{March 20, 2014}   Hell in New England


The weather forecasters said we’d see 3″-6″ between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. We have over a foot of snow now and it’s STILL snowing hard, visibility is almost zero.
And today’s supposed to be the first day of Spring? Well played Mother Nature, well played.

{March 9, 2013}   Save A Life


Reminder to all: When you change your clocks this evening, change the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors also. It can save your life, your loved ones lives and even your home!

We recently had a fatal house fire in a neighboring town. The homeowner’s daughter was rescued from the roof of the attached garage. Her father didn’t make it. They found that none of the smoke detectors in the residence were in working order. Had they been checked and the batteries replaced the man would have heard them and he and his daughter’s chances of making it out safely would have been much better. It only takes five minutes guy’s!!!

Yet another unseasonably warm, beautiful day today. Ah, I love it! I spent all day right outside soaking up the sun, drinking beer with my Dad, walking the dog, driving with my windows and sunroof open 🙂   It feels so good! I did pass out around four this afternoon, though, and slept for about two and a half hours. My sleep schedule is null again… I’m not sleeping hardly at all. So I think the combination of exhaustion and fresh air with the sun beating down was good for me. Oh, and I have to thank my Dad for being Chiricahua- that’s the only reason I don’t burn to a crisp, but get a nice tan instead. Haha!

I had physical therapy this morning. I was hurting rather badly before PT, so it didn’t help me at all. My back feels broken, even more so after exercising and strength training at PT. My PT did say that the new pain in my shoulder is due to the tendons in my AC joint, something about them sliding out of place and pinching and yada-yada. I see the surgeon again in a little less than two weeks, maybe she can explain it a little better. It’s all I can do not to yell at them, “You know what’s wrong, stop telling me about it and fix it!” It’s very frustrating. Next month, April, marks a year of this crap. I’m ready for it to be over, more than ready.

Finally, I must apologize for my lack of poems. I’ve been wanting to pen new ones but have simply been distracted with this gorgeous weather we’ve been having. They’re in my head, I just have to put them on paper. I’ll try to do better. For now, I’m going to go do some exercising. I definitely need to do a lot of that tonight after I ate that burger last night. Sigh. There’s always a price to pay.

I am still looking forward to seeing my psychotherapist tomorrow morning. AND getting my sutures out tomorrow!!!! I’m more excited about that than I probably should be.

{March 18, 2012}   What A Beautiful Day!

Wow, today was a gorgeous day! It was ninety-five degrees in the sun! Unreal for March in New England. I took full advantage of it: I cleaned my truck thoroughly which feels wonderful!!! And I sat outside on my deck and read some of my current book, “Tuesdays With Morrie” by Mitch Albom. I’m so excited for spring. I guess you could say that I have a touch of Spring Fever. Winter was mild, but too long just the same. I am ready for summer!

The Beautiful Mt. Washington!


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