Category Archives: Depression


Today I celebrate 35 years of continuous sobriety.  I am so very grateful to a loving God and to Alcoholics Anonymous. A month or so ago, I had another nightmare about my former husband.  This time we were living in … Continue reading

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My favorite month

I caved and bought a ceramic jack-o-lantern, and I think it’s darn cute.  With a little votive candle, it still has a certain charm. The kitty-kitty is a bit of a nightmare.  She scratches me awake some mornings, drawing blood. … Continue reading

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Yesterday I took a little walk in the middle of the day to try to change my perspective.  I looked for anything of beauty.  I found this bug.  I don’t know what kind of bug it is. I’m struggling.  There, … Continue reading

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Off to Work

Kitty is warming up as the days go by.  She comes and sits with me while I knit – see above.  She is now looking out of the windows.  I have never known a cat who doesn’t like to sit … Continue reading

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Got to soak my feet in the creek for a few moments on Sunday afternoon.  It is the most wonderful thing to shed your shoes and put your feet into a stream.  Wonderful.  That was on my trip to attempt … Continue reading

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Niya Loves Yogurt

Weird, she has never been interested in my food before.  I left the dish of yogurt, blueberries, and flax seed cereal on the desk while I left the room.  When I came back, my cat was standing on the chair, … Continue reading

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Keepin’ On

Just keep on keepin’ on…. they used to say.  Put one foot in front of the other, and keep going.  When you find yourself in hell, don’t stop. I want to step off.  I want to leave my job, my … Continue reading

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Little bit of a freeze

Odd, this photo is clear on my phone, but somehow through the wizardry of sending it by e-mail, it became out of focus?  I wish I could synch my phone. In any event, this is my little garden, taken from … Continue reading

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In a bit of trouble here

Last week Thursday I found myself in a bit of a scary mess.  Running around like a nut as usual, I found that I had left the house without my phone.  I was at a medical appointment, and rifled through … Continue reading

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Life without Work

It has been a wonderful four days off work.  On Friday, I went to Home Depot to get the soil for the raised bed.  I was shocked to learn that it was on sale for $2. a bag.  It took … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Cat, Depression, Faith, Friends, Garden, Work | 2 Comments