Time Keeps on Slipping

Today is a new moon, and Saturday is the first of October. The world keeps turning. My passport arrived in the mail. Hopefully, I will hear from my caseworker for my visa appeal sooner than the 14th. Wish me luck! I’d really like to see my husband. My final post-op doctor’s appointment went well. I’mContinue reading “Time Keeps on Slipping”

Falling for Autumn

Thursday is the first day of autumn, the autumnal equinox, one of two days in the year when the lengths of day and night are in balance. I enjoy the longer stretches of night in the dark half of the year – partly due to my sunshine allergy but largely because I find it beautifulContinue reading “Falling for Autumn”

Double Mortality Awareness

I didn’t post yesterday because some nonsense took place before I got up that morning. The sun had already illuminated the sky, but I was still in bed. I heard a pop somewhere outside then the power died. Because I sleep with a CPAP, there was no chance of rolling over and going back toContinue reading “Double Mortality Awareness”

Under the Hot Weather

As August comes to an end, I’m having a terrible bout of sinus issues. I never had allergies before I started spending long stretches of time in the UK. Now my nose can’t seem to acclimate to England’s weather OR Louisiana’s. A most unfortunate development. Lots and lots of water and some meds are myContinue reading “Under the Hot Weather”

Better Late than Never

Oh, nooo! I missed two weeks of blogging. I was so excited by my battle against the first week of surgery recovery, but then it demanded more of my attention when I thought it would need less after that. Post-Op Update: I wasn’t bleeding much (or at all after the first couple days), so whenContinue reading “Better Late than Never”

Don’t Sweat It

During the two weeks my husband was here, I got to play tourist in the city. We had po’boys, jambalaya, chicken and sausage gumbo, red beans and rice, fried catfish, bread pudding, Popeye’s chicken, doberge cake, Abita Amber, and many more delicious things. Yes, eating is a major part of enjoying Louisiana. We also ateContinue reading “Don’t Sweat It”

Mer-Mays and June-icorns

May is wrapping up, making way for June. It’s already in the 90s in Louisiana, so it may as well be summer as far as I’m concerned. We’re just waiting for the rest of the country to catch up with us. Ha! When I set out today to settle in a quiet place to write,Continue reading “Mer-Mays and June-icorns”

Food for Thought

We’re about three weeks away from my fiancé and future father-in-law arriving. I’ll take them around the New Orleans area to see fun things and eat good food. My fiancé and I will marry during this visit. I would have followed them back home, but my visa has been delayed. I’ll have to wait toContinue reading “Food for Thought”

If you go into the woods today…

The first of May, also known as Mayday or Beltane, is a day a romance and life. It’s the midpoint between the spring equinox and summer solstice, and flowers are in full bloom. Dance the maypole with a group, go a-maying with your sweetheart, or have a nice bath and remember to love yourself. TwoContinue reading “If you go into the woods today…”

One Step Forward…

I head back to the States in a few days. It’s a bittersweet thing because I will be happy to see friends and family, but I don’t know when I will be able to return to the UK. Late June at the earliest. The family visa process will kick off once I’m settled, and itContinue reading “One Step Forward…”