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Life is a Contact Sport
22 April 2018 @ 05:11 pm
"I like this room. It seems to bless,
With warm and gentle graciousness,
The life within. It lets me be
Myself. It sets my spirit free.

Some rooms I know are hard as stone,
And seem to cry, "Alone ! Alone !"
While others, rich as velvet is,
Seem full of restless presences.

But here these things my heart enfold:
Good books long-loved,—kind chairs and old,—
Warm sunshine where we need it most,—
Gay flowers in a friendly host.

And is it then so small a thing
To build a room where life shall sing
And love through years of quiet bliss?
Some day I'll have a room like this."
 
 
Life is a Contact Sport
01 March 2018 @ 11:12 pm
There are three kinds of people: those who learn by reading, a few who learn from observation, and the rest who have to test the electric fence for themselves.
 
 
Life is a Contact Sport
24 December 2017 @ 10:01 pm
https://www.noradsanta.org

It's that time of year!
 
 
Life is a Contact Sport
19 March 2017 @ 02:27 pm
“All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”


― Blaise Pascal, Pensées
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Life is a Contact Sport
14 December 2016 @ 01:57 pm
"If you want the very truth,
I'll lay it down before you:
everybody's got a story.
If you want the very truth
it's here before your eyes:
Every witch was someone's princess
in some other once upon a time."

SJ Tucker, Not the Villain
 
 
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
 
 
 
Life is a Contact Sport
01 May 2016 @ 11:54 am
Merry Beltane to all who celebrate!
 
 
Life is a Contact Sport
21 March 2016 @ 04:15 pm
Our silly spaniel has strained her back somehow, either from jumping or from slipping on ice. We're trying to keep her on one level and away from stairs, but preventing her from leaping onto the couch/rocking chair/bed is another matter altogether.

Cut for cuteness and photosCollapse )
It is my couch, and I am pretty.



Flat spaniel.
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Life is a Contact Sport
15 March 2016 @ 04:34 pm
I spent the weekend downloading all my CDs to my laptop. Total as of this morning was 787 songs. I hadn't realized I had that many CDs that weren't on it already. I found some stuff I hadn't listened to in years, which was really good. I like The Wreckers, but I'd forgotten that I had their album. Nice country/folk duo which has since disbanded. Also some Glenn Miller stuff and a set of ten jazz singers albums, like The Andrews Sisters and Lena Horne. And I found a bellydance CD from my first teacher with songs that she liked. I'd totally forgotten about this, and I'm really glad to find it again.
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Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: unnamed Arabic pop song that I used to bellydance to
 
 
Life is a Contact Sport
12 November 2015 @ 01:17 pm
I went to see my internist last month. Everything is fine, though he wants me to start tapering off one of my prescription meds. I dutifully start doing so, adjusting as necessary. I call in for a refill. He's apparently decided I can't have that med any more. At all. Along with my migraine meds, which is just ducky as I'm in mid-migraine. So much for the Hippocratic Oath. He never mentioned a problem with the migraine meds when I saw him three weeks ago. I now have to go in to see him again, spending more money, because he's high-handedly decided I can't have meds I've been taking for twenty plus years because- I don't know why, since he hasn't explained!

I'm getting a new doctor. This isn't the first problem I've had with him, but I'm damned if it's not going to be the last.
 
 
Life is a Contact Sport
05 October 2015 @ 12:26 am
We got our power back on Thursday night while shopping for dinner. We came home and voila, light! Everyone was relieved, including the dogs. However, I did notice that we all scattered to our electronics, where before we'd talked at mealtimes (not much else we could do.)

After shoveling heavy wet snow for an hour on Wednesday, I was still sore on Friday, so my gym workout turned into 45 minutes of walking with me doing pushups and hanging leg raises every other lap. It's not my preferred workout, but it was effective and I started feeling better.

I had to pick up a prescription, go to the library and do laundry after work, so I decided that I'd eat dinner out at a little diner near the laundromat (we normally do it at home, however, the bad weather meant that laundry had piled up and dad was worried we'd overdraw the well.) I had sourdough pancakes and reindeer sausage with blueberry pie a la mode. I don't eat like that often, but I really needed those pancakes. And the sausage. I don't eat pork, so it's usually turkey sausage at home. Reindeer sausage is a rare treat.

Saturday I went to run errands, but did not have time to go to the bookstore. Bah. We went to see Neil Simon's play Fool, which was hilarious and fun and silly. I ran into the father of someone I used to babysit- she's now a science teacher. I'm old!

Today I took a morning walk, did laundry since the well is ok, went to my office for a couple of hours and then took a sauna at the gym. I enjoyed the sauna, but not the migraine I currently have. It triggered before the sauna, so I should probably have skipped it. I'm all doped up on meds now and will hopefully get off my computer and go to bed soon.