- Small Town, Indiana, USA
- November 13
- Blogging with PTSD
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia
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I am on a morbid kick lately, but the only way to the other side is through, so here I go.
Today's lesson from the book Beyond Surviving by Rachel Grant is on integrity and boundaries. I think she needs to give more space to write out answers, I really do, but… Read full post »
Let us go back in time to April- May 1988. The court martials are wrapping up, the second guy finally pled guilty after using up all of the legal manuevers the Uniform Code of Military Justice accorded to him, my boyfriend had gotten out of the service and run back to… Read full post »
I have a post to make, I have been writing it since Wednesday morning and it is meaningful to me. I am posting it here because Open Salon is a site that is meaningful to me, a site that has helped me to write the words that I am posting. I… Read full post »
Hi! I got to the OS Weekend Fiction post a couple of weeks late this time! Our fair moderator put up 3 weeks worth of prompts:
Well, it is certain that I am not going to complete this year’s NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words. I came into this with enthusiasm high, a clear idea for what to write, and I did put forth a decent effort. I just picked a topic that gave me a migraine.… Read full post »
It is a wonderful thing, to finally accomplish something that you have been trying to do for a very long time. I have something that I have been trying to figure out for decades and it has had me baffled. I have approached it from several angles,… Read full post »
The rest of the world
Is thawing out, and I?
I still have snow
A curse, it lies upon
My house, and how?
I do not know.
The rain will come the
Leaves will fall, but wait?
There is a glow.
Heavenly love is
Coming now, to me?
It seems… Read full post »
Oh, Man, I am feeling seriously down this week. It may be hormones, or it my be that I can't see where my future is going and what I want to do with it, except sell my house, buy an SUV to live in, and chuck this… Read full post »
I did it, I have taken the plunge, I signed up for something that I have been pondering for years but never felt capable of doing.
I signed up for NaNoWriMo.
I got off to a good start last night, 1,716 words in just a few hours, and woke up this… Read full post »
I wrote this post in August of 2011, before most of you knew who I was. It was a magic day, the day a butterfly deemed me worthy of its time.
I had a visit from a butterfly.
I was… Read full post »
On August 24 I dropped out of school again, promising to take the time freed up to do things that I want to do and to create things of beauty. Today, I started on that path.
This past week I finally wrote down my plan, a very sketchy outline of one,… Read full post »
My WTF centers have been being twigged lately, the ones that keep repeating the endless loop of what went wrong with my life to put me where I am today. The ones that say I should be independently wealthy by now and able to quit my dead end job for something… Read full post »
I wrote this for the writing prompt on Zoomers but it delved into things better left away from my real name, so I am posting it here. I like making realizations and moving forward.
"we want to know what growing-up (or growing older) has taught you"
Man, you don't ask… Read full post »
Ah, the glories of waiting
Waiting for the letter in the mail
Hurry up and wait
A watched pot never boils
(It does, but watching those tiny bubbles forms makes me think it is when it isn't.)
I have counted down the days, and now I am counting them up… Read full post »
Today, it happened. I had totally thrown in the towel and was going to get a fence post planted today whether I did it or someone else did it. Thankfully, someone else did it.
When I pulled the tarp off of the lumber this morning before 8:00, I found… Read full post »
I seem to be on a roll this weekend, I don't know if it's a good thing, but I had an epiphany in the shower again and needed to write it out. I am doing the Listerine foot soak as I type, so I'm going to have to pause in a… Read full post »
So last night I was restless and feeling a bit off. I did get a lovely poem out of it, so all was not in vain. Today, however, was lovely.
It's Friday and Fall there's a chill in the air
The windows are open a breeze pets my hair
The cat on a cushion her paws twitch and patter
The crickets are chirping and raising a clatter
I sit and I wonder I long for the night
I love to… Read full post »
Note to self: Do not pick up "Beyond Surviving" and start reading the lessons while boiling water.
I really hope that pan isn't ruined.
Lesson one is about healing, and the second question asks what gets in the way of believing you can heal. This, friends, is one question I have never answe… Read full post »
I put a new banner here on the old OS page, it's a picture I took yesterday morning of the sunrise. When I saw it, I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my Viking forebears and wander off to greet it, but instead I went to work.… Read full post »
Tonight, I have made the first foray into burning out the tulip tree stump. Just me and the gnats, a good book, and the internet. Oh, and a cold can of English Perry Imported Pear Cider®. I'll probably end up drinking a bug.
I first learned how to build fires… Read full post »
Today, I am supposed to be turning this
into preserved jars of food. I am in some significant pain from harvesting all of it in just three hours last night, so I am having some issues getting started. Dad doesn't want any of the corn and he has expressed a… Read full post »