To My Sweet Lyndie…


To my sweet Lyndie..who was there … all the time…

Here are a few things that you need to know…

…That you made our days wonderful because you were there to walk us, kiss us and curl up with us on the couch.

…That you would place your head on my computer and look up at me with those beautiful eyes and tell me to pet you, or rub your belly.

…How you would wait patiently to put your blanket on the couch and when it was set, jump up and “move” the blanket to your favorite position.

…That you would make sure that when I was taking a bath that no one would be able to come in and bother me…

…How you would “howl” when I was talking too loud as if to join the conversation.

…How I miss hearing you drinking out of the toilet, just to remind me that you were thirsty and there was no water in your bowl.

…How much I miss you telling me you want to go under the blankets and cover you up for bed time.

…That I loved how you would pick up my sneaker and run around the house with it till I finally caught you and we got to go for a walk together.

…How you waited for me to come to the Vet’s office after your seizure….

….That you were the best dog ever.

I will always love you Lyndie…my sweet Lyndie.

-December 16, 2015




When the Mind Wonders…

It is amazing what happens when there is nothing to do…I mean, absolutely, nothing to do. You have already cleaned, washed folded and cooked. The clock seems to tick along but somehow it does not tick fast enough to keep up with the fury of your tasks. Now, you are all done…with nothing, simply nothing, else to do.

Many would be saying, ” You kidding me? I would DIE to feel that way, to have nothing left to do.”

Me, I just sit and wonder, wonder why I ran around like a total crazy lady only to find myself sitting here, out of breath and nothing else to do.

I take a sip of the coffee I have brewed and curl up in my brown leather chair. I  start to ponder about all the things I should be doing. What did I miss? Did I get everything did I… I sip my coffee and my mind tries desperately to rest.

The afternoon sun is peeking through the ivory lace curtains and the soft glow catches my eye. It causes me to focus and I look around my very empty house. Empty in many ways, furniture, people, and unfortunately no more dog. I sip my coffee again. Was I ever going to buy that rug I wanted for the dining room? I shake my head, Nah, too expensive…How about the picture for the fireplace? I sip my coffee again, Nah, too expensive …Maybe…

Nah..too expensive…it is all too expensive.

Then I remember that I need to pay some bills…the mind keeps going and onward I go.