- Seattle, WA,
- February 23
- I write, therefore, I am a writer!
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Alyssa. I have been
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was thinking how
May 20, 2013 10:57PM
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hope that funk
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Just been "hangin" with my Babes. (17 months old now).
Just thought I'd stick my toe back in here on the shores of Open Salon to see who is still around. I miss this place; I miss being inspired to write something - anything - and I havn't been… Read full post »
photo © Marlene Dunham
I feel like a jilted lover;
Uncared for -
Replaced by another.
I must move on.
I seek happiness
Not too much of a demand.
Just embrace and
Give me a place to stand.
And tell you my deepest thoughts,
my/… Read full post »
It's been exactly 4 months today that I have had anything up on OS. I thought I had given up. I still might have given up, as Our Salon is a wonderful place. Though, I have not been any more motivated to write over there than I am over here these… Read full post »
To end my 3 day Labor Day Weekend, I decided to take a fourth.
We are going for a record here in Seattle, with this being the 48th day in a row with no rain. The driest streak is 51 days, and that was back in 1951.
So, with the… Read full post »
Glad you Agree!
This was my Blue Moon last night.
Driving home from work last night, I thought I would go down to the waterfront, as it was such a beautiful evening and would probably be a beautiful sunset – and who knows how many more… Read full post »
Thanks Simple Shutterbug for the Open Call.
If it weren’t for these Gallery OC’s lately, I wouldn’t be posting anything. And this one is interesting because just last week I was thinking that I havn’t done anything “summery” this summer/… Read full post »
Thanks nilesite for the Challenge. When I think of “Pure energy” in my life (no, this won’t be about babies (really!) I think of the picture that is on top of my Blog.
(But this time I am IN the picture, instead… Read full post »
only to be reborn;
Like wind… Read full post »
Consider this a PSA. i just read Jeff Howe's little post
stating that he found links to Amazon.Com & Bluehost on the left side of his home page. Lo & behold, I went to my homepage and there were at least 12 of these links. … Read full post »
After three years of writing on Open Salon, there are some fabulous posts that get buried or posters who are new, or those I just did not discover until much later. I have already discovered some new writers and some great old posts because of Koshersalaami’s Open Call.… Read full post »
Rhododendron macrophyllum is the State Flower of Washington
I suppose one of the benefits to all of our rain is the beauty when the flowers bloom.
They can grow to be quite tall.
Here is a particularly beautiful… Read full post »
WINTER SOLSTICE 12/21/12
THE END OF THE WORLD?
Photo: Liz Corbett (Liz 77 on OS)
There have been, perhaps millions
Of these longest of days
But, this may be last
In a number of ways
Of earth as we know it… Read full post »
Their Daddy is a Spurs Fan...can you tell?
(I'm just a baby fan)...can you tell?
That doesn’t sound very long. Three weeks sounds much lengthier, for some reason.
But, 23 days it was. In the glorious sunshine, watching family members disintegrate, with the hope of rising again from the ashes. That would be more appropriate if I were in Phoenix.… Read full post »
Friends from Seattle (yes, I know, that's where I live) but regardless, they were in town, so we spent the day sight-seeing and boy, did I need that.
We went to the Desert Museum.
Fascinating place if you are not from the desert southwest. It was pretty hot/… Read full post »
The curly- ques remind me of the complications of life. The fountain of cleansing and newness.
I can't help but sit here and think of the newness of life back home and the complications of old age down here helping my Mom. She is settling in, one day at a… Read full post »
At the start of the year, I thought that the “Grandma Chronicles” would be a very nice series, seeing as I became a Grandma two days before Christmas. (I KNOW you’ve seen the pictures). Little did I know that what would take over a little over 3 months later would be/… Read full post »
I sit this morning at the airport, awaiting my flight to Tucson. The plan was for me to spend the next 3 weeks with my Mom, as she comes home from the Nursing Home. (See last post for that story). Only thing, she's not going home.
All at the Nursing Home,… Read full post »
Is it the ultimate mid-life crisis? Taking care of your parent and children at the same time, the time when your life is supposed to be your own?
Alone, I am not.
Helping my daughter raise her twins
is such a bright spot, I can’t… Read full post »
Maybe this is why I have writer's block. What can you say?
It's been quite a ride for you, we know. We all wish you your dream of happiness and that your Prince Charming will ride in on his white horse, to take you away from the sadness and to finally be taken care of and loved the way you love all… Read full post »
1. Your main trait: Sarcasm
2. The quality you like best in a man: Honesty, (money wouldn’t hurt)
3. The quality you like best in a woman: Loyalty
4. Your main flaw: Sarcasm
5. Last time you cried: Havn’t cried since I… Read full post »
Holy Crap!! It’s been two years since I first posted this!!!!
I lived through the sixties, I can live through the 60’s.
(Just past) 60
some are happy,
… Read full post »
It’s been a strange few months. There is new life around me daily. And there also has been death. The birth of my daughter’s twin girls has certainly had me waxing philosophical. New life, possibilities, hopes, dreams.
I remember looking at a picture of my… Read full post »
I recently discovered yet another way to wile away the hours (that don’t really exist in the first place) while accomplishing nothing. Well, I suppose dreaming is not nothing and for those “creative” types there are plenty of ideas floating around Pinterest.
&nb… Read full post »