Woman on a Journey

The ups and downs of aging and the changes life brings on.. Topics include divorce, loneliness, loss, spirituality, and more.

Progressive Grief

I’m reading C. S. Lewis’s “A Grief Observed”. Lewis is writing of his wife’s death and the emotions he felt and insights he gained.  Having a spouse die is much different than losing them to divorce. For example, when your spouse dies, you don’t fall apart because you are missing them horribly and at the…

End of a Cowgirl Dream?

I wake up each day trying to grasp what’s happening. So far, I can’t.  This past weekend, my husband told me he’s filing for divorce. Did I see that coming? No. He’d said something was not right in our marriage about a month ago, but we talked and I thought we were working things out….

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

It’s almost Easter and I’ve been feeling nostalgic. My adoptive Mom was Polish and at Easter time she made a beet and horseradish relish that we called “Kassan”. I have no idea how to spell it.  My Mom We had this relish on our hard-boiled eggs, kielbasa (Polish sausage), ham and whatever else we felt like…

Self Surplus Art Exhibit

Self Surplus Art Exhibit

Since returning home, it’s been busy, busy, busy – unpacking, laundry, restocking the frig, getting back into the routine. Fortunately, today, Good Friday, is a work holiday and I took another vacation day yesterday.  First, I’d like to tell you about my son’s senior art exhibit. Since I’m his mother, my opinion might be a…

Rainy Day in Berkeley

Rainy Day in Berkeley

My son in Golden Gate Park Saturday, my son and I went to the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. They had two special exhibits – Andy Warhol and Yves Saint Laurent. The Andy Warhol exhibit was mainly album covers he’d done, some photos of him, and films that he had done. I hadn’t…

Off to Oakland

Off to Oakland

I’m flying to Oakland, CA tomorrow to see my son. He’s in his last semester at the California College of the Arts. His senior art exhibit is next week and I want to see him and what he’s been working on. It’s funny how I tend to think of my son like this. When he…