Posted in Book Review,, Thoughts, Writing

Book Review and Feelings

Have you ever read an erotic portion in a book that made your body react in a way that surprised you?

I am a grown woman and I expect my body’s reaction to soft porn, but this was Not a soft porn book. It is a chapter of a book when two lovers reunite after years of separation.

The book is titled ‘Endless Love’ and it’s a novel by Scott Spencer..copywrite 1979. The book is about a teenager obsessed and when he is banned from seeing his girlfriend for 30 days, he sets fire to her house…not necessarily in retaliation; but, he wanted to save her from the fire and be a hero to the family. There is so much more to this book..placed in a time of sexual awareness and drugs, as well as, family openness.

It resonates with me because I have been in both positions in past relationships. I have been the obsessive one who begged and pleaded for my lover not to leave me and I have also been the one obsessed over to the point of being stalked and having to get away where they couldn’t locate me.

Back to the book: I can’t say whether I do or do not recommend this book, as, it would depend on how much you can take…without crossing the Porn line.

Posted in Animals,, Considering, Faith, Health, Las Vegas, Me

Stinky Pillow, Plus…

Yesterday, I bought a new pillow. I believe some of my headaches may be coming due to neck issues while sleeping. Walmart had a Memory Foam for less then $10.00. Couldn’t use it last night though, because of the chemical smell. I pray that goes away by tonight.

I’ve also discovered an App called Cureable. They have a Free Trial before charging $12. a month. I guess it takes Migraines and chronic pain issues and teaches you a bit about hows and whys of the brain and pain connection, as well as, exercises and meditation, etc..to monitor it. I am considering the Free Trial to see if it helps, at all. The App even said some medical insurance will cover it. We shall see.

J. gave me the name of the rescue group that took Zorro; and, while I hate to say this..I really think he was put to sleep. He is not listed on their website or Petfinder, even with another name. I checked all day, yesterday. I know I shouldn’t do that, but, I had mu suspicions and hoped he was safe. If he is gone, he is safe now. In his Father’s Arms across The Rainbow Bridge because I believe God takes his animals back.

It’s another gloomy day here in Vegas, and I need to study Daniel so I am able to lead, tomorrow.

Happy Friday, All

Posted in Me, Pandemic, Thoughts

Self Friends

Would you be friends with yourself? Have you ever tried to see yourself from anothers perspective?

I am realizing now how much different I was in the past. I was critical and judgemental of others. I was also a Fixer, wanting to fix relationships and lifestyles that people didn’t want fixed or weren’t my business.

I don’t have a lot of friends, although, that is also because of my health. My first husband even left because I was “sick to much.”

I believe I have changed a lot, especially during this Pandemic. I have been getting closer to God and learning how he wants me to live. So to answer my own question, I would be friends with me. At least enough to check in and make sure I was okay, from time to time.

What about you? Would you be friends with yourself?

Posted in Animals,, Life, Pandemic

Dog Stress & Migraines

I am an animal person! I can’t help it. I like animals better then people, so, when animals are uncared for, abused and/

or abandoned; it bothers me.

J. called, this morning, about taking Zorro..her dog…to the shelter. She claimed she had been told she didn’t need an appointment. Turns out, she does need an appointment and they are booked for the next two weeks. So, that trip did nothing but stress out me, Zorro and J. as well. To be honest, J. lies and makes things up. C. and I don’t believe anyone told her she didn’t need an appointment. What with COVID, appointments are needed for everything, now.

Anyway, the girl at the shelter gave J. a list of places to call; and I was just informed by C. that someone is coming to pick up the dog..like they did the cats. So, that’s good news, and will be one less stressor.

Only a few more weeks, until J. is gone to Idaho…which will be a relief for both C. and myself. In the meantime, prayers for patience, please.

Posted in Life, Me, Words

It’s Complimentary

Every week, my friend at ConfusingMiddle gives us a prompt of sorts, and this week is Compliment. Technically, it was last weeks since the new prompt is tomorrow. But, I digress.

The other day, while grocery shopping, a gentlemen said, “I like your hair!”…I don’t because the color is coming out but am waiting til it’s warmer to update it because you have to use cold water to rinse it if you want the color to stay. Yes, I am aware that was a run-on sentence. Take a breath and deal with it…. During the same shopping trip, another gentlemen said, “That outfit looks really nice.” I was wearing black leggings with a silver stripe down one leg and a black shirt with a cat in the middle. Anyway, those Compliments from unknown people really made me smile.

I prefer compliments that are legit and not forced, and I am not afraid of giving them, either.

Posted in Faith, Focus, Food, Las Vegas, Me

Rain And Pain

Our predicted rain is right on schedule, but, not really a storm, yet…at least,not where I live.

Woke up with a Migraine that refuses to go away and is more then intense! I usually only need 50 mg (or whatever) of Imatrex, but today, it is taking 100..or an entire pill. It’s okay, though…it just means lots of sleep and is still better then a hospital visit.

Don’t know if I mentioned, but, we finished studying. ‘Boundaries’ in my Bible Study and are moving on to Daniel; which, I am going to lead. I am excited as, this really gives me teaching practice, for when I get ready to lead my own study via Zoom, as well as, keeping me confident for when I return to teaching at church.

Posted in Creativity, Faith, Humor, Me, Weather

Gloomy Most Of Day & Humor

Las Vegas is starting to feel colder temps and we had some rain and wind, last night. My day started off sinusy and..since I wasn’t planning on going out, I pretty much stayed in my pajamas again.

We finished our study of the book ; ‘Boundaries’ which I got to lead. In truth, Boundaries are never quite finished once you learn them. Anyway, our next book will be back to the Bible. We will be studying the book of ‘Daniel’ and I will lead that study, also..in order to give Lar a break.

I am considering volunteering for a Hot Line position for church or for a crisis. I love talking to people, but, I have discovered it’s easier for strangers to call me. To bad I can’t find a paying, work from home job like that

A question for you Humor bloggers out there: Does your Humor come naturally when writing your posts, or is it forced? I have tried writing, humorously; but a lot of times it comes off as sarcasm, puns, and wondering if I try to hard.

Tomorrow is my day of rest from Blogging, so I wish you all a good one!

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Posted in Animals,, Life, Me, Words

GoodWill And Good Will

No, I don’t know anyone named Will (or William) so I don’t know if he’s good. Actually, I had a boss named William who went by Bill and he was one of the best bosses I ever had, but he is deceased now.. Anyway:…

I went to the Goodwill today and donated the bags from J’s sale as well as, one of my own. Then, I bought some books. It’s much better and cheaper to buy books from The Dollar Tree or 99 Cents Store. $1.99 for a paper back is a bit ridiculous.

Then, I visited J. and dropped off an empty box, as well as, looked up the number for The Humane Society aka Animal Shelter so she can surrender her dog. I think they do have some older dogs with medical issues waiting for adoption, but, most were found as strays so..realistically, I don’t hold much hope. It’s a sad situation. Here’s the dog:

Zorro

So, I guess to summarize today, I went to the Goodwill, and then did Good Will.

Posted in Health, Las Vegas, Life, Me, Weekend

Bag Tree & Exercise

Strange things grow here in Las Vegas. A good example is; my Bag Tree

Look closely and you should see two hanging, plastic bags. One, at the upper mid left and the other on the lower right of the tree. Yes, I know the wind caused it, but I have to keep my sense of humor.

Also, I have a great home exercise routine you can do! Believe me, your muscles will feel it.

Pick up a piece of furniture or a heavy box and keep carrying it around and moving it from place to place. You can also vary the pieces and boxes..but be sure to do this for at least half hour at a time. If you really want to make it realistic, twist your foot or have a minor trip or fall, so your muscles feel that, as well.

Seriously, I am still sore from the weekend.

Posted in Las Vegas, Life, Me, Mobile Home Park

Found It

To continue from yesterday, I found my Driver’s License. By not stressing and asking God for help, it wasn’t difficult. It was in a pocket of a pair of sweats in my dirty clothes pile.

While, that was easy to find, it doesn’t help that Susy enjoys knocking everything over so I have to look under and around things for anything misplaced. Don’t let her adorable looks fool you.

Went for a walk to visit Bean who lives about 15? houses down. Today is her 50th Birthday, so I was glad we got together for a few.