15 Things About Me You May or May Not Know…. Do You Really Want To Know??

I am reluctant to write this post for fear off coming off as arrogant. It just feels odd to write a personal “about me” post. But, my therapist has told me time and time again to step out of my comfort zone! So here I am and here’s my list of 15 things you may or may not know about me.

  1. I despise people who claim to be Christian but are actually very hypocritical and self-righteous. They present themselves as good and honest but yet they say and do exactly the opposite of what Jesus would do. If you’re going to “talk the talk” then you’d better “walk the walk” is what I say, and very few actually practice what they preach.
  2. I am opinionated, but if I research something or someone helps me to see something I hadn’t seen before, I can and do sometimes change my mind. I tend to form opinions using common sense and logic, rather than political party, religious affiliation or anything else.
  3. I try to be honest and treat people with kindness even when they may not deserve it. I was raised to be respectful of other people, but sometimes when I’m disrespected I let ’em have it!
  4. I swear like a sailor. It relieves frustration. I do have class, though. I don’t just go around blurting out my favorite “F” word in public, on the internet, or if I have guests, although I have slipped a time or two especially when provoked.
  5. I have chronic pain and mobility issues. Many people don’t understand what people with chronic illnesses go through on a daily basis. Everything is a struggle; everything is exhausting. Research “The Spoon Theory” and you will find a very understandable explanation of what it’s like to live with chronic pain.
  6. I have two grown children, male and female, ages 27 and 30 respectively. I have 3 grandchildren, two boys, and one girl.
  7. I use to love to cook and I still would if it weren’t for my pain and mobility issues. I love Mexican food, Italian food and pretty much anything that is spicy!
  8. I live in the Bible Belt of SW Missouri and I don’t fit in. I have more Pagan views than anything else. Most people here are Christians.
  9. I try not to judge people. Everyone has a different journey; everyone has to make different choices in their lives. While I try really hard to NOT be judgmental, I can be at times and not over the things you might think. I don’t care about sexual orientation, religion, or color of skin. (A person’s character is more important to me.) What I will judge someone on is, if they leave a small child in a car (hot or otherwise) for 2 hours. Things like that tell me that a person is a worthless POS and doesn’t deserve children. HOW on EARTH can anyone forget their child is in the car?? I will damn right judge you if you don’t put your children first, all the time!
  10. I listen to hard rock, metal, classic rock, and Celtic music. I almost always have music playing. Music can change my mood from shitty to happy in an instant. Music brings back many memories; some memories I’d like to forget, but past experiences (good and bad) make me who I am. I may not like ME sometimes, but what else can I do but carry on?
  11. My favorite sounds in the world are babies (or small children) laughing, and cats purring!
  12. I am contemplating writing a cookbook, but I have so many recipes it’s rather overwhelming!
  13. I love Medieval History and castles, especially the castles of Scotland!
  14. I love to write although I don’t think I’m particularly good at it.
  15. I have 6 cats and would have more if it weren’t for my disability. It’s difficult the way it is taking care of the 6 I have.

So, I don’t know how any of this sounds to an outsider. I may sound like a complete a**hole. I don’t know. If you want to know more about me, then feel free to ask in the comments and I will do my best to answer!

Dry Spell

I’ve been searching my brain for days, trying to come up with something to write about. I guess it happens to everyone, but I wish it wouldn’t happen to me. I’m not even sure where this post will lead; I suppose we’ll find out together.

My pain level has been pretty high this past couple of days. I suppose that’s why I’m struggling with my writing. Chronic pain causes exhaustion, lack of concentration, and a total lack of desire to do anything, It takes everything in me to shake off that kind of depression. It’s difficult to do but when something you were looking forward to gets ripped right out from under you, it’s even harder. You wonder, “Why the fuck do I even try.”

Next week, I’m getting Gel One injections in my knees. I’m hoping this particular type will help more than the last, but I’m not getting my hopes up. I’m not too anxious about the shots since I went through this 6 months ago. I know what to expect now and I know it’s not painful; it’s mostly just pressure in the knees and a little uncomfortable.

I am looking forward to seeing my sister, my daughter and my grandson very soon! I wish I could cook like I use to. I would love to cook up a feast for them! The house could use a good deep cleaning….but I can’t do that either. The grandson is nearly 4 years old now. I haven’t seen him since he was less than 2 years old! I’m pretty sure that if my furbabies knew about this visit and could offer their two cents, they would say, “Noooooo! Don’t let them come!” I’m also sure they will make themselves scarce during the visit! They’re just not used to little people with loud voices!

Dad had a coughing fit tonight and just about scared the daylights out of me. He was eating tootsie rolls and I always warn him to be careful. Chewy candy, in general, produces too much saliva. Anyway, I thought I was going to have to do the Heimlich Maneuver, but he caught his breath and coughed it out. Thank goodness. That man scares the hell out of me sometimes. He will be 81 in February.

It’s nearly 1 a.m. as I type this. I should go to bed but I’m half-ass watching this LMN movie about a crazy guy stalking the neighbor woman whom he apparently knew in the past. She knows him from somewhere but can’t put her finger on it. It will all come out in the wash! These movies are so predictable and seriously if you’ve seen one it’s a safe bet that you’ll see another and another with the same plot with different actors!

Well, my eyes are getting heavy and I keep hitting the wrong keys. I must be tired. I hope my pain level is lower tomorrow because I have some errands to run. Dad and I usually have lunch out on Saturdays too. It would be nice to be able to enjoy some time away from home without too much pain….but, that’s my life. I do what I can, when I can.

 

 

 

Hairballs and Headbutts

If you’ve been following my blog, then you know I lost my 18.5-year-old cat, Fuzzy, in February. Don’t worry, this post isn’t about Fuzzy….

After Fuzzy crossed the rainbow bridge, I was suddenly left with only 5 cats. For 5 months I was 1 cat short of keeping my “Crazy Cat Lady” status! But in July on my birthday, a beautiful stray female cat found me. She came out of the woods covered with ticks and her fur matted. She actually looks like she might be part Maine Coon. After I got rid of the ticks I let her in the house. She immediately fit in with my other 5 cats. She seemed so familiar with the house, the other cats, our routine. She actually reminds me of Fuzzy. She doesn’t look like him at all, but she sounds like him, behaves like him, likes the same foods, and she cuddles like he did too. His grave is not too far from where I first saw her. Is it strange to think that somehow he led her to me?

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I knew this poor lost kitty belonged to someone because the vet said she had been spayed. Her ears were clean, no mites. She had some matted fur but she was pretty clean for a stray. I placed a few online ads to find her owners. I didn’t try too hard though. Is that bad?! No one has contacted me, no one has come looking. I’m keeping her. She’s a beautiful, well-behaved, loving cat. She gave me back my “Crazy Cat Lady” status! I just love her to pieces.

Now, as difficult as it is for me to take care of 6 cats, I know how boring my life would be without them all. I despise the litter boxes, but it’s a necessity. Feeding time is a chore as well because each cat has his or her own ‘quirk’ that I must deal with. Cleaning up the occasional hairball mess is just plain gross! But the cuddles, snuggles, and headbutts are the best and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

On that note, I would like to invite you to my new blog entitled “Hairballs and Headbutts – Shenanigans of Six Finicky Felines – A Photo Collection” which is just a simple photo collection of my crazy fur-family! Please check it out over at blogger.com and feel free to say hello!

 

 

 

Tim Conway’s Elephant Story

I don’t know about you, but I miss the old days when television was fun and entertaining. Nowadays, it’s just reality crap, sitcoms that make people look dumber than they can possibly be, and remakes. Of course, there are many doctor shows and murder mystery shows, and blah blah blah, same ol’ same ol’ boring BS.

I miss the TRUE art of comedy, which was prominently featured on shows like The Carol Burnett Show. TRUE comedy, TRUE improv and TRULY funny! Here’s just one clip of one of the most popular skits seen on TCBS. I dare you not to laugh! Tim Conway is, and always will be, one of my favorite comedians. Enjoy!

 

The Liebster Award

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Thank you, Novus Lectio, for the nomination! Her blog can be found here: https://novuslectio.wordpress.com/ . Please stop by and pay her a visit! Her blog is full of thought-provoking posts and drawings.

Rules

Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display award.

Answer 11 questions the blogger gives you.

Give 11 random facts about yourself.

Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of the nomination.

 

11 Questions given to me:

  1. What is your favorite meal? Pizza and beer
  2. Destiny or choice? Choice
  3. What is your favorite time of year and why? Fall; not too hot and not too cold
  4. If you could go back in time, what would you change? I would stand up to my ex and not allow him to make me feel inferior.
  5. Name your favorite book. The House of Thunder by Dean Koontz
  6. Name 3 of your favorite blogs/bloggers and why. Becky, because she’s very knowledgeable about herbs and oils,  Karen, because she’s a great writer and an awesome photographer, and Lori’s personal journal which she shares only with friends, because it’s very relatable.
  7. What’s a perfect moment? Quiet understanding of another person and total respect.
  8. If you had to save one personal item from a fire, what would it be? A photo album of my family.
  9. Who has been the biggest, most positive influence in life? My Dad.
  10. When you read, what genre do you most often read? Thrillers
  11. If you could be an animal, what animal would it be and why? A cat. Cats are intelligent, loving and fascinating animals.

 

11 Random Facts About Me:

  1. I have 6 cats. (Go figure!)
  2. I love hard rock and metal music.
  3. I love medieval history and my nickname online is “castlefreak.”
  4. I love spending time by myself.
  5. I sometimes experience hyper-vigilant anxiety.
  6. I worked in a nursing home as a CNA/CMT for several years.
  7. I love to crochet.
  8. I use to be a cross-country backpacker.
  9. I taught myself code in order to build a website for my home business.
  10. I had to shut down my home business in 2010 due to disability.
  11. I use to run a daycare in my home when my children were small.

 

11 Blogs I Nominate:

https://dickbishop.wordpress.com/

http://herbmamaswords.blogspot.com/

https://onceuponyourprime.com/

https://mainepaperpusher.wordpress.com/

https://freetoexpress91.wordpress.com/

https://rothpoetry.wordpress.com/

https://simplyjessicaruth.wordpress.com/

https://longtallally.com/

https://bensbitterblog.com/

https://inamessyworld.wordpress.com/

https://dattaragurl.wordpress.com/