December Round Up As mentioned in my previous round-up, there are a number of things I aim to be doing (intentions, rather than goals. I picked this distinction up from some folks in one of the planner groups where I lurk, and I rather inherent permission the distinction seems to grant me) (a mind trick? … Continue reading Looking Back, Looking Ahead
We’re closing in on the last days of November (holy crap) and, as the end of the year draws ever closer, I’m finding myself thinking about how I want to go forward. I’ve come to realizations on a number of fronts: I miss finding joy in what I’m writing and how I approach writing. Treating … Continue reading November Round Up, Thoughts, Plans, Etc.
I light the candle: a three-wicked affair that smells of apple pie (but without the gluten). Its flames are steady-ish, and the scent throw is heavenly. I don’t feel guilty about this simple pleasure, though the candle is from Walmart and I live in home that at times produced eco-conscious candles, scented with essential oils, … Continue reading Restless in spirit, or: when a drag becomes a fall becomes a head-long dive
Molly has been stung again. Twice this time. That's three times in a two week span. She had a visit with our back-up vet, who was super nice, because three times is two weeks. We've marked the spot in our minds, are one thousand percent sure there's a yellow jacket burrow that she keeps stepping … Continue reading Updates, with bullet points!
I feel like every time I make some One Decision on How to Proceed with anything in my life -- spiritual shit, writing shit, anything else shit -- I then freeze up, studder to a halt, and have to break through my own getting in my way in order to actually proceed. And, damn it … Continue reading The process, thoughts, decisions, angst.
In September, Beth and I once again attempted to switch our diet to a vegetarian based diet. Once again, we failed at the conversion. This time it lasted two weeks. By the end of the second week, when I caved and brought meat back into my diet, I swore -- again -- that I wouldn’t … Continue reading Struggles with Vegetarianism
I'm going to blog again. It's been a good six months, maybe more, and the time away has been invaluable. I'll delve into that, maybe. Maybe I won't. I don't know. Recently -- as in a day ago -- it got into my craw that I wanted to start blogging again. I miss articulating my … Continue reading Okay, look.
Yeah, yeah, I know. I've done this before, and I went back on it. In the interest of full disclosure (hahahaha), I made that decision while in a really rough patch, it was more reaction than action, and, I wasn't ready. I'm ready now. I've been blogging about my spiritual practices, explorations, and (mis)adventures, in … Continue reading Retiring “Strip me Back to the Bone” blog
Or: The month wherein I remember to stop and smell the *&^%ing lilacs. Because, they’re blooming, and they’re my favorite flower of all time. There are three bushes in the neighborhood that I watch, that bloom at different times thanks to differences in sun exposure. The early blooming one is already full; the latest blooming … Continue reading April Check In (now edited to fix spacing issues, holy crap!)