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Jul 23, 2014

I am holding fast, sword held skyward

I am holding fast, sword held skyward

I am a blank page waiting for life to start. I am trying to heal. I need to heal. Most of which is emotional and mental these days. Sure there are the little twinges, the nausea and lost appetite. There are nights I can’t sleep and the moments I awaken to anxiety. But mostly it is fear of what ifs that creep in. What if the spot in my lung is something?

I am seeking support following my…

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Jul 3, 2014

I’m Still Here

Just so you don’t think I’ve completely disappeared and to say a quick hello to my new followers.

Jun 6, 2014

Weekend ~ 6/6/14~Side Effects of Dying aka Living Fully

Weekend ~ 6/6/14~Side Effects of Dying aka Living Fully

Needing out of the office after a particularly tough morning, I decided a walk to the bakery for lunch was in order. I had written a second draft of my VHL blog post and had been making the morning rounds to schedule doctors’ appointments in between opening new accounts, distributing estates and check distribution requests for clients.

I tried slowing my pace and thoughts; breathing deeply…

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Jun 5, 2014

The Cost of Winning

The Cost of Winning

Some of you may have noticed my poor blog attendance. I’ve been busy. I won the Lottery!

The genetic lottery- I am 1 of 36,000 with a Von-Hippel Lindau mutation. Oh how I wish that where $136,000. Or better yet $1,136,000. Instead my life expectancy just became 49.

This gives me seven more years to cram in all the living. One of my friends hates when I say this. I’m 42 in case you didn’t do the…

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Jun 4, 2014

Composition of a Masterpeice ~ #fridayfictioneers ~ 6/6/14

Composition of a Masterpeice ~ #fridayfictioneers ~ 6/6/14

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For a moment it felt like college again, late night cramming, last minute paper production.  I long since eclipsed this idle foolishness. Yet, here into the witching hours I race against the clock, time the reaper. I thought drawing cover art for my book of poetry would be easier. But as I inch ever closer to completion I begin to deteriorate more and more, hour…

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May 30, 2014

Why I Love the Night- The Face of Heaven Cut Out in Little Stars Otherwise Known as The Fault In Our Stars

Why I Love the Night- The Face of Heaven Cut Out in Little Stars Otherwise Known as The Fault In Our Stars

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1-29-Official-“The-Fault-in-Our-Stars”-Movie-Trailer“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book” ~John Green from The Fault In Our Stars

(This piece contains some spoilers)

I was itching for a new read. Browsing through the bookstore one lazy Sunday afternoon, my eyes fell upon The…

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May 29, 2014

Spellbound ~ #fridayfictioneers ~ 5/2/14

Spellbound ~ #fridayfictioneers ~ 5/2/14

Copyright Jennifer Pendergast
Copyright Jennifer Pendergast

Copyright Jennifer Pendergast

First Flight

Can’t I just stand here on the precipice? Linger wayward a moment more. Must I go through?

Decisions have to be made. No one is spared. You must choose if you are in or out.

Yes, but if I don’t?

You never live. Life takes courage, a leap into the vast unknowable. Claim the sky.

Lael spread her enormous gossamer wings toward the sun. Suspended weightless…

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In The Driver’s Seat~ #fridayfictioneers ~ 5/2/14

In The Driver’s Seat “Wait! What are you doing?” Mary grimaced. “I’m going via Church. It will be faster.”
May 16, 2014

In The Driver’s Seat~ #fridayfictioneers ~ 5/2/14

In The Driver’s Seat “Wait! What are you doing?” Mary grimaced. “I’m going via Church. It will be faster.”

May 2, 2014

Weekend ~ 5/2/14 ~ Twitterjacked and Fighting Mad

Weekend ~ 5/2/14 ~ Twitterjacked and Fighting Mad

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I have been MIA this week and will continue to be so the next couple weeks. (Hooray!) My Co-worker quit (boo hoo) though we are determined to become ladies that lunch. I have been given a 6 month window before the next CT- one lung mass cleared the other TBD. Let’s just say I still have a lot on my medical plate.

I planned a rant today about ads posted onto your twitter feed. Lamenting yesterday,…

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Spellbound ~ #fridayfictioneers ~ 5/2/14

Spellbound “What the hell is that?” Ages since I’d visited Trish’s Studio, I was sure she’d tell me the melted wax was some photography experiment- working on the play of light and perspective.
May 2, 2014

Spellbound ~ #fridayfictioneers ~ 5/2/14

Spellbound “What the hell is that?” Ages since I’d visited Trish’s Studio, I was sure she’d tell me the melted wax was some photography experiment- working on the play of light and perspective.