Tag: friendship

Eco-licious

When I heard about the mudslides in Santa Barbara, where I lived from 2002-2005, the first thing I did was email my old friend Angela down there. We had worked together closely for two of those three years and affectionately referred to each other as “Sugar Buns” named after the dessert at the Chinese buffet we went to at least…

Week in Pictures

“The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.” ~ Gary Zukav It’s going to be a long…

50th Birthday Getaway – Long Beach Peninsula

Well my honey is 50, his birthday celebrations have come and gone, and we are back from holiday on the Long Beach Peninsula in SW Washington. Thank goodness. The room had a lovely view of the dunes, the dog got her walk on the beach, and we especially liked the little fishing town of Ilwaco where Dan & I found…

To My One and Only…

I’ll be the weeping willow drowning in my tears And you can go swimming when you’re here And I’ll be the rainbow after the tears are gone Wrap you in my colors and keep you warm That’s how strong my love is, darling When we told my friend Claudia that we were getting married, she practically yelped “can I please…

Post-mortem

Scotch. Two glasses of Glenmorangie, the Scotch that I dove into during my trip to Scotland back in 2010, the year before I met my true love. Drinking two glasses of it, neat, at a nearby bar with my husband, letting it swiftly warm my belly and allowing everything to sit off to the side for the day after hell…

The Emotional Body Slam – and Being.

It’s over. Even with the ERA, even with the perfect thyroid, even with two supposedly perfect embryos, it’s over. After two IUIs, six donor egg IVFs, and a devastating miscarriage during cycle four as we approached 9 weeks, we are taking the summer off to determine if and when there will be next steps towards family building. “If I kept…

Learning to Reach…Further

“I told her…she’d have to survive it. That she’d have to find a way within herself to not only escape the shit, but to transcend it, and if she wasn’t able to do that, then her whole life would be shit, forever and ever and ever. I told her that escaping the shit would be hard, but…she had to be…

Entry Number Twenty: Two Plus One

It’s a mantra that I try to keep, but gets so hard during this time in my life. I’ve read so much about coping my head spins. I am blessed to have the unconditional love and support of my husband, who has also suffered during this year of my body physically rejecting motherhood. I’ve not given up, but do not…