Monthly Archives: October 2011

Things I Haven’t Done

I’m in my forties and I’ve never: 1. Ridden the Orient Express 2. Meditated in India (or anywhere else) 3. Been to China 4. Parented a teenage girl (but I’m getting close) 5. Raised a boy (I’m so not getting close) 6. Had dinner with Sting (but I saw him on the Today Show while putting in…

Bring On The Rain

I’ve always loved the rain. Rain and thunderstorms. Snuggling in covers with rain slamming into the windows, thunder crashing and lightning flashing – my favorite sleeping weather. But in all my years of living in California I only heard thunder half a dozen times. Apparently thunder is not part of the Southern California weather repertoire….

Malibu in October – WW

We went to Los Angeles this past weekend. When we drove across the state line into California, Katie said, yay! We’re in California. Our real home. We stayed with friends, visited, chatted, caught up, ate, played and to complete our refreshing weekend, we went to the beach. Blue skies, pounding surf, mid 80s temperature, and…

Uncertainty

Temporary house. Not our furniture. Not our bed. Not our home. Unmoored, adrift, caught between tides, struggling to reach the shore. Opening the door to another empty stucco house. Another cold, tile floor. Another shiny granite counter top. More exactly the same. No warmth. Not me. Someone else’s lost home. Not my family’s home. Fighting…