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Happy New Moon in Pisces

Pisces is the 12th house of the zodiac, the house of the subconscious and hidden things, of service or suffering. There's a whole parade of planets going through it right now including the new moon. I still haven't studied up enough to give you a good overview of "this is what the new moon will do for you," but I can tell you what it has done for me.

I woke up early this morning, around 3:00, and couldn't get back to…


Added by Phyllis on March 17, 2018 at 2:54pm — 2 Comments

A Sunset Soliloquy

As I was collecting the trash tonight I noticed some marks in the grass in the backyard so I went out to investigate, keeping in mind last year's vole situation. It has been a lot this weekend, I'm feeling a bit at the end of my tether with trying to do up the resume' and beginning to straighten up my shelves, so I took a bit of grounding advice and sat on my old garden bench for a few minutes. This is what I saw.…


Added by Phyllis on February 18, 2018 at 5:00pm — 11 Comments

Who am I- an exercise

(I'm doing this so I can get a clear vision of where to aim the resume'; I'm going to tell my boss, if he asks, that I'm doing it as an exercise for counseling. :) )

While riffling through my email for my 10 year old resume' I found an old email from Pink Magazine, which is a defunct publication aimed at women in business, and this email had a link to a resume' website. Apparently, step one in writing a resume', according to…


Added by Phyllis on February 13, 2018 at 2:06pm — 9 Comments

Swimming Through Depression

I have been so down this weekend, not suicidal but totally hopeless. I read a post yesterday on symptoms of fibromyalgia that people find embarrassing and found out that a lot of things that have been bugging me are attributable to that disorder. Does this mean that I am stuck…


Added by Phyllis on February 11, 2018 at 3:29pm — 29 Comments

Progress, and an eclipse

We've been having some wonderful Spring in Winter weather for the past week or so, today was another day in the 50s so I took the kittens outside and raked up the pine cones in the back yard. It was so messy, after being so tidy when I had wrapped up the fall cleaning, and I…


Added by Phyllis on January 28, 2018 at 3:49pm — No Comments


The losing has begun

Just water so far

The edema is gone

I ate a Chinese buffet today

One plate

My normal serving

And I was stuffed

A lot of…


Added by Phyllis on January 21, 2018 at 6:01pm — 2 Comments

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…


Added by Phyllis on January 14, 2018 at 1:29pm — 7 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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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.…


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…


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. …


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. …


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…


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


World Turning

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Happy New Moon in Pisces

Posted by Phyllis on March 17, 2018 at 2:54pm 2 Comments

Happy St. Patrick's Day

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