Bringing new friends home at last, & hoping for the best…

I was gonna wait til tomorrow to go back to the store and get the parakeets I heard were gonna be available. I knew they had 'em, but they weren't available to be bought yet because they do a check-up and quarantine of sorts for a week or two to make sure they're okay and … Continue reading Bringing new friends home at last, & hoping for the best…

Chopping my hair off just in time for the flying ants & horseflies to make it hell outside…

I was surprised to find so many flying ants outside my back door tonight. Those long whitish-clear wings, just swarmed around the bug light at the back porch. And the front porch. What sucked if every time I had to open the door, more would come in. Well, I got to play "shock tennis" with … Continue reading Chopping my hair off just in time for the flying ants & horseflies to make it hell outside…

Why I’m sure my house will never have Good Housekeeping’s seal of approval…

I will admit, a big part of my current mess is a combination of depressive dumps and pure laziness that I've had trouble shaking off. When I snap out of it, though, I am more than capable of rolling up my sleeves and dealing with a great big mess and putting everything where it needs … Continue reading Why I’m sure my house will never have Good Housekeeping’s seal of approval…

Practical, or Foolish? Living between homes without a motel room…

(from wikimedia, def not MY garage). It was not my initial plan to live in my garage for a few weeks. When I brought this not-quite-whim up to my therapist, she thought it was a great idea and worth trying. And if I don't like it, I can always fall back on a motel room … Continue reading Practical, or Foolish? Living between homes without a motel room…

First day back in the gym & now I’m all mellow & sleepy…mmm…

Yeah, that's probably the face I had in the middle of my workout, right up top there. That's something I forgot about when it comes to getting good exercise in the morning. I woke up and got ready for my day, packing my work clothes in my gym bag and out the door. Lately, when I'd done workouts at the gym, I'd been on the recumbent bike for half an hour.

Why I am a Free-Hugger

Off and on since 2012, I've had my "Free Hugs" sign. Naturally, when it's cold or flu season, I put it away. I pull it out of my car and put it on a chair or my travel cart for people to see. Plenty of people read it, and either smile, look quizzical, chuckle, or scoff. Some mumble that nothing's for free and give me the hairy eyeball. Some are just beaming and come over with their arms out, ready to go. Some just come over to ask what it's all about, which is part of the reason I'm explaining today.