Tuesday, July 5, 2016

30 Days Of Gratitude: Day 1...

I have found a post on Pinterest. Yes. Pinterest. I'm addicted. I need an intervention.

It's 30 days of gratitude. I need to focus a little more on the positive side of things and I need to sort of take a break from other things I'm working on.

So here goes:

Day One: What smell are you grateful for?

I absolutely love, love, love the smell of fresh cut grass. That is the one I am grateful for. It brings a lot to my senses and invokes peaceful feelings. I could sit outside on a nice, warm, sunny day and just inhale the smell of cut grass.

That smell brings me back to when I was a kid living in Michigan. I certainly didn't smell a lot of it living in Arizona. Then we moved to Alaska, and I think the first time I smelled it, I about passed out from sheer joy. It brought a smile to my face. I couldn't get enough of it. I even volunteered to mow the lawn just so I could smell it.

How about you? What smell are you grateful for?

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Update From My End Of The Universe...

So way back in ... well, I suppose the end of March or April... holy cow, that was a long time ago! I fell in the street, but open my left leg and twisted my right ankle.

My knee has since healed up, but I still can't put pressure on it right now. My right foot is a whole other story. They never gave me the proper equipment, meaning a boot or brace. I had it wrapped and elevated. Over the months it just got worse.

I have since seen an orthopedic doctor and I basically had a rolling sprain, where my foot rolled inside my shoe. I also have bone spurs on my heel, my arch is falling and I have stress fractures in the ball of my foot. Needless to say, it's been painful.

I have spent the last month in a boot, with a knee walker. If you don't know what a knee walker is, it's a scooter for grown-ups with a foot problem. Lol! I also have a cane and crutches when needed.

Recent visit with the doc and I have two more weeks in the boot. After that, I may need an MRI.

Can I just say it's hell to get old? I mean, really. Doesn't help that I have extra weight on me that surely did me no good. I just want out of this boot!

Aside from that, not a whole lot going on. At least, not that I can disclose just yet. I know. Secrets!!!

I'm wanting to try and look on the positive side of things, so I may do 30 days of gratitude posts. Fair warning. ::winks::

I hope you are all well. I hope those of you in the States have a happy and safe 4th of July! I'll see you all soon.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

More Of An Update...

Well, for a while there, I was on a bit of a roll. I've been derailed once more, however, by that pesky anxiety/depression monster.

First of all, I fell a few months back and injured myself bi-laterally. I posted about that. Injured my left knee, twisted my right ankle pretty bad. Couldn't favor either side very well. Waddled about like some sort of mutant penguin.

My right ankle/foot is STILL not healed and is, as a matter of fact, worse. My financial situation is not so dire that we'll be evicted or anything. Hubs makes some good money, but my income would have paid for medical insurance that I desperately need. But I can't go back to work because of my foot, but can't get it taken care of because we don't qualify for any sort of assistance. I'm in one of the worst Catch-22's of my life.

Needless to say, this has really spiked my anxiety and put me in a funk. If anyone has any suggestions, I'll gladly look into them.

I am trying to keep a positive attitude. But I need to sit with my foot propped up most of the time, so that's why there has been another pause in my posts. I'm trying to work on some crafts to prepare for a Christmas bazaar in November. Figure I might as well get a huge head start on stuff.

Hope this finds you all well and have a great rest of your week. I'll post more when I can.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Getting To Know Me: 19...

Good Monday to you all! Hope you had a relaxing weekend.

It's Monday and that means back to work! And, of course, another GTKM post.

This week's question is:

What do you do to keep fit?

Um. Fit? I lift... my cat?

Honestly. Exercise, even though I know it is important, isn't something I do daily. I'd like to get to a point where I can join a gym so I can walk, or even swim.

I don't weigh 600 pounds, which is a very good thing, but I'm not a skinny girl, either. I do try to watch what I eat so I don't keep packing on the pounds. I'm pretty inactive, I have to say, especially during the winter. So I try not to take in too many calories that I just won't be able to burn.

Exercise is also an issue due to the fact that I get dizzy pretty easily due to some past medical issues. It's interesting how creative I can be to find ways to move around and exercise without causing more problems.

How about you? What do you do to keep fit? Leave me a comment!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Caption This!...

I'm trying to just blog something as often as I can to keep things going, to keep on track. I have all sorts of things I like to post, but sometimes, I just want to be silly.

So here, caption this photo!

Have a great rest of your week!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Getting To Know Me: 18...

Hey all! I hope you had a good weekend. The weather is warming up and it's getting nice out. Time for weekend camping!

Since it's Monday, it's another GTKM post.

This week's question is:

Does your family have a "motto" - spoken or unspoken?

Hmm... I don't think we have a motto, per se. Not as a whole. Unless you count "It's beer o'clock" as a motto.


No, that's not our family motto.

I personally have a motto, and that is "Everything happens for a reason". However, it isn't something that is spoken that often. When I get together with my family or kids and we're talking about things that happen in our lives, it is something I tend to say often. Life is full of lessons and sometimes you don't know what the lesson is until it's through.

It's funny how things become clear at the end of it all.

So how about you? Do you or your family have a motto? Leave me a comment!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Getting To Know Me: 17...

It's another Monday post of GTKM! Hooray!

I hope you all had a good weekend.

So this week's question is:

If you were ruler of your own country, what would be the first law you would introduce?

That's easy. Shorter work weeks! I mean, really, other countries have implemented this. Or at least certain businesses. I think a shorter work week would make people more productive. You've got 4 days a week to get stuff done and 3 days to recuperate, regroup, unwind, de-stress.

As Americans, I think we, as a whole, work way too hard. We're all striving to keep up with so much... well, crap. We're consumers, I mean, hard core consumers. We camp out in line at stores for the latest and greatest of the newest gadget that we don't even really need. We give thanks on Thanksgiving for all the things we have, yet we're out the door at 3 a.m. the next morning (or even later on Thanksgiving night) to buy more stuff.

People end up having to run errands on the weekends or doing all their chores that they don't get done during the week. There's very little time to connect with family and rest and relax before having to turn around and do it all over again.

I am, by no means, a lazy worker. I have a pretty strong work ethic, but it breaks my heart to see those close to me working harder and harder to scrape out a living and they don't even get a chance to truly LIVE.

How about you? If you were a ruler of your own country, what would be your first law? Leave me a comment!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Getting To Know Me: 16...

Hey all! I'm taking some time to, at the very least, schedule some posts. It will be a good way to remain as consistent as possible.

So it is Monday and that means another GTKM post.

This week's question is:

Who was your favorite teacher in school and why?

Hmm... I actually ended up having three favorite teachers in high school. My very first, and most beloved, was my Drama teacher, Mrs. Faust. Oh, man! Was she ever a spitfire! She was a much older teacher and I swear, at the time, she had to be in her 60's. But this woman was a firecracker! She barely came up to my chest. And I'm five foot eight inches. Back then I had to be about 5' 6".  In high school, we had a radio contest through the one of the local stations, KRQ. The contest was for the local area schools to win a concert. I can't recall the name of the group now, but I do remember having to write down a phrase on index cards. Talk about cramped hands for weeks!

Anyway, our school ended up winning the contest and when they performed, Mrs. Faust was up on stage with them playing the air guitar. Here is this tiny, older lady, who looked like she could be anyone's grandma and she's up there rockin' out. But my best memories of her were of her coaching me in drama class, trying to get me to break out of my stage fright. I'd get up in front of a crowd of people and just become a shaking bowl of goo. She started me out doing makeup. She taught me how to do it for the stage and then I moved from there to helping with sets, costumes and eventually on the stage. I remember learning the Charleston dance and a couple of other routines for a small part in The Music Man.

Good times.

How about you? Who was your favorite teach in school and why? Leave me a comment!

Friday, April 15, 2016

A Lot Of Nonsense...

That is part of this blog's title. Nonsense.

I was getting back into my groove, things were going well. Then I fell and got hurt. Well, I'm still healing. I haven't worked in almost two months, now, but the good news is, I should be covered by insurance, soon. Sadly, that is all I am waiting for so I can be seen by an orthopedic doctor.

In the meantime, I've been battling with being injured and not working. I've been escaping into my usual world of gaming for several reasons. I'm bored, I'm trying to take my mind off of things, I'm trying not to stress, I'm bored. Oh, and I'm bored.

What's funny, is, I can hear a little voice in my head right now telling kids of the past that only boring people are bored. I must be duller than a used crayon!

I don't have very much inspiration to do a lot. I am trying to work on crafts for a Christmas bazaar. I know. It's not even May.

I'm looking forward to a visit from my mom. She'll be getting to finally meet her great grand kidlet. So that's exciting!

I am trying to utilize my time better. Gaming is not the priority here, but sadly, it's the easy escape. I hope to get back on track, once again, and soon!

Have a good weekend, everyone!