Ok, I had a Dory moment on Friday evening and ended up with a Dory! LOL! Yes, it is a tattoo. Yes, it is real and permanent. Now, I should also tell you here that the D. in D. Elaine Wood-Lane stands for Doris and Dory is a nickname for Doris. Also, I am hyper … Continue reading Keep on Swimming, Swimming, Swimming…
Everything changes: people, places, seasons, addresses, and sometimes even names, phone numbers, and hair color! I like change. I like to keep things new, fresh, and exciting. I like to learn, be inspired, grow, and share what I've learned and been inspired by so others can maybe learn, be inspired, and grow too. So, I've made some changes on my blog to reflect the changes I've made over … Continue reading Chaaaaanges!
Looking out the window into utter tranquility. Resting is important to all of us, especially in our go, go, go society where it sometimes feels like you only are recognized or feel validated if you can say you are SO busy. I remember a time when I was truly busy, but I was also adding … Continue reading Resting Is Important
There are many types of loss and grief. Most of the time people think of loss in terms of losing a loved one through death. That is a major loss, but we suffer grief at other types of loss as well. We may suffer loss and grief when we lose a job or change jobs. … Continue reading Loss and Grief
I've been maintaining two blogs, one of them being Pocket Full of Words and the other being Finding Joy. I've discovered that the Finding Joy blog isn't one I update often and more frequently connect with people in that capacity (inspiration and informal transitional life coaching ministry) on a FB page by the same name. … Continue reading Moving Finding Joy Blog Posts to Pocket Full of Words
I saw this idea/suggestion on the dVerse blog yesterday and it completely intrigued me so I thought I'd give it a go. Also, today is my oldest son's birthday so in light of that, I thought I'd attempt an Etheree style poem about the day he was born. We had been laboring for hours, you … Continue reading Memories Never Forgotten, An Etheree Poem
Stitch by stitch, colors coming together in a mosaic of beautiful tints, a new row for each day. This time the days are tinted as temperatures and skies. One year, each day would have been all hot yellows, oranges and reds. Even the cool days that year were filled with the heat and longing of … Continue reading Days and Stitches
This is a poem I wrote last year to my mother. I found it almost by accident this evening. I think it may be one of the best things I've ever written because it describes Mother so accurately. I know this is a day late, but I hope you will humor me. Before I … Continue reading Repeat of Ode to Mother
I mean to write, I really do, but it seems no words are coming through. I tell old stories I've told before, you've heard them all, I doubt you want more. But I'll try again, tomorrow I'll try, to pull more stories, out of the sky. © Elaine Wood-Lane 5/9/16
I was catching a puddle jumper to fly from Germany to England, where I had a connecting flight home because of a family emergency. … Continue reading Elvis Lives!