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Category Archives: my life

Post-stroke reality

Just some reality to get started. After being incredibly grateful that I have been able to recover the use of my right arm and leg after suffering a stroke, I do have some reality to share. I’ve been forging ahead, and working very  hard in an attempt to get back to where I was  before […]

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Equus

The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears. ~Arabian Proverb A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence. ~Pam Brown

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May mornings

I was responding to the lovely comments left for me on the last post (I know they are few and far between lately) and felt I should take time to pay a visit to some of you. Good thing I took time to do a little browsing because the delightful poem below was found on […]

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Tending

 tending: caring for or looking after; giving one’s attention to So I’ve been tending. Tending to: time with friends; weeding, transplanting, and daydreaming in my yard; bike rides; practicing with my beloved piano; knitting (really enjoying making this Saroyan scarf — did you know it’s named for the character Dr Saroyan on Bones?); finding a special gift […]

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Still

Still knittin’ away. Still forging ahead building up my stamina on daily walks. Still grateful for: being able to walk again; continuing to improve; good friends; living in such a beautiful environment. My grand daughter is arriving today for her spring break. How lucky am I? Remember that weekly environment column I used to write […]

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Currently, the Daffodils

The piano lessons have resumed but they sure aren’t easy. Nevertheless, I really do love the piano and sit with it each and every day. I hope one day to make her sound as beautiful as she deserves. She’s been incredibly patient with me through these lessons. Symbolism of the daffodil / narcissus: “Symbolizing rebirth […]

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