Jenny's Blog – August 2012 Archive (7)

Max and Nano's excellent adventure

More than just an ordinary dog, Max is my buddy, my pooch, my every dog all in one. So when Trig said he wanted to go camping, my brain wailed "but what about my dog???" I was mortified, now what? I had no one left at home to watch him while I went traipsing about Nowhere Kansas. Ugh. My aging, over-sized, and arthritic dog would need to accompany us, me, or else. So began the mental gymnastics while I wrestled with this new problem.

Ok Ok Ok, let me think! I know! I'll get one of…

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Added by Jenny on August 31, 2012 at 10:00pm — 12 Comments

A dream from another time...(repost)

 

The house is familar. I've been here before- comfortable in the odd setting.

I can almost picture the outside in my mind but it evades me at the same time.  An odd cul-de-sac, the house with it's tudor roof style, at once interesting yet strangely haunting.  Inside, dark wood, old, at least 100 years or more. Polished maple stairs lead up to a room but when I look to the left I see windows into another room.

The furniture is moving itself, stacking up and re-arranging.…

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Added by Jenny on August 25, 2012 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

attack of the killer pollen

Save the money and turn off the air

stuffy stale stifling 

CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE

open wallet, turn on air

clap off clap on the clapper

open window 3:30 in the morning

a little "poof" in the face

the killer pollen strikes

Added by Jenny on August 23, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

refuge

http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2235310002?profile=original

The wall hard and cold pressed into her back

hiding defying

acrid smoke wisping through air

moment to herself

mind swirling like the smoke

You can never truly have me

Added by Jenny on August 22, 2012 at 8:05pm — 4 Comments

Warm thoughts

As the clock ticks down to some yet unknown date, this date being the date when I can list and sell this house I'm living in.

Yea, that date...

And yes, there is sufficient work to be done prior.

Sorting, organizing, liquidating...

Windows washed, several rooms painted, carpet shampooed...

I decided my action plan would be to attack one room at a time. Some rooms will be easy, while others will be hard for various reasons. My mom's bedroom…

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Added by Jenny on August 19, 2012 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

A granddaughter's eulogy

I’m not sure why, but whenever I’ve missed my grandma I always picture her hands.  I’ve always thought there was something poetic about them.  How those knobby, speckled, arthritic things could move with such grace.  The soft, paper-thin skin stretched over bone that could deliver such comfort.  They seemed to be the medium from which she poured so much inspiration, teachings, and love into me.  She passed on so much through those hands; I know I won’t get by long without being…

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Added by Jenny on August 13, 2012 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

life everlasting

So many thoughts run though my mind, some in sentence fragments and others that defy words. What do we do with those thoughts we can't organize into words? There is a randomness that defies. 

My mom passed less than a month ago, I thought I had time. Time to figure it out, time to take care of her, time to burn, time to spare. But still death ripped her from me. I couldn't protect her when complications from a bump on the head would take her life. 

My cousin's wife Marjory, who…

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Added by Jenny on August 12, 2012 at 7:00pm — 17 Comments

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