10 Daily Currents – 01.04.17

It is Wednesday at 6:09 pm and I am currently…

1. listening: the weather report on tv

2. eating: butternut squash soup

3. drinking: ice water

4. wearing: long black lounger and black socks

5. feeling: like hell… the crud finally caught up with me

6. weather: cold, windy and expecting snow soon

7. wanting: to curl back up in my bed and go to sleep

8. needing: to work on my story, Andromeda Dreaming

9. thinking: all creative projects need to be put on hold until I am over this crud. That means flash fiction stories, poetry, Zanzibar and Andromeda Dreaming. I just cannot concentrate right now.

10. enjoying: nothing. I feel miserable

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01.03.17 – End of Day Notes

What I did today:  I slept in this morning, something I haven’t done in quite a while. I just kept hitting that snooze button over and over again. When I finally woke up fully, I had a sore throat and a coughing fit. Ugghhsss.. I have the crud that my sister brought into the house. Mine isn’t as severe (yet) as dad and brother’s is, but it’s there. I feel it. That meant going to the store and getting cold meds. Spent most of the afternoon catching up on my posts and trying to work on Andromeda Dreaming, but since I feel like crap, the creative flow just isn’t there. It will probably be some time tomorrow before I get the next part of my story finished. I am just too exhausted tonight to finish it.

What I learned today:  I read a post over at Judie Sigdel’s blog about creating vision boards and I think I will give that a shot. It’s a good way to visually create intentions for the upcoming year. 

What I am most proud of today? I didn’t panic while dad was driving today. He kept going over to the shoulder of the road and while it was scary, I didn’t lose it. I think he should have waited another day before driving after that over-medicated scare yesterday, but we made it to the next town and home again all in one piece.

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

10 Daily Currents – 01.03.17

It is Tuesday at 3:21 pm and I am currently…

1. listening: the hum of my fan

2. eating: nothing solid. Doing a cleansing fast

3. drinking: ice water and Earl Grey tea

4. wearing: red top, black slacks, black socks

5. feeling: a bit under the weather.. woke up with a cough and sore throat, now just having a sinus thing

6. weather: chilly, grey skies, expecting more rain later

7. wanting: some soup, but will settle for chicken broth in a while

8. needing: to work on my story, Andromeda Dreaming

9. thinking: looks like I may have caught that damn bug after all

10. enjoying: a spot of tea

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01.02.17 – End of Day Notes

What I did today:  Today was a worrisome day. My dad isn’t feeling well. He has a bad cough and a bit of a cold. Last night, he took two different cold medicines and went to bed. They had a negative effect on him, left him weak and dizzy. He fell in the bathroom and it scared the hell out of me. My brother helped him downstairs and I’ve been sitting vigil most of the day, keeping an eye on him. He’s finally able to walk on his own without falling. 

What I learned today:  This fasting thing is always so hard during the first few days. I’ve been using the rubber band method to keep me from wanting food. Day 2 is almost over and I know tomorrow will be another difficult day. After that? Smooth sailing. 

What I am most proud of today? I’ve allowed myself to sleep off and on, in between watching over my dad. Normally, I would have forced myself to stay awake with something this important and end up sick from it myself.. Sleep when he sleeps, awake when he awakens. It’s worked out well today.

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

10 Daily Currents – 01.02.17

It is Monday at 4:03 pm and I am currently…

1. listening: dad’s tv from the kitchen (football game), the hum of my white noise machine, Catharine’s whispers

2. eating: nothing solid. Doing a cleansing fast

3. drinking: currently, ice water. Just finished a cup of chicken broth

4. wearing: purple PJs

5. feeling: awake, alert

6. weather: chilly, grey skies

7. wanting: to make it through day 2 without snapping the rubberband again

8. needing: a little ‘me’ pampering time

9. thinking: one more writing bit for the day, then I can go sit in the recliner and finish Splinterlands.

10. enjoying: I just finished reading some amazing flash fiction. There are some awesome writers here on WordPress.

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Share Your World – January 2, 2017

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For Cee’s Share Your World

Would you prefer to receive a unicycle, bicycle, tricycle or motorcycle? Since I have no balance, I guess I will settle for the tricycle, but I’d really like a motorcycle. Maybe I could get one of those cool Trike motorcycles. 

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What is one thing you’d like to accomplish this year? To get through the year without another mental break. That would go a long way for me to accomplish my other goals.

What was one of the highlights of 2016 for you? Being a Bernie Sanders supporter. For an Independent, socialist leaning progressive, he was a breath of fresh air. 

Would you prefer to fly a kite or fly in a hot air balloon? Since I am scared of heights, I would have to fly a kite, but oh how I wish I could go up in a hot air balloon.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week? My sister showed up days after Christmas and brought a nasty bug into the house. For once, I didn’t get sick. Unfortunately, my dad and brother did. 

and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  Settling into my new routines, working on my cleansing fast, and engaging with others.

01.01.17 – End of Day Notes

What I did today:  Today was a bit busy for me. I spent the day getting used to my new routine. Yes, there are always routines with me and then I grow to regret them, but for now, a new routine. Writing – there will always be that. Lots of journal writing and drabbles. Trying to hone my skills. Also started a new writing course. That should definitely help with my writing.  A cleansing fast – did a 7-day a few months back and rather liked the feeling of emptiness at the end. I am shooting for 14 days this time. 

What I learned today:  That my great-niece Skylor loves to read. That thrilled me beyond tears. I now have a young mind to expand, even if it isn’t my place to do so. Her sister, Autumn loves art and Hot Wheels. Her grandfather is encouraging the Hot Wheels part, which also thrills me. I hate gender specific toys. 

What I am most proud of today? I’ve been gentle with myself today. Not over-doing anything even though I have this burning desire to exercise. I know that isn’t good on a cleansing fast, so lots of pampering and resting. The exercising can begin once I am finished with the fast. 

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

10 Daily Currents – 01.01.17

It is Sunday at 12:48 pm and I am currently…

1. listening: iHeart Radio, Rock Nation – Hail to the King by Avenged Sevenfold

2. eating: nothing solid. Doing a cleansing fast

3. drinking: ice water, Earl Grey Tea

4. wearing: Black PJs

5. feeling: anxious, hoping I haven’t set the bar too high

6. weather: cold, grey clouds

7. wanting: to feel empty

8. needing: to work on writing projects

9. thinking: Dad and Bill both caught the bug my sister brought with her on the 27th when she visited. How did I miss it? I usually catch everything. Just grateful it hasn’t hit me yet. Need to stay away from them.

10. enjoying: a smoke

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Saturday 9: Tammy (1957)

Saturday 9: Tammy (1957)
In celebration of Debbie Reynolds

Unfamiliar with this week’s song? Hear it here.

1. In this song,Tammy sings of being able to hear “the breeze from the bayou.” What sounds can you hear as you answer these questions?

Nothing so poetic. Mumblings from my brother’s tv upstairs. The hum of my white noise machine. 

2. This week’s song was the theme of a popular movie about a girl who grew up on a houseboat in Mississippi. Looking back on 2016, did you spend much time on or around water?

I spent zero time around water in 2016, which is highly unusual for me. Normally, I find a lake or river somewhere to spend some quiet time in the Spring and Summer. Maybe this is why 2016 seemed like such a disconnected year for me.

3. In addition to being an Oscar-nominated actress, this week’s artist, Debbie Reynolds, was a big movie fan. She amassed an amazing cache of movie memorabilia. Do you collect anything?

DVDs of my favorite movies and shows, normally due to the actors in them. I have all of Richard Gere, Tom Cruise, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, and Angelina Jolie’s movies. I also have all of the Babylon 5 shows and movies. All of the Star Trek shows and movies. All of the Marvel movies, and all of the Batman movies. I have the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogies. The Matrix trilogy. And all of the Harry Potter movies. I have limited space, so I have to choose my DVD collection wisely and only get those that I feel are most important to me. I also collect Stephen King, Orson Scott Card and Kim Stanley Robinson books. As well as books of poetry by my favorite poets. And the only other things I collect are crystals and stones. I used to collect tons of other things – swans, ravens and witches figurines; 60s & 70s Gothic novels, and tarot decks. I had to leave all of those behind in Oklahoma when I moved back to Virginia because I knew I wouldn’t have the space for them.

4. Though she never won a competitive Oscar for acting, Debbie Reynolds was awarded the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award earlier this year for 60 years of charity work. While she supported many causes throughout her life, one she was closest to was The Girl Scouts. She was not only a Scout herself, she was a leader when daughter Carrie was young and a fundraiser throughout her life. Were you ever in Boy or Girl Scouts?

No. The closest I came to anything like that was the 4-H Club for a year when I was a kid.

6. The New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrations in both Disney World in Florida and Sydney, Australia coordinate pyrotechnics and music. Are you expecting either fireworks or live music on your New Year’s Eve celebration?

Definitely not. I don’t do loud noises well. It will be a quiet evening here at home, doing some writing and drinking some spiked eggnog.

7. According to the National Insurance Bureau, more cars are stolen on New Year’s Eve than any other single day. Are you confident your vehicle(s) will be  safe and sound this Saturday night?

*laughs* I don’t own a car, but my dad has an old pick-up. I doubt seriously anyone would want that. Besides, we live in a small town with hardly any crimes (except drug-related, sadly that is everywhere).

8. Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions for 2017?

I don’t do resolutions. Instead, I choose a word a year to concentrate on. My word this year is ENGAGE.

9. Looking back on 2016, what surprised you?

That Donald Trump won the Presidency. Seriously, I am beyond disbelief. And that Prince, David Bowie, George Michaels, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds died. I am still heart-broken.

Share Your World – 2016 Week 52

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For Cee’s Share Your World

What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor? Caramel Delight

If you were to treat yourself to the “finer things” what would you treat yourself to? I would probably travel, spend time in places like India, Ireland, Scotland, London, Paris, Rome, the Greek Isles, Moscow, Tokyo, Africa. So many places I would love to visit and could only do so if I could afford those “finer things” of life.

Have you ever been drunk? Oh gods yes. I think I spent my late teens and early 20s completely drunk. 

Complete this sentence: My favorite supposedly guilty pleasure is… watching Tom Cruise movies. He is my dirty little secret.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week? Spending time with family over Christmas

and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I’ve taken three days off, so I will be looking forward to doing some journal writing, working on my newest story and plotting next year’s projects.