• Cat sitting on a water well.
    Courage,  Humor

    Ch Ch Changes (Thanks to David Bowie)

    I was planning to write this about two hours ago, but my cat Daisy was sitting on my computer chair and we all know about that!  So here I am. WARNING: I am wearing a tee shirt that reads, “THE DEVIL WHISPERED IN MY EAR, YOU’RE NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO WITHSTAND THE STORM” Below that is a black cat followed by “TODAY I WHISPERED IN THE DEVIL’S EAR, I AM THE STORM”  Just sayin! How are you doing? I thought I’d write about the changes in my household since this disaster began. Maybe you can relate or possibly it might help. First of all, because of the nature of this…

  • Thank you note
    Gratitude

    Thank You Very, Very Much

    Since this virus crisis has emerged due to incompetency, I have become aware of people who still maintain their work for the betterment of we, the  people. We live in a nation of complainers and (law) suers (or perhaps sewers would be a better term). There is a woman in the local Quest lab work company whose name is Sylvia. She is extraordinary. I have never felt a needle ever with her in charge. When the email came asking me for my opinion about my visit with Quest, I always responded very positively about Sylvia. This went on for some time as I frequently have to have blood work. After…

  • Canadian Geese Flying
    Courage,  Life Experiences

    PTSD

    Do you ever have one of those ideas and don’t know where to start writing about it, yet you know you have to?   Writing isn’t only about you and your experience.  It is the hope that it will help someone else with their challenges. However, this is all about me and if you get something from it, I’m delighted. Last Friday, February 28th I believe, I was talking to some friends and mentioned that I had an elevated blood pressure reading. Two of those friends are nurses, Jeff and Fran. I made little of it and so Jeff went to his car and brought his equipment back with him,…

  • Crystals and Buddah
    Healing Lessons

    It’s Been Awhile

    I have so many excuses for why I haven’t written for my blog as often as I would like. I hurt my shoulder.  Broke a fingernail so low I can’t hit the computer keys very well. I have writer’s block but not the usual block where I would look at a blank screen and freeze. It’s that I have so much to write about and my grasshopper brain takes over and…… the end. Even the book I’m writing. Nada. However, that will change as my IT man (and grandson), Aidan, has installed Dragon Voice so in a few weeks I’ll be at it again.  All those excuses are valid except…

  • Fireman taking a break from fighting a fire.
    Achievements,  Gratitude

    I’m Just Doing My Job

    I had to think long and hard before writing this blog post. For some reason, I went into my head wondering what people would think of some of the rationale in this statement, “I’m just doing my job.” I thought of those who have worked for years, giving and giving, only to be told, sorry, it is time to downsize. Happens all the time. Then I considered the people who would think, well they are just doing their job, so what’s the big deal? The big deal is looking at job descriptions and then making a thoughtful decision.  There is also the element of exactly what the people, who are…

  • Sitting cat
    Healing Lessons

    Give It Thought Before You Dive In

    Have you ever felt you should do something, but it wouldn’t be a good idea? Have you ever ignored that warning and done it anyway, only to realize you made a mistake? Come on. You can let me know. I have a friend who says I am the most nonjudgmental person she has ever met, so you can tell me. (Of course she hasn’t known me long!) It won’t go any further – I promise. This happened to me last evening. I understand there are many people who simply will not understand what happened, although I know a great many people will. I really want to hear both opinions. On…