A diary of home



For Today

21 August, 2021

Looking out my window

Though it is quite foggy and overcast the sunrise has just enough colour to pop a bright yellow through my window this morning. We are expecting hurricane Henri tomorrow and it is supposed to be a doozy.

I am thinking

Of my mother quite a bit this morning. I miss her. 

I am thankful

For the memories that we have. When my mother passed away a few months ago an old friend said, “not everyone is so lucky to go out as easily and quickly as your mum did.” It did bring me some comfort. She was 86 years old and didn’t suffer for long.

One of my favorite things

The smell of my hometown of Marblehead, MA. We live just on the harbour and it smells so good. 

I am creating

A calm and peaceful, purposeful and meaningful life. Both of my parents are gone now and that causes me to think of myself in a new way. To create a part of myself that has never existed before. 

I am wearing

A white cotton nightgown. It’s just 6:00 o’clock in the morning and I am sipping coffee slowly. This is one of my very favourite things to do on a Saturday morning. 

I am reading (read) /watching (watched) / listening to

I am reading Lakota Woman. My daughter gave it to me when we went camping earlier in the month. I have also been watching The Magnolia Network. I really like many of the shows. There’s something calming about the music and the way they are put together. They are very interesting. I watched a home show on another network last night and though it was quite interesting the chatter of the hosts really got on my nerves. 

I am hoping

That hurricane Henri ends up hitting us as just a strong storm that does no damage. 

I am learning

At 58 years old I am learning to live without my mother. I don’t like it. I miss her every day. 

In my kitchen

A co-worker has been bringing in zucchini so I’ve been making apple-zucchini bread! She is going to share her recipe for coconut-zucchini, chocolate chip bread. 

In my garden

The cosmos inn the front garden beds are in riotous bloom. I love the way they hang over the edge of the wooden boxes and spill out onto the side of narrow winding lane we live on. 

Post Script

Shared Quote

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star stuff.”
Carl Sagan

A moment from my day

My husband works nights and often pulls the curtains closed in the bedroom to sleep in the day time. I like to sleep with them open. I like the way the moon shines in on my bed while I’m sleeping. Sometimes I wake up to see that I am bathed in moonlight. 
Last night when I opened the curtains I was greeted by this beautiful view. The moon shining down through clouds and in the back ground of the photo you can see it’s light glistening off of the harbour. The light in the window on the left is from a third floor walk-up. What a view they must have! 

Closing Notes

From when my daughter, Hannah, and I went camping at the beginning of the month. 
I can’t really play anything at all….at all. I love to fiddle around on my guitar though. 

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  1. Nighttime from your window is so beautiful! I am watching governor Cuomo now, talking about evacuating certain places. How safe are you there? I hope you will be alright!!

  2. Oh I love this glimpse into your life. Your post is calming. Losing a parent is so hard. My mom has been gone for years and it did get better but I think of and miss her often so my heart goes out to you.


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