Don’t Forget the Importance of Self-Care

January 14th, 2023 by

Not long ago, I chose to start taking one day a week to relax. For several months now I have been working long hours and it has worn on me. During the summer, I got another insurance license in a different branch from life and health.   After that, I took a month-long course on […]

The Witcher Series will Change: I can handle this I think.

November 6th, 2022 by

Dear Diary, On Saturday, October 29th, sad news arrived on the Internet – Henry Cavill’s run as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher will end after season three.  I wanted to send a text to videographer Wes who watches the program like I do, but I don’t have his cell phone number, but I do […]

A Little Lesson I got in Body Ink & Design

October 24th, 2021 by

Let’s travel back in time! It’s September 12th and the day of the Alzheimer’s Walk at Switchyard Park I stroll around for a bit before deciding to stand to the right of the stage as the music plays & hear the occasional announcement get made. Several minutes later, I see Krystal from Owen State Bank,...

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Dave Filoni – The Jedi: Mandalorian Ep 5 Season 2

December 3rd, 2020 by

Dave Filoni writes and directs The Jedi, episode five in season two of the Mandalorian. We got a view of Ahsoka Tano in The Heiress and here the viewer gets to see her as a bad-ass Jedi fighter. I am familiar with Ahsoka Tano from two Youtubers I watch John Campea and Key Issues with […]

Time to Learn a New Skill – How to Stay Calm

March 23rd, 2024 by

Lately, depression, pressure, anxiety and fear have piled on me.  Last Friday it manifested itself at work. I had to do an Acord.  It is a type of insurance form that lists specific coverage that a company policy has. Each form is specific to a different area of a company policy. Sometimes one or two […]

Waiting no more on that special project…

September 20th, 2023 by

A few years ago, I thought my Mom was going to die.  So I requested copies of my Mom’s lay speaker sermons from my Dad. I thought looking at them on the disk and reading them would be soothing.  He gave me the disk and a portal drive to access them with, plus two printed...

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Bloomington Creative Glass Center : Project Time

January 23rd, 2022 by

Years ago my grandmother, Mom Mom, took a stained glass class and one of the pieces she made was the above piece. I got it along with a few other stained glass pieces she made after she passed away. The solder that has kept the glass together is becoming loose. I could either find someone...

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Ruminate Central: The Volt Charger Pack Blues

September 11th, 2021 by

The charger for my hybrid car is driving me batty.   For the last couple months I have not been able to charge my car at home.  My car is a hybrid meaning it can run on a full electric charge with the battery or run on gasoline.    I had an electrician put in a separate circuit […]

Guillermo Vilas: Settling the Score: A Netflix Tennis Doc

December 10th, 2020 by

Former Argentine tennis player Guillermo Vilas has an impressive career. He has a lengthy record including 951 wins and 297 loses, won 62 titles including four Grand Prix and a Masters. Yet through out his career one goal Vilas sought more than all the others: to have the number one rank in the world of...

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Adjusting and Adapting: A New Round

September 10th, 2020 by

Adjusting and adapting I seem to be doing a new round of it. Now that my Mom has been in long term care for a while, our Dad has chosen to move into a smaller apartment. He has been going through the things he and my Mom have and has been sorting, donating, and giving...

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What is a Bib Style Necklace and is My Necklace One?

September 3rd, 2020 by

In the mid 2000s my late maternal grandfather gave me a necklace full of style. It has a Sterling silver chain necklace with large faceted rock crystals. At the time I did research online and found out the style or type of necklace it is but the answer did not stay with me. A couple...

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Radical Monarchs: The Group Alternative to Girl Scouts

July 30th, 2020 by

While checking for Just Added videos on the PBS app I found the POV documentary Radical Monarchs. In 2014, Marilyn Hollinquest and Anayvette Martinez began a socially driven organization in Oakland, California known as the Radical Monarchs.   It is an alternative group to the Girl Scouts.  Instead of focusing on earning badges in leadership or theater, this group go in...

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A Good and Weird Two Days in July

July 16th, 2020 by

The last two days have been both good and weird. How did it get here …. for the last 7 years my Mom has progressed from a mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease. And over this same time period, a rotation of caregivers have helped her and my Dad out. Until April and the shut...

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I am doing the Walk to End ALZ 2021

July 9th, 2020 by

I am doing The Walk to End Alzheimer’s again this year because of three people in my family. My late maternal grandmother and great-aunt died of the disease, and currently my Mom has it. It changes an individual’s personality and erases many parts of who they were. In the past, my Mom would strive to […]