Monthly Archives: February 2013

Good riddance, Mabel, Hello Febreeze

Maybe Mabel’s finally moving out. 5 prescriptions (including 2 not covered by insurance. Thank you, Blue Cross, for refusing to join the 21st century pharmaceutical world. Your motto should be “If it’s good enough for Gramps, it’s good enough for … Continue reading

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Introducing Mabel

We have a new member of the family!  She came about a month ago, and even though I expected her to leave after a few days, she decided to stay and make herself at home.  Her name is Mabel. Not … Continue reading

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A Perfect Way To Start The Day

The started out well enough, getting up at 5, coffee, etc.  Breakfast fixed, lunches packed, chores done la de dah blahblahblah. Then…(tell me you didn’t see this one coming). I took a shower. A perfectly ordinary shower with plenty of … Continue reading

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The Definition of Optimism: A gardener in February

  It’s that time of year, here in the Deepest South, to get crackin’ on the Spring garden.  I’m making plans. There’s 4 4×8 raised beds here. Cinderblock beds filled with a mix of potting soil, composted cow manure, and … Continue reading

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Because of course, when hasn’t it been that way?

  Ok. Ever since mid-way through last year, I have been waking up around 4:30 am. No big deal, a decent night’s sleep was had and those early morning hours are lovely and undisturbed by anything. There was also the … Continue reading

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Gaaaaahlic,Dahling

So, last night I experimented with this recipe. It looked good, had pretty pictures,and I do love roasted garlic.  Garlic was joyfully roasted with anticipation of a simple but tasty soup, even though there was a niggling back-of-the-mind trepidation about…y’know…a … Continue reading

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Rainy days and Tuesdays

It’s raining today, and is predicted to do so all week long. I like that! Rainy days mean productivity. The sound of of rain, heard through an open window, is the sound of whispers encouraging creativity and focus. It’s Time. … Continue reading

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The Human Condition

Yesterday I was thinking about the people I know. About their situations, marriages, all that…how things are with jobs, kids…y’know, the stuff life is made of. I was thinking about my own family members…parents, children.  I couldn’t think of one … Continue reading

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A delicate flower

I could get all dramatic and stuff about the long road to recovery and staying strong and eyes on the prize and inspirational things like that but honestly…it’s just a bad cold. The vertigo is mild enough and short lived … Continue reading

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Vertigo!

I woke up at 2 am,  due to a loud snort that came from MY mouth since the decongestant taken at 8 pm had apparently worn off. Getting out of bed to take another one proved to be quite the … Continue reading

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