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.
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…
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
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.
I've been trying to get an issue resolved on my old place since early February. For some reason, a mortgage lien keeps popping up and the company that has it on there, I've been trying to reach. The trouble is Company UNLUCKY was sold to Company BIG, which was sold to or merged with Company … Continue reading What to think about businesses that make it impossible to talk to a human being…
I forgot the second rule of Exercise Club. The first rule is you don't talk about Exercise Club.... or rather you stop talking and freaking do actual exercise. The second rule is you don't do it out of the blue on a new machine. I haven't done anything truly cardio that counts as actual exercise … Continue reading Impromptu Exercise + Very Out of Shape = BAD IDEA!
I could live to be 100 and still hate Sunday afternoons. I shouldn't be surprised that my most depressing moods occur around this time of the week, damn near every week. It also doesn't help that I was hanging around at home in case some visitors showed up, since they said they'd "drop by this … Continue reading #089–When does self-reflection become a self-defeating cycle?
My day started off with headache and nausea, because I finally remembered this was the first day I was going to go into a therapist's office. And I got there later than I planned, but at least I made it. It took me three tries to make the phone call for the appointment in the … Continue reading Big and Bigger Changes All Around: From Therapy to a Dog
Maybe it's my impatience at work, but my uncle had a random thought about cost-effectiveness, and put the flea in my aunt's ear. She brought up something I'd been thinking about for 10 years or more...getting rid of this place and starting over with a better one. There are three things this place has going … Continue reading The Home Repair Files; or When to Chuck it All In and Go Shopping For a New Place…
Before I left work today, I decided to go full-throttle into looking for full-time jobs that would help me improve my skills and build my self-esteem (and be workable in the sense that I could plan around them far easier). I have this odd relationship with work. I'm growing to despise my job, though I … Continue reading #074–How do you get over the fear of losing your job?