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Day 291, Part 1: G'morning!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      10 comments

My computer faces a window. Occasionally I've had words with Himself about this. There's nowhere else in the room to site the desk, and I keep threatening to get room-darkening blinds, as sometimes the light coming in the window virtually blinds... Read more
Day 290: With age comes wisdom...
Monday, October 17, 2011      8 comments

Sometimes, perhaps, if we're lucky. Cemeteries. Graveyards. Gardens of stone. You Faithful Readers know how fond I am of cemeteries. They are public parks for me, with the added bonus of reading material and - depending on the time of year ... Read more
Day 289: Another Day / Year Older--
Sunday, October 16, 2011      14 comments

--and yes, deeper in debt. But it's okay - it's my birthday! A day not unlike most, with liberal doses of greetings and cards spread amongst the ordinary daily routine. Just the way I like it. I meant to have a 'birthday blog' written ... Read more
Day 288: As Samuel Pepys Said...
Saturday, October 15, 2011      7 comments

I had a story in mind to tell this evening, but circumstances - Life - intervened and it will have to wait for another time. There was the usual: since the weather was decent I worked outside for a few hours... it's a Formula 1 weekend so w... Read more
Day 287: Bits 'n' Pieces
Friday, October 14, 2011      6 comments

Thank you all so much for reading the blogs and chiming in - makes my day, I'll tell you! DEBRA0818: your theory about having more difficulty damping down the unwanted emotional responses as we age makes great sense. Are we shedding, then, ... Read more
Day 286: TOTALLY Inadequate
Thursday, October 13, 2011      11 comments

That is, totally inadequate when it comes to writing a blog tonight. Bleh. I'm telling you, my emotional state seems to bounce around more now than it did in my teens (which may be saying some). Far into post-menopausal, so - what gives? ... Read more
Day 285: Herman's Hermits Reprise
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      11 comments

Remember a couple weeks ago when I said I had been thinking about some of the old Herman's Hermits' songs? I think I even used this one: "No Milk Today." No blog tonight. It's been a lazy day. Couldn't do yardwork - more rain. Didn't ... Read more
Day 284: Food for Thought
Tuesday, October 11, 2011      6 comments

I'm a little early tonight, but we're going to watch a movie and I won't have time to get online again before my coach turns back into a pumpkin. Hah. One of my fellow Sparklers has a couple of 'off-Spark' blogsites she posts to - she usual... Read more
Day 283: Embrace Imperfection
Monday, October 10, 2011      14 comments

I was reading thru some things today and came across that. It spoke to me. Like so many people, I can get hung up on perfection. There are probably a gazillion reasons for this, but for me, it's a bit of convoluted thinking: First, I c... Read more
Day 282: Safe Cravin'
Sunday, October 09, 2011      13 comments

...so I said to Himself "I'm hungry all the time. I mean, ALL the time. It's like low-level noise in the background: it's always there, I just don't always acknowledge it. "Take right now, for example. It's only been a couple of hours since... Read more
Day 281: More of the same, really...
Saturday, October 08, 2011      8 comments

Dunno if that's good or bad. We tend to have quiet weekends - is that a sign of old fogeyism? Used to be that Friday and Saturday nights were for going out, but that long since went by the boards - by choice. I like my routine, and that means ge... Read more
Day 280: So much to do, so little time--!
Friday, October 07, 2011      8 comments

Well, you know, ain't that always the case? Today was mostly doubled-up housework. This weekend is a race weekend, and as Himself will be parked on the sofa for a couple hours tomorrow and hours and hours (lol) on Sunday, and since I like t... Read more
Day 279: Outta steam--?
Thursday, October 06, 2011      11 comments

...outta ideas, outta time, just plain outta. Over the course of my checkered career I've worked at a couple of newspapers - nothing fancy, just hometown dailies. At the last job I had a weekly column in the Features section, every Wed... Read more
Day 278: REALLY short!
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      5 comments

Got in another couple of hours in the yard, but the rain moved in this afternoon, and it's been torrential off and on the last few hours, so - reprieve for tomorrow! Which is just as well, since it's grocery day, plus we go to order Himself... Read more
Day 277: Laziness
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      12 comments

I am lazy. No, I mean it: I really am. I don't do things until I feel absolutely forced to. Take the yard. (I hear the voice of Henny Youngman add 'Please!') What needs doing is the result of years of neglect. Oh, I don't mean to ... Read more

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