Sunday, January 31, 2010

Haiku Bones-Uncanny

This week's prompt from Haiku Bones was "uncanny"
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Familiar stranger
We've never spoken before
We know-uncanny
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Friday, January 29, 2010

Six Word Saturday (bad language alert)

Feel like a bag of assholes.
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This makes me incredibly happy to have found these words (stolen from a friend) because is sums up my state of being in six words!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

If I post pictures from the ER on facebook I"m probably not dying...

I posted some pictures from the ER on facebook Monday cause I was bored.  I was being held for observation having taken an unfortunate tumble from my rather tall horse.  I was saved by my trusty ass, but it knocked the wind out of me, I didn't remember falling, so off to the ER I go, high ho high ho.

On the way the attendent thought I might be babbling cause I said "Oh shit, my moon is in the car!" but I was able to explain that moon was a border collie and he was supposed to be in the car.  I didn't want to talk about it any more when he said "why would you take your dog to the stable?

Now here is the interesting part-they took me to "Presbyterian" which I thought strange since I thought it had closed but what do I know?  I've been hit on the head.

When  got there, all the tags said OU health sciences center.  So I asked-"Are you sure this is Presbyterian?  "yes ma'am"....OK then that's where I shall tell people I am.  Called Mom.  Called Bill to tell Mom and Dad NOT to come up there-I was either broke and in for a day or two or would walk out shortly.  Called the vet to check on Prissy, who had her own ED visit that morning-sigh-story of my life.

Over the next few hours we worked out that Presbyterian had closed, but purchased and operated OU health sciences center and they didn't know what they were going to do with signage.  We got a back up plan for getting the dogs out of the car, but I was able to take a cab back, drive home and the dogs behaved like champs-good dogs Moon and Molly.

Prissy is doing better, but what we thought was wrong with her wasn't-so her annual trips to the ED are still cause unknown and will likely continue to occur until she doesn't come home one day.

Tuesday I was able to go out and stock up for today's ice storm-my ankle is saying it's not going to be that bad, but I have many drugs on board cause on Wednesday I woke up with the flu.  Yeah, I've had both seasonal and swine shots, but Daddy managed to get something in the hospital last week (causing ED visit on Saturday) so I just chalk it up to being around sick people.

I would not wish a high fever/muscle aches coughing on top of an horribly sore hip and leg from horse falling on anyone.  Yesterday I was a sweaty pile of misery.  Today I'm just a sore pile of semi misery-but really would like the power to stay on.  If it doesn't I have a plan for both houses, so we're good, but shit fire, enough already.

BTW-my horse was not at fault-he did what I told him to do, long story, and I didn't stay on so the drama was all me.  As soon as I kissed dirt, he stopped and looked around like-Uh, that's not where you are supposed to be.  I love that horse!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

All about ME ME ME

It's been an updown month-and the ups and the downs are pretty close together sometimes.

I'm working on a hoarding/decluttering issue to get more organized, and it's one of those things you have to  work through and experience-not necessarily write about in the moment.  In the midst of this has come a couple of medical emergencies on my father's part, which then requires a little more family time because it shakes Mom up too.  The good news is I am able to help out without ending up in the fetal position myself.  As near as I can tell, that is because I'm not willing to own anyone else's stress-it interferes with me getting to my own issues.

The dogs are doing great-Solo has his big boy voice now-however his "boys" haven't made an appearance yet.  I honestly don't know when that is supposed to happen, I think it's a range thing.  I'm in no hurry, he's already large for his breed, so early neutering won't be an option. .....BIG DRAMATIC SIGH......An intact dog creates all kinds of mayhem for the pack, but I'm going to deal with it.  I knew when I bought him things like joints and growth plates were going to take a little extra care-and he's so worth it!

Oliver managed to get caught in a toy again, resulting in a squawk and a daring rescue.  He's had two baths and several papadums today-so he's over it.

All right, so this was very little about me (Deb).  I'm going to Texas in March for a week of friends/fun and then a weekend in Boston in April for a weekend of the same.

I'm working on good nutrition and my brain appears to be working better and sometimes I hit that magical state of "flow" where time stops and work is smooth-I love that and have missed it over the past year.

None of this makes very good blog fodder-BAH.

Haiku Bones-Peace

For more haiku fun-look here.

Peace-absence of war
Contentment means peace and more
Fill me to the brim.

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A rhyme, really?  Dr. Seuss has invaded my brain.  Peace to you all.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Six Word Saturday

Pacemaker Tuesday.
Emergency Saturday.
I'm tired.

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Everybody is fine at the moment-I'm just tired and that's ok too.  I should be.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Haiku Bones-Incandescent

I cannot lie-I had to look up the prompt this week because I really didn't know what it meant.
Wiki says and Dictionary.com says.

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Love flows outward bound
Radiant energy bright
Incandescently
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Lucid tangible
Incandescent heartbeat throb
Earth moves toward Spring
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Incandescent dust
Star dust, moon dust, cosmic light
We are all these things
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More Haiku and Haiku Bones.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Six word saturday

Invisible again.
Still?
Visible soon.
Maybe?


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Six words isn't much to use.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fashion Sucks



I scribbled this after discussing the pitfalls of low rise jeans.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Haiku Bones-Trembling

This week's prompt for Haiku Bones was:  trembling.

Green rises trembling
From beneath silent snow tomb
Winter is vanquished

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Good News/Bad News

Good News: Oliver said his first words with me standing right there beside him

Bad News: He said "come here Molly" as he was biting into a chicken leg.

Hopefully he was just saying random stuff and not foretelling a dire future for Molly.

Six Word Saturday

life unfolds-does not take direction.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Juggling A Lot of Balls

That's what it feels like right now, and I don't want to let any of those balls fall, and I'm grateful for my balls, I really am.  Nothing is really out of the ordinary-it's the same old same old-space/time/money/ energy do not permit me to do everything I want to do.  Maybe I want too much.

Luna Kitty has an URI which is common from shelter cats.  Being capture or surrendered, tested, injected/spayed/ put in a nice room but a strange room, then adopted and coming to live in my strange house....all within a couple of weeks.  I've got her on probiotics, antibiotics, eye drops and she's pretty stoic with it all.  Ok, she screams a bit, but doesn't bite or scratch-good girlie.

Daddy is working his way into a pacemaker-I wish they'd hurry because I think he will feel better when he gets one.  I hope he does.

Oliver the Parrot has declared a truce with Molly and no longer taunts her.  This makes my life and Molly's easier.  He does divebomb the cat-but they are mostly at peace with each other-two fierce predators who recognize the power in each.  No, I wouldn't leave them alone ever-but they can share the same bed with me on it.  What can I say-Oliver is the Cat Whisperer.

I'm trying to juggle work plans/travel plans and money plans.  Two lovely ladies I've known for a couple of years now are getting married in Boston-and I really want to go.  But, I'm going to Texas in March for a week-and I need that.  California in May-and my folks need that.  Bah, it will all work out.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Irony is not lost to me

Today would have been a good day for KMAT-starting last night when I got home from agility/hiking in the frozen tundra to find my heater croaked again.   I'm trying to reserve judgement before having them rip the damn thing out-after all-I have back up measures in place.  But they only work when I'm home.

But I don't feel like doing a whole generic post on life's annoyances or committing to a new annoyance next week.

I was going to be dramatic and say I wanted this blog to return to its roots but I'm not sure what they are.  It started when I bought a 1975 Serro Scotty travel trailer similar to the one I lived in when I first moved out.  I had PoiDogz up and running and I wanted a blog to just be me on-not topical.

For the past year or so I've been writing fairly regularly-though sometimes I post ahead-learning the skills and discipline it would take to maintain a commercial blog-and I've launched one, and a website.  I don't really want to talk about that here, except maybe to talk about how I feel while I'm working through it.

This is my place to come and cuss and try new things.  The commercial things are slick and safe and in 30 second sound bytes.  And I'm ok with that for the first time in a long time-because I'm good at it.  And since it's my own site I don't have to accept advertising from anyone I don't like.  But I do have to be more aware of what I say and how I say it-which is not always a bad thing.

I may be here more, I may be here less-just not sure how it's going to go.  But my friends, you will always be with me.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Cactus Monday-Three Birds two ways




This was from an art box exchange project on Blogland Lane.  I hope I haven't posted it here already....the first thing to go is the mind.

Haiku Bones-Electrifying





The space between us
Is not empty, it pulses
Electrifying

Static burst of fire
Leaps between our finger tips
Electrifying






For more haiku fun see here.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

Illustration Friday-Renewal

I may post another one later.  I'm a little slow this morning as many people are.  This is my ellie I posted earlier this week, no longer emerging from the snow, but emerging from all that has come before and blazing a new trail into the future.

The past is merely that-something that happened before.  Take from it what you need-much of it will help you as you push on.  Maybe your light will be a glorious flame, or a warm glow-but it is your light, and it is precious.  Share it with the world and be a part of the light and not the darkness.

Happy New Year!