- 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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Also posting at Our Salon
MY RECENT POSTS
- I'm Learning
December 17, 2014 12:56PM
- An Incident at the Fair
December 15, 2014 08:06PM
- Who's Next on the OS Hit List?
December 15, 2014 12:37PM
- Your Old Video Embed Code and
How to Use It
December 08, 2014 05:56PM
- New Role to Play
December 07, 2014 05:39PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Wait, mud wrestling! !
I'm in the right place!”
December 18, 2014 01:30PM
- “Exactly why I avoid most
politics here. Nit picking to
nth degree. Glad you
December 18, 2014 12:34PM
- “jmac, you would be
surprised how many persons
from Korea are
in these United
December 17, 2014 08:01PM
- “Gerald, I just checked,
the younger one unfriended me,
mom hasn't, and
December 17, 2014 07:57PM
- “Mmm, salty. No, the
popcorn! Lots of salt from the
makes stale popcorn
December 17, 2014 06:45PM
Just phyllis's Links
- MY LINKS
- My Web Page
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 »
As I was reading Facebook during my insomniac hours, I realized that today would be my Mom's 75th birthday. I wonder how she envisioned this day.
Venus is rising
Blocking the Sun
A new day is dawning
My story begun
My fortune has shifted
My freedom is found
I’m off on adventure
And thus glory bound
My friends, they are calling
I shall seek… Read full post »
Hello. This week's prompt is to write a story about a stranger that you saw today.
My imagination led me here.
I hope you enjoy it. Read full post »
I have to say that I am not surprised that I haven't lost any weight. I have a load of excuses: I got really sick in February from the gym, I then delved into my PTSD and became an emotional wreck for 3 months, I freaked out… Read full post »
A face without a name
A heart so full of love
what is there to spare
when the call comes from above
How do we go on
when the love we knew is gone
where do we go forth
when a life is said and done?
We come together here
We sing a song of joy
We celebrate… Read full post »
Hooray for me, today I bought the beginning of my new fence! I am going to do the west end first, where the neighbors are, and where the sun goes down, so I can sit on my back steps and watch it in peace.
(I did get a swift kick this… Read full post »
Melissa Noble, I need you to step up because she is bringing you into it, too. If you agree with this statement from the Facebook page, then please state here, in my comments, that you do. Otherwise, you are complicit in the harassment.
From V's Facebook page this morning:
"Phyllis used… Read full post »
Life has a flow, it is hard sometimes to slow down and see the patterns. I have been noticing patterns around me lately that make me wonder about things.
I have a routine now, and I seem to have found a routine that is pleasant.
I stop at the same… Read full post »
As I was watching my beets cook, it occurred to me that I haven't made a garden post in a while, so here, today, is an update. It is raining, intermittent showers which are making my ponytail frizz mightily and making it icky to pull weeds, of which I have many.… Read full post »
Now turn off your computer and go make some good memories.
Hello. I found another saying by Dr. Amen recently that said that smells affect the deep limbic system in your brain, and that surrounding yourself with sweet smells works in a positive way. So while this can't be a scratch and sniff post, I hope these photos bring you memories of… Read full post »
Always will be alone
I just looked at the calendar in my phone; there's a good chance that this incredible funk I am living in is hormonally based. While that would be nice, hopeless is not a fun place to be, I have spent the couple of days wondering… Read full post »
Just phyllis's Favorites
- Theodora L'Engle Knight
- Renee Prince
- Poet of Logan Square