Al’s Birthday and My Moving

I have been so busy lately, I  have fallen away from blogging. It is always on my mind, but when I write; I don’t need a hundred things rolling around in my head. I am taking the time to let you know that I will be moving this coming Saturday back to Indiana.

If you have moved, then you know what a chore it can be. Add some gait problems and tremors on top, and it takes even longer. I am  about 85% done packing. It is amazing how pictures no longer hanging on the walls makes a house seem so empty. I say a word, and I can almost hear my own echos.

I think that it will be good for me to be moving Saturday. It will keep my mind distracted because Sunday is Alvin’s birthday. I know if I was sitting at home, I would be sad and in tears. He definitely will follow me in my heart back home and I will not forget his birthday, no way.

I will be back next week some time. The other part of packing I don’t like? Unpacking, I don’t even look forward to it.

Well, going to get off of here and go back to loading more boxes. Talk real soon. Hugs.

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little girl 2The cover photo on this page is a girl with a teddy bear representing a symbol of a security blanket. (Photo prompt by Marcella Leff, administrator)

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Poetry in My Mind Group



Security blanket reminds

Me of babies so sweet

Sucking their thumbs

Carrying blankets ore feet.


Babies toss them aside

As they grow and mature

But are they secure

I’m not really quite sure.


I notice that teens

And some adults too

Don’t carry a blanket

They use different tools.


Some are cutters

Others sell themselves out

Some use those drugs

That we’ve all learned about.


With even the best

Parenting that we know how to do

There are those who didn’t hear it

And don’t think they’re cool.


None of us are perfect

We all have a place

Where we don’t feel we fit in

This big human race.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd