Category Archives: life

First week summer-ization

Ok, here we are, Friday…end of the first week of summer.  Here is what I have accomplished: Joined the Rec Center and started working out again (Yay me!) Accomplished some tricky DB work for a client with help from DH. … Continue reading

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Hello SUMMER!!!

It is the first week of summer, do I have a plan? Well, no.  I have ideas, I have things I need/want to get done, I have work that has to be done and currently I have a kitten who … Continue reading

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Wow. Twenty-twelve. When I was a kid I used to wonder how we’d refer to the year after it flipped over to 2000.  Now, were are a year out from where they were when “The Postman” with Kevin Costner pretends to … Continue reading

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Christmas is Coming, the Goose is Getting Fat

Ok, with Christmas almost here, and with our extreme scaled back version (kind of like the Extreme Home Edition Makeover, but in reverse) of Christmas, we have had almost zero time spent on “buying” Christmas. I have gotten to the … Continue reading

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Sometimes being the “grown-up” stinks…

I had to make the very difficult decision of having my 17 year old cat down. Actually, making the decision was easy, his health had been deteriorating over the last year; clearly he was having health issues. He dropped from … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Livin’ in Frisco, Texas

Yeah, I looked around today and thought, wow, hillbilly.  We have a laundry basket floating in our pool. Hillbilly. It is there because when our dryer threatened to pull a Talking Heads “Burning Down the House” earlier this summer, I … Continue reading

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Update: FLEAS

We took Fiona to the vet yesterday, she was miserable looking, she had scratched herself raw around her eyes, and under her arms and around her neck. Diagnosis? Allergies, to fleas, food and pollen. After a cortisone shot she was … Continue reading

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Time and time again.

Okay, so if I have so much time, where did it all go? This is the heralding cry for all procrastinators. But I am not talking about procrastination, I will do that later. This post is about the repetitive patterns … Continue reading

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Free Radicals

I have radical friends, I wonder which of these definintions below, they would choose for themselves… rad·i·cal [rad-i-kuhl] –adjective  1. of or going to the root or origin; fundamental: a radical difference. 2. thorough going or extreme, esp. as regards change from accepted or traditional forms: a radical change in the policyof a company. 3. favoring drastic political, economic, or social reforms: radical ideas; radical and anarchistic ideologues. 4. forming a basis or foundation. 5. existing inherently in a thing or person: radical defects of character. 6. Mathematics . a. pertaining to or forming a root. b. denoting or pertaining to the radical sign. c. irrational ( def. 5b ) . 7. Grammar . of or pertaining to a root. 8. Botany . of or arising from the root or the base of the stem. –noun  9. a person who holds or follows strong convictions or extreme … Continue reading

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Mindful or Mine-field (filled???)

I just read a post by Paul Overton about the links between our thought processes and being mindful.  I love the way this guy expresses himself though the written word…and was feeling a little less than self actualized when I first started … Continue reading

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