Spending Money & Life Energy

January 15 Yet another version of Santa Baby is playing on the radio again, this time sung by a male. No wonder this song keeps popping up in my mind at odd times. I really should change the channel. I like the changes we’ve made to our bedroom. In punishment for spending so much, however, I made myself look up the balances on our credit cards the first thing this morning. Yeowsie! That will dampen…

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Stress & Santa Baby

January 13 I must confess: I am writing these words at 1:30 in the morning – an hour and a half past the day. I got up to use the bathroom, thinking of my dream where kids at a boarding school were able to turn into cars and they found out that their teachers were evil and planning to take over the world. Um, yes. I have odd dreams at times. Then Santa Baby slipped…

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A Puking Lesson

January 12 Wow, I am doing my morning pages two mornings in a row. What is wrong with me? It is 6 am. I woke up again at 5 and laid in bed a while. My thought was to do some visualization on my neck area. I was really sick yesterday from intense neck pain that morphed into a migraine. It was bad enough that I took half a dose of hydrocordone, which didn’t touch…

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Chronic Pain & Sweet Insults

January 11 I woke up at five this morning with a terrible neck ache. Again. I’d had it most of the night, drifting in and out of sleep, trying to get comfortable. So when five came around, I got up to do a Google search on the spiritual or energy meaning of neck pain. My eyes were really sensitive to the screen light, so I had to turn the brightness way down. More than normal….

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Leftover Bacon & Bunny Mobsters

January 10 It is still morning. I sat down a bit earlier to write, but as soon as I got settled onto my bed, computer on lap, Ella wandered in. She crawled up next to me, snuggled in and asked where her daddy was. He is shopping for food, I replied, wrapping my arm around her. She was hungry, wanted a bagel and cream cheese, toasted. We don’t have a toaster, so we got up…

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Ant Bait & Letting Go

January 9 Well, shit. I dragged my ass back out of bed when I realized I hadn’t done these stupid pages. These are supposed to be MORNING pages, not evening pages. Cripe, I have to do things my own way. Shakes head and rolls eyes. So I slept on the couch last night because ants were swarming the bait right next to my bed and on my bed, a bit. I shuddered to think of…

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On Letting Them Go

My daughter turned 18 recently. It was a joyful day for her, a bittersweet one for me. While she was so happy at the thought of being an “adult,” I was reminded yet again at how little time I have left before she sets out on her own. How am I going to do this? Be happy for my kids as they fly away? Ignore the pain their absence will bring? I truly don’t know….

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Good Food, Nasty Coffee

January 7 Well, it is 9:15 and I am just now sitting down to write my morning pages. Jeesh. Just a tad late today. But that is okay, since it is still technically today and this is the seventh day in a row I am writing. A whole week. Wow. That is 3,500 words when I am done today. That is a lot. If I could do that on my books, I’d be doing pretty…

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NyQuil & Avoiding Work

January 6 I’m a little groggy this morning. Something set me off last night. I kept coughing and my nose was running. So I got back up out of bed and took some night time NyQuil. Gosh, that stuff knocks me out and the next day I always move about in an almost dreamlike state. I just want to crawl back into bed and I have had two cups of coffee and a walk already….

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Sushi, Lemon Cake & Hugs

January 5 Well, good morning. I am surprisingly chipper, despite having a bit of a rough night last night. We took the kids out for dinner last night to a sushi/Chinese place. Hubby and I had sushi, J had basil chicken, M has avocado sushi and E had orange chicken. E’s dish cost more than any of the others! It is a bummer now that she needs to order full adult meals. Ouch. Dinner cost…

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