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”

June’s Over? Julying

July is Disability Pride Month, celebrating the prohibition of discrimination against people with disabilities. There are and have been many important and beloved people with disabilities in my life. No one should be treated as second-class citizens, and – especially during the pandemic – their marginalization has really become more and more evident to me.Continue reading “June’s Over? Julying”

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”

All These Mixed Emotions

I’ll make a proper post in the next few days, but I’ve neglected my blog for the last two weeks because my fiancé — now my husband — came to the U.S. to visit and marry me. We went to the French Quarter, rode a steamboat, and did other touristy things. It was a wonderfulContinue reading “All These Mixed Emotions”

Summer Rain

It’s Pride Month, and yesterday was World Environment Day. As I’ve said before, let’s take care of each other and the world. It’s here for all of us. We’re all just people trying to live our lives. I wish more people would live theirs without feeling the need to step on others. Looking at theContinue reading “Summer Rain”

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”

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…”

Cheersgiving

I enjoyed the Halloween playlist so much that I decided to make a Yuletide one too. It consists mainly of retro Christmas classics (Nat King Cole, the Carpenters, etc.) but with a fun sprinkling of rock-classical instrumentals, modern covers, a couple parodies, and songs from holiday movies. These are the songs I grew up listeningContinue reading “Cheersgiving”