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"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia
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updated with sign
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“Get used to it if you keep trying to step outside of your status,” she said with a snarl.
stã’tus, n. 2. position; rank; standing. 3. state, or condition, as of affairs
Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary Unabridged, Second Edition- Deluxe Color, pg 1778… Read full post »
There are 996 calendar days until I can collect my tiny pension. I have been asking the universe what my best course of action is but thus far it has been silent. Today, it gave me warmish temps and sunshine so it's not all bad. I do know that I need… Read full post »
Working days, that is. There are online countdown calculators that can do that for you, if you give them a start and an end they can pick out the weekends and holidays.
I called the retirement people today to find out the particulars, I was too excited… Read full post »
No, these aren't earth shattering but they are cute. The kittens are good about going outside except Adso is definitely going to need the mesh harness when he's done growing. He's over 8 pounds now, so we just keep working on keeping his old-fashioned harness on him.
Adso sitting outside by… Read full post »
It's supposed to snow again this weekend, up to 8" and a chance for wind to blow it about. We're all hoping it's enough to close work Monday, and it seems that they have named the storm Linus. Really?
I found out that I am vested in the retirement plan… Read full post »
In 12 hours, starting from the time that I started writing this post, I will be hitting the road for Chicago; I am going to the Ideal Home Show to see Ahmed Hassan: Celebrity Landscaper! Yes, I will finally get to see him in person! This is so exciting, I can’t… Read full post »
I just did the math to find out how much I would have saved by the end of the year if I live exclusively within my paycheck minus ~$100 per, and it's a nice chunk of change. It also means I have to apply some discipline to myself.
Crap. At… Read full post »
I have decided on a new course of action. I am not going to go to Germany, I am going to move to Washington State, buy a couple acres of land, get a mini house that's off the grid, and grow things to sell.
That is all.
These two are… Read full post »
I have to choose… Read full post »
Saturday is here, finally, a gray mist has been the weather pattern all day but I am home and warm and safe. It’s barely 12:30 but it’s already been a long day and I feel the need for a nap. I also have a project to do for work that I… Read full post »
January 2, 2015, was a day that had the potential to really suck. It started innocuously enough, the alarm went off at 5:00 a.m. after a night of minimal sleep, she managed to get out of bed and be showered and at the gym by 8:30 for her physical therapy appointment… Read full post »
Thus, 2015 begins. I have only one resolution this year, and I think it’s a doable one for a change. I resolve to live every day this year on purpose, and to keep the life I want in the forward viewfinder. I need to make a list of what I want… Read full post »
It is now 40°F at 11:20 a.m., the forecast is for almost 50°F before the day is done.
The sun is shining with a gentle breeze.
The birds are chirping.
It could be spring outside.
Wishing that it was.
Going to act like it is.
This is what it… Read full post »
Despite a perfectly lovely invitation to spend today with Margaret and James, I regretfully declined because I couldn't get any weather people to agree on what the forecast was going to be and elected to stay home. I called Dad at noon yesterday and invited him over for dinner. We set… Read full post »
Another step on the growth chart occurred today. It was a close call but, instead of acting my reaction to a friend telling me to fuck off and leave the country because I think torture is wrong, I breathed.
I won’t get specific, but this friend knows the chief torturer… Read full post »
It includes the word gift at the end, so it's a loose fit but, nonetheless, it fits! I actually wrote this as an experiment to see if the scenarios that play out in my head would make interesting stories. Thanks for reading.
She stopped at the edge of… Read full post »
Congratulations are in order to the OS Hit Squad, another blogger who didn't toe their line has left the metaphorical building. Do you guys want OS to reopen? Or are you receiving a bonus for everyone that you drive away?
See, this is why I don't post controversial subjects here. I… Read full post »
As we all know, YouTube has done away with the old embed code, much to our dismay. If you have ever embedded a video then you have the code but I am putting it here so you don’t have to go dig it out. Here is your code for embedding a… Read full post »
I seem to have fallen into a role here, too, and my more lighthearted, non-angsty posts don't get any attention, but you know what, too bad. That's what I'm going to write from now on. I may slip in angst here and there, I still have bunches, but if I am… Read full post »
I am getting down again, feeling alone and lonely and trapped. I so much want to quit my job and just exist as me with no deadlines and no place that I have to be. What would it be like to just be able to be without the artificial constraints imposed… Read full post »
A trip I had planned for many a day
A trip I had planned to make
come what may
I left this big city when only a tot
I left this big city
with nary a thought
A child of four was… Read full post »
I am going to disappear for a week. I've done it before without notice, but this time I am doing it because I spend too much time flipping back and forth between this place and Facebook. It's getting in the way of what little life I have.
I am also leaving… Read full post »
You haven't seen bullies until these two gang up on you.
Here's the entire Melody Road album, if you're interested, by Neil Diamond. I'm currently enthralled with it.
So what's new? Nothing. It's cold, which you all know.
I have a small office at the other end of the hall from my main work space, my counselor asked for it to… Read full post »
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