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The Switch Flipped
“You wouldn’t give up the bottle,” my dad said. “We tried everything. You’d scream bloody murder if any of us tried to take it from you. And then, one night…” His eyes twinkled mischievously. I loved this about my dad’s … Continue reading
Dancing in the Dirt That Feeds Us
Rain is coming soon. I’m in the garden, rushing to fertilize, seed, re-pot, plant and organize before Saturday, when the skies will darken and burst. My six broccoli starts are getting “leggy”–a term I’d only associated with a particular brand … Continue reading
Posted in Grief and Mourning, Health and wellness Tagged amanda palmer, Covid 19, gardening, grief, loss, middle age 6 Comments
Packing up has begun over here at the Coconut Chronicles. Slowly, I am organizing posts and putting them into boxes. I seal them with tape and mark in black felt pen “Bahamas”, “Florida”, “Ucluelet”, “Baja”, and so on. There are … Continue reading
Posted in Friends, Grief and Mourning, Life, On Scribbling Tagged blogging, feeling broken, grief, procrastination, writing 6 Comments
I’m Not Over It…and That’s Okay
Wow, has it ever been a long time since I’ve talked to you! You can blame whales and Warpworld in equal parts, as well as the occasional visit from friends. So, I was in the kitchen one morning not too … Continue reading
One Year Later
I am writing this post two days early. On June 8th, two days from now, I will remember. What that will look like or how I will react, I don’t know. What I do know is that I have the … Continue reading
I had this idea for a really long blog post about how I’ve been having more and more moments of happiness lately and how I can finally feel the magic power of time starting to do its thing. I thought … Continue reading
Posted in Animals, Grief and Mourning, Health and wellness Tagged grief, happiness, puppies Leave a comment
Here and There
Unlike some other adoptees, who grew up under a cloud of abandonment issues, my “rootless” status always left me with a feeling of absolute possibility. My borders were not defined. I did not look at my parents and see my … Continue reading
Posted in Friends, Health and wellness, Nelson - British Columbia, Travel Tagged Campbell River BC, grief, moving while grieving, Nelson BC Leave a comment