not-quite Journaling, 32
3/20/2022: I noticed the crocus while walking back from the hospital, a couple of days ago. My shoulder was aching, my oral surgeon had just implied that the probability of saving my tooth wasn’t all that great, and my stomach was not-so-quietly questioning the wisdom of exercising 3+ miles away from a clean toilet. But the weather was magnificent, crocuses and daffodils were opening their petals for all to see, and I could finally run 131 minutes on my trampoline without my lungs wanting to explode or my joints wanting to crack. Life isn’t perfect--heck, life is pretty crappy at the moment—but my amaryllis started to bloom on the first day of Spring, and we’re breathing… which means that we still have the chance to make things a bit less suckish. And that is rather great (for now).
- for Poets and Storytellers United--Friday Writings:
#20: A Piece of Cake (where
Rommy invites us to write poetry or prose that includes the word “Cake”, and yours
truly finds herself thinking about birthdays and wishes and such…).
Loving the "I might get cake" line... happy birthday, Magaly. Have a good one.ReplyDelete
I've yet to get my Dominican cake!Delete
I think you should definitely get cake! For both self-comforting and celebration.ReplyDelete
I love the crocus and the Spring blossoms. May the good continue to outweigh the bad, and may your birthday be beautiful! (I already know it will be full of love.)
I'm still waiting for the cake. I fear I might cough up a long if I try to eat it. But I have plans...Delete
Still "tis a piece of cake" compared to . . . I like reading your journal. And I like it that you are a candidate for implants. Doctors won't do mine, I have osteopenia and take prolea. It was fun writing to your "cake" prompt, Thank you.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry you weren't a candidate for implants. That truly blows.Delete
Hope you got yours 'cake'. Happy Birthday Magaly. Have a good oneReplyDelete
No cake yet. But soon...Delete
I join you in your poem asking for peace and justice and universal health care. If there's going to be cake it has to be butterfly cakes:)ReplyDelete
Hm... I've never heard of "butterfly cakes". How intriguing...Delete
Spring is so good for reminding us that little joys pop up even under extreme circumstances.ReplyDelete
Yes, she is.Delete
I love your peculiar poetry! And what a gorgeous crocus!ReplyDelete
Thank you! 😘Delete
You are so amazing. I love reading your posts. I also love that fact that your mom was a ranch cook and dad was a cowboy. A truly wonderful life. Enjoy your day.ReplyDelete
Right back at you! I always look forward to your posts and your creations. When I read that you were a ranch cook I was all smiles.Delete
Lovely thoughts. Many are suffering for unjustifiable reasons but Nature still blooms.ReplyDelete
Nature still blooms...Delete
I love reading your not-quite Journaling updates, though I'm sorry to hear about the Crohn's monster and your tooth. Good news, indeed, about the prospect of dental implants.ReplyDelete
And on that note, with all sorts blooming outside and popping inside, I wish you good health, peace and joy on your birthday. May the amaryllis, crocuses, daffodils and all springly things continue to brighten your days! Happy Birth Month, Maga! <3
Thank you so much for the wishes!Delete
More peace and certainly more cakeReplyDelete
I always enjoy seeing the spring flowers and blossom.ReplyDelete
Sending good thoughts and healing wishes.
All the best Jan
Thank you so much. :-)Delete
It is hard to be down to long when the flowers are popping. That little crocus is adorable. Good luck with the tooth.ReplyDelete
You are ... so wonderfully wise and creative and positive and courageous and beautiful ... and funny. Let her eat cake indeed!!ReplyDelete
Shame shame, I read your poem from the emails I receive from you ... didn't realize you had the best reason of all to celebrate! HAPPY BIRTHDAY.Delete
Thank you, my sweetest Helen!Delete
It's your birthday! We wish you many more!ReplyDelete
Health and wealth and friends by the score!
Tune up the fiddle, let's dance some more!
Happy birthday to you!
Thank you so much, Priscilla!Delete
Love reading your observations. Always beautiful and unique.ReplyDelete
Sending hugs and good health wishes your way.
Thank you, Sara!Delete
A little less suckage would be nice. I'm so ready for spring. Some heat and some soul renewal.ReplyDelete
I'm still waiting for "true" spring!Delete