The Promise

This story begins in a motel room in Florida years ago. As usual I was watching a Christian channel. A promotion for donations to finance future programing and other charities the station supported was running. A few days beforehand, I had loaned a friend several hundred dollars. The same program was on when my friend…

Tell her: It is the best day ever!

Camden’s excitement was contagious and it is hard for me to remember a day when happy was defined so well.  I work Saturday night until Sunday morning, spending time with grandchildren is a rarity.  Because Camden’s mom works nights and could not go with us, I sent lots pictures and short videos of our day…

The Best Little Cathouse

In order to obtain a peaceful existence between Toby and I, certain lines had to be drawn. I have went back to the drawing board many times in frustration.  It was getting so bad the thought of giving him away crossed my mind.  I’ve grown to love his stubborn Garfieldish personality, but unlike Garfield,  Toby…

A Beasty BarGain Birthday

Birthday Though the time stamp says this was posted on August 1, in reality it was posted the evening of July 31, 2016. If July 31st was the appointed day you entered the earth realm, Happy Birthday!!!   Cheers! Im celebrating with you!  But then, I regularly celebrate in such manner and will most likely…

Two short entries: “DIY? Yes!” & “Dogs of War”

After watching this short video Monday evening I decided to tackle my cloudy headlights using the method ChrisFix recommends.   After seeing the results, my neighbor is restoring his headlights tomorrow!   The Dogs of War The next time you see your dog having a drink of water, consider this. Gideon’s Army of Three Hundred…

Repurposing

The featured image is not my own, but a great idea. Visit the site, there are many ways to re-purpose your old items. Pinterest is also a good site with never ending repurposing and creative projects. My tiled fountain leaked, so it was placed outside for the winter.   I decided not to plant tomatoes…

Odd love between a kitten and dog

A friend gladly gave me a kitten to keep my fur baby Bella company. I didn’t know how well she would take to a new family member but it was worth a try. I felt bad about having to leave her for eleven hours four days a week. Leaving the television on with endless Lassie…

Run the Other Way

Whatever depression does to you, maybe running in the other direction will help. I guess it depends on the reason for being depressed and your personality. My plan included lots of alcohol, salty snacks and the Gilmore Girls, XD .  Instead I cleaned my apartment, went shopping and had lunch with Pam.  I was not…

Peace, Love and Healing by Bernie Siegel, M.D.

Reading posts with depression tags is common for me when I have time. Early this morning I read on a WordPress blog: Me Before You, the post is about a book Sheryl is currently reading. I understand fully what it is to want to end life; previous thoughts of suicide was about escaping sorrow engulfing me…

The Dream, and the Drama of Dating

The guy next door Almost everyone has a dream of finding their soul-mate. Let no one fool you, there is drama in dating to fulfill that dream. A few days ago two policeman knocked on the apartment door next to mine.  I was about to grab something out of the truck, and upon opening my…

2016, All the Best to You This Year

2015 was a rough year, and 2014-but 2012-13 were the worst for me.  I had a serious melt down, it took a while to level out. Last year was bittersweet.   The bitter: Within eight months I lost three people that are dear to me to death. There was a lay-off, temp jobs, and another…

Holiday Memories

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.  If you’ve ever spent the holidays working as I have, it makes you appreciate the season more.  We had a small gathering of close family and friends-and I must say the food was the best I’ve tasted in many-a-holiday. Kim did a great…