Holy Hannah it’s been way too long

I have not posted for ever! Time has flown, I have been occupied. And now it is time to begin again!!!

I am delighted to say that I will be reading Palms again at the Mind Body Spirit Fall Festival on St Cloud on October 12.

Mind Body Spirit is a wonderful place to be, a group of lovely people who really care for the world. I am happy to be there once again! Please come to visit, there will be many wonderful practitioners to choose from. And take time to step over to the MBS to shop for fabulous items to enhance your personal spiritual being!

Dorothy is hanging in Heaven

Mom passed today…years ago.

It has taken me years to process.

Because, lets face it, I sucked as a daughter. I was arrogant, unbending, non loving.

I responded to the lacks in my life with anger, and failed to understand that she was, during our falling outs, responding to the lacks, and traumas, in her own life.

I know she tried with everything she had. I know mostly because I followed her patterns, and made many of her own choices, and many of my own not so positive additions.

Mom was blessed with daughters and sons who treated her with the honor she deserved, and for them I am greatful.

I was blessed with daughters who did not follow my path, and have remained steadfast to me. I am grateful

So..today, my mother, I am telling you I love you, and for you I am greatful. Live well out there in the universe, be love.

Solstice Sister

Cheri my sister!!
Solstice daughter.
Winter birth.
Mom told me when I was little
That a great Gale blew you in through
The window,
And that is how you were born
So you were named..
Cherished Gale.
It is fitting

So right.
Solstice sister
Winter birth.
You are a gale of winter breath
Frosty, refreshing, beautiful.
You are the breeze
Of promised spring.
It is fitting
It is right!

And..the shock wears off.

So here is the deal.  For the first week after the election I was in intense shock.  I mourned, I rationalized, I became angry, I bargained.  And then, yes, I accepted.  Trump is our president and I am quite worried.  Am I willing to give him a chance?  maybe, but what I have seen to point makes my quiet acceptance doubtful.

Today I learned one of his staff will be that Bannon character, (I shudder at giving that person a better title than that)  Bannon, one of the leaders of the Alt right will continue to have the close ear of our president,  Bannon, a man who offers our country no hope of healing but does give hope to these that hate.

For 6 days I have said little, not wanting to offend my Republican friends and family, yet I have watched those same people trash protestors, continue to demean wonderful women like Michelle Obama, continue to demean and group Democrats as whiners, evil protestors, sore losers.

And finally I decide, screw it.   I despise Trump, I fear for the goodness of our country, our great country, and no, I am not moving to Canada as one “friend” suggested.

I am remembering back in my youth, protesting a war that our country could not win, that was killing and destroying our youth in mass, and being told the same thing, if you dont like our country leave it.

Yet, is not our country based on freedom of speech, is not our country based on protest?  I am told to take a breath, let it play out.

So…I am protesting, yes he is our president, but I don’t like it, and I will not remain silent.  He is deplorable. And I will speak.

Once I was young. I believed, then I forgot, now…I am aware again…

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Sweetest Sister Sandi

 

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sandi,steve, mom and ed

Well, I missed your birthday my sister, I was away from my computer for a few days, and frankly, the date blindsided me until I saw it on Facebook.  How the heck did it get this late into the summer?

Sandi you are kind, smart, honest, beautiful, innovative, funny.  A great woman, a wonderful mother, and a fantastic Grandma.

You love with all of your heart, and for years I have watched you shower others with so much care, concern, and eagerness.  I have worried that you do not shower yourself with such bounty, but I have noticed in recent years you taking the time to think more of yourself, and I am so happy about that.

Your life has not been an easy one, you have lived through massive obstacles, pain, and you have always come out kicking, cept for that one time when your knee was smashed in a car accident,  you were not kicking so hard after that.  You did keep moving forward though, through everything.

sank and girls

sank, amanda, sam, mandy at the farm

You have learned to enjoy your moments of joy, to savor them, to imclude them in your memory banks, to create them.  I love that.

And sigh, I must apologize for locking you out of the house when I was babysitting you back on the farm, well, you say I did that anyway, I am not sure I acknowledge it, but…#notthebestbigsisterever.

beautysank

I love you sista, I honor you, I respect you, I admire you.  Happiest New Life Year!

 

 

For Seth on his birthdate

I love Seth, he delights me.  His quirky sense of humor, highly intelligent view of our view, sweetness, creativity, and much more delights my heart.

He loves my daughter Sarah, and she loves him. Together they are making a future together that awes me.   

Seth has helped John immensely with his work,  on graphics for John’s business, he gets what we need.

Seth lives large, with a fabulous sense of adventure.  He lives with style. I just adore him.

Happy birthday Seth, you deserve only greatness!

Happiest Day Melody

I could call her a bonus daughter, or an old friend.
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She is a daughter, a sister, an aunt. A chef, a whipcracker, a dancer.

I can call her someone who I watched grow from a girl dancing like a gypsy to a young woman tall and strong.

Melody Happiest Birthday. ..may the sun shine bright on your back, the wind gentle through your hair, and grace carry your feet.

You are a beautiful one and I love you.
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