Change Happens

“You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.” ― Mary Oliver, Wild Geese
Fuck It, I’m Going Outside

Fuck It, I’m Going Outside


It’s a lovely, cool, sunny day and I’ve a ton of weeds to get rid of. And since I’m just flailing around in the house, I’m going out for a couple of hours. I get caught up in this whirlwind of self-sabotaging behaviors; at least I can recognize it now. So next is figuring out […]

First Ever Use of a Snow Blower


Update from 1/30/2019: This is from last Winter, Sometime 2018..I think. I could have sworn this was posted already, but maybe I wanted to say something else? So I’m posting it today on a radically cold day here in southern Minnesota. It’s -28, feels like -51, and the entire state is staying as home as […]

Is this thing on?


Good morning. I’m gonna work on getting my blogging up to speed, to be more regular about it, maybe not be any more interesting than I was before. Just what you need right? More me, less interesting, or whatever? Anyway. I’m on my phone. Which means on mobile. No more excuses. Except for the crazy […]

Reclaiming Trumpy-Bear for the Resistance


Eh…I’m not an official Resistance member. But we don’t have a t-shirt or a membership card, nor a list of Resistance activities. So maybe I am. Anyway, I’m putting a stake in the ground here. NOT in the heart of the bear, you savage. Not hardly…but I am about to take a seam ripper to […]

Celebrating a Small Victory

Celebrating a Small Victory


One more pound down! Slowly is fine, as long as it keeps going that way. The keto eating style hasn’t really been all that hard, as long as I don’t start the day with starchy breads and sugar in my coffee. And Van has been a trouper about eating alongside me, adding bread to his […]

Jabbering On

Jabbering On


I’ve been writing a post about religious celebrations. It’s not going so well so I abandoned it to draft form, and am now just going to play. Also I’m going to write this post using voice dictation here on my MAC. This is new to me on the website and I’ve not done this before. […]

Three Steps to Better Focus

Three Steps to Better Focus


Do you ever beat yourself up because you don’t get as much done as you think you should? I do. I do it all the time and I do mean literally. My self-voice is a monster, very abusive to me. She never rarely the good things and hardly ever takes satisfaction when something does go […]

Too Many Dirty Dishes

Too Many Dirty Dishes


I made casserole for dinner tonight. Cheesy Chicken, Bacon and Broccoli Bake. Keto appropriate and with a salad, will make me very happy. I hope it makes my mister happy too. But in this one dish prep, I used 2 pans, 3 bowls, 2 large spoons, 1 spatula, measuring cups and spoons, a chopping surface […]

If I could be known for one thing…

If I could be known for one thing…


What would it be? This is an exercise in focus. So follow around with me, OK? it’s based on a recent email from Erin Flynn. So, when people think of me, what do they think of first? Hum…this is the work for the morning. Defining that thing. It’s not that I don’t have ideas, and I […]