Archive | September 2016

Blanket please!

Natalie walks up from her room in the basement
Carrying her soft green blanket
She loves blankets whether it’s summer, fall or winter
They are her companion when she watches TV
They offer her a warm and soft place to be enveloped in

Another one of her blankets is already on the couch
When I point that out
She says she’d like now

Natalie’s love-affair with blankets goes way back
And anytime I see a soft blanket in a store
I wonderful if I should get it and bring it back

It reminds me of the large fluffy dog she asked for
When she was a child
One she kept in her bed for a long time
Now, Cashew has replaced that dog
She gives the best cuddles and she’s even warm

Natasha used to walk with big blankets around the house
No sweaters or robe de chambers for her
Blankets are much better for staying warm she thought
No matter how impractical

Nick is the only one who doesn’t carry blankets around
And no lounging in pyjamas for him either
He showers and gets dressed first thing in the morning
He seems to like that routine

Children are all wonderful and unique
And that goes for their use of blankets , as you can see

September 12th, 2016

Support group for women who don’t love to cook

 

First, we acknowledge that cooking is an art
An art that brings joy to the hearts

Second, we believe that not all women love to cook
That would be, after all, absurd
Not all women love to sew or knit
So why should we all love to cook

Third, we encourage men to cook
At least some of the time

Fourth, please understand us and support us
We don’t mean to be unkind

Fifth, dinner will be made in under an hour
More time in the kitchen is harmful to us

Sixth, The occasional preprepared meal is allowed
Pizza, hamburger, pierogi and so on

Seventh, we hope you really appreciate it when we cook
It takes a lot of effort for us

Eighth, It’s not easy to cook day after day
If you don’t believe us give it a try

 

Sept. 11th, 2016

My book of poetry is available on Kindle now

I’m happy to let you know that my book, Feeling Fortunate but Awful, is now available on Kindle and at a very reasonable price. Besides the subject of depression, the other topics I write about are: the value of authentic friendships, the importance of self-care, the role trials can play in our growth and development and the importance of creativity and spirituality in our lives.