Sunday, September 26, 2010

Reassessing goals

I have been thinking about my life lately. Its a pretty good life; my kids are mostly grown, and we all have a good relationship. My husband and I have been married over 25 years--not all of it roses, but overall, pretty good, and better now than ever before.

I am surrounded by four-footed babies. I have a good job, that I like and have  friends at work and at home.

All in all, sounds like I have a great life, and I have no complaints true, but I fell like I am missing something.

I have chronic pain, and several other conditions that create pain. I am always in pain, despite pain meds and trips to the pain clinic. I am at the point where the docs say this is as good as it will ever be.

It does impact my work and family life, and my internal balance, because I want/need to be productive. I am sure it takes a toll on the family as well.

I stitch, but not as much as I need to , or want to. Some of that is time management--some days I come home from work and crash for a couple hours, some of it is pain in my hands, some of it is the brain fog I have some days.

I write, both fiction and non-fiction, and would LOVE to make my living writing. To that end I have been trying to clear my mind and body as much as is possible to have the time and focus to write.

I have been writing, both genres, and the more I do it, the easier it has become--LOL, not necessarily better, but easier.

Does anyone else write? Make their living from home? I would love to hear from you.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The boys have left me

In my last post, I wrote about my unexpected geocaching find--a momma cat and her kittens, near to starvation.

I took them in and fattened them up. They mellowed out and started playing, venturing out of my home office for forays of toe sniping and pants leg climbing. Emily still guards them from all the four-footed inhabitants of the home.

My  friend Scarlet, the Domestic Goddess that she is, offered to give my boys a home together. Considering that Louie  is dependent on Cheeze, that was a really sweet thing for her to do.

And then........

we found out Louie was a Louisa! Yep, he was a she. Thankfully Miss Scarlet still wants my boys (girls). AND I get to visit them and see them grow up  

Emily is still with us, and swiftly worming her way into my husband's heart.

I just want to say:   Thanks Scarlett!!!

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