Monday, August 22, 2016

The Threes of Me (2016)

A "getting to know you list: in sets of three: 

Three names I go by: 

1. Deborah 
2. Ma 
3. Miss Debbie 

Three jobs I have had in my life: 
1. Medical Biller 
2. Bookkeeper / Office Administrator 
3. Recruiter 

Three places I have lived: 
1. Franklin Blvd.  
2. Parnell Ave
3. Ridgeway Ave

Three Favorite* Drinks (author's note: not necessarily in this order.): 
1. Banana Basil Milkshake
2. Pineapple, Blueberry, Banana Smoothie

3. Martini (vodka w/habanero stuffed olives) 

Three TV shows that I watch (in real time) : 
1. Scandal
2. How To Get Away With Murder 
3. American Ninja Warrior 

Three TV shows that I watch (OnDemand)  : 

1, Rosemary and Thyme 
2. A Chef's Life
3. Black-ish

Three Places I have Been: 
1. Las Vegas, NV 
2. Dyer, IN  
3. Houston, TX  

Three people who e-mail/FB me regularly: 
2. Addie 
3. Rose

Three of my favorite* restaurants: 
1.Nando's Peri Peri 
2. Kinderhook Tap  
3. Melting Pot 

Three sets of 3 things I hate: 
1. criminal acts, injustice, speeders 
2. beets, black eye peas, okra 
3. losing things, wasteful acts, inadequate coverage of women's sports 

Three of my favorite cars (that I've owned): 
1. Toyota Camry
2. Dodge Lancer
3. Oldsmobile Delta 88 

Three favorite* websites: 
1. Elixher 
2. Mail Me Some Art 
3. Longreads

*I am not a fan of favorite anything;.using the term under duress and / or for the sake of efficiency.

Tell me 3 things about you (from the above list or random). 

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Monday, August 08, 2016

It's Official!

My "little girl" as my mother would say, is leaving. 
After deciding on culinary arts as a career, a year of school, 
and a nother couple of years of trying on a number of hats 
in and around Chicago, 

she has applied for, and has been accepted entry to a 
work / study program that will take her to resorts in Colorado 
and then, Wyoming. 
For the next two years. 

She will report to the Colorado location by November 7th. She will be there five months. 
She will have 30 days before she has to report to the Wyoming location, a moth home
and then back to Colorado.  . 

Except for a brief stint during her teen years 
and small vacations, my daughter has not ever 
been away from home.  

WE are excited (and nervous) in equal measure.
No, more excited than nervous. 
Danielle has prepared for the opportunity 
and is ready for this challenge. She is ready to 
take the wheel and steer the course of her career
and her life.    
I am sad at the prospect of her leaving. I am happy
she is getting to earn while she learns at not one, but two resort properties. 
I am proud that she's developed the confidence to 
take this leap. 
We have three months to drink it all in. 
Congratulations to my only daughter!

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Monday, August 01, 2016

Birthday Weakend

Obviously, mom was a big part of every one of my birthday celebrations until . . . 

And obviously, she is missed. 

After three years it isn't necessarily easier, but it isn't any harder.  
The memory of her enthusiasm and her smile carried me through. 

I am now beyond the half-way mark of the fifties.  
News of a big change was delivered this weekend. .  

It shall remain hard to say goodbye to yesterday. 

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

One and Done

miss my what da duck shirt

The FB "On This Day" feature popped with another note from 2009. Folks were forever tagging me to complete some kind of, "facts of your life" Q and A. Some I completed. Most I let walk on by. The deal with One and Done is: one word responses.  So, I give you 07/19 One and Done 2009 responses in black bold and 2016 responses in red. 

1. Where is your cell phone? Pocket  Charger 

2. Your significant other? gone  Memory 

3. Your har? curly Short 

4. Your mother? debilitating  Died 

5. Your father? solved Buried

6. Your favorite? omlette Fritatta

7. Your dream last night? forgotten Broken

8. Your favorite drink? changing Chilled

9. Your dream/goal? renovation Solvency

10. What room you are in? living  Bed

11. Your hobby? stuff  Printing

12. Your fear? drowning  Bridges 

13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? aware Present

14. Where were you last night? home Condo

15. Something you are not? angry Chipper

16. Muffins? fat Flavorful

17. Wish list item? power Fixtures 

18. Where you grew up? around City

19. Last thing you did? t-y-p-e Drank

20. What are you wearing? duck Socks

21. Your TV? on Warm 

22. Your pets? hairy Conspiring 

23. Friends? golden  Interesting 

24. Your life? evolving Rumbling

25. Your mood? improved Pensive

26. Missing someone? affirmative Completely

27. Car? bus No

28. Something you're not wearing? perfume Shoes

29. Your favorite store? Goodwill Discount

30. Your favorite color? blues Purples

31. When is the last time you laughed? presenYesterday

32. Last time you cried? yesterday Today

33. Who will resend this? someone Nadie*

34. One place that I go to over and over? grocery Laundrymat

35. One person who emails me regularly? Rose Danielle
36. My favorite place to eat? home: H-O-M-E

*Spanish for no one . 


Monday, July 18, 2016

Just One of the Thirty Things

On July 16, 2009 a blog friend who no longer blogs tagged me in a note on FB: 30 Things No One Knows About Me. The "On This Day" feature on FB reminded me of the post--which was the first time I'd re-read the responses. I reflected on the answers then and thought about how I might answer now and found that in most cases there was no change in my responses. In at least one case, there was. Question Number 30

30. Do you believe in angels and demons? 2009 No. 

2016: Well, not in the the heaven and hell sense of angels and demons. However, I do believe there are supremely good forces at work in our universe. If there is good energy there must also be bad. The energy these past several weeks has been supremely bad. It is time to turn. May the good energy force be with us.  

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Earwor Symphony

Hello yeah, it's been awhile
Not much, how 'bout you
I'm not sure why I called
I guess I really just wanted 
to talk to you. 

And I was thinking maybe later on
We could get together for a while
It's been such a long time 
And I really do miss your smile 

So, this song  has been in my mind off an on over the past several weeks, surprised to realize I even knew the lyrics after all these years. I don't remember liking the song (especially) when it was popular. 

What song is swimming about your head these days? 

Anyhoo.... here's to Monday. 


Monday, July 04, 2016

At What Point . .

 . . . does staying indoors as a result of being an introvert become something else like . . hermitism?

Or what does the beginnings of agoraphobia look like? Feel like? My mom suffered from agoraphobia. The manifestation was extremely present during my teen years. She was unable to go outdoors for the most part and suffered severe bouts of anxiety at the prospect of same. When did that begin? Or was it always a thing that got progressively worse?

Medications and therapy quieted the anxieties to a point where she was able to function. But of course, being anxious was always part of her being.

While I am not feeling particularly social these days, I am also not feeling particularly anxious at the prospect of being outdoors, among people, in social interactive situations. Nor am I feeling particularly anxious over not feeling particularly social and deciding to stay in over taking myself out to a movie, or brunch, or even the grocery store.

Is what I'm experiencing the introverted me being spent over the daily social interactive experiences by the time the weekend rolls around?

Or . . . . ?

just kinda thinking outloud

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