Monthly Archives: March 2012

makin’ it write is not so easy for this 50something blonde-from-a-box girlfriend…


Well, after another hour+ session with my V-E-R-Y  P-A-T-I-E-N-T daughter Jacque (yes, another…) I think I may have my blog under some control!  She said, as we turned the corner into the 2nd hour,  that Averi was awake and beginning to fuss for her supper.  Hmmm…was that a polite way of saying she has a headache from my ineptness?  I think, actually, that I AM her headache!  Perhaps that was the reason for the email from her some time ago: …”hey mom, here is some info on computer classes in your area…”   I may be slow on learning computer skills, but I have mastered the art of taking a hint!  LOL – She’s my doll! Though I am grateful for social medias, cellphones and Skype,  my heart’s desire was to have my family live and love within arms reach, to babysit my darling granddaughter and hear her giggles and coos, to enjoy the monotony of daily-days and the sweetness of laughter and a hug now and then.  But somehow life seemed to happen in the middle of my other plans!  So at times, my arms ache with longing and my heart aches with the divisive geography that makes it 80* here in Austin, 85* for Dave in Arizona, 45* and (of course!) raining for Josh in the Northwest and for my blog tutor ~ 30* amid snow with the lingering of winter in upstate New York.

In the meantime, the near-80* Texas afternoon sun has shifted, casting longer shadows and whispering in the breeze that evening is nearing.  It’s gentle breathing over the blooming geraniums and newborn leaves on trees sways and orchestrates a symphony of wind chimes to accompany the singing birds throughout the neighborhood.  Soon, with a silent change of venue, the cloudless blue sky will deepen into dark, decorated with stars to light the sky as if it were Christmas in March! Ah!  How I do love Austin nights!  Gunner and I can never resist the beckoning to enjoy a mommy-doggie bonding time ~ a walk through the blocks of sleepy houses, lulled to peace by mother nature’s nurturing ambiance.

How my day slipped away…stealing with it much of Jacque’s afternoon in the slippery slope of another lesson for Mom on the computer!