04.05.16 – End of Day Notes

What I did today: Today actually started at 10:30 pm last night and lasted until I fell asleep at 4-ish pm. I am now up again at 10-ish pm and will be up all night I am sure. I did manage to get a few things accomplished today:

I also found time to visit some blogs today. Here are a few highlights from A2Z blogs:

And here are a few non-A2Z posts that I enjoyed:

What I learned today: not really anything new, but there just isn’t enough time in the day to write, read, comment, eat and sleep.

What I am most proud of today:  I got my feedly set up and a TON of blogs added. I also slept.

What did you do today, dear readers? Learn any lessons? Have a reason to be proud? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

The Sandbox Writing Challenge #34 — Superstitious!


This week, Calen brings up superstition. Well, I am NOT superstitious and never have been, but I will play along. She asked, If you were superstitious,and this black cat crossed your path,what would you be afraid might happen?

First, that cat looks a lot like my Izzy who I had to leave behind in Oklahoma. I want to cuddle and squeeze it! I love black cats! Okay, I’ve gotten that out of my system.

Now let me put on my superstitious hat….

OMG! A Black Cat! Eeeeekkkksssss. No, no.. don’t cross my… oh shit! Where are the witches? what will they do to me? Cats have 9 lives, does this mean I will be cursed for 9 years? Will I suddenly became accident prone… ouch! I just twisted my ankle! Damn cat! I know you cursed me!

How about you dear readers? Are you superstitious? Does a black cat freak you out? Share your thoughts with me in comments.


New Surroundings #NaJoWriMo

For this today’s writing prompt, take some time and dream. If you had the money and/or time, describe how you would like to change your physical surroundings. What changes would you like to make to your home or apartment?  What type of furnishings would you like to change and add? Is there a color theme you want to use? What physical things do you want to get rid of or replace? How do you think these physical changes will affect you?

This seems to be a reoccurring theme in my life lately. This imagining what I would do if I had money to do it with. I just recently won a $10 million dollar lottery, remember? Is the Universe trying to tell me something? I must listen closer!

So, if I had all the money I needed to improve/change my surroundings, I would move away from my current dwelling and go, yes… you guessed it… to Coastal Maine. I want a place that embodies that whole breezy Northern feel to it. White wash and ocean blue. A nautical scene or two. Maybe some lighthouse murals on my walls. I want comfy, plush furnishings and a huge bed to sink into. A library crammed with books. An artist studio filled with supplies. A writing studio with the latest gadgets. And a view overlooking the sea. Move me into a fictional town from Stephen King’s imagination (Haven will do!). I want to eat fresh caught lobster and fish til I am sick of it (will take years, I assure you!). I want to write, paint and walk the beach. Live a solitary life with just me and maybe a dog and a cat or two or three.

How about you, dear readers? What changes would you make to your surroundings if money was no object? Share your thoughts with me in comments.

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10 Daily Currents – 04.05.16

It is Tuesday at 11:32 am and I am currently…

1. listening: to the hum of my heater

2. eating: scrambled eggs, sausage links, salsa, and 1/2 an avocado

3. drinking: Pepsi Max

4. wearing: black sweats, big bulky peach sweater, black socks

5. feeling: stuffy, damn allergies

6. weather: freakin’ ass cold! Someone left the a/c on and chilled out our warm Spring! It’s not even 50 outside yet, but thankfully the sun is out

7. wanting: to get warm

8. needing: a soda refill and a smoke

9. thinking: I got my feedly set up AND my emails cleared.. go me!

10. enjoying: a quiet house.. dad and brother are both still in bed

I had a thought, dear readers… if you’d like to grab these 10 Daily Currents and write your own, link back to my post so I can share along with you!

#atozchallenge – Dr. Wayne Dyer Inspires Me


Wayne-DyerWhen I was a teenager, a friend of mine snuck me the book, Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne Dyer. I don’t think she understood what the book was about. She coveted it in her book-bag and handed it over to me during lunch one day. It had been her mother’s book who was donating it to the local Thrift Store. She snatched it, probably thinking it had some kind of sexual connotation to it and thought of me. I still don’t know if I should have been flattered or insulted, but I was thrilled with the book nonetheless.

Thus began my life-long love and respect for Dr. Wayne Dyer. I grew up reading his other works, devouring them. In the last few years, I have watched every single video that he has put out. He has been a true inspiration to me spiritually. In his Wishes Fulfilled lecture, he said:

If you want to accomplish anything you must change your way of thinking – your dharma, your destiny. Those thoughts of “I am limited. I am not entitled to prosperity. I am unable to deal with my physical ailments. I need something else. I need to have someone else do it for me.” Inside each and every one of us is this marvelous knowing, that is really and truly God, ourselves, each and every one of us.

His words resonate so well with my soul. Here is another quote from him that I have always enjoyed and has helped me along on my spiritual journey:

My beliefs are that the truth is a truth until you organize it, and then it becomes a lie. I don’t think that Jesus was teaching Christianity, Jesus was teaching kindness, love, concern, and peace. What I tell people is don’t be Christian, be Christ-like. Don’t be Buddhist, be Buddha-like. Religion is orthodoxy, rules and historical scriptures maintained by people over long periods of time. Generally people are raised to obey the customs and practices of that religion without question. These are customs and expectations from outside the person and do not fit my definition of spiritual.

When I learned that he had passed on in August 2015, I knew we had lost a great teacher and mentor. Thankfully, his words will live on through his books and videos.

Interesting fact: Dr. Dyer co-authored 5 children’s books with Kristina Tracy.


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