• 50 Questions,  Hey. Hi. Hello.

    Question 29

    Personal History Question 29 is, “Write about your favorite holiday memory.” Oh, I have SO many, especially since having my kidlet. However, I will share one from my childhood. My dad loved a good prank. So, one year mom and I got him the Sega Genesis and a couple games for his big gift. He loved video games 🙂 Well, I wrapped it on 2 or 3 entire Sunday newspapers, inserts and all. It took him forever to peel away the layers. I taped it to Hell and back. It was so funny. He knew what it was by the shape of the box, but it drove him nuts regardless.…

  • Better Every Day,  Hey. Hi. Hello.,  Rediscovery

    Procrastination, be damned!

    One of my goals for this month is to make a list each night of what needs done the next day. I was able to cross off all but one thing, and one other thing is in progress. So, yay! I am a horrible procrastinator. Lists help. Another goal I had set for this month was to try to remain positive, even if I am feeling grouchy. I was successful at this as well. However, I did allow myself a moment or two to acknowledge the grumpy, and then move on. I did not make the best food choices today. I am done beating myself up about it though. Tomorrow…

  • Better Every Day,  Hey. Hi. Hello.,  Rediscovery

    New Year, New Me

    Hahahaha. Just kidding. We all know that I suck at following through on stuff. On my Insta, I had wanted to take a photo each day of my view from the porch. OMG, I missed so many days. UGH. So, then I was going to start taking a photo each morning at daybreak. Well, that lasted all of two days. It is cold, dead, and gray outside. No one wants to see 47922 pictures of that. Besides, with my sleep issues, I am not always up that early. I have really been trying to take a good hard look at myself, though, to assess where I really need to make…

  • Better Every Day,  Hey. Hi. Hello.,  Rediscovery

    Well, hello…

    I am so horrible about being here. I WANT to be here. I have a lot of crap I would love to get off my chest. But, just like FB and elsewhere, no one wants to read my whining posts. SO, I try to suck it up. I lost my job back in September. I knew it was coming, as my boss distanced herself from me, and my coworkers got to the point that they didn’t even acknowledge me until they needed something. It sucked. I really loved my job. For the first time in my life, I did not dread going in to work. I have loved all of…

  • Friday Five,  Hey. Hi. Hello.

    Friday Five!

    Found over at Friday 5! When did you last have to ‘MacGyver’ something? In what way were you spontaneous this week? What have you recently completed at the last minute? How good are you at thinking up a quick lie? What’s your personal time organizer system like? A couple weeks ago. I have two cats. One of them I have to stuff into the carrier with much fight. But, once he is in there, he just chills out. The other? Good LORD. If put into a carrier, she will puke, pee, and shit. By the time we get to the vet, it is a real mess. So, I saw this…

  • 50 Questions,  Hey. Hi. Hello.

    Question 28

    Personal History Question 28 is, “How did you typically celebrate your birthday?” My parents always threw me a party! My family and friends would come celebrate with me. I had a few where it was just us at home. Mom always baked me a cake or got me an ice cream cake from Carvel. As I got older and was working, she would send me flowers, a plant, or balloons to my work. I loved it. I always felt so loved. Then, on my 24th birthday, my Pop died. I had only been home 4 days from a trip to spend 2 weeks with him. He had cancer. His death…

  • Friday Five,  Hey. Hi. Hello.

    Friday Five!

    Found over at Friday Five! Among people you know, who seems to be a natural leader? When have you had leadership thrust upon you? Are you most effective as the person at the front of the line motivating others to come along, the behind-the-scenes-make-sure-everything-gets-done second-in-command, the enthusiastic follower, or the devil’s advocate? Where did you learn most of your leadership skills? What is a most underrated leadership skill? My friend Ann. She is seriously the most kick-ass woman I have ever met. She not only talks the talk, but she walks the walk. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D (at almost age 50!) She is extremely vocal, unapologetic, and fierce.…