Rude Awakenings ~ Catherine Seveneau

Catherine Sevenau


Unleashing the flying monkeys

Posted on February 19, 2019

I imagine it’s no coincidence that my writing began when I was 53, the same age my mother was when she called it a day. Nor that... Continue

Conversations with my granddaughter

Posted on January 14, 2019
Conversations with my granddaughter

Char Girl — I had my four-year-old granddaughter on Saturday. We’re making cookies and she begs to take over mixing the butter... Continue

Conversations with my grandson

Posted on December 3, 2018
Conversations with my grandson

Dead People and Sparkle Fairies ~ “Oma, there’s dead people under those rocks, you know.” I glance over my shoulder to see... Continue

I want what I want, when I want it

Posted on October 4, 2018

I am self-made, self-sufficient, and self-supporting, along with being self-reliant, self-confident and self-motivated. I am also... Continue

The Queen Bee

Posted on August 9, 2018

I am the Queen Bee. You know how I know? My friends tell me, and I also have a pair of blue bikini panties with a queen bee on them... Continue

Opening doors

Posted on July 4, 2018
Opening doors

It doesn’t matter that I’ve lived here since 1973, nor does it matter that Sonoma Valley is a relatively small area. I’ve been... Continue

Wait! What?

Posted on June 7, 2018

May was a big month. My check-off list: ✓ Found driver’s license that had disappeared three months ago ✓ Blue auto registration... Continue

Cosmic patience

Posted on May 10, 2018

I hadn’t said a word the first three days; I’d nothing to add and was seeing plenty about myself simply sitting on the floor and... Continue

Soul musings

Posted on March 30, 2018

What cares for my soul? Lavender fields. Weeping willows. Soft blankets of bright orange poppies. The full wolf moon as it hangs full... Continue

A love story

Posted on March 8, 2018

While waiting by the register for my sundae at Sweet Scoops, a small boy comes up next to me where the napkins are. He’s not quite... Continue