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{December 30, 2013}   Winter Wonderland

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We got another foot of snow last night.  It made for a gorgeous drive this morning.



{December 24, 2013}   Tis the Season

Merry Christmas everyone!
May tomorrow find you in peace and surrounded with love.



{December 23, 2013}   Namesake

Today my Grammy, and my namesake, would have been ninety-one years old. However for the last five (almost six) years she has been celebrating eternal youth with my Grampa in Heaven. So here’s my message to my Grammy:

Happy Birthday, Grammy. Even though I miss you every day I know you and Grampa are happy, forever healthy and forever young in Heaven. I know you want me to take my time but I honestly can’t wait to see you again. And when we do meet again we will have some epic game tournaments, all of our favorites: Scrabble, Cribbage, Skip-Bo, Pokeno, etc. We’ll get the whole family together and maybe I can finally talk you into playing a game of Monopoly! Until then I always have you with me. I know you don’t really approve of tattoos but I have two Guardian Angels on my shoulders: you and Grampa. Give him a hug for me. I love you. Happy Birthday.

“There’s holes in the floor of Heaven and she’s watching over you and me…” ~Collin Rate, Holes in the Floor of Heaven

Grammy: 12/22/1922 – 01/20/2008



{December 23, 2013}   There She Goes



{December 18, 2013}   Making a Comeback

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I had surgery yesterday morning. Nothing major, but enough to put me out of work for awhile. I’m supposed to be in the sling for at least a week, when I see the doc on Monday. Honestly I’ll probably be out of it by tomorrow night. It’s such a pain in the ass. Especially since I’m living alone now. I’m tough though, it’s nothing I can’t handle.
Tomorrow I see the cardiologist and his team for a Stress-Echocardiogram. He’ll be pissed that I’ve been working for the past three weeks when I’m supposed to be on bed rest. I had a small setback, what they called a “cardiac event”, where I sustained left anterior ischemia (lack of oxygen to the heart, which we all know is a muscle, and muscles require oxygen or they atrophy and die. The heart doesn’t atrophy, it just stops beating). Anyway tomorrow’s test will determine whether the ischemia is reversible using medication or if I’m just fucked. Wish me luck!
There’s no possible way I’m sleeping tonight, between the pain and anxiety, and if it was a little warmer than -13°F I’d go for a drive. But it’s too damned cold so I guess I’ll be reading and having some intimate time with my heating pad (the muscles in my arm, neck and back are spasming like crazy).
I’m also going to have some hard cider and toast to Making a Comeback!



{December 17, 2013}   Frosty

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My drive home at 03:am this morning was in -6°F weather. Beautiful, big moon and crisp stars lined the sky.
I think even Frosty would have frozen his balls off… no pun intended!



{December 16, 2013}   Must Have Coslopus

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I literally burst out laughing when I came across this on Facebook!



{December 15, 2013}   Buried Alive

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I’m not real excited about it. Here in New England we got about a foot of snow over the course of nine hours last night. It’s snowing again now. I was called to staff my ambulance at three this morning and there was about five inches of snow on the roads that hadn’t yet been touched by a plow. Welcome to New England! Driving visibility was zero and it was only four degrees out.
I will admit that when it snows while I’m sleeping and I wake up in the morning I am in awe. How something so quiet, silent even, can do so much so quickly, cause such a big change. It’s amazing.
Off to clean up the silent monster!



{December 7, 2013}   Tiny Tree Christmas

TreeThis is my Christmas Tree in my new home 🙂  My first Holiday in my own place. It’s a small tree, only four feet tall. But you know what? It’s MINE!

I am loving having this house all to myself. I’m a solitary person as it is, so living in a house with three other people just didn’t work for me. I blast my music late every nigh, I sit at my kitchen table and write or work on my laptop. I use the restroom… and I don’t even close the door! Haha.

But really… I’m so happy in my OWN place.

Here’s a song I dedicate to my tiny, if sad looking, tree:



{December 5, 2013}   Quick, Happy Post

I’m feeling pretty awesome right now… I’m spending my first night in my new place tonight 🙂  It’s just me and Babe, oh how peaceful! Earlier I put my Christmas Tree up and wrapped some gifts. I have a lot more stuff to move in but it’s feeling pretty homey 🙂



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