Category: Life

MRSA…and the festivity ensues


Edited 5/13/14 – Update post Primary Care visit. I am leaving this topic up, although the resoundingly good news from my PC is that I do NOT have MRSA.  YAY!  I do have a lesser issue bacterial infection, probably picked up at one of the previously suspected locations.  Starting with a receptionist that had no…

Internal externalities


Have you ever stopped and wondered, really wondered, where is the origin of things that feel like they belong to you, or possibly, that you belong to them?  Ever since my return from the woods last month, I have been turning this over and over in my mind.  How does it feel so right, such places?…

Noise and Reflections


Originally posted on The Trained Soul:
There are a number of noisy drums beating these days. Political drums, environmental drums, international drums… Religious drums. With the first stage of the lunar eclipse tetrad now past, the ramp up begins in the christian camps. War drums.  Noise of end games, of prophecies and mysteries and times and…

The Birthday Hike Part 1


While I had planned to stay until the last minute possible on the property, I realized that a more pragmatic approach would be to return home a day before my return to work and have some quiet time for shifting gears back into my temporarily ‘normal’ world.   The wild me tried to take over and calculate how…

Hiking the properties, Day 1


First off, I hadn’t hiked properly in a coon’s age.  Actually, I’m not sure I ever hiked ‘properly’ as in official, hiking-trail, backpacking type activities.  Hiking was usually a spontaneous activity that occurred when we went somewhere that had hiking trails.  We never set out and said “Let’s go hiking!”  But hike we did, in…

“I went into the woods…”


It is almost time.  My apartment looks worse than usual (tiny thing that it is) because of all of the camping gear staged around.  Tarps. Sleeping bag. Sleeping mat. Food bags. Hiking boots.  Portable generators.  Chargers. And so it goes.  Looking at all of the ‘stuff’, I thought that possibly ‘primitive camping trip’ might perhaps…

T minus eight and counting…


Anticipation.  It is a delightful thing that in our instant gratification society one rarely experiences anymore.  But I am in full on anticipation mode, let me tell you!  Since I’ve been working at this company, I have never been able to take a full week of vacation, nearly always choosing a Friday-Monday combo to eke…

What is a ‘hard life’?


As we await the arrival of yet another new life into the family, I have been watching my grandson.  His constant chatter, his unwavering trust, his energy, his enthusiasm – ah, youth.  That empty canvas awaiting life to make its strokes – long, short, jagged, sweeping- onto the frame that will become our life-long perspective.…

Finally feeling better, yay!


I don’t really need fussing over when I’m sick.  In fact, I prefer to be left alone for the most part.  But it would be nice to have a flower, or some soup made, or something.  I worked all week even though I was sick.  At least in my job, I can work from home…

Hand tools…and hilarity ensues


Now, if you are a man or a woman who wields hand tools with ease, at this point you have two choice: a) continue reading but only if you’re not known for snorting liquids through your nose at inopportune times and rolling your eyes, or b) bypass this read altogether.   Really.  I mean it.…

Challenging my writing skills or…blogging from “The Daily Prompt” – Forgive and Forget


WordPress offers this cool little tool called “The Daily Prompt” for bloggers, in order to give them a push to write daily.  Last night, on a whim (impulsive, remember?) as I was lying in bed I thought “I should write something every day until the end of the year.”  I mean, it is the slowest…

Returning to upright


I lived through another death anniversary, number four. This year was more difficult for some reason, perhaps because potential came into my life once again over the past year. Things that make you muse on the future often require a revisit to the past, some poking around, some thought. Of course, also, when you make…

More personality, learning, aptitudes stuff


As with anything new and interesting to me, this has become a bit of an obsession.  I’m interested in self-improvement, so why would it not be of interest?  I finally paid for a test. Consistently testing introverted since…19XX, LOL! One of the most interesting things from this recent test was the learning styles and brain…

Plans, they are made for changing…


It’s been a long and internally argumentative couple of months. The worst darn arguments are the ones with myself – I can never win no matter what side I take 🙂 After the measly return on the SUV sale, I had to sit down and do some real soul-searching. Being mechanically inept, there is no…