get up thinking that I’ll go and spend the day outside or will shop or will see a film and before I kno...


February 08, 2020

About Today in 2020

This is an entry being written outside on the back fence patio. i have a view of the entire back and side yards, which are not in great manicured shape but very beautiful to me. I am so gratefu...


January 29, 2020

Afternoon in 2020

Watching the Trump impeachment Q&A this afternoon. I like the order existing and the control of speakers’ time in this method of presentation. Once or twice I even found in myself some unders...


January 15, 2020

Today in 2020

I needed to run the air conditioner today! Crazy and unprecedented weather this winter in Central FL. What is likely to happen is a freeze and it will be catastrophic because all of my plants a...


“‘Who lives? Who dies? Who tells your story?’ It’s a question for the characters on that stage, and it’s also a question for the audience. It leaves you reckoning with: Wait, who does tell my...


“The truth knocks on the door. You say, ‘Go away. I’m looking for the truth.’ And so it goes away.” (Robert Pirsig –Quoted in The Art of Pilgrimage (37)).


Relationship is primary…it is possible to cause seemingly biochemical changes through human emotional involvement. You literally [can] change [a person’s] chemistry by being [a] friend. Dr. Mark ...


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