Better choices today

Immediately after bleeding my angry rage post yesterday, I was off for a visit with TM (my therapist, for newer readers unaware of my tribe of experts). Even in the midst of my own crazy, I understand when the walls have closed and boxed me in and how I need help getting out of a…

The aviary, anxiety, and getting on with it

Mish-mash catch-all post with updates on various happenings in my life. Busy days this shortened work week, but before I get too engulfed by various things I wanted to provide a quick update on current events. Cheepers I wish I'd thought to take a more recent photo, but Cheepers is still with us and appears…

Parents

Out and about at lunch today with one of my associates, she asked me if I miss my parents. Second anniversary of her father's death is Saturday and she is already feeling the oppressive sadness processing her ongoing grief. At work, in most of my face-to-face life, I rarely think about much less mention my…

Budget sacrifices

We have a couple gifting occasions coming up this summer. Normally I don't give it a whole lot of thought - if it's a wedding I go to their registry, pick something out, order it, ship it, done. If it's a baby shower, I do the same thing. If it's a baby announcement, though, I…

This, that, the other thing(s)

Kind of mish-mash post of things I have been meaning to write about and just have not had time to write and publish. Decluttering Efforts Continue Time just slips right by me these days. I have had a glorious 3 days working on my house, the various storage spaces, and yard, yet it seems like…

The Sally Field conundrum

Remember back in 1985 and Sally Field's "you like me!" acceptance speech? Every time I or anyone else uses that phrasing, I think about that speech. I do not watch award shows, but I do tend to read about them after the fact. And now that nearly every pop culture moment is available online somewhere,…

Blogging – from there to here

Last year I wrote and posted here frequently, nearly every day, sometimes more than once per day. These days, it seems like a Very Big Deal if I get something written and published once a month. One difference - I was blogging A LOT about my better health and exercise journey. Since that part of…

Baggage

April has been exhausting. Work is busy, hectic, crazy. Personal life is busy as well. But this is normal. This is typical. But it's the stuff in storage that is steering me in a funk-like state that is bordering depression. When my mom died a few years ago, I could not shed her house and…

My silly life

I'm not sure anyone's life is truly silly, but sometimes I come here to write about something profound and all too often - I got nothing. Which is probably just as well; my version of profound could be more wool-gathering, navel gazing on the price of avocados ... and I don't even eat the darn…

Car stuff, weekend random

First and foremost, thanks so much for all the kindness and support from my┬álast post. While there are still several days left in March, my personal March madness has quietly concluded. Never do I underestimate the intensity of emotions that surround anniversaries. M has an older car with nearly 200K on the odometer. He loves…