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Rest in Peace, my little Poo Poo Kitty
I woke up at 3:00 this morning with a panic attack. I don't have the disabling type where I would feel like I'm having a heart attack, I have the type where I'm scared and shaking. They’re still not something I'd recommend to anybody, and they seem… Read full post »
The black pit of depression has been hanging out with me again, dragging me to early sleep every night that is tossed with dreams, encouraging me to ponder the meaning of life, finally coalescing into one question: To What Purpose?
I should lose weight. To What Purpose?
I should get… Read full post »
There’s an old saying, “Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.” I have spent a large amount of time wishing to be free of my job and to have the time to take care of myself. I may be one step closer to that goal.
My… Read full post »
It is Memorial Day weekend again and, if you are a gardener, you know that this is the last possible weekend to have your garden planted. I squeaked mine in this weekend. I am dead dog-tired right now, (spouting colloquialisms seems to be a side effect) but I know I accomplished… Read full post »
I had to move my blue lilac plant. It was in the way of the new fence that is going in this Friday, so it needed to be moved or killed. I opted for moved.
First, I dug a hole. It's about 3' in diameter. Isn't this wonderfully round! I have… Read full post »
It seems that today is
Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of Writer Edward Lear (1812-1888). It also, of course, celebrates Limerick poems. Limericks were popularized by Lear in 1846 in his Book of Nonsense".
This day is a time to enjoy and get your fill… Read full post »
What do we do when no one is home
When life has left us to live it alone
Where do we turn when we have to be friends
How do we answer when we don’t know where we’ve been
Who do we cling to in depths of… Read full post »
It is, finally, warm enough to garden! And what do I get for my excitement but a smashed thumb?! I tell ya, it is a good reason to slow down and enjoy your labors, as well as a good reason to find different ways to do things. I am not going… Read full post »
Live the life you want to live. Not the life that you think you deserve. Not the life that you think is all that is left to you. Live the life you want to live.
The obvious question is how. How do I live the life I want to live?… Read full post »
On March 28, I wrote about rewiring the brain from negative to a more positive aspect, and I noted that the brain will rebel. Man, I had no clue how harsh that rebellion would be.
Today, ten days after writing that post, I lost my mind.
I suppose it started… Read full post »
I have been going through another period of time when I am feeling choked up about writing. Don’t get too close, don’t share too much, no one cares anyway, I’m going to be all alone soon. I’m not looking forward to that, by the way. Puff’s attitude is still excellent but… Read full post »
Title: A crazy day in the life when things aren’t quite what you believe they are
Sam was having a bad day, an acorn fell on her head. She ran to hide, fell down, broke a nail, and cried. Hiding was useless, the sky wasn’t falling, the hen was… Read full post »
Wow, where to start. I need to get this out of my head because I’m getting depressed, and I am so tired of being stuck in this fucking depressed state of mind.
Last week I was on vacation. I didn’t take a trip, I stayed home and had some tree work… Read full post »
March 17, St. Patrick's Day, was the day of the tree guys. It's taken me a while to write this because while I love what they did to the trees, they ended the day by destroying my driveway. I'm working on a plan to get it fixed without spending tons of… Read full post »
I found an image on Facebook this morning, insomnia again, that had this saying on it. I Googled, and it is a common saying, author unknown, so I made my own image of it to post here.
I have spent pretty much all of my… Read full post »
“To be nobody but
yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like
everybody else means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.”
~ e. e. cummingsRead full post »
My friends from high school
Married their high school boyfriends
Moved into houses
In the same zipcodes where their parents live
But I, I could never follow
No I, I could never follow
I hit the highway
In a pink RV with stars on the ceiling
Lived like a gypsy… Read full post »
“To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar” is probably one of the most remembered movie lines in my history. I saw the movie today, which happens to have that line as the title, and this may be the first time that I actually watched it. No, forget “may be”, it… Read full post »
Spring! She cried out
A plea to the night
Spring! came the cry
So loud and so bright
A glimmer of sun
A white cloud in the sky
A bird passes over
As it soars up to fly
Where are you, Spring
We need you, you see
The winter has lingered… Read full post »
Yesterday, I got angry. I mean really, flaming, angry. One might even say that I was royally pissed. Yesterday was my reevaluation.
I started the day hopeful yet stressed. I blogged last summer what it was like to apply for this reevaluation and I had the stress and physical pain revisit… Read full post »
The birds are chirping again, spring is here even if the weather refuses to cooperate, I am sitting on my bed with the window open listening to them. The thermometer said 32 degrees, but after the previous week of subzero wind chills, 32 degrees is quite balmy. It’s all perspective.… Read full post »
full of integrity; integrity
The next lesson in Beyond Surviving is about Integrity and Boundaries, and how people who have been abused can have trouble being honest. It's not to say that they are lying scoundrels, but that you get used to lying to… Read full post »
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