02 June 2019
Working hard makes a body tired
but so does stress!
My son is living with me, and that's not easy.
He's a grown man of 34, but he's also a "kid"
in every sense of the word when it comes to
"adulting". For the first month, I didn't charge
him rent because his accounts were hacked
and he needed a little breathing room to get
caught up again. But he's got creditors knocking
on doors, and needs to step up his game with a
plan for his future -- namely, making sure he gets
his credit score up so he can (at some point!)
rent his own apt again! I let time slide, to see
if he would get things taken care of ..... lol
Today, we sat down and made a payment schedule
through his bank so that bills are paid first, THEN
he has his spending money.
Yep, I'm all about the *tough love* , always have been.
19 May 2019
Sunday afternoon and it's a bit
dreary and overcast.
Perfectly matches how I've been
feeling these past couple of weeks.
Life has taken some eventful turns.
My son called me out of the blue
and said he needs to move back home.
And it had to be the upcoming weekend.
Of course, being just prior to inventory,
I was scheduled to work. So I hired
GoShare -- think Uber with trucks.
After being alone so long, it isn't easy
living with your adult children.
Add to it the fact that my job is changing
in a big way - because of corporate changes.
Every day is stress-filled, only to come home
and have stressed filled evenings as well.
I should be out walking; instead I'm enjoying
having the house to myself for a bit!
14 April 2019
A brief respite from the daily chores
and a very long work week.
With inventory looming large,
loads of drama with one gal on my team,
and one more of my team on vacation,
we're feeling short handed and overwhelmed.
Today is a day for rest, a little Netflix binge,
and a cheat day that includes pizza!
29 March 2019
the morning light
is just too perfect
for my creative side
It's been a while since my last post
because I'm attempting to do "adulting";
to take care of pesky things
that need to be done.
This year I'll turn 60
and the future needs to be addressed.
Or arranged for: Adulting done!
7am, the sun rises and that first light
is magically golden.
Happy Spring, my friend!
31 January 2019
Happy to see January come to an end!
It's been a chilly January here in the
Valley of the Sun -- but nothing like the rest
of the US has it!
I've been working hard at being good
with healthy food choices and
some added exercise each day.
My phone app rates my "nutrient score"
when I log foods, my goal each day
is 85 out of 100. I achieved that twice
this week! Today was only 74, but
I had to fast through breakfast
for a blood work update.
Exercise goals include more flexible muscles
but as this photo shows, I can no longer get
my chest to the floor! lol
Isn't getting older just awesome??
21 January 2019
How many Mondays
have come and gone
since you said
"I'll start next week!" ??
Take action -- start today!!
Time to start on some kind of plan.
I don't like to think of it as
"diet and exercise" because it implies
things that aren't true!
For me, it's enough to concentrate
on being the healthiest version of me
that I can be.
I made this resolve the day after
I had pizza and a beer for dinner. lol
It's a balmy 68 degrees, just perfect
for being outdoors!
17 January 2019
The sky takes on shades of orange
during sunrise and sunset,
the color that gives you hope
that the sun will set only to rise again.
After a frenetic week
full of work, making appointments,
and trying to get things caught up
this band of orange light from sunset
came streaming in my window.
I dropped everything to create a photo -
because light is everything in a photograph.
When I was 10, I got to choose the colors
for my bedroom, including my carpet.
I chose shades of orange for the room.
I often wonder if it was part of who
I was to become that made me
enjoy those sunset oranges?
15 January 2019
13 January 2019
I knew who I was this morning,
but I've changed a few times since then.
~From Alice in Wonderland
Here I am sporting a crazy hat
I found for a dollar.
There's just something about a hat .....
Otherwise, ignore how peaked I look
as I've come down with a cold and
have spent nearly the entire weekend
and not in *that* way. lol
06 January 2019
Do not try to be the best
Just do your best.
A new year,
a new beginning.
I'm not a resolutions maker
but more of the kind who evaluates
what was, to see how to be better.
I allowed my focus this past year
to be on things that didn't enrich
the creative side of me.
It is my hope, and my goal,
to be better with my creative side.
What are your wishes for the New Year, my friend?