Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Finn Butler

This is phenomenal:


Everyone who terrifies you is 65% water,

and everyone you love is made of stardust,

and I know, sometimes

you cannot breathe deeply, and

the night sky is no home, and

you have cried yourself to sleep enough times

that you are down to your last 2 percent,


nothing is infinite,

not even loss.

You are made of the sea and stars, and

one day

you are going to find yourself again.

Finn Butler
He has published at least one book of poetry titled From the Wreckage.
It isn't easy to find but here is a link to it on
And lately for me, this song:
Just Breathe by Pearl Jam

Thursday, November 27, 2014

I am grateful for:

1. My family

2. I stepped on the scale and was down 4 pounds

3. Every moment of sunshine I can get this winter.

4. My walks (made possible by sleeve surgery for weight reduction)

5. Online friends - including you!

We miss you, Brandon.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

words up, weight down

I wrote 147 words yesterday and 232 words today. Admittedly not a lot but significantly moving my story along!

It's not as cold here as yesterday but I am currently freezing so let's have some sunshine:

Warmer already. Whoo.

I had my second post op appt with the surgeon today and I have released another 6 pounds. I am releasing an average of a pound a day and that makes me pretty happy.

I found a place to walk indoors occasionally and I did today so let's celebrate both of those victories with more sunshine from Katrina and the Waves:

Walking On Sunshine!

Hey I need to put that on my ipod. What a great song to jam while walking.