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I have a vague memory of sitting at a brown table. I don’t feel well. I am drinking hot water with drops of peppermint oil. The fumes are stinging my face. I can feel a pull towards my parents, and I miss them. I am at my Grandparents home. Its interesting. It is not a normal house, but rather a large kind of shop. The main entrance is on the side of… Read More

In your mind picture the person you are the most fond of. Now picture them walking along a sidewalk on a sunny day. The backdrop of the blue sky highlighting their form. Consider the curves of their face. Think of their smile and how it sparks your heart. Move through your thoughts on why you love this person. Can you hear their voice in your head? Is there something they say to… Read More

Some days I see the dishes like Rocky mountains piling high. But then… I remember the meals we made, my ability to nourish your little body and the hope of using those dishes again. Some days I feel so out of shape and unhealthy. But then… Your little hands reach out to me and we dance endlessly in the kitchen as I toss you strongly into the air. Some days I feel… Read More

My husband is an undiscovered inventor. He contemplates before he creates. Meticulously he analyzes and moves the topic around in his mind. When he does start to move, all I have to do is have a little faith. If I am patient enough my questions about what he is doing will eventually be answered along the way. He is thoughtfully creative. For our daughters second birthday he wanted to do something spectacular… Read More

I’m sitting in the sunshine drinking a cup of hot steamy coffee. I’m trying a new flavour of coffee creamer, pumpkin spice. There is laundry piled up high in my basement, dirt on my kitchen floor and dirty dishes in my sink. They call out to me but I ignore them. My handsome husband is at work. The thought of him makes me smile. Knowing he is out there keeps my back… Read More

I wonder if one day I will sit on the green grass and see my silver hair blowing loosely in my field of view. I wonder if I will see the shadow of my youth resting deeply within the wrinkles and lines of my face in the mirror. I wonder if I’ll be the elderly lady laying in a hospital bed watching the young nurse fumble through my pills. Maybe I’ll have… Read More

I learn so much from our children about how to be a great human. Knowing them changes my life on a daily basis. Here is one instance that happened with our daughter. This past June my daughter and I had some conflict. She had taken a nail file and decided to do some home renovations in our bathroom. When I attempted to redirect her she didn’t respond positively to me. Every part… Read More

On the tip of my ring finger of my left hand is a small oval scar. It’s pale in colour and looks like a small cloud. Sometimes, I touch the finger tip and it takes my mind back in time. I feel like I’m still standing there. The cutting board is laying in front of me on a metal counter top. Scattered Green pieces of Jalapeño lay across it. A large silver… Read More

When I received the summons in the mail it seemed to be an incredibly short time away from the original date on the statement. Feeling a mild inner panic I reviewed in my mind how I simply didn’t take that short walk to the mailbox, or how the post didn’t deliver it to me on time. Regardless of the journey this very powerful little document took, I found it in my hand… Read More

One night I had this vivid dream. I was in another realm. There were people there that I loved such as my husband. There were no children. The atmosphere was messy. There were large cliffs of dirt and hills of brown sand. Large giants hid themselves under the ground. I knew I had to protect myself. I believe I felt strengthened by my resolve to live. I watched others being taken down… Read More