• Tanya B. commented on the post, pursuit 4 years, 9 months ago

    OK, today I’m in pursuit of my writing mojo. Time to get back to that creative part of me.

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, taboo 6 years, 1 month ago

    Divorce used to be taboo. And then it wasn’t. Now, I am divorced. When my marriage first crumbled, I was depressed and ashamed. Now, I have accepted it, but still, I sometimes feel like I failed at something really important that other people seem to have figured out.

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, seeds 7 years ago

    This past week I laid the seeds for what I hope will be the beginning of a new future for me. Now I just need to water and nurture and do whatever else to them that will help them bear fruit.

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, hassle 7 years ago

    Trying to stay on top of my web presence via social media is a hassle sometimes, but I feel like it’s something I have to do to stay employable.

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, splash 7 years, 2 months ago

    Alex leaps into the puddle, splashing muddy water all over his coat and my shoes. He looked up at me, tongue hanging out, tail wagging.

    “You just hate being clean don’t you?” I ask him, then laugh because, why […]

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, capture 7 years, 3 months ago

    The shutter clicked, capturing the expression on her face.

    “Stop it, please,” she said, her head slightly tilted and left hand resting on her hip.

    “But mom it’s for my project at school!”

    “Find someone […]

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, drifting 7 years, 3 months ago

    Sometimes I feel like I’m just drifting through life — no purpose, no destination, no anchor.

    Sigh.

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, exquisite 7 years, 3 months ago

    The sun looked like a big egg yolk slapped smack dab into the middle of the sky. Greer pulls on her shades and tries to remember if she had applied the UVA or UVB or UV-whatever fountain of youth salves on her […]

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, hinge 7 years, 5 months ago

    It all hinges on this one decision. But will she do the right thing?

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, conceal 7 years, 5 months ago

    I’ve got something that I am concealing from people. It’s a great secret, but I have to hold it close to my chest right now.

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, beckon 7 years, 6 months ago

    He put his finger to his lip signaling me to be quiet and then beckoned me to come nearer. I eased closer, careful not to give myself away. I could see through the crack in the door from my new position. They were nuzzling on the sofa, sipping wine, laughing. My husband. And some woman […]

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, obey 7 years, 6 months ago

    It hasn’t been as hard as I thought it would be to get my new puppy to obey me. Though the shelter said he came in as a stray, I think he was loved a lot by someone because he has been very easy to train. I wonder if it was a dog they had […]

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, marble 7 years, 7 months ago

    I hate marble countertops and bathrooms. I think I hate the marble-covered bathrooms they most. They look like mausoleums to me. Ugh.

    But to each his own, I guess.

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, museum 7 years, 7 months ago

    I love museums, but I don’t take advantage of the free ones here in town as much as I should. Which is a shame.

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, study 7 years, 7 months ago

    I needed to study. But I couldn’t focus. There was too much to think about. “Did you call your mom?” I asked this question, but I already knew the answer. “No.” “Will you call your mom?” “No.” I sat there not really knowing what to do. I had a great relationship with my mother so […]

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, flare 7 years, 7 months ago

    She hurried to get dinner fixed as she didn’t want anything to cause Tommy to flare up in anger tonight. He’d always been short-tempered, but lately he had been getting dangerously close to … something. And it scared her. She should probably leave but, leave and go where? To do what? For a minute she […]

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, solitaire 7 years, 7 months ago

    Sometimes I sit and pay solitaire when I need to be doing something more productive. It’s an easy way to clear the mind when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

    You would think I might be a good solitaire player.

    But, no. I suck.

    Oh well.

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, left 7 years, 7 months ago

    He was the last one left, lying dejectedly in the corner with his head on his paws. She came in thinking she would have her pick of the litter, but he was it. And he was the cutest puppy she had ever seen. “Let’s go home little buddy,” she called out to him and his […]

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, icicle 7 years, 7 months ago

    She stared at the icicle that had formed outside her window, wondering how much snow had fallen the night before. The room felt chilly and she burrowed down further into the covers. Scruffy hopped on the bed, meowed and touched her face with a fuzzy orange paw. His message was clear: Cold or not, breakfast […]

  • Tanya B. commented on the post, beginning 7 years, 7 months ago

    I’m beginning to not care so much any more. And that’s sad. But when you put out so much energy and get so little in return, it makes you wonder, “why bother?”