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    Uh-oh…OOPS! I Did It Again

    Dear Lunatics, You may be saying to yourselves “I can’t quite put my finger on it but there’s something different about Chez Lunatic today.” Well, you’d be correct. There is something different. I got a new haircut. No, I didn’t. Really. But I did change the theme because I accidentally somehow deleted my old theme when it was updating. I swear, all I did was click on the update button and it did the rest. Since I couldn’t get the stylesheet to come back up I decided it was time for a new (ish) look. *pay no attention to the man-ahem, woman-behind the curtain* I like it. It pops, and…

  • 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion,  Compassion,  Love,  poem,  poetry

    Choose Love

    The color of skin does not matter. Gender does not matter. Sexuality does not matter. Religion, politics, whatever flavor of ice cream one likes…does not matter. There is always someone who is going to say you are wrong because you are not like me. How sad that is. I’ve thought about things for the last 24 hours. I’ve thought that maybe if we had more control over the media and forced them to report only those things that are true-no embellishments for publicity or to control certain perspectives-then we might have more tolerance for things. But, no. We would still be dealing with ignorance and gullibility and fear, and those…

  • #BeReal,  Encouragement,  Life

    Some Advice For The New Year

      No, I haven’t disappeared or fallen into a black hole. I’m still here. Just taking a much needed break. I’ve had a lot of personal things going on in my life this month and I’ve needed to back away from things and take a breath or two. I’m hoping the new year will bring a little bit of calm that December decided I didn’t need. One of the things that happened, recently, was an unexpected negative thing that could have been so much worse but wasn’t. My only current vehicle is my SUV.  My Prius’s hybrid battery died in November and, as it’s out of warranty, it’s going to…

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    You Never Know What Voice Is Going To Speak To You

    I’m sitting here in my kitchen having my second cup of tea and being fairly lazy. Most of the housework is done but there are so many things I could/should be doing and I’m debating whether or not to continue being lazy and just taking it easy today. The sun is shining and it’s 93 degrees at noon here in the mid-cities area of Dallas/Fort Worth. Really, if you look at it mathmatically, I have less days to be lazy at my age so I should accept the arduous responsibility of enjoying these last summer days of what could actually be the last days of my life, right? Hmmm….housework, writing,…

  • change,  Encouragement,  Journal,  Life,  Motivation,  Parenting,  Random,  Running,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Wish You Were Here

    Two days until this! I’m so excited! I may not be able to run the whole thing but I’m going to give it my best. I have been sore for months now. I have been so tired and dropping exhausted into bed every night. I hurt both knees and thought it was going to stop me. But it didn’t. I healed, and I am healthier now than I was four months ago. As of todayI have lost a total of 40 pounds from where I was one year ago this same time. I have gone through a couple of very hard losses: a best friend and my dad. I have…

  • change,  Encouragement,  Journal,  Life,  Motivation,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    These Happy Days

    Back when Sean, who is 17 and a junior in high school this year, was younger and we were still getting used to his visitation schedule with his dad, I began to hate the 1st and 3rd weekends of every month. Every time he went to his dad’s I always felt I was missing a piece of my heart until he came home. I was the Momma bird and I needed to have all my little baby birds at home in the nest and under my wing. I worried the whole weekend about whether or not Sean was being fed properly, was he having any fun (and sometimes I hoped…

  • change,  Encouragement,  Journal,  Life,  Motivation,  Uncategorized

    I Am a Priority

    “If you spend too long holding on to the one who treats you like an option, you will miss finding someone who will treat you like a priority.” Anon. I wanted to have this posted before now but the cold-that-wasn’t has become the cold-that’s-trying to-kick-my-butt as of yesterday. After a miserable night and day I’ve finally succumbed and took some Sudafed. It was either that or Nyquil, although I really hate having to take either of those but they do have their advantages. The problem is Sudafed keeps me awake and makes me feel like the walking dead while Nyquil makes me drowsy, makes my head feel heavy, and also…

  • change,  Journal,  Life

    Change is Scary; Do You Have the Courage to Face It?

    At any given moment you have the power to say: “This is not how the story is going to end.” Anon.  “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” Steve Jobs  I chose two quotes today because I love both of them and, today in particular, they seem to be yelling at me very loudly. I’ve recently been through a major change in my life, which I mentioned in my last post. I lost my father before Thanksgiving to pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed in August and it was slow and painful. I couldn’t be there to care for…