Dear Diary

Just some bits of randomness I’d like to capture.

Right now, my husband is off work.  He’s been off for three weeks because he’s been ill. We thought it was pneumonia but it’s not.  I won’t go into detail about what’s wrong, mostly because we don’t yet know what’s wrong.  We’re still waiting on a diagnosis but it has to do with his lung among other things and it’s been fairly serious so far and may become more serious as we figure out what’s happening.  It’s been both wonderful and awful having him home.  I don’t even know what I’m trying to say – I just wanted to put it down here for the sake of recording life.

My 5 year old decided she wanted to make her own comic book.  And so she did.  She wrote the copy and illustrated each page.  The story is about her and Sonic the Hedgehog (she’s been a fan for years) and what she does with Sonic over the course of the day.  She feeds him meals and tucks him in bed at the end of the story.  This kid never fails at making me stop and wonder who she will become.  I have to do it right with her.  I have to make sure she doesn’t fall prey to all the things kids can fall prey to because I just feel like she is going to do something big when she’s an adult.  At five years old she has the ability to decide she wants to do something, sit down and work on it, plan out the storyline and see it through.  Beginning.  Middle.  End.  Nobody told her this is something she should do. Nobody told her how to do this. She just did it.  I have no idea what she’ll do next, this child is one surprise after another and I often feel like I’m just hanging on for the ride.

It’s raining right now and I’m having a cup of tea as I write this. The cat is snuggled up with her head on my shoulder.  She purrs.  It’s dark but for the light from my monitor.  In this moment I am happy and comfortable and at ease.

I went to see The Great Gatsby the other day.  I loved it.  It was a lot of fun.  It was romantic.  It was visually beautiful and grotesque all at once and I want to see it again.  You should see it.  I’ll come with you and we’ll munch on popcorn and marvel at how Leonardo DiCaprio finally looks like a grown up.  Tell me when you’re free and I’ll be there.  My husband can watch the kids.






  1. I’m glad you let me get a peek at your diary. So sorry to hear about your husband; I hope everything is figured out soon and he’ll feel 100 percent asap.

    Too exciting about your daughter. You’re right; she’ll do great things and I’m looking forward to her first book before she’s 10. Her friend Anna hasn’t quite found her creative niche yet, but she loves writing and reading… And she has quite a storytelling ability. Amareah (Remember? She’s 8 now) is addicted to ceramics and art with string or any other weird medium. She has a fantastic eye for abstract with painting and weird stuff as well as a sorta realist ceramic thing going on. Andre, 9 now, draws so fabulously! Remember that bird he drew eons ago. He’s now advanced to cartoon characters. Hey, him and Hannah should get together and do a comic book. 😀

    Tea, quiet and a cuddle sound wonderful. Although I’ve been drinking more coffee than tea.

    I haven’t been to a movie at a theater in centuries! Let’s make a date.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, my sweet sister, and take good care.

    • Thank you Petula. It always makes me smile to see you stop by. And it would be lovely to take in a movie with you!

  2. I hope they figure out what is wrong for your husband quickly. Keep us informed. I’ll be sending good wishes your way. I do want to see Gatsby and probably will when it comes out on DVD.

  3. Your husband will get better soon! 🙂
    Good wishes to him!
    Both your children are very special! I think they will become scientists or doctors when adults 😉
    Kisses from Brazil to you and to your beautiful family

  4. So sorry to hear your husband is ill. I think being in limbo is often worse than getting news you didn’t want. Hang in there. I just might call you about the Great Gatsby.

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your husband Heather. I will keep you all in my prayers and hope that you all find some answers soon. I just stopped by because I missed you and it has been so long since we have had the chance to chat. I feel bad that I don’t remember to stop by more often. Just know you are loved!

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