Time · whatever!

Monday, musings…

Where does the time go? I have been told that the less you have to do the less you do. That seems to be true in my case. When I worked I did more on my two days off than I do now in a week. I am very happy being a retired person! Maybe a bit lazy, but happy.

life · normal · whatever!

Thursday thoughts…

If you are always trying to be normal
you will never know how amazing you can be.
Maya Angelou

I am not sure I know what normal is. What I do know is that I have always found it hard to fit in. As a child, it wasn’t too obvious that I was not like other kids. But in my teens, my different ways of thinking and behaving were noticeable.

Oh, I wasn’t wild or crazy acting. I was just different than my contemporaries. Most people did not understand me, and those my age often thought I was weird. But I did have some good friends that accepted me as I was, and that was a blessing!

As a young woman, I was a bit wild and crazy. With the wild craziness, I learned a few hard lessons that have served me well over the years. And I grew up to be who I am now. Maybe not amazing, but still different in how I think and live but in a quiet way.

Maybe I just don’t know what normal is.
That’s okay.
I’m happily me.

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life · normal · whatever!

Monday musings…

If you are always trying to be normal
you will never know how amazing you can be.
Maya Angelou

When I was a kid I wanted to be normal.
I wanted to fit in.
I wanted be like the other kids.
I was miserable

When I was a young adult I wanted to be normal.
I wanted to fit in.
I wanted to be like the other young adults.
I was miserable.

When I was in my 50’s I knew I wasn’t normal.
I knew I wanted to just be me.
I knew I didn’t want to be like everyone else.
I was okay.

Then I got older and knew I was still not normal.
I knew I still wanted to just be me
I still knew I wasn’t like everyone else.
I was okay.

Today I don’t want to be normal.
I want to just be who I am.
I want to be amazing.
I am happy.

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Celebrate the Small Things · Grateful · whatever!

I am happy…

Celebrate the Small Things

I have spent this week with people who are miserable.  They are nice people and I like them but they are so very unhappy and angry. What a waste of energy! I did what I could to help the situation but they don’t want help. They like being upset and furious. So, now I am done.

For all the frustration I was feeling I had something confirmed.
I am a happy person!happy I have a good life and I know it and I am ever so grateful. Life isn’t perfect. There are problems. Just getting older is a problem, old folks move from general body maintenance to repairs and that is not fun at all. But you have to be thankful that you’re still above ground.

In a couple of weeks, all this neighborly anger will come to a head and one group will win and one will lose. I am more on the side of one than the other but whatever is decided will be “the rules” and I will deal with it.

So, this week I am celebrating that I am happy…
and my maintenance is holding with a few repairs.
Life is good…except when it isn’t then I take a nap.

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Celebrate the Small Things · Grateful · Uncategorized · whatever!

A good week…

Celebrating the Small Things


  • Several months ago I had cataract surgery on both eyes and today I went to the ophthalmologist to get the final exam. Everything is good. My distance vision is 20-20 and with “cheater” glasses I can see to read and do close work fine. Now I will just go once a year for a check-up. \O/ Definitely something to celebrate!
  • The other thing to celebrate is that today it was a cool 94*. I know that is still hot but not as bad as the 100+* we have been having all summer.
  • One more thing…I lost the five pounds I gained and now back at my goal weight.

A good week!

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