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Lorraine confused reading the big Book of Smarts

Turning Theory Into Reality

April 15, 2019

Funny the things that bring back memories. Especially the ones you’d rather forget because of their ability to fuel old stories you don’t have time or energy to wrestle back into their proper perspective.   Take for example solving a cryptogram puzzle the other day. The answer turned out to be: Idealism increases in direct…

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Lorraine daydreaming of singing to the cats with a ukulele

Strung Along By Uke

March 25, 2019

I was a wee bit obsessed a couple of weeks ago. With a ukulele of all things. And couldn’t figure out why.   Okay, I knew why. There was an ad by a local ukulele group promoting their lessons in April. But I didn’t know the deeper real why.   Putting something else on my…

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Lorraine looking over fence to grassy side

When The Grass Is Greener

March 8, 2019

Over the past several weeks an odd theme has popped up. Although each instance appeared a bit differently, the common thread was being employed vs self-employed. With a rare exception, the thoughts trended towards being employed was easier. Your time was your own outside of work. You didn’t have to worry about where or when…

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Lorraine looks like bloated Weeble holding trigger foods

Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures

February 21, 2019

What I eat is largely shaped by several food sensitivities. None are life-threatening, but they can cause a good degree of uncomfortableness. Discovering the right diet of good and bad foods multi-digit years back changed everything.   At the start, I was beyond diligent following what I could and couldn’t eat. Then as my gut healed…

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Lorraine caught up in whirlwind

Essence-tially Slow In A Fast World

February 6, 2019

Sadly, the jubilation of fixing the leaky pipe only lasted a few hours. Even knowing I’m essence-tially slow and taking longer than a tradesperson to fix the pipe made total sense, didn’t take long for Negative Nelly to have a field day at making me feel inadequate for being so slow. What’s with that? Speed is a…

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Lorraine looking puzzled holding drainpipe section

Knowing Myself Drip By Drip

January 21, 2019

Sadly, the plumbing woes did not end with fixing the leaky drain pipe. But the experience of not rushing to solutions came in handy upon discovering the kitchen sink is leaking. Well, not the sink actually. And thankfully. The undermount sink is failing, as in falling down. There’s a space now between the sink and countertop,…

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Lorraine as Super Handywoman facing leaky pipe

Six Ways To Seeing Solutions

January 11, 2019

Nothing like wringing in the new year by discovering a leaking pipe. Crap. So much for catching up on some work.   Mind glommed onto the problem and began racing through solutions as if survival of the planet was at stake. Water! Water! Water! Fix! Fix. Fix!   Double crap. Of course, this had to happen…

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Lorraine considering what her 2019 looked like

Predictions For 2019

December 31, 2018

While I don’t have much in the way of a New Year’s tradition, my parents did. For more years than I can remember they would go out for dinner with the same couple. Occasionally, other couples would join to expand the festivities, but there would always be the four of them. After dinner, they would…

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Large cat-topped Christmas tree with people sitting underneath.

Presence Under The Tree

December 25, 2018

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to think of something fitting for Christmas. Perhaps along the lines of a gift for you. Nothing witty. Didn’t have to be profound. In the Warm & Fuzzy ballpark would do.   And nothing came to mind.   Total. blank. Figures. I was looking forward to this…

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