Thursday, March 5, 2015


I started my day with my stomach refusing to let me swallow.  AWESOME not.  I knew the fish oil capsule would dissolve so no panic just annoyance.  Then one of the teachers I work with was sick, so we doubled up classes since no sub was available.  Crazy day followed by a challenging evening.  I am super tired but can't go to sleep.  Highs and lows all in a day.  Interacting with many people is so exhausting.  Now,
I am sitting here thinking that what I did today,  I wouldn't have been able to do before counseling.  Today was a benchmark day where I can look back and say, "I made so many improvements in my life."  What in your life improved?

Bees understand a day like mine. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Posters and Memes

When I was a teenager, I collected posters.  I had them all over my room.

“Life is a Journey, Not a destination.”

You can mourn because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” ~Lincoln

Plus many more.

Now, I collect Memes.  They litter my desktop because my Mac can take a picture of them.  I love it.

Today’s thought: contributed by Warrior’s Landing‘s photo

A dream written down with a date is a goal.

A goal broken down into steps is a plan.

A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.

First step….learn to dream again.   Tough to do but not impossible.  Remember, I’m possible.

Wrote this on my other blog and felt like it fit here too.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Brain Engaged

I know I am feeling better when my brain starts working again.  I remember that there was a time in my life that every day was a sick day.  I couldn't do anything more than 20 minutes at a time.  The changes that over 25 years of work make is fantastic.  My counseling session was today and it went very well.  I have several new ideas to try for improving my life.  Actually they are things I have done before in another context.  It is interesting that I don't always apply what I learn in one are to a different area of functioning.  What I learned at school, I don't always use the same ideas at home.  This time it was the techniques for surviving Thanksgiving, how can a reapply them to other stressful events not related to holidays.  I think that was the hardest thing about functioning as a multiple I had to learn the same thing multiple times.  Now, my counselor reminded me how I used a grounding technique then, suggested that I use a similar technique for this problem.  It felt really good to talk things over and feel like I am making progress.  I meet with her once a month and that seems to be working for me at this stage.  I spent almost 10 years in weekly sessions.  Doing a monthly session is helping me to have someone I can check into see if I am straying too far one way or another.  I also get a fresh perspective.  I believe this is one of the vital things in counseling, get a different perspective on a problem.  I love Einsteins quote:

“Problems cannot be solved with the same mind set that created them.”

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Time relentlessly marches on. 

Don't quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can't see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It's the one that makes the sweetest sound.

I don't take success and failure seriously. The only thing I do seriously is march forward. If I fall, I get up and march again.

This, then, is the test we must set for ourselves; not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.

Happy March.....

Friday, February 27, 2015


My sister has a good news Friday on her blog.  Today I had good news.  My mammogram confirms another year cancer free.  I am up to 13 years without cancer.  Big sigh of relief for me.  I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

If you have Facebook check out the amazing photographs of Michael Provost.  Seeing his pictures in the morning starts my day on a beautiful note. 
Michael Provost hopefully this will take you to his page.