Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Better days ahead

Finally, my life will be moving in a more forward direction. Huge adjustments loom ahead of me, but I will be able to make them, because I have the best group of friends and my family to encourage me.
Seems like I have waited forever for this change.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Upcoming pesky holidays

Yes, I know the title sounds very much like the curmudgeon, but I have never been a fan of the winter holidays. The bear in me would rather hibernate until the warm fulsome days of spring return, even though the area in which I live has the mildest of winters.
  Fortunately, I was blessed a little over eight years ago with a sweet grandson, who can pull me from the depths of lonely introspection with a funny face and offer of assistance.
  Having to alter my original plans for a Thanksgiving feast, I will face the task of providing one with the help of said boy. We both suffered the disappointment of not being able to show up with our hearty appetites at the original destination, but soon got over that.
  The menu was quickly narrowed to the dishes deemed the most important, namely turkey and pumpkin pie. Opinions and suggestions from would be guests at the upcoming feast were gathered and the menu expanded upon. Ideas from trusted foodies (who read the New York Times) are being seriously considered as well.
  Grub is being obtained at various grocery stores with the aid of guest's very welcomed contribution of government funding--aka food stamps. The generosity of the American system will be mentioned in the predinner prayers. Since space is at a premium in this hovel, we will be dining in the breakfast room, in the kitchen or off laps.
  In my dreams, I envision a proper and lovelier holiday season in 2014. My heart goes out to sports coaches, hunters, fisherman and gardeners everywhere. Because, you know, there's always next year!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Another day

This week has been nothing but ups and downs. Yet I am surviving and feeling okay, despite the incessant waiting. Ugh. Making progress with day to day activities and looking forward to a fun filled weekend. Tomorrow will be busy and take me out of my own head. It's good to be in touch with ones own feelings, but not so much to be burdened by them from having no outside stimulation. 
  No photos lately. Sorry. Stay tuned. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Just for fun

This new design is pretty good and I need a change anyway. Life has been stuck in a holding pattern lately and changing the things I have control over helps right now. The old template and design were getting corrupted somehow. Lines appeared around the blocks of text and I didn't know how to make them go away.
  The big change in my life that I've been working on, seems far away most days, but I know it will come soon. It HAS too or I will fall into madness. My creativity is at an all time low and that is NOT good. In fact, it's killing my soul. My only relief these days is to turn on the music and dance around the house when I can.
 Fortunately, I sleep fairly well and my dreams haven't abandoned me like they did a couple of years ago. I am very happy to have them back. The time while they were gone was a scary period.
  I want to keep up with this blog experiment and try to find the time to post. My depression is lifting and hopefully there will be good news to report soon and lots of champagne to drink!