Happy Halloween!

M and I are sitting here, alone in the house with way too much chocolate. And one trick or treater thus far. It was raining quite steadily most of the afternoon but is slowing down now. Hopefully more soon. It could be ugly if I am forced to resist a bowl full of leftovers all weekend.

Small things mean a lot

Like most bloggers, I appreciate those who read and like and especially leave comments. It means a lot to me, particularly since I have no specific goal or agenda I am pursuing. I cannot ever imaging having lots and lots of followers or comments on a daily basis, because I'm pretty random and personal in…

Stay with me

There are few days in my life when I do not want to get up and go to work. It's not that I am so crazy for my job that I cannot wait to go back, but it is a responsibility I take seriously and it is easier to stick to the routine. This morning,…

Crappy restaurant food for the non-foodie

M and I ate out tonight. We've been busy with decluttering and cleaning the house and running errands and all that weekend chore jazz and just decided to eat out tonight. Of course, I have been cooking all day long and we could not just come home and eat that. Which if you are a…

Empathy

I was thinking about empathy this morning. My son and his girlfriend and 4 of their friends stopped by for pancakes after a 10k they were participating in locally. I don't know why I always make pancakes - probably just eggs and milk would be healthier after a run - but they seem to all…

Craigslist is kooky

In my quest to declutter the junk and crap burning brain cells thinking about it, I listed several items last night on craigslist. Unfortunately I also requested text replies, which means my phone has been hopping and pinging since all morning long (it's only 8:30 here). Had it been productive hopping and pinging with real…

“Hope is kinda the whole point”

So I was watching an episode of Supernatural while huffing and puffing away on my arc trainer and that's one of the final lines in the most recent episode. The two brothers were discussing what happens after death when Sam says that what happens after doesn't really matter, because "hope is kinda the whole point."…

a three post kind of day

Over the weekend I wrote and mailed some "just because" cards to a few dear friends. For various reasons they had been in my thoughts and I wanted to reach out in something a little more personal than sending a text or an email. Today I got several texts and a phone call about my…

Ups, downs, merry-go-rounds

Just off the phone with M, who called during the workday to vent about his younger sister. I know we have officially entered the negative sphere of influence when he calls me at work. He almost never calls me at work unless we have a contractor/service professional working at the house and it's a cosmetic…