Still Not at the Starting Block!
Last night's visit to the new Best Buy Geek Squad team was far shorter and far more pleasant than I anticipated. Alan expedited my computer so, in theory, it was shipped last night to "Geek Squad City" as he called it (Louisville KY). I should... Read more
Last night, I went to the Best Buy near my home that is closing next month so I could pick up my still-not-working laptop that was fried as a result of last week's thunder and lightning storm. I waited for over an hour while the Geek Squad guy ... Read more
Five years ago, Chauncey Starr died. He was, in stature, a short man, probably just over five feet. But he had a mind and a heart that were larger than life. I've blogged before about how he tried to sign up for WWII after the Day of Infamy. ... Read more
Points! Water and Food and, Maybe, Exercise
I came home yesterday and ate all kinds of miscellaneous food - nothing unhealthy, but I ended up, I know, eating too much. Stress, I'll call it. I did not even track it, partly because, 24 hours later, I don't remember what "dinner" was. I n... Read more
I slept in until about 7 and that was later than I intended to, but it sure felt good! Off to the laundromat. You folks who have machines in your homes are blessed and I am envious! But, as I thought would happen, I missed the "we just opened" ... Read more
A Centennial, Fried Computer & A Hit-and-Run
Thank you, Sparkfriends, who commented on yesterday's blog. My mood is better today even though my circumstances are not.
This morning, I had a wonderful cup of coffee and gave my cats their favorite treats as a tribute... Read more
Is it Wrong?
Is it a negative affirmation, a perpetuation of negativity if I say that I am struggling? If I recount all the struggles, does that feed into some kind of karma that means they will continue to occur? If yes, then I am doomed. I am as stuck as ... Read more
I Got My Car Back - For Now
My mechanic has his own shop - it is not a dealership repair shop - and I trust him. For me, that's big. I have experienced the stereotypical horror stories that you hear about with women at dealerships whether sales or service, so finding Eri... Read more
I Wish I Were in Japan Right Now
My sister-in-law's mother died Wednesday after losing her 3rd bout with breast cancer. I never got to meet her, but heard nothing but wonderful things about her from my brother and his mother (my stepmother). Her passing is a crushing blow, al... Read more
Another Day of Thanksgiving!
After yesterday's great news that my Dallas coworkers came through the tornadoes unscathed, today I have more reasons to be thankful.
Thank you, MISSY455, for your tip about my callus. I HOPE it works!
I won't get my car back from rep... Read more
Wow! It Feels Great!
I was on a conference call with a number of people including the attorney whose daughter is a patient at St. Jude's. Madeleine is two and it was wonderful hearing her laugh in the background - I am so thankful that she's not sick with the chemo... Read more
Stressed but not Stuffing My Face (Yet!)
My 2000 New Beetle is in the shop. Don't know what's wrong except that it sounds, smells and feels funny and almost all of the dash lights are on. Sounds expensive and I will be renting a car for far too long. It may be time to replace the ca... Read more
"Does Not Play Well With Others" and Other No Longer True Litanies
Those of you who've followed my story recently know that my first grade teacher died earlier this year at the age of 97! We have known each other for nearly 50 years. This past weekend was my cousin's birthday, the same cousin who died 3 years ... Read more
Partial Personnel Review Today
My new haircut elicited 99% positive feedback, which was fun. I had not realized how much of an ego boost the haircut would be - not the compliments - they were gravy, but that knowledge inside that I looked good.
As it happened, I did not... Read more
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Last night, I read a blog on SparkPeople written by a member I'd never interacted with. She said some great things including that one of her daily goals is to show love. She also does something loving for herself.
That got me thinking. I... Read more