Author Archives: Jennifer Jairdullo

Il localino

Il Localino where we first said, “hello” I was out for a girls night Too early so I was at the bar alone He walked by With an elderly man, in a top hat Grandad maybe? I saw him He … Continue reading

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1,095 Days

It’s my three year birthday today. Three years ago I was alone in a hospital far from home. Today I am home alone and feeling great. Three years ago I had been up all night, worried and afraid. Today I … Continue reading

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And I Ride

I got a bicycle today It was my birthday present and It was a very big deal The thought of having one has been at the forefront of my mind for awhile The memory of riding, at the beach, the … Continue reading

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An altered life

Our altered lives have become our norm The term “its five o’clock somewhere” floats everywhere in our collective atmosphere We “wine” down We put Chardonnay in a sippie cup for the stroll to the park with the kids We “have … Continue reading

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Soul Training

Michael and I have a small group from our church that comes to our house every other Sunday night We are new to each other but are bonding quickly We have enjoyed each meeting, very much Mark, a fellow Okie, … Continue reading

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Sand in my Shell

I’ve been thinking about what rubs me the wrong way What is uncomfortable What makes me feel vulnerable and scared, mad and irritated And I got to thinking about the pearl in an oyster It got there for all the … Continue reading

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Easy like Sunday morning

It’s odd now when Michael leaves for a business trip The door closes behind him and the quiet of the house is loud The dogs sit and seem to sulk I sort of do too I spent so many days, … Continue reading

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Being Invisible

The first time it happened, I was in my 30’s I was shocked, no, horrified I never saw it coming I was completely unprepared I was referred to as a “mam” In my defense I was wearing a power suit … Continue reading

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It happened just the same

We all have something, right? We all have a part in life and we all have a past We all have said or done or tried something, right? We all have done wrong, right? We all have missions and dreams … Continue reading

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September 12, 2014

My two year mark is today Two years! Seems like a lifetime ago, I was bald, in the bed, waiting for Dr. Burt, the nurses, my stem cells and a Chaplin I was nervous Sleep deprived Anxious and hopeful that … Continue reading

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