just phyllis

just phyllis
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 _____________________________________ All works ┬ęPhyllis45, the author of this blog. _____________________________________ Also posting at Our Salon http://oursalon.ning.com/ http://oursalon.ning.com/profile/Phyllis


I just wanted to share that I got a new sewer pipe today. Since I moved into this house in May 2003, I have replaced the furnace, had the house insulated, had the duct work cleaned and patched and wrapped, replaced the plumbing, replaced the sink and the toilet and the… Read full post »

MARCH 8, 2013 6:20PM

Family Dynamics- a limerick poem

There was a young girly named Suzy
Whom people said really was floozy
She was pert and petite and really quite sweet
And was sad that she never watoosied.

Suzy was vexed as a tarty
She really did want to go party
Her parents said no, it was such a blow
Since both of them really lived/
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MARCH 3, 2013 3:54PM

Feed Your Heart

I talked to a financial adviser last week who advised me to make a plan for my future. Today's horoscope said to create a vision that will feed my heart. It's weird how life goes. 

I have been working on the sweater I started to make in December, I stopped when… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 22, 2013 10:16PM

What if there is No Meaning

I tend to live on the premise that everything happens for a reason, that the events that happen in life are lessons to learn and pieces to fit into a puzzle. What if I’m wrong?

I’ll start with the premise that everything happens for a reason. I’ve spoken before of… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 10, 2013 4:17PM

An Ode to Sinus

sinusImage from WebMD

The maxillary sinus became inflamed
Her face began to hurt
The frontal sinus was next on the list
She lost her will to flirt

The ethnoid sinus joined fray
She took herself to bed
Now the sphenoid sinus cuts off her air
She can't breathe through her head.

Woe is me she cries to… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 5, 2013 6:47PM

A New Purse in the Making

Ugh. Why haven’t I followed my dreams? I actually have a better question; do I still have the same dreams? And do I want to follow them?

Yes, I want to follow dreams. I want to create things. I am still modifying my design for my new purse. I’ve pretty muchRead full post »

JANUARY 30, 2013 9:19PM

Wishing on a Star

 I tried to post this earlier today, and I was on another computer and didn't think it was working so I deleted it and am posting it now. Thanks for stopping by.


Star Light
Star Bright
First star
I see tonight

I wish I may
I wish I might
Have the wish
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JANUARY 26, 2013 5:55PM

Another Step towards "Star Trek"

Hello. I felt the need to add my two cents (link) to the discussion regarding women in combat roles in the United States' military. I can't help but see this as a good thing for human society, and as another step towards freeing up humans in general to be the best… Read full post »

JANUARY 18, 2013 10:38PM

Pictures of Sunsets

I'm not feeling like writing these days. I have nothing to write about but myself, and I am finding myself a subject lacking in allure. Everything is going fine, but I am having trouble mustering enthusiasm for anything but exercise. I still haven't made that damn purse.

So, here are… Read full post »

Endorphins have got to be the best thing ever invented.

 I am still loving the exercise. Are you guys? I highly recommend it just for the feel good you get after a good sweat. Hoping tomorrow has another positive day in store for all of us. Read full post »

I have been having really good days for quite a while lately, and I am enjoying it. It is so amazing to come out the other side of depression. Enjoying being alive is not something I thought I was missing but apparently I was. Huh. *link*

My latest crush...

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JANUARY 3, 2013 8:22PM

Losing Weight at 50- Day 5

Day 5 of my new lifestyle went very well. I had an excellent time at the gym and did well with my eating today. I was going to say that I saw someone that I would like to be like, but what I really need to do is to be the… Read full post »

JANUARY 1, 2013 7:54PM

Losing Weight at 50- Day 3

Day 3 and still going strong!

Another excellent gym experience here! I'm going to be IN SHAPE and HEALTHY!

Thanks for stopping by!

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DECEMBER 30, 2012 8:08PM

Losing Weight at 50- Day 1


I have begun the journey to get fit at 50! Yay! Please join me as I go through these trials. The full story is on my blog at this website.


Today's workout!

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NOVEMBER 27, 2012 6:53PM

Sally & Max

Sally stretched, luxuriating in the feel of the sun on her skin. It had been a long, cold winter, and she was more than ready for spring. In the meantime, this nice tropical resort would have to fill in. There was nothing like being close to the equator in January. Ah,… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 24, 2012 10:23PM

"I Really Hate To Tell You This..."

Today's post on Our Salon...

I have just been cruising on a good stream lately. Lovin' it!



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NOVEMBER 22, 2012 8:16PM

An Excellent Day

I love feeling as though I have just had the most perfect day of my life. It may be the physical labor I performed creating endorphins. It may be the sunshine and fresh air resetting something in my chemical balance. It could be the sense of accomplishment from completing all of… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 21, 2012 9:23PM

My List...

Things to be thankful for:

1. Life

2. Health

3. No one in my family dying this year, though my sister’s cat, Sally, has passed away this week. R.I.P., Sally.

4. I still have my teeth, though they’re a bit sore atRead full post »

NOVEMBER 18, 2012 7:46AM

Trust Yourself First

Another epiphinical moment. Is that a word? I think it is. I love working in my yard. It's very 'in the moment' kind of work.

Trust is a biggie. And not trusting yourself to make good decisions can really screw things up.

Trust Yourself First.

And have a wonderful day!… Read full post »

I'm taking another step on the road to authentic living. I wish it were as easy as being inauthentic, but, I may end up with the positive benefit of having nothing else to complain about. If that's the case, I'll take it.

The Time Has Come...

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NOVEMBER 13, 2012 8:46PM

The Final Day of the Birthday Weekend

The last installment. Finally. I have to say, I am tired of my birthday, and my teeth hurt.

See you soon with a new topic! But not a new cat.



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NOVEMBER 12, 2012 7:15PM

Birthday Monday- Three Fewer Trees

I posted the latest installment at Our Salon, linked here. I hope you enjoy it.



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NOVEMBER 12, 2012 6:04AM

The Birthday Weekend- Saturday

As you may know, Open Salon cavitated yesterday. As a result, I posted at Our Salon.

I was trying to maintain two blogs last summer and it didn't work for me, I find putting the same blog in two places, that share so many of the same members, to be… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 10, 2012 5:54AM

Winding Up, Not Winding Down

Winding Up 50 Years of Life

As of 11:30 p.m. this coming Tuesday, not factoring in whether or not Daylight Savings Time existed in 1962 and whether or not I am actually at the same time as we were then even though I’m in the same… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 9, 2012 4:41PM

Who is Editor's Prykke?