These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I have either a cold in my nose or allergies. I can't tell which, but I'm certainly snotty, sneezy, tingly and stuffy. It hasn't taken me to bed, although I slept (intermittently) for nine hours last night. I haven't felt too bad today, but I also have not felt like doing diddly-squat. I was bothered a little this morning, but not really bad, and as the day has worn on, I've gotten worse. It finally dawned on me about 45 minutes ago that, duh, I think I'm sick! I started some medication, and with any hope I'll at least sleep tonight. We'll see what happens.

Ali, on the other hand, seems to be having a really good day. He came bouncing out here like a puppy a few minutes ago. The other dogs, who were all dozing at the time, looked at him with their heads high, then turned and looked at me as if to ask, "Hey Mom! Is that our big buddy?" He has been more active in general today than he has been recently, and it is nice to see him feeling more energetic. It will probably be just this one day, but it is still good to see him like this.

Our weather is going to turn colder tomorrow. Today's temps have been in the low 70s and tomorrow will be in the low 50s. Brrrr. It will slowly warm up over the following few days to the mid 60s, but the next couple days will be a shock. I'm wondering if I should get out my sweaters and run them through the washer just in case. I 'spose it is about time, regardless, because the temps are cooling off in general. Normally, I would be happy with the lower temp, but feeling as I do, I'd rather have something around 70 to keep me feeling more comfortable. Guess I don't get my druthers, do I?

I had planned to walk with the dogs today, but I haven't felt like it. In fact, until just a while ago, I forgot about it, and then when I remembered, I realized that it was probably because I wasn't thinking clearly all day long. They haven't missed any exercise, however. They have been running in and out both front and back all day long with periodic naps on the couch beside me.

I also had tentatively planned to drive to Lowe's in Alamogordo today to buy some supplies for a couple projects, and since I didn't I will need to do it before the weekend. One day at a time, one day at a time. Now I'm a day behind on my plans, though, and Thursday is tied up, so I guess shampooing the carpet will be Friday, not tomorrow, or even next week. sheesh.

And with all that said, my brain is not working really well, and I haven't thought of anything to blog about today. Let's hope tomorrow is a better day for thinking!


  1. Ugh. I'm sorry you are sick. I have been quite sick for a week now with the past three days being the worst. I am sooo ready to feel better.

    I hope you are better soon.

  2. I hope you feel better! I have the same sinus junk going on, I hate it. We are actually suppose to get snow tonight.

    I tried to e-mail you but it was returned. My e-mail is Can you try to e-mail me and see if it goes through?

    Thank you in advance for your insights.

  3. I have trouble thinking too with a stuffed up head. There are colds going around at my work but for some reason the germs have been staying away from me. Speaking of cold, we've had frost here the past few nights. Didn't even hit 50 degrees here today.

  4. Oh no. I am sorry you are feeling sick. No fun at all.

    Sweaters are fun .. .I got to wear one today and it was great. Amazing how when it gets really cold, the getting dressed in the AM goes so much faster . . .

    I am jealous of snow that Cheryl might be getting . . I can't wait to see the kids in the snow-if we get more than an inch this year.

  5. I am sorry that you are not feeling well. I have felt the same way all day. There must be something going around. Take it easy.

  6. Casey, sorry to hear you are under the weather, too. It sounds like you're much sicker than I am. Speedy recovery.

    Daisy, thank you!

    Cheryl, yeah, stuff that clogs the head is just miserable, isn't it?

    Snow! woohoo!!

    I did email you back. I'm not sure what happened, but it is on the way to you now.

    Dave, don't breathe while you're at work! I know, thinking becomes a real challenge with a head gunk. gah. Methinks the winter is upon us!

    Beans, thank you.

    I was just saying that I need some new sweaters. Mine are all old, some of them I've been wearing for 20 years! But yes, I like wearing sweaters, too. They're cuddly!

    Yes, snow sounds good. I need to have my tires checked. They are close to needing replaced. I don't look forward to that expense, but I want to be safe. All the old weather detecting methods say we are going to have a lot of snow this winter. I'm ready for it!

    Caroline, thank you. I am taking it easy because I have no wherewithall to fight it! I actually feel better this evening, but I'm SO ready to sleep. You take care, too, my friend. :)

  7. I hate being sick and not feeling well, hope you're back on your game soon!


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