My mother called me out of the blue last week. I don't think we'd spoken in over a year, but all of a sudden she was on my phone, and I suspected why now: she knew my dad was dead. I didn't tell her because I didn't know how to tell her. I can't recall … Continue reading Life’s Exquisite Weirdness Pays Me a Visit When I’m Around Coffee…
I forced myself to become human again this morning. I woke up early as usual, but woke up flustered, worried, and angry. It wasn't til mid-morning that I forced myself to become human. I heard dad get up and start his routine, went back to my room to lay down a minute and try to … Continue reading Finding a New Universe in a Cup of Coffee & Office Space
Yes, you can hear the whine at the end of that statement--it's accurate. I can make plans and tell myself all I want, but there's something about winter that doesn't make me want water. And then I stop drinking it entirely. Maybe it's because it's cold outside and I should want something warm, or I … Continue reading Getting that water in this year…but it’s wintertime!
I've always been a Radio Flyer fan, still have two I use for hauling stuff around. This pic cracked me up. I want that! Anyhoo-- Time to get things going (after Labor Day weekend--oh joy). I've never cared for it, but at least this year the parties might be more akin to neighborly-cleanup work parties … Continue reading Getting back on the wagon when all the pieces are up in the air
See previous post for more context...and rationalization. Well, I made it home safe, sound, and with more energy than I would've expected after being awake for 34 hours (from 7 am Monday to 5 pm Tuesday). I did, however, learn a few things from those websites that I wouldn't mind passing along. And yes, I … Continue reading Epilogue to “A 30-hour workday: or, I’m an Idiot.”
Okay, I found myself in this position for 2 reasons: (1) I gotta be careful of what I wish for, like wanting more work hours and experience. (2) When people are getting fired/moving in BOTH work places, and you're the only one who can do the job in each...well, there's bound to be overlap at some point.
Pity that a gym visit should've been a priority, but wasn't. Beating the hell out of a punching bag could only improve my disposition, I thought. But I didn't go, because I knew I wasn't focused and would probably hurt someone--mostly myself.
I gotta thank my sister-by-choice for giving me that last little gem--it was enough to wake me up and let me deal with another few hours away from the coffee shop/second home. I was chuckling, skeptical, and weirded out while watching that video "Donald Trump is a Dinosaur." It was enough to break through the … Continue reading It’s a boring, boring Sunday, and I’m almost twitching from social withdrawal…and Dinosaurs
You know those days when things’re just going along--not good and not bad, just going along--and then you get a phone call that changes your whole attitude toward the day?
I hate to admit that I've gotten just about NOTHING done in the past week, mostly because I was spending hours and hours trying to catch up on my reading goals, updating my reading catalog, picking out books for my wish list, and buying books online I really had no business buying. All this craziness … Continue reading Hello, I’m Tally and I’m an addict…