I’m pretty sure I killed it.
Of course, it wasn’t intentional.
I remember hearing an expletive (and I was alone in the car, so it must have been me) when I watched it in the rearview...
July 8, 2013 by Julie Ann Luoma Under douglas, julie, minfully, mourning, shift Posted in PONDERING | Comments Off on Shift: Mourning Mindfully
I have a new guy in my life. His name is Dusty. He’s from Texas. We met, of all places, in a second-hand store.
I must have gasped when I saw him. The woman standing next to me put...
May 2, 2013 by Julie Ann Luoma Under dusty, Julie Ann Luoma, one woman's treasure, shift Posted in PONDERING | Comments Off on Shift: One Woman’s Treasure
My husband decided he wanted a project for his retirement. Music keeps an aging brain nimble and alert, he’d heard. And he was proud of his Scots heritage, so he settled on the bagpipes.
March 6, 2013 by Julie Ann Luoma Under It's in the bag, Julie Ann Luoma Posted in PONDERING | Comments Off on Shift: It’s in the Bag
I took a whole year off. Cold turkey. No explanations. No make-up.
No mascara, no lip liner, no eyeliner. No nothing. Naked face to the world.
The idea: to focus on inner beauty, prove...
January 7, 2013 by Julie Ann Luoma Under Crash Course, Julie Ann Luoma Posted in PONDERING | Comments Off on Shift: Crash Course
Chickens. It was a whole new world.
We got Betty and Boop from a neighbouring island and brought the girls home to weed the garden. They cluck and trill and scratch and poop. They bathe...
November 13, 2012 by Julie Ann Luoma Under chickens, Julie Ann Luoma, Shift – Up Close and Personal Posted in PONDERING | Comments Off on Shift – Up Close and Personal
I’m not in charge of much.
I have a boss. My husband has a mind of his own. I have bills to pay and family obligations. The government doesn’t check in with me. I’m not the leader...
July 28, 2012 by Julie Ann Luoma Under garden, green, julie ann, luoma, therapy, thumb Posted in PONDERING | 1 Comment »
He finally broke it to me.
We’d been taking dance lessons off and on for two years. Our instructors were very encouraging. We’d bought some DVDs, a how-to book and smooth-soled...
March 3, 2011 by Julie Ann Luoma Under dance Posted in PONDERING | Comments Off on You Spin Me Right ‘Round Baby, Right ‘Round…
My husband never talked about being unhappy. He never suggested anything was missing in our marriage.
I don’t know how or why the idea took over his heart. I’d like to say he just...
November 5, 2010 by Julie Ann Luoma Posted in PONDERING | 1 Comment »
My husband is always working hard and in a hurry. I used to try to match his pace, which meant frequent (sometimes twice a day) vacuuming because he doesn’t have time to remove...
September 6, 2010 by Julie Ann Luoma Under living, luoma, simple Posted in PONDERING | Comments Off on For Better or For Dirt
This is an altogether too familiar scenario. Saying his name softly won’t wake him, nudging him gently won’t roll him over, and I’m grinding my teeth toward another tension headache...
July 2, 2010 by Julie Ann Luoma Posted in PONDERING | Comments Off on SHIFT – Snoring Is My Muse
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