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I am who I am and it makes me happy!
Interests: My family, people, dreaming, kindness, love, peace, calmness.
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Ian asked me the other day, “Mom!! What did you do?? Start blogging and then just stop?? You left me hanging.” I said, “YES!!” I don’t know why I did that but here I am this morning!! Since last writing, I got that tooth pulled! That was weird. He deadened my jaw then just kind of climbed up on the chair and used brut force to pull it out. I just sat there thinking, 'HOLY MOLY. Am I at the vet?" I think at one point I actually said, "Shit!" out loud! I was glad when that was over. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I'm on the city council. Recently, we had a pretty big meeting. We raised the water rates which didn't go over well so quite a few citizens showed up. There was a pretty big discussion! A few days later, I was walking my grandson to school and a man stopped me on the street to talk about the meeting. At one point, he said, "you didn't say much during the meeting!" I said, "I didn't have anything to say." It was the truth. For the past couple weeks, I've been wanting to write to you all but....I haven't had anything... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I've always kind of dreaded February. It's cold and yucky out. This year hasn't been so bad though! Actually, it's been rather nice! I read a post this morning that said spring is only 37 days away. That's good news!! We got this, Friends! Lately, I have been getting antsy for spring. I find myself looking out the window and envisioning flower gardens..... Last year, when we moved in, there was not one flower in the yard. Greg built so many beautiful spots for me to get creative! I sent out a request to friends to share their perineals with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I worked over the weekend in Manhattan! I love going there and I have a couple stories to share with you at some point but today I'm going to share what happened AFTER work! It was such a beautiful day so we took a hike!! Really, the only time my back feels good is when I'm walking so I was thankful to take advantage of the sunshine. Luckily, we live close to lakes with trails.....and there are eagles to search for. B Every time we go on vacation, we find a trail to hike and I think that I have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
This is good news!! Thank you!!
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I figured out why it’s taking my so long to feel healthy and 100%! Well…..I’m hoping! Last week, Greg and I went out for dinner to our favorite Mexican restaurant. He had a couple beers before we left and then a margarita! Since I was participating in Dry January, I passed on the drinks….and really, it was fine! I did not feel like I was missing out! The next morning when I woke up, I thought “man! It’s going to be a great day! I’m thankful I won’t have to deal with a hangover!” BUT when I got out of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
So wow!! It's all ready February. Where did January go?? So, last week I was trying to decide what my new add-on for health would be for this week. I've been stretching, drinking water and eating fiber every day . I really don't feel any better physically but I guess the benefit is that not one person can say I am full of shit! Adequate water intake plus fiber is magical and helps to keep your digestive track healthy! I was listening to a podcast by this guy who wrote a book on "How to grow a new body" He... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I was texting with a gal about decluttering her home. She posted something on FB and I wanted to encourage her. She had been working on her kitchen and had A LOT of bags of stuff she wanted to get rid of and she said she was "disgusted" I wrote her back and told her to go easy on's taken me a solid 10 years to get where I'm at. Decluttering doesn't have to be overwhelming. It's a mind shift!! And it's a personal choice of what you tolerate or not. For me, my brain couldn't handle the chaos.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Every New Years day, I turn all the hangers around in my closet! Like this.... As I wear the clothes, I turn the hanger around!! like this..... Whatever clothing I haven't worn throughout the year, I donate! This is a simple trick to help prevent the closet from overflowing. Living in this tiny space, I would say that the closet is my biggest complaint. I have 4 feet of space on the rod. That's not much but it is doable. I would be lying if I didn't admit, I sometimes dream of a walk in closet that is all mine!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Good Lord!! what about that Chief's game last night! If that doesn't make you believe in ALL THINGS POSSIBLE, I don't know what will! And what about that Kicker?? 2 miserable failed attempts BUT did he give up and throw in the towel?? NO!! and his team didn't give up on him either and what did he do?? He came through in the clutch! There is a life lesson in there for all of us! This weeks health focus is FIBER!! I revisited the Institute of Integrated Nutrition last year and took a 12 week course on gut health. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I woke up this morning and finished my second novel for the week. I stayed up last night reading it then woke up at 2 and read some more just to shut up that nagging internal dialogue in my head that was preventing me from returning to dreamland. Greg was gone this past week. He went to visit his parents. I stayed home. Mainly because I like to watch my grandson in the mornings before school but also, I had had a close contact exposure to the covid virus and didn't want to pass it along. My boys have all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I have a bible verse in my car on the dashboard. It says, "Ask and it is given, seek and you will find, knock and the doors will be open unto you" I'm not sure where it is written in the Bible. I put it there several years ago and just never took it down. It reminds me of a sermon I heard once on that verse where the pastor at one point said, "few people actually knock and that is where the problem lies" When I heard that, I wondered what that meant and actually I think about it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I woke up early this morning. Actually, hopped right out of bed and into the shower!. I had plans but they were cancelled so I found myself with a couple of hours of free time. I walked around the house wondering what to do and then found myself laughing because well, everything is done around here. everything is in it"s place. I thought, "Oh! I'll read my book!" BUT I didn't want to do that right after drinking my morning coffee. So I just kind of walked around and thought, "this blows' which also made me laugh. I am a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
OMG! I love this so much!! I'm going to write this down in my book of awesome quotes to ponder!! Love you< girl!!
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2022 on A novel idea at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Lately, I have been feeling restless. Bored. So much energy.... and here I sit devising a game plan....wanting something physically different and taking baby steps to get there. Actually winning in that area.Being a massage therapist during a pandemic kind of sucks. I have cancelled most of my appts due to exposure of either the other party or myself. Hopefully, this uptick passes gets closer every day for life to return to "normal" Since returning to writing, I have felt a slight sense of relief of pent up energy. I have a ton of thoughts running through my mind... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I have decided that instead of focusing on what I can't have and denying myself, I am going to turn it around and focus on healthy life choices. Each week, I will turn my attention to one new health habit until I've crowded out all my bad habits....well, maybe not completely. I mean every girl has to have a little fun and indulge in sweets and slothfulness from time to time. I have decided that January is a terrible time to resolve to create a new exercise routine. It's freezing cold and gloomy outside. Definitely not much motivation to go... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I will ask him and let you know!!
Greg and I moved into a small home together around this time last year. Not only did we merge two households of stuff but we also moved into one of the smallest homes either of us have ever lived in. I have been on a decluttering journey for quite awhile so it was probably easier for me to adjust. It's tricky as an adult to share space with someone new. I mean you really don't know someone until you live with them. Luckily, I think we are both on the same page as we both like to avoid conflict and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I was driving to the lake the other day. It was 2 in the afternoon. I was the only one on the road. I wasn't in a hurry so I was probably driving 50 mph....5 miles an hour under the speed limit. I was moseying but then I realized something.. I was holding on to the steering wheel with every ounce of energy in my body. The grip I had on the wheel was so extreme that when I realized what I was doing, I had to actually laugh out loud. I immediately thought to myself, "man, you are one... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
The term "clanging bell" has been coming to my mind a lot over the last week or so. Isn't that weird? Every time that thought comes to me I think of the verse from the Bible that says..."If I blah blah blah..I am nothing but a clanging bell" . To me, that doesn't sound very pleasant. It sounds just about as bad as the dogs that live in our alley who bark non stop and snarl whenever I walk by them. There's 3 of them. They charge the fence snarling and barking and cause such a ruckus that they turn... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Do you have a “word of the year”? A word you focus on throughout the year to guide your decisions and help move you in the direction you want to go. Last year my word was SURRENDER. Man, I had a lot I surrendered to....Like everything that is. I have a true chatty asshat living in my head. My inner voice is not kind. I can make some serious mountains out of the smallest molehills. Mostly I had to surrender to truth that all is well. I am ok. Things are good. I'm constantly having to tell myself to STFU....and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I'm up and listening to disco hence the title I came up with today. Disco is fun to dance to. It's a game changer! Are you smiling? I am. So I went on a couple of walks this weekend. Greg wanted to go so it was easy to say " yes"! We walked to the river from our house then went to the lake and walked a trail to see an eagles nest. This time it was gone. I'm betting the high winds a few weeks ago blew it away. We did however see several eagles which is always a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Good Lord, People!! It's 2022!! So much has happened since I lost posted in 2019...that's 2 years ago!! Writing these blog posts have always been one of my favorite things to do so needless to say, I have been having an internal struggle for many months. THINKING of posting and what I would say BUT NOT POSTING!! Wondering what would be worthy of your time to read. The urge to write has been strong the past few months so here I sit on a cold winter day. Do I start from the beginning?? Or just let it flow about what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2022 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
The words we speak to ourselves are so important! I tend to worry a lot about all the terrible things that could happen to the people I love most. I do not watch the news because I can’t handle the gory details of this world. Surprisingly enough though I love to watch docudramas about murders and true crime shows....which probably isn’t a good thing for me. One of the things that I have noticed that when my life gets in a position where everything falls into place and I am doing great, something outrageous happens and I have to drop... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Awe! Thank you!! Love you right back, sweet friend!! Peace and love to you!
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