My bouquet of roses from Marnell was so stunning, that it was a very great thorn in my flesh to have to go to work the next morning and leave the bouquet at home. The first day, I worked 13.25 hours, catching only a brief glimpse of the roses at night. The next day, […]
On August 13th, 2012, I went shopping with money from my 30th birthday. I bought a five-year journal called “The Happiness Project.” There was a page for each date in the year, and five places to write on each page, one each for five years. I began writing one sentence each day. By the time […]
Married off my last sibling today… A little break for baklava before the wedding… Fun times with my nieces and nephews and the little fun table Aunt Kristie made them… My siblings! So much beauty… ….and happiness… …and a little exhaustion. Congrats to Sheldon and Kristie! Good night!
“Can you clean the floor by the locker rooms?” I heard a nurse ask the housekeeper. “There was blood on the bottom of someone’s shoe.” Red shoe prints on the floor… The housekeepers wipe the evidence away with their mops, but the reality of what the red footprints mean cannot be wiped from our minds: […]
“You know, they’re looking for someone to fill a position _____________,” June told me this summer as we talked about my job browsing. “I wonder if you applied for that position if you wouldn’t get it.” June (not her real name) knew what she was talking about, because she worked in a similar field to […]