Things I Left in 2014

Used to be a bit of a tradition amongst my friends and I that come new year's eve, we'd do a burning. All the things, people, situations and such we wanted to leave in the old year would be written down on a piece of paper then burned at the stroke of midnight, thus ushering … Continue reading Things I Left in 2014

There’s a spider in my shower.

It's a spindly legged, rather largish body, Daddy Long Leg type spider. It's been in that same corner since Tuesday of last week. It just sits there, in what I think might be tiny filaments of webbing holding it hammock like upside down from the ceiling. I haven't killed it. It seemed hypocritical of me … Continue reading There’s a spider in my shower.

A vacation worth dying for.

A bit on the dramatic side as far as post titles go, but something I am now considering.  I am newly back from a destination I had been dreaming about reaching for the past five or so years, Belize in Central America.  I'd been looking at places with a strong ex-pat community and Belize popped … Continue reading A vacation worth dying for.

Because it says so in my tagline.

This one isn't about writing. This is more along the lines of my not-often-written-or spoken about, personal mission to make sure I do more building up of human self-esteem than tearing down (my blog tagline, in case you hadn't noticed, "I strive to build others up so they may achieve their dreams.") It's something I take … Continue reading Because it says so in my tagline.

Password search, the sequel.

This morning's reminder: This is an automatically generated message from an unattended mailbox. Please do not reply to this email. This is a reminder that your network password will expire in 3 days. Please change it as soon as possible, your password must meet the following requirements: Contains characters from three of the following four … Continue reading Password search, the sequel.

Time for a new password and this is what happens in my brain.

"Your password will expire in five days."  Every three months, as it is with most corporations now-a-days, employees have to change their passwords. No big deal except I've been trying to make my passwords meaningful to me as well as cryptic enough to meet the password qualifications as set by our illustrious IT department.  Most … Continue reading Time for a new password and this is what happens in my brain.

The Spoon Theory.

The article linked in this blog is mind opening. If you suffer from any type of chronic illness, whether the symptoms are visible or not, use this to help those around you understand what you go through on a daily basis. I truly believe it will help A LOT. Thank you to blogger Meganelizabethmorales for sharing.


So my sister in law shared this on Facebook, and I thought I would share it with you! It sometimes surprises me how insensitive people can be to people who have illnesses, (not just Epilepsy) and say straight to your face that you don’t look sick, or just to get over it because its all in your head.. It’s not that easy, and we cannot help it. #BRINGOUMOREAWARENESS #OTHERILLNESSES #BLATANTABUSEOFHASHTAGS. #DAMNIT, #MYSISTERINLAWCONVERTEDME #DARKSIDE.

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And yet another story (novella? short story? novel?) idea has passed by.

This one didn't stick around so not sure where my Muse was going with it. I'm sharing it because I thought the way it showed up was most cool :-).   I don't know how to get WordPress to honor my indentations and such so it doesn't appear exactly how I wrote it out - frowny face. … Continue reading And yet another story (novella? short story? novel?) idea has passed by.

Going back to my Happy Place

Whew.  I have just about had it with the human race - AGAIN.  We don't seem to learn that hate, in all its various forms, and however ridiculously justified in people's minds, is NOT conducive to our continuation as a species. I'm not about to suggest we join hands, do the "kumbaya" deal and all, … Continue reading Going back to my Happy Place