Kicking the Tires of Monday, May 14th

You know those moments when you are moving into wakefulness after a lusciously deep sleep? As I surfaced into the day with a clear picture of how dreadful my background mood has been for years and years. (Background mood equates to "vibrational set point.) And what a waste of time to say anything other than … Continue reading Kicking the Tires of Monday, May 14th

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Kicking the Day of Mother’s Day Sunday

Today is Mother's Day. Once upon a time, the day weighed in with importance; now it drifts from sunup to sunset only the slightest of ripples. Heavens above! I caught myself on the verge of creating for myself a mood of melancholy and nostalgia. Certainly, I am not going down that road. Especially when there … Continue reading Kicking the Day of Mother’s Day Sunday

Kicking the Tires of March 21, 2018

Morning Milepost Sin Defined as Missing the Mark Wow! Look at this definition of sin that popped on Wikipedia: “thought or action that endangers the ideal relationship between and individual and God.” Additionally, a Greek concordance defines “to sin”is to “miss the mark.”  What a delightful linguistic find; how well it merges with Abraham’s discussion … Continue reading Kicking the Tires of March 21, 2018

Kicking the Tires of Thursday, February 8

Happiness is the Important Thing The important thing is feeling happy.  The important thing is clarity. The important thing is focusing on what I want, not on what I don't want.  The important thing is shifting my vibrational set point. As I write, I feel a shift in my confidence. I feel connected. I feel … Continue reading Kicking the Tires of Thursday, February 8

Kicking the Tires of January 11

Yesterday's Successes Self Correcting Electrical Outlets Celebrating a success yesterday!  Got the electrical outlets working in both my bathroom and in Genny’s bathroom.  Magic!  I got a red light on my surge protector indicating there was no grounding in the electrical outlet.  Dug out my tester, and through a series of inspired mistakes, discovered that … Continue reading Kicking the Tires of January 11

Kicking the Tires of Sunday January 7

Inspired Writing Yesterday, I wrote, then posted the following: This week two strangers received joyous news.  A match was found for a new kidney. Their struggle to live under the shadow of renal failure is over.  The donor was my cousin Penny, who passed from this life January 4th when her life support was disconnected. … Continue reading Kicking the Tires of Sunday January 7

Creating Belief

Practicing Belief in the Power of Imagination First I gave lip service to the power of imagination it because I liked the idea.  I did some imagination exercises. Nothing happened, nothing changed-so it seemed.  I left everything on a shelf to gather dust. Lackadaisically, I picked up the idea again, played around a little, and … Continue reading Creating Belief

Recouping from Failure of Imagination with a Nod to J. K. Rowling

Using the Power of Imagination Imagination: my Personal Theme for 2017 I bounded into the New Year filled with enthusiasm for my personal theme for 2017: using the Power of Imagination. Before the turn into 2017, I’d been reading a lot of Joseph Murphy, Florence Scoville Shinn, Napoleon Hill, as well as Maxwell Maltz, whose … Continue reading Recouping from Failure of Imagination with a Nod to J. K. Rowling

How to Use Your Imagination: Clear Out the Weeds

How to Use Your Imagination Clear Out the "Weeds" of Negative Thoughts Using a Farming Metaphor I’ve found it’s easier to work with my imagination if I use a metaphor to help build a repeatable process for using my imagination. Coming from generations of farming folk, a metaphor the speaks to me is planting and … Continue reading How to Use Your Imagination: Clear Out the Weeds

Writer Returning from NaNoWriMo

Successful Failure at NaNoWriMo Did I actually submit a 50,000 word novel on November 30, 2016? Nope! Nevertheless, I feel successful.  Without a plot, without a winkle of an idea, I waded in and typed, typed, typed. A plot emerged, albeit a bad one. Characters emerged, albeit cardboard. Once finished, this novel will be dreadful. … Continue reading Writer Returning from NaNoWriMo

Doxycycline Monohydrate: Is this a step on a slippery slope?

As of Monday, I am the proud owner of a twenty tablet bottle of doxycycline monohydrate. It's finally come to this-antibiotics. For decades it has been a source of pride that I have had no truck with antibiotics since 1958 when the doctor stuck me in the gluteus with penicillin as a defense against something bad … Continue reading Doxycycline Monohydrate: Is this a step on a slippery slope?

Patterns

Patterns-I Forgot Why I discovered a saved draft sans content but titled "Patterns."  If that was a nascent idea brewing, it vanished. Might be fun to pick up this thread and see where it leads now.  What comes to mind is argyle socks, followed by paisley shawls, striped shirts, and chequered anything (sorry I like the British spelling.) One Out … Continue reading Patterns

High Anxiety, Fear and Trepidation after Sixty-Five

Anxiety, Fear and Trepidation after Sixty-Five: You Are Kidding! Here it is Monday afternoon, and still I am feeling the emotional reverberations of a weekend spent in the doghouse.  Almost overnight, fungi overran all the squash plants (four) in the little garden out back. My sister's wrath was as the hammer of Thor pounding upon my … Continue reading High Anxiety, Fear and Trepidation after Sixty-Five

Procrastination Habit Called I Don’t Have Anything to Say

The Habit Called I Don't Have Anything to Say Sitting down with an intention to write triggers a response that feels like the theater house lights just came down. Suddenly a black rectangle shows up in front of my mind's eye and I have been struck dumb, sans idea, sans thought.  If this is a matter of habitual response … Continue reading Procrastination Habit Called I Don’t Have Anything to Say