Saturday, December 31, 2011

December 31, 2011

into the new year
dragons soar

weather turns
cold and frosty
friends visit 
holiday lights
year winds down

Friday, December 30, 2011

December 30, 2011

looking back
thinking ahead
year’s end

copying cd’s
new playlist
two years of my
daughter’s concerts
conductor extraordinaire

Thursday, December 29, 2011

December 29, 2011

round green door
a comfortable hole
nods to Tolkien

copying daughter’s
orchestra cd’s
into iTunes
doctor’s visit
Sasha’s results bad

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

December 28, 2011

silver hair
another year older
pouring rain

quiet day
the pantry
vet visit
early evening

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

December 27, 2011

end of year

splendid day
lunch and visit
with a friend
baking a cake
napping with pets

Monday, December 26, 2011

December 26, 2011

learning to cook
shopping for ingredients
which oil is which

visiting with friends
walking a Cretan labyrinth
hiking in the woods
shopping for ingredients
learning to cook

Sunday, December 25, 2011

December 25, 2011

howling winds
branches crash
holiday movies

quiet day
posting photos
watching holiday movies
taking a nap

Saturday, December 24, 2011

December 24, 2011

love and joy
holiday magic
haiku community

quiet day
working on
the computer
good visit from
a dear friend

Friday, December 23, 2011

December 23, 2011

christmas tree
genuine family love

wonderful visit
with my son, his wife,
and my beautiful 3 yr. old
love abounds

Thursday, December 22, 2011

December 22, 2011

winter solstice
light returns
dreams of peace

wrapping presents
while watching
holiday movies
anticipating with love
son’s holiday visit 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December 21, 2011

holiday lights
bright enough for my friends
in Kalamazoo to see

holiday decorations
with more lights
finally complete
good vet visit
friends stop by

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December 20, 2011

9 more strings
of holiday lights
finally enough--maybe

finished reading
the first draft of 
my first novel
put up more
holiday lights

Monday, December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

rescued pets
find refuge
warmth and love

reading the first third
of my novel
one month 
after writing it
lunch with a friend

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December 18, 2011

was the corn
ever knee-high
cold wet summer

bound two quilts
ready for delivery
lovely nap
freshly cooked
apple-pear-cranberry sauce

Saturday, December 17, 2011

December 17, 2011

colored lights
shine through fresh snow
carolers sing

quilting and squaring 
two quilts
running errands
rearranging living room
fresh brownies

Friday, December 16, 2011

December 16, 2011

layer after layer
healing magic

putting up
more holiday
two quilts pinned
after backs sewn

Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 15, 2011

blue lights
against pink walls
holiday sparkle

tutoring on the 
last day before break
doctor’s visit
another sinus infection
pets sleep peacefully

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December 14, 2011

dogs watching
out the windows
holiday lights

students with 
wandering minds
holidays approach
more lights strung
excellent vet visit

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December 13, 2011

putting up lights
memories of
holidays past

holiday lights
inside and out
the season of light

Monday, December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011

with a Kindle
on my treadmill
walking page by page

through the day
helped by
three dogs and 
three cats

Sunday, December 11, 2011

December 11, 2011

fresh greens
and beets
winter garden

one quilt top
half pieced
student delivers
fresh garden

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December 10, 2011

the purple house
an island landmark
I call home

quiet day at home
laying out two quilts
tending to chores
napping with Sasha
most pleasant

Friday, December 9, 2011

December 9, 2011

son’s e-mail
and daughter’s texts
heartfelt thanks

therapy appointment
fifteen minutes on
new treadmill
tutoring geometry
brownies baking

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December 8, 2011

pouring rain
on a treadmill

new treadmill
walked a half mile
cats fascinated
tutored a student
in algebra two

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December 7, 2011

through the pain
foggy morning

bridge class
difficult appointment
nice vet visit

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December 6, 2011

text message
after fourteen year absence
greatest gift

cat furniture
with helping

Monday, December 5, 2011

December 5, 2011

empty nest
filled with
dogs and cats

editing blogs
enjoyable day

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December 4, 2011

yard light
a beacon 
guiding dogs 

quiet day
finishing chores
reading and
with dogs and cats

Saturday, December 3, 2011

December 2, 2011

half moon
in a clear sky
dogs bark

new quilt

December 3, 2011

big pink tongue
licking my face
dog kisses

new quilt finished
afternoon spent
reading under it
cleaning my desk
enjoying a movie

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1, 2011

dogs climb
cat furniture

allergy results show
strong allergy to cats
assembled two large
pieces of cat furniture
cats here to stay