• Health

    The Reality of Aging

    I woke up to a face filled with pain the other morning. I sat up with a moan, trying to figure out what was happening when my daughter entered the room. “Oh my God! What happened to your face?” Katie exclaimed. I staggered to a mirror. My upper right lip had swelled to the size of a sports ball. That…

  • Finances,  Health

    Self-Analysis

    Last night I face-planted into my computer keyboard. That was a definite sign of why I’ve become so grumpy and frustrated as of late. I’ve pushed myself a bit too hard again, sacrificing sleep for my goals. I have really got to establish some limits here. While I’m happy that I am more productive than I’ve been in quite a…

  • Health,  Life,  Personal,  self-improvement,  Success

    The Process of Recharging

    Day by day, in every way, I’m getting better and better. Émile Coué de la Châtaigneraie I sleep in when I can. I rest instead of endlessly working. Bit by bit, I can tell a difference. Instead of scolding the dogs for their excitement in the mornings when they wake me to go potty, I gather my coat and take…

  • Health,  Personal

    Practicing Selfishness

    It has been six days since I watched Katie leave with the recruiter. Five days since I saw her last, on the day she shipped out to BASIC. Four days since I’ve had any contact with her. And I’m doing perfectly fine. I’ve not had a day off work since last Tuesday, the last day I saw my little girl.…

  • Health

    Tummy Tamer Candy

    My little girl has a stomach bug. Poor little thing was too ill to go to school as a result. I am making a batch of tummy tamer candy to help her out. Usually I keep a batch of this candy around just in case either of us has an upset stomach, but with the moves and ensuing chaos I…

  • Food,  Health,  Law of Attraction

    Following a hunch

    When you become closer to the Universal Mind, sometimes you get hints, or hunches that guide you in interesting ways… Like the hunch to move to a house that didn’t really suit us.. but across the street moved a lady who had a mobile home for sale that did – a mobile home whose layout is strangely similar to the…

  • Health,  Personal

    Instinctive Fury

    Someone posted something as a comment to my cousin’s post-surgery photos. “Sorry to see these photos. Won’t show Ms. X. Hope the reaction is better.” (Paraphrased and names changed). My blood boiled. I have calmed a bit since that first gut reaction. Like my cousin is so ugly people wouldn’t want to see her… Grrr. I love my baby cousin.…

  • Health,  Personal

    My cousin looks like a borg…

    …now that she has had her surgery. I wish I could post photos but she is a bit embarrassed at her appearance. They shaved the whole entire side of her head and there is a tube running from the top of her skull behind her ear, down her neck, across her chest and into her abdominal cavity where the excess…