Phyllis's Blog (271)

Getting Started

I have begun the lifestyle change, I just hope I can keep it up longer than I did the Getting Fit at 50 thing I tried 5 years ago. I won't be joining a gym this time, so it should go better. Signing up for tai chi at the community center is not the same as going to a gym. I also have a 5 minute workout posted in my office at work, from several years ago, and a yoga mat that I bought last summer. Now I just have to remember that they're there and actually do the…

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Added by Phyllis on January 14, 2018 at 1:29pm — 6 Comments

It's (Past) Time to Get Fit

I haven't begun to exercise yet, as recommended by the rheumatologist and dermatologist I saw after my fibromyalgia diagnosis, and today I am bearing the burden of my descent into slothfulness and junk food:

I threw out my left lumbar when I was bending over to dump a 9 pound bag of cat litter into the litter box last night. Not the right side, which…

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Added by Phyllis on January 11, 2018 at 12:08pm — 6 Comments

Fibro and Friends

I saw this image on Facebook recently, and I should have recognized it for the prompt that it was. I have had a lousy week, these past three days at work, because I forgot about fibro brain fog. I am going to print this out and post it above my desk at work so I don't freak out in the future. I really feel like I'm going insane and…

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Added by Phyllis on January 6, 2018 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

A Random Picture

I have spent today getting my ASUS computer working again and trying to clear files out of my google drive so that I can get the pictures off of my phone again. Computers take way too long to do this maintenance stuff. I also downloaded an anti-virus program after reading several articles on which one is best. I chose the Avast free anti-virus software.

As I wait for my files to download from google I have paid some…

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Added by Phyllis on December 28, 2017 at 6:00pm — 8 Comments

Seasons Tidings on Hold

My mailbox was smashed to bits when I got home Wednesday night, along with my neighbor's being dented. Given that I live 25 minutes from the closest hardware store that was still open when I got home that day, I opened the USPS web page and put a hold on my mail. The shortest amount of time you're allowed is three mail delivery days so throw in Christmas and I won't be getting any more mail until December 26. I think I've received all of the cards I'll be…

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Added by Phyllis on December 22, 2017 at 6:32pm — 4 Comments

Big Opportunities Coming!

We are sliding into a new moon in Sagittarius on Monday at 1:30 a.m. Eastern U.S. time, which will be followed by the moon, Saturn, and the Sun going into Capricorn, in that order, and ending with a Sun Conjunct Saturn at 0 degrees on Thursday afternoon at about the time I'll be getting off of work. This little scenario is all about money and earning it and how you want to earn it and how much of it you want to earn in the next 2.5 years, or the rest of your…

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Added by Phyllis on December 17, 2017 at 2:58pm — 7 Comments

Weeds and Thanksgiving Weekend

This has been an interesting weekend, and I've managed to spend it with a whole coterie of people without ever seeing anyone in real life. Showtime, which I am currently getting for free, is showing Weeds

I started watching it because, as usual, there was…

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Added by Phyllis on November 26, 2017 at 5:29pm — 7 Comments

The Song- a poem

As life hurries on and time passes by

We sit and we ponder and then wonder why

Why did it happen, where did we go wrong…

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Added by Phyllis on November 21, 2017 at 5:51pm — 9 Comments

Kitten Picture

Today would have been Puff's 23 birthday. As I was looking through the pictures on my computer, though, I came across this picture of Adso & Medjet as kittens and it made me laugh. Puff will be forever missed. Strangely,…

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Added by Phyllis on August 29, 2017 at 4:28pm — 9 Comments

A Floating Seed with a Spiral Shaft

I have been searching Google but can't find out what kind of plant it is. But it is beautiful in seed form, isn't it.…

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Added by Phyllis on August 26, 2017 at 5:30pm — 17 Comments

Updating My Lifestyle to Accommodate Fibromyalgia

I witnessed a death today, a hit and run of a wild mink by a self entitled asshole who didn't even bother to try to not hit it as it was crossing the road. I stopped my car and picked it up and raced to the veterinary clinic but I was too late, it died pretty much as soon as I put it in my car. 

The first thing…

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Added by Phyllis on August 3, 2017 at 5:45pm — 6 Comments

Living the Dream - Updated 2 times (Viva le Fred!)

I got up early this morning, took a shower, got dressed and dried my hair, and I am sitting on my front porch eating fruit and enjoying the morning. This is exactly how I have envisioned starting my days in retirement, the only thing that would make it better would be an ocean across the street and some palm trees. …

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Added by Phyllis on July 31, 2017 at 5:30am — 21 Comments

Tomorrow is it! A butterfly will be born!

The universe hates me. Dad is having a cardiac procedure tomorrow morning, and the butterfly is going to hatch tomorrow as well. …

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Added by Phyllis on July 30, 2017 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

At the Hospital

Isn't amazing how that phone call just makes everything else extraneous?

Dad called me at 9:22 p.m. to let me know that he was in the ambulance headed to the hospital with chest pains and gas. I made the drive in 45 minutes, thank you Google maps, and I am sitting in the emergency room cubicle listening to his…

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Added by Phyllis on July 28, 2017 at 9:26pm — 15 Comments

Chrysalis Update - Thursday

Sunday morning found Fred disguised as a green blob hanging from the top of the cage. This evening, he has firmed up his shape and assumed the gold dots. I have always loved those dots. Next weekend I am going to work on moving him from the corner.…

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Added by Phyllis on July 17, 2017 at 5:00pm — 13 Comments

80 Years

My Dad turned 80 years old today. I have to say that he's gotten easier to get along with as he's aged, for which I am grateful. I told him today that I have enjoyed these last few years, hanging out with him and getting better acquainted. I told him no mushy stuff, and he said he didn't intend any but that he had enjoyed the time, too. So he knows.…

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Added by Phyllis on July 15, 2017 at 4:20pm — 10 Comments

Making Way for New Dreams

There is a saying that time heals all wounds. When you've been depressed for a long time you tend to disbelieve pat little statements such as this because it doesn't seem to be a truism for you. And then one day you think about something that used to break your heart, and you realize that it no longer hurts. It took me by surprise when that happened this week, and I realized that it's part of the reason for…

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Added by Phyllis on July 13, 2017 at 5:52pm — 5 Comments

Porch Swing Art

I painted the arms of my swing today, if I remember right the straight side goes towards the swing. I used a stencil and acrylic paint. Next is the sealant, then the assembly. If I move I am taking it with me.…

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Added by Phyllis on July 8, 2017 at 5:47pm — 8 Comments

A Sophisticated Method

As I begin this I try to find a short way of saying that I meet with my counselor every two weeks, so I look for the definition of biweekly. Whomever came up with that as a useful word must have been working on a dare to see who would fall for it. The definition for biweekly is every two weeks, or twice weekly. How are we supposed to be precise in our word usage when using this word leaves it necessary to…

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Added by Phyllis on July 7, 2017 at 6:26pm — 17 Comments

A Repost from 2013 - How Do I Explain It

The comments are a bit messed up because it was saved as an .xps file, converted to PDF, and then copied into this window. Yeah, we're lucky to have anything. :)

(Too many characters. I'm saving what I can...)

APRIL 21, 2013 7:41PM How Do I Explain It?



I have been looking at the…

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Added by Phyllis on July 6, 2017 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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