When you’re screwed & you know it, & get even more screwed, to the point where you’re ready for the meteor to hit & end it already… but still hanging onto a thread of hope

Well, no meteor, but the dog suddenly revealing what "supposedly yummy treasure" she ingested from who-knows-who's yard all over blankets and the floor a couple hours before bedtime is a helluva substitute for a universal F-you. I'd planned to stay up a while with a list of things to at least get a good start … Continue reading When you’re screwed & you know it, & get even more screwed, to the point where you’re ready for the meteor to hit & end it already… but still hanging onto a thread of hope

Fell a little further than I planned; or, how I suddenly realized I can’t hold myself back forever…

Somehow, I just shut down. I pushed aside everything I'd planned or tried to work on and ended up in some odd little limbo inside my own head. No real goals worked toward, just ideas discarded and never revisited or improved upon. It's been successful only in that I've been able to whittle down my … Continue reading Fell a little further than I planned; or, how I suddenly realized I can’t hold myself back forever…

Further adventures of surprising winter weather in Southeast Texas… well, mine anyway…

Image from abc13.com. I was definitely NOT gonna drive out on icy roads in the dark, thank you. I woke up to absolute quiet this morning, and that's after I'd gone to bed before midnight and kinda expected to get up really early. But my alarm never went off, and I heard the dog moving … Continue reading Further adventures of surprising winter weather in Southeast Texas… well, mine anyway…

I think I FINALLY managed to bore myself out of my usual procrastination methods…

It's been a hard road to slog through, and I've fallen way behind on some things and barely touched others. My days and evenings have been full of obsessively playing video games, hoping to reach ever-elusive goals. And then, while doing that, making new reading lists for the year (because my files weren't saving right … Continue reading I think I FINALLY managed to bore myself out of my usual procrastination methods…

I had an actual intelligent moment on this craptastic week: I made chili.

This past week and change (roughly 7 of the past 9 days) has been "one of those days." You know, the days where within half an hour of waking up a dozen things have gone wrong... and you just wanna throw your hands in the air, say "screw it", and go back to bed until … Continue reading I had an actual intelligent moment on this craptastic week: I made chili.

Needing Help from the Freelancers: I’m drowning in app options for task managing / productivity

I'm not exactly a luddite, but I'm one of those folks whom the weekly/ monthly planner book, pencil and highlighters have generally done a good enough job for decades. I hate having to sign in through services like Google (which has 30 things I don't care about and maybe 1 or 2 I need, but … Continue reading Needing Help from the Freelancers: I’m drowning in app options for task managing / productivity

Running on Empty: Overcome your childhood emotional neglect, by Jonice Webb, PhD.

My Copy: 9781614482420 (image from bn.com) Running on Empty is a book I needed to pick up and I'm glad I did. We often look at our lives in terms of the things that happened, whether it was great days at the beach or field trips or homework or whatever else when we were kids. … Continue reading Running on Empty: Overcome your childhood emotional neglect, by Jonice Webb, PhD.

The end of an era; or, the “squawking green chicken” has flown the coop forever…

It's 5:30 a.m. and I just got in from burying my 28 year old green cheeked Amazon in the yard. I knew something was up with him, but it was the alarmed squeaking and wing-flapping from my parakeets that clued me in that something was amiss. And when I looked to see if there was … Continue reading The end of an era; or, the “squawking green chicken” has flown the coop forever…

First lessons I’ve learned about having roommates in this first week

I gotta say, it's been nearly a week since I've had roommates come in, the family that came to live with me for a little while, and a ton of things have happened. At the same time, not so much. But there's a few little lessons I've learned over the days: When the neighbor volun-tells … Continue reading First lessons I’ve learned about having roommates in this first week

Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?, by Martin Luther King, Jr.

My Copy: 9780807000670 (image from goodreads.com, new cover art on link version) It took me a lot longer to read this last book of King's than I thought it would, but that's because it was so surreal and potent. Surreal because I had to stop and remind myself that this book was written in 1967 … Continue reading Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?, by Martin Luther King, Jr.