How to Pull Yourself Out of a Funk

*When I say “yourself,” I mean myself. Sometimes life progresses with no surprises. You (I) wake up eager to conquer your (my) typical daily routine: Get licky dogs off facePut said dogs outsideFeed the aforementioned Feed selfExerciseEngage in work of some sortShop for sustenanceHoard toilet paperMaintain order- laundry and cleaningDo wellness checks Sometimes, a wellness … Continue reading How to Pull Yourself Out of a Funk

Pride and Dumpster-Diving

I have grown children, and that’s the closest I’ll ever come to discussing my age. But having grown children is the reason the act of dumpster diving should be a distant memory for me, and it was. My neighbors across the road are moving. Their house sold in a day, undervalued in my mind. For … Continue reading Pride and Dumpster-Diving

My Luck

I can do anything I set my mind to...right? I'm "handy" because I'm poor—relatively poor, and relatively handy. If I don't do it myself, I don't do it...myself. Man bashing is not my goal here, but as a woman, I am often charged more for repairs than a man might be. As a working single … Continue reading My Luck

That’s It, I Quit

I am an expert in this one thing. My internet bill doubled this week, but I didn't bat an eye because this is August, and August is when my so called twelve month promotional rate ends. When it ends I call my internet provider and tell them I want to quit them. That puts me … Continue reading That’s It, I Quit

A Miniature Version of the Life I Once Had

This miniature version of the life I once had Smaller car, fewer kids, a lap dog- not too bad  I've accepted a thought, something I always knew "Bigger is better"- may or may not be true I once drove a van and had an Irish Wolfhound Equal effort is required for every dog I have … Continue reading A Miniature Version of the Life I Once Had

It’s in the Air

Beneath the deck or behind the limestone  A haven- not for my family alone  Within reach yet elusive How many? - inconclusive You ask why I don't like owning a home This problem resolved two years in the past Reoccurring strikes of well aimed fetid blasts Pervading thick fogs of funk At least one returning … Continue reading It’s in the Air