Jan 24, 2021



I really have to laugh at myself.  I worked selling cable television for 17 years.  And in that time, I might have watched perhaps 100 hours of television.  And truthfully, that estimate is probably on the high side.  Yet in this last years, I have probably watched at least a 1000 hours of tv.  Not sure what that says about me in that I never watched it when I had all the channels for free yet now I have to pay for Hulu, I have discovered all these interesting shows.

Now just in case you think that I am neglecting my reading, I listened to 175 audio books also last year.  I have found that I manage to retain the story much better when I listen to it rather then reading the paper version.  It kinda boggles the mind because when I started in call centers, I had to write everything down or I would forget when I had just heard.

This last week has been slow kinda on purpose.  I feel like I can take a deep breath and relax for the first time in years.  When trump was first elected, I figured that we could survive him because it was just one man.  I was shocked how much damage he managed to do in such a short time.  I don't think our country could have survived another four years of his self serving ways.  If we are lucky, he will spend the rest of his days in prison.

Well I need to go update my access so the Social Security site.  I finally have a date for my hearing.  It's on April Fool's Day and I am not too sure if that's a good sign.  

Jan 15, 2021

Covid Perhaps?


I guess the most important thing, in the overall scale of things, would be Conal.  He got a call from his employer letting him know that someone that he works with had been diagnosed with Covid.  So he is off work and quarantining the next 2 weeks.  Since no one knows just when he would have been exposed, Conal isn't going to get the test until Sunday.  I sure hope that it is negative considering that some of my meds tank my immune system.

The next cool thing that happened in the last week was the fact that I found myself a new kitten.  Deja is going on 15 and I wanted to get a new kitten for him to train before he gets too old.  Caishan is Highlander Cat or, depending on the registry, a Highland Lynx.  He's only 8 weeks old and has to be the most self-possessed kitten that I have ever met.  No crying for his mom at all.  In fact, he let me know the first night that I was his.  I have a funny feeling that he is going to make life interesting especially since he is a polydactyl and has already learned to use his thumbs to unzip things.

Other than those couple things, life has been slow or at least, I have been slow.  If there is one thing I really miss, it is the energy to get things done.  Now I need to weigh everything and decide what is the most important as the rest might just get pushed aside while I am flat on my back trying to recover.  That is the reason that I had to leave a job that I loved.  There is just no way that I can work for 40 hours a week anymore.  I have started doing Shipt because I can schedule and unschedule myself based on how I am feeling.

So how has your past week gone?  Hopefully yours has been less eventful than mine especially when it comes to Covid.

Jan 7, 2021

Thank goodness it's 2021!!!


I haven't kept up on this blog even though I had the best intentions to become active again here.  What I didn't realize at the time, I had been carrying a heavy weight on my shoulders the last four years.  I didn't expect it as you couldn't have called me political back in 2016.  In fact, I even recall stating to my husband back when trump was elected that he couldn't do that much damage in four years.  Boy was I off base.

Now I am finally feeling something I haven't in quite a while...a lightness of spirit.  Perhaps a light at the end of the tunnel.  With this lightness,  I am not feeling such a need to isolate myself from the world.  Since we are in a world of social distancing, restarting up this blog feels right.  In fact, I am committing myself to posting at least once a week.  Heck, I even put it down in my planner.

Oh yeah.  I am trying to utilize a planner to help keep track of myself.  I have found that I just can't juggle as many tasks in my head.  As soon as I get tired, my short term memory tends to fly the coop and all those bright and shiny balls get dropped.  Since I have always loved tech, I have tried different reminder programs on my phone and tablet.  The problem is that I tend ignore those bings and bongs.  I am crossing my fingers and hoping that going old-school with paper and pens will help.  And it doesn't hurt that it is a planner that I get to color in.    

And since it's been a while, let me introduce myself.  I am Shai and I live with my husband and our menagerie. I used to create jewelry and I am hoping to get back into it in the future.  I am addicted to good tea and coloring.  I also tend to be rather opinionated and love to hear the opinions of others.  How else are you to learn and grow.  And my word of the year is Growth.  I have been stuck in place and now it's time to spread my wings again.

Well that's enough for now.  Be sure to grab yourself a cup a tea and let me know how the past four years have treated you.