The List, Me, Myself and I

I am on day 3 of not smoking.  Today has been the hardest so far.  Everybody has gone back to work and school.  There’s no one here to entertain me today, just me, myself and I.  And we are not always good company for each other.  There isn’t much excitement in cleaning house or talking…… Continue reading The List, Me, Myself and I

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26 hours, 21 minutes

I quit smoking yesterday.  I am doing much better than I expected. Taking Wellbutrin XL with the patch.  I couldn’t sleep with the patch on last night.  It made me nervous and twitchy.  I had to take to patch off at 11pm last night just so I could get to sleep. I had really screwed…… Continue reading 26 hours, 21 minutes

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Anti-Valentine

Valentine’s Day sucks for people going through a divorce.  I have been there, long ago.  I remember thinking this was the most obnoxious holiday of all. No worries, get your Happy back with a divorce cake. Originally posted by Angad at Odd Stuff Magazine. Most Creative Divorce Cake Ideas Posted on October 10, 2010 by…… Continue reading Anti-Valentine

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Change. Probably.

Long ago when I was 20-something, you would have heard me say, “Change? Oh sure.  I am a very adaptable person. I LOVE that nothing ever stays the same.  That would be soooo boring.” Looking over my resume this morning, the word ‘Adapt’ caught my eye.  This no longer describes me accurately. It should say,…… Continue reading Change. Probably.

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My Kitchen is a War Zone

I have spent the last two days taking stock of everything in the pantry, the basement ‘store’, the basement freezer, the upstairs fridge/freezer & preparing food. Maybe it’s the impending snow storm of a massive 2-4 inches.  Stocking the freezer, preparing meals for the week.  Cooking, just because. I have made the following… 2 Whole…… Continue reading My Kitchen is a War Zone

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A Box of Me

A Box of Me A box of me upon a shelf It contains not me but of myself. Letters, trinkets and gifts inside These are not things I meant to hide. Of love, and hopes and dreams gone by I put them away with a little sigh. I saved them away for days so blue…… Continue reading A Box of Me

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Career Change?

I spend a lot of time being ‘tech support’ for my family and friends when they have issues with their computers, cell phones, digital cameras, microwave ovens, whatever.  Usually, I do this over the phone and sometimes with little to zero intimate knowledge of the software or hardware in question.  It is a gift that…… Continue reading Career Change?

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Oh, The Things You Can Do!

This past week or so has been rather depressing for me.  It’s winter.  I’m still 69 lbs short of my 70 lbs weight loss goal.  My usually happy husband has been hurting a lot with lower back & sciatica pain, thus not sleeping very well and keeping me awake, too.  (I am a very grumpy…… Continue reading Oh, The Things You Can Do!