“matchy/matchy”

dievca picked up another pair of eyeglass frames in Europe, last summer.
she finally got the prescription lenses put in.  

Vanni v1106 c14 brushed turquoise Italy

Sporty~ changing it up.

Imagine her surprise when she put on her new backpack (note: a pen exploded in the orange backpack…) for the morning ride and was told that her new eyeglass frame color matched the backpack trim perfectly…

Patagonia Black Hole backpack 26L Strait Blue

Matchy/Matchy~ she’s not sure how she feels about it. 

What is your opinion?


breathing deep

Families are interesting.

I flew back, late last night, and went into work early.  My Dad is responsible for his morning and evening feedings, but they are trickier with grinding the pills (liquid forms are not available for everything) – so we “pre-grind”.  That’s fine until Dad spills the cup of the dissolved meds.  No extra am pills ground and a med that needs to be kept in the system isn’t taken. I’m no longer there to help, and the home aid doesn’t come until 4 hours later, and my sibling who lives there doesn’t see the importance or urgency.

Yeah, I was in a panic. And my sibling made me cry. What’s the point of killing yourself to get your Dad out of the hospital only to fail at home?

All this while I was walking in loveliness.
I breathed deep to smell the blossoms – it helped.

Do you think it’s the 15 year difference in age? Or an oldest/youngest issue? Mind you, I’m the youngest – almost like an “only”. Can I have a drink at 9 am? Something more than a mimosa?

tired and the day just started dievča

Photos: dievca 05/2018

A very good day. A Lovely Day.

My Dad made it home.  So what if he has to be a “tubie”, he’s walking better, cognitive skills are excellent, can do everything that is important – heck, we can’t ask for anything more.  Dad went into the hospital on his Birthday and he made it home for his Anniversary. 62 years – May Day! Mom’s skinny as a toothpick, but she is holding up, too.

Me? I’m pooped (tired). It was a long day of squeezing in work, NYC traffic, flight, rental car, drive, learning the tube feeding process and fighting with the pharmacy. Add Dad getting on me that it’s garbage day tomorrow — yeah, that brain is doing just fine~

But the Sunset after a lovely 71 F (22 C) day? Amazing!

That extra shine is the sun hitting the water of a lake.

All-in-all, a very good day.

Click photo to play Bill Wither’s Lovely Day.

Photo: dievca 04/2018

 


Fill me up!


Good Morning, Welcome Home!


A weird week + Master’s traveling, again.

The goals beyond work?

  • workout 3x
  • schedule and buy tickets to visit parents
  • plan contracting work trip to Europe during the Summer
  • complete taxes
  • accept furniture delivery
  • schedule and complete old furniture donation (remember, no car…)
  • schedule a physical and Women’s Wellness appointments
  • complete transfer from one storage unit to another before 03/31

OK, tediously boring….I am sure you have a week, too.

Good Luck for your week and enjoy your Monday coffee. XO


Regroup.

Gustave Adolphe Désiré Crauk, Le Combat du Centaure, 1900. Photo: 1971 Robert Doisneau

Walk side by side,
listening and sharing.

Gain strength with skin to skin contact,
comfort through olfaction.

If one cannot regroup via travel,
traveling though the mind helps.

Look at beauty with someone close.
Dream through their eyes.

If that is not possible,
just remember you are loved.

Photo: Robert Doisneau, Sidelong glance, 1948


Wishing You Were Here (Chicago/Beach Boys 1974)

Not one of Master’s favorite bands,
but Chicago is a favorite of dievca’s
and the song is appropriate after 3+ weeks of Master’s travel.

Have a good Mellow Monday.