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She Walked Away
Pet Food Dispenstress
Interests: I like beverages. I like having a dog or two nearby while I enjoy a beverage. I like listening to music while I paint and enjoy having a beverage with a dog or two nearby. I play my Olatunji album on very high volume when I clean the house, and neither is nearly often enough.
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Early August last year was my last post. I finally found a job and started working in mid-December. I am still working in that job, but it is not working out well at all. A former relationship has restarted and was going well until yesterday. It seems I should keep... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at She Walked Away
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at She Walked Away
I'm on to my next - as of yet, undefined - adventure. I knew it was a risk going to work for a new company, and sure enough, after 6 months, I am actively looking for a job. My employment ended Friday afternoon. Since then, I have slept in once,... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at She Walked Away
I recently took a day trip with a friend from long ago. I had never been in close or regular communication with this friend, but he has known me my entire life, our siblings are friends, our parents friendly. I was tired from having stayed out late the previous night,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at She Walked Away
I waited patiently through this, the most horrible and seemingly endless winter I can ever remember. I wrestled demons. I slept too much. I slept too little. Now, the rain is hitting the ground litle a sledgehammer. But it is rain. Not snow, rain. Thanks for getting the hell out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at She Walked Away
This dedication is found in Brad Zellar's "House of Coates". “Here’s to the prisoners of disenchantment, the lost, broken men bullied and inoculated against hope as children and eventually immunized against all notice or attention. To the lost boys and invisible men. To those who have been carved small by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at She Walked Away
Over the holidays, my sister had some personal issues gang up on her all at once - leaving her feeling unsafe and vulnerable. My advice to her - because she asked - was to look at the part or parts of her life that she still had control over, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at She Walked Away
I am working on a new name for this blog (damned if there isn't a Lois the Librarian on blogspot). Librarian doesn't really define me these days anyway. I am working in archives management, and I have a gnawing in the pit of my stomach for time and space to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at She Walked Away
Posted Aug 18, 2013 at She Walked Away
I just realized how long it has been since a post. One of my friends with cancer has already died. While a somber and reflective occasion, it provided time with people I don't see often enough and the sharing of really nice memories with so many people. Never take for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2013 at She Walked Away
It's been a rough couple of weeks in many ways: Two friends with terminal brain cancer. Mean people at work. I'd like a do-over. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2013 at She Walked Away
I woke up not feeling well. I decided to call off from work. I slept in a very little bit, then woke up to water my plants and knit. I've had a headache for weeks and a stomachache for days. These activities were the easiest things to do while I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at She Walked Away
My Grandfather had it, my Mother has it - I have it. Restless Legs Syndrome. I'd like to believe that it is just a diagnosis made up by doctors and pharmaceutical companies to push drugs on us, but it is a real thing. I can hardly sit through a movie... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at She Walked Away
I came home from work on Friday to find that some neighborhood vandals - very likely kids on spring break - had painted my neighbors' garage. I asked my neighbor, a school teacher who was on spring break herself, if she had been home all day. She had actually called... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at She Walked Away
Binge-watching: Season One of American Horror Story. It really doesn't scare me, but it's worthwhile viewing. Jessica Lange is outstanding. OUTSTANDING. I've tackled some household chores that have been neglected, and while there is much, much more to be done, I realize the instant gratification that even the simplest tasks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at She Walked Away
I love Sally's books. And your site. And dogs. And knitting. Pick me, please!
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I need to work. If you're not already familiar with South African artist William Kentridge, you might want to look him up. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at She Walked Away
Have a heart. I hate 2/14. An associate sent me an instant message this morning, "Happy Valentine's Day!" I replied, "Not my favorite holiday, but I will take it!" The response was one of the best things I have heard in a long time... "Not my favorite, either. My favorite... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at She Walked Away
There is no sand where I live, so it isn't realistic to go about drawing lines in it. If it isn't too late, I would like to state a new year's resolution: to use my paint brushes more. Kill them with kindness. Wear them out and buy new ones. Funny,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at She Walked Away
Things at work have been stressful. Some of it is likely exacerbated by my exhaustion. I took the afternoon off on Friday and have not been working this weekend. I'll need to do some work tonight to prepare for a deadline tomorrow, but it has been a restful couple of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at She Walked Away
I am thrilled to announce that I have a surprise on the way. I recently arranged a swap with another artist: One of my 30 Pets in 30 Days paintings for some original work by a textile artist. Needless to say, I am pretty excited to see what she is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at She Walked Away
The day after Christmas we were treated to a blizzard. It didn't so much dump tons of snow, so much as it fell rapidly and blew around - a lot - at the same time people were either going back to work or trying to catch an after-Christmas sale. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at She Walked Away
It is Friday night and I have worked 60 hours this week. So far. This week I have had so many humbling experiences for which I am truly grateful. I took my manager for a ride in my new car to a company meeting. It was a gorgeous day and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2012 at She Walked Away
What a week! I am grateful for all of it - even though much of it was frustrating. The honeymoon, I guess, is over with my new job. I now realize it is work - even if I love it. I witnessed for the first time the effects of a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2012 at She Walked Away
I have been so busy these last weeks that I nearly forgot about my secret internet crush. I checked in on him today and was NOT disappointed. Sometimes, when one is busy with life, one forgets to listen not just to his or her own creative voice - but to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at She Walked Away