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50-50 Moms - Not that Great a Holiday
Sunday, May 10, 2020      8 comments

Mother's Day isn't such a great deal for many women. Think of those who have kids who addicted, homeless, incarcerated, gravely sick, mentally ill or somehow so detached that their relationship brings no joy. These sons and daughters don't send ... Read more
Virus Venting
Saturday, May 09, 2020      11 comments

I saw this online this morning and it may help me keep my serenity, or maybe i will find some. With people sick and dying, with food shortages start... Read more
Went to Work A Little
Tuesday, May 05, 2020      7 comments

Yesterday I was asked to go in to the office to notarize a document! Yay, I got to go to work! The first time in my life I have EVER voiced that sentiment. Pandemic ravings I guess. So I drove the ten miles to the school, got masked up and... Read more
Stent Gone
Thursday, April 30, 2020      4 comments

I have had a lot of kidney stone problems in the last four years. In January and February this year, I was in the ER twice. Each time was a three-day admission. My medical bills, before my health insurance and Medicare kicked in, were almost $12... Read more
Spam Mistake
Sunday, April 26, 2020      7 comments

I just was checking the security settings on my laptop and discovered something stupid. For some reason, almost all of my spark mail has been going into my spam folder! I found dozens of messages and comments from kind loving & funny friends tha... Read more
Panic Attacks
Friday, April 24, 2020      4 comments

So far I haven't said much about this, but I have a panic disorder. I am used to an anxiety attack now and then. Generally this is around my DD, who has some issues of her own, I have been home since March 13 as an at-home worker. Every day... Read more
Pancakes (Temptation Follows)
Monday, April 20, 2020      3 comments

I admit I have been over indulging since about my second day of working from home. My weight has not gone up but it feels like it. Anyway, I have been absolutely CRAVING pancakes. Making pancakes with Bisquick for my hungry kids was such a ... Read more
Update on Big Woody Mess
Wednesday, April 15, 2020      6 comments

I had to hire a tree pro after all. My neighbor and his small backhoe got knocked side-wise when a piece of the limb snapped somehow, giving him a little surprise to his forehead. That was enough danger and I called the pro's. It cost $500 and t... Read more
Tree Splits! Big Woody Mess!
Tuesday, April 14, 2020      5 comments

The gale winds yesterday tore into a huge maple in my yard, splitting off a big limb. The limb went across the driveway into my neighbor's yard. The tips of the branches hit one of their cars but did no damage -- just missed major problems! The ... Read more
Toxic Shopping
Saturday, April 11, 2020      5 comments

It takes a high level of tenacious organization to get groceries these days. Face mask, gloves, wipes and staying 6 feet away. What a project. Everyone in the store looks away and scurries off as they approach and you get your stuff quickly befo... Read more
Good Friday and no services
Friday, April 10, 2020      4 comments

I seldom get to services on Good Friday, haven't for years in fact. Still, it remains to me the most solemn of all holidays. I always put aside meditation time to remember the meaning of the day and pray a prayer of gratitude. Then I go ab... Read more
Things aren't that bad today
Wednesday, April 08, 2020      3 comments

Yesterday I was so grumpy about computers. And today was much better. My son walked me through Google Hangouts and we had a long visit online. That surely was an awesome visit! Quite different from faculty meetings and having to be my work self ... Read more
About done with this
Tuesday, April 07, 2020      4 comments

I started out the day with a zoom call of about an hour and a half. Then a bunch of emails. Then my therapist started texting me to set up a doxy.me... Read more
I miss my job
Monday, April 06, 2020      8 comments

In my mind at all times is the sadness of what is happening to so many families. It is hardly a sacrifice to wear a mask and stay distant when I know someone somewhere is ill and dying. This is in my thoughts almost every moment. The inconvenien... Read more
Life is Complicated...
Friday, June 14, 2019      10 comments

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed. - Ram Dass Sometimes that path is a little bumpy and all windy through the dark forest. Just keep going,... Read more

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