Friday, August 31, 2012

August 31, 2012

a bluejay
on the utility lines
full moon

therapy appointment
errands and
playing mahjong
with friends 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

August 30, 2012

sitting on the fence
students changing
class schedules

day at home
one quilt top
half done
a friend’s phone call
house roof cleaned

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

August 29, 2012

tutoring chemistry
a squirrel runs
along the fence

kale chips
baked by
my student
teaching bridge
therapy appointment

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August 28, 2012

my first novel
a lifetime dream

the last squares
four quilt tops
laid out
a few errands

Monday, August 27, 2012

August 27, 2012

on the edge
of the hot tub
a frog

planning meeting
for the new
school year
piecing more
quilt squares

Sunday, August 26, 2012

August 26, 2012

seventeen years
nowhere near
enough time

tutoring a student 
in chemistry
Harry Potter movies
Eric completes
a 100 mile trail race

Saturday, August 25, 2012

August 25, 2012

eating candy
lying on a grassy hill
waving to passing trains

rough day
brightened by
floral tributes
and e-mails
we miss you Sasha

Friday, August 24, 2012

August 24, 2012

saying goodbye
to a dear sweet friend
Sasha, the miracle cat

difficult day
Sasha’s last
Dr. Nell, Kay, and I
see her on her way
empty home

Thursday, August 23, 2012

August 23, 2012

between the 
walkway boards
a slug rises

finishing one 
novel and
half way through
quiet cloudy day

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August 22, 2012

removing a sticker
from the new sauna
rainbows on the wall

teaching, therapy,
and vet visit
cat’s upper respiratory
infection worsens
new antibiotic

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

August 21, 2012

three chickadees
in the birdbath
a crow caws

quiet day
The Hunger Games
defective sauna 
swapped out

Monday, August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012

to the pain
a cat purrs

kept standing
waiting for 30 minutes
by my doctor’s office
struggling from bus to ferry
pointless effort

Sunday, August 19, 2012

August 19, 2012

in the birdbath
a pair of goldfinches
loads of laundry

doing laundry
dog and cat cleanup
novel revisions
piecing squares
watching anime

Saturday, August 18, 2012

August 18, 2012

cleaning soot
from my shower
the neighbor’s yard waste fire

heat wave ends
lovely cloudy day
novel revisions
piecing quilts
playing games

Friday, August 17, 2012

August 17, 2012

one cracker
two crows
many caws

an appointment
errands and 
a haircut
heat continues
staying inside

Thursday, August 16, 2012

August 16, 2012

the birth
of an idea
novel revisions

doing chores
two chapters
playing games
staying cool

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 15, 2012

looking out
the kitchen window
a baby robin

Sasha sleeps
with me two nights
this week
doing laundry
teaching class

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August 14, 2012

first one
then another and another

quilt squares
novel revisions
games to play
nice nap

Monday, August 13, 2012

August 13, 2012

downward dog
on the deck
birds singing

a quilt
squared and bound
laundry done
lots of games
iced tea

Sunday, August 12, 2012

August 12, 2012

the birdbath
a dragonfly

cutting fabric
household chores
reading outside
on the deck
hot summer day

Saturday, August 11, 2012

August 11, 2012

a snail
on the shower floor
summer breeze

quilt back sewn
quilt pinned
and quilted
garage floor
turning purple

Friday, August 10, 2012

August 10, 2012

hit and run
injured fawn
mother and twin watch

my miracle cat
Sasha’s 17th birthday
21 months after
a cancer diagnosis
gave her two months

Thursday, August 9, 2012

August 9, 2012

crows cacophony 
the cat joins in
a new day

and more games
piecing quilt squares
long arm quilter

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August 8, 2012

a spider from the hot tub
a crow caws

teaching bridge
therapy appointment
vet visit
surprise visit
from my younger sister

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August 7, 2012

a cardinal
in the birdbath
cloudy day

internet games
out on the deck
cool summer day
long arm quilter
in for service

Monday, August 6, 2012

August 6, 2012

in the hot tub
a hummingbird above

piecing quilts
novel revisions
household chores
temperatures drop

Sunday, August 5, 2012

August 5, 2012

lethargy settles
over the household
heat wave

between writing
and quilting
playing games
and napping

Saturday, August 4, 2012

August 4, 2012

summer heat
two snails
on the walkway

chapter one
cutting fabric
playing games

Friday, August 3, 2012

August 3, 2012

moonlight beams
through the bedroom window
a spiderweb glistens

therapy appointment
running errands
playing internet games
sitting on my deck
quiet day

Thursday, August 2, 2012

August 2, 2012

the biggest heart
in a tiny body
my cat Sasha

Sasha’s fourth surgery
21 months after diagnosis
spunky determined cat
tutoring a student
teaching a bridge class

August 1, 2012

the biggest heart
in a tiny body
my cat Sasha

Sasha’s fourth surgery
21 months after diagnosis
spunky determined cat
tutoring a student
teaching a bridge class