pattycakes: musings on life, love, writing...

OPEN for Business?

December 8, 2009

Tags: life, love, opportunity

Don't you love stores that have OPEN signs? It's simple. You know when they are open and ready for business--and when they are not. When a sign is flipped to the OPEN side or switched on to OPEN, you can walk right in. No questions asked.

I thought the other day when I saw an OPEN sign flickering at a gas station that it be grand if we all had open signs to show if/when we were OPEN, too. (more…)

Be Surrounded!

December 8, 2008

Tags: celebrations, family, gratitude, life

May you be surrounded by family this holiday and New Year!

Be Surrounded
Surround yourself with family
Old, new, and in-between
Sit a spell with Grandma
Make time for Aunt Eileen
Cozy up to cousins—
Like Norma, Don, and Vin
Share a story…a smile…a laugh
And let the fun begin
Enjoy these precious moments
Great gifts that can’t be wrapped
Don’t let them slip or slide away
For they’re over in a snap… (more…)

Love Never Dies...

September 13, 2008

Tags: Joanne, life, love, loss, My Mother

Sorry I haven't been blogging for a long while. It's not that I haven't been writing. Nope. I write everyday as a professional writer. So, my days are filled with writing.

And, it's not that I have not been living because I have. It's just that I've also been grieving. And, grieving is a full time job.

I lost my dear mother, Joanne Olive Murphy, in January due to complications from cancer. She was one of my best friends and my biggest fan.

Since her death, I feel like a part of me has died. The pain that I am experiencing, I can say that I have never felt before.

Sure, I have had my heart broken, but this is different. I know, however, the pain is proof that there was love...and is love. Because even though she is not physically with me anymore, she continues to love me--and I continue to love her. Love never dies. I promise to write more soon, and more about her, too.