Skip to main content

Where am I today

Nowhere? Everywhere? Who knows?

I am where I usually am sitting in my home, in front of my computer with a book on the screen and a coke zero in my hand

First Selfie 2019
This was taken by my computer, had I known that I looked like a racoon I would have left my glasses on. The reflection hides the circles from me. 

In the background, you can see my pride and joy, a 5 x 5 cube shelf unit from IKEA. It stores nearly all of my crafting supplies plus a few other things. I only have the one window in my main living area and currently it is holding some of my collection of LEGO blocks.

Lego is a new hobby for me. It started out as a way to keep my grandchildren occupied when they came to visit me but I have since begun building myself. The three boxes are from a set of Lego-like blocks which create a dinosaur theme scene which I have decided I will spend some time building this month. 

Once it is built and I take a few photos I will dismantle it and give the blocks away so that I can finish a castle I have in the works and a couple of vignettes I have in mind. Though building the scenes will be fun I suspect that unless I feel they are extraordinary I will simply take visual recordings of the scene and the reduce the scenes to their components so I can build something else. That for me is the best thing about Lego they are infinitely reusable.

I am sorry this post is so late going out time got away from me.


Popular posts from this blog

National Make a Friend Day

I am not very good at making friends or keeping them it seems. I do not go outside much, in fact I hardly leave my home unless it is family related. That makes it hard especially since friends expect you to come to them at least once in a while and I find I can't.

If it were simply a matter of laziness it would be understandable but it isn't. Some days I can't even open the door to let in some fresh air. I do not know where the fear comes from I just know that that is what I feel when I think about going outside most of the time.

Agoraphobia: Triggers for this anxiety may include wide-open spaces, crowds (social anxiety), or traveling (even short distances). Agoraphobia is often, but not always, compounded by a fear of social embarrassment, as the agoraphobic fears the onset of a panic attack and appearing distraught in public.
Causes: Genetic and environmental factors Symptoms: Anxiety in situations perceived to be unsafe, panic attacks Treatment: Cognitive behavioral ther…

Hello March

May the sun be with us! Except with the quiet coming of March be on the lookout for at least one more big storm before the end of the month. I love the sun but I always hope March comes in like a lion so that it will go out like a lamb. I can deal with cold and snow early in the month but I always wish for the beauty of sun and green buds on the trees at the end of it.

So where did the phrase 'In like a lamb, out like a lion' come from?

There are several ideas:

While many sayings are base on observation and are accurate, others are the rhymes and beliefs of those who came before us.
Those folks actually believed that bad spirits could change the weather adversely, so they were cautious as to what they did or didn't do in certain situations.  Those beliefs also included ideas that there could be a balance in weather and in life. So if the weather came in bad, (like a lion) it could go out good and calm. (like a lamb)
Since March is such a changeable month in which we can see…

Women's Heart Health

February 1st - 7th is Women's Heart Health Awareness Week and I felt it would be remiss of me not to include some conversation about it here given that the professor suffered a heart attack a bit over two years ago and that I am a prime candidate.

Let us start with why I am a prime candidate - Obviously being 100 pounds overweight puts me in the high-risk area immediately. Add in High Chloresterol, physical inactivity, diabetes, post-menopausal and over 55. Since only two of those are needed to put me in the at-risk category that I have six means that I am very high risk. The only way it could be worse is if I still smoked or drank and still lived a high-stress life. Thank goodness for small miracles.

Not sure where you stand? check out this checklist. This checklist and the other pdf's linked here are from the Women's Heart Foundation

Do you know what the prescription is to lower the risk factors? It's simple join the 10,000 steps a day club. That's it! walk 10 th…