Friday, August 22, 2014

I Shall Find You

I Shall Find You
Words said, left unsaid.
Time passes,
Sharp pain fades, love remains.
Then I shall find you.
I shall find you in the dawn, sun streaked sky
Bright, brave new beginnings
In the first flowers of spring, colors of beauty.
Reaching upward, secure in the warmth of the sun
I shall find you in the books I read.
Word and deed, small phrases that catch,
Untangle memories of conversations.
Characters, strong, yet strangely gentle.
I shall find you in the rain.
Soft, sweet nourishment of earth
Blustery, howling winds of winter
Whispering, cooling breeze of summer.
I shall find you in the birds, soaring
Not caged, daring, brave and free.
Anticipating breath taking escapades
Adventures, real and imagined.
I shall find you in a snuggly pup
Warm, soft, trusting
Unconditional love
I shall find you in the music I play.
My heart will dance, delighted.
Reminded that wherever you may be,
The dance goes on.
I shall find you in the dusk of evening,
Day fades into night
Earth cloaked in darkness,
Still and waiting.
And I shall find you in eternity
Our souls will sing
The circle complete.
(G. Schenck)
(Dedicated to my dear friend Barb, when your pain eases may you "find" your mom in unexpected places and may you feel her gentle touch always.)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesdays, Kitchens and Retirement

So I thought I should blog the next day of the Great Alaska Adventure IF I'm ever going to get it done but just not in the "mood".  I've actually accomplished some things the last two days.  I seriously don't know where the day goes as it zips by in the blink of an eye. Sure didn't used to do that when I was working!  Today the "focus" was on the kitchen and while I did work on it I also watched some TV. Hey I'm retired! I can't be busy constantly!   I am getting the pantry organized and things back in place so it will come together sooner or later!

We always go pick Evan up after school which means that we need to head out about 2:15. That in itself makes the day seem short! I figure if I can't get something accomplished before then it's a wash and I'll just try again tomorrow. I can't believe he is already in second grade! After he gets home and has his snack we work on homework and then I head to the gym with Cresia.

I feel this need to get my days organized but I also don't want them to be so crammed full of chores and projects that there's no room for just "being" or doing what I want to do. I think the reality of being retired is here and with it a little bit of a struggle to redefine my days. It's not a bad thing just need to find a new "normal."
Don't give up on the rest of the Alaska Adventure blog posts...they are coming...and maybe one will pop up on a day when you need a little cheering up and the pictures will make you smile!

Featured Post

Thursday March 12th was our first full day in Shanghai and it was a whirlwind of activity. We headed to Starbucks first for a taste of home ...