Heather's Blog

Apr 14, 2015
Can you tell I have the flu? "Whatever"? Honestly. I read an article about Ronald Reagan and dementia that said one researcher who studied Reagan's word choices while he was in office  concluded that... Read More...
Apr 12, 2015
I have the flu, I think. Achy, sore throat, nasty cough, sleepy. I came down with it right after an annual post-health fair check-up when I assured my new doctor that I never get sick, and that she... Read More...
Apr 08, 2015
The Mexican quintet Metales M5 (they were great, "fabulous" even as my friend Nancy would say) managed to fly out today in all this wind and rain. The little airline office at the airport was like a... Read More...
Apr 07, 2015
Before church Easter Sunday I asked Ivy (almost three) if the Easter Bunny had come to her house, and she said, "No." What no Easter Bunny?  "Santa Claus left us baskets of candy and presents and... Read More...
Apr 06, 2015
There is nothing like a sunny, snow-free, mild Easter to make a whole town smile. It is so nice to be out of the gloom of Lent and in to spring. I keep thinking about what the Dalai Lama said, that... Read More...
Apr 05, 2015
Happy Easter!
Apr 01, 2015
With thirteen-plus hours of daylight now, the sun was up when I went to the pool this morning at 6:30, and I think some of the regulars were out walking in the fresh air with all the thrushes and... Read More...
Mar 31, 2015
So, a few days ago while walking our dogs on the beach, they ran into a mucky pond and chased a pair of mallards who have arrived earlier it seems than ever, like spring has. It's a good-new bad-news... Read More...
Mar 29, 2015
“I’ll give you a theory: Man’s closest relative is not the chimpanzee, as the TV people believe, but is, in fact, the dog.”  -- Garth Stein in The Art of Racing on the Rain.  
Mar 27, 2015
Children! Yesterday I had the brunettes- and I couldn't find my camera, I apologize, but my life has been like that lately in that everything I'm looking for is under  a pile of something I should be... Read More...
Mar 25, 2015
  I got the first hardcover of my new book in the mail yesterday from my editor at Algonquin Books-- and it is thrilling to hold, but scary too. Remember that I was hit by a truck when my first book... Read More...
Mar 25, 2015
Really, I know it could still snow, we could even ice skate again-- that's all happened in Aprils past, but it sure feels like spring, smells like spring, and looks like spring from the lawn at... Read More...
Mar 22, 2015
You may have noticed that I have been unreliable lately. There are many blank days with no notes from me. This is what happens to me when 1. I am finishing a manuscript (all last spring) and 2. When... Read More...
Mar 17, 2015
Mostly I pretend I don't really work, and so it's a surprise when I have to pay taxes, or when I think I have been watching Baby James exclusively for two weeks and then I learn that two pieces I've... Read More...
Mar 16, 2015
Let's just say baby care and blogging do not go together. (No harm to mommy bloggers, they are no doubt better at multi-tasking and organizing devices than this granny blogger is. Plus, I wanted to... Read More...
Mar 12, 2015
I was wrong when I said taking care of a baby is easy as long as you don’t have to do anything else. Or maybe not, as the trouble is there is always something else to do. Like take a shower, or drink... Read More...
Mar 09, 2015
It's not that caring for babies is difficult, that's easy. It's the doing of anything else that's the hard part. Getting dressed for instance. (James and I are still in are pajamas at eight, even... Read More...
Mar 08, 2015
"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obliged to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."-- Maya Angelou
Mar 03, 2015
The thing about a play, about rocking a baby, about the toast at her wedding 30 years later, about the Northern lights over Mt. Ripinsky following the cast party--  truly about this one wonderful ... Read More...
Mar 01, 2015
“What I want is so simple I almost can't say it: elementary kindness.”  --Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
Feb 27, 2015
It's life these days for the seven of us in the play- and our director, stage manager and the four tech/prop/make-up people. "Dancing at Lughnasa" has been our life for the darkest, worst some would... Read More...
Feb 25, 2015
Join me for a post swim cocktail? Kate Mundy, my alter-ego in "Dancing at Lughnasa" would no doubt approve of a tablespoon of cod liver oil washed down with a pint of cider, water, and a vitamin C... Read More...
Feb 22, 2015
"There are random moments-- tossing a salad, coming up the driveway to the house, ironing the seams flat on a quilt square, standing at the kitchen window looking out at the delphiniums, hearing a... Read More...
Feb 20, 2015
These Chilkat mornings are slaying me. They begin all foggy and still, and then the clouds lift and everything swirls all white and blue and green. You'd think a person would be used to it when you... Read More...

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