Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Percocet = No Focus / No Motivation

Wow, my hip doesn't hurt right now, but my focus and motivation is shot. I was given a prescription for Percocet yesterday and although the pain is gone, I cannot focus at all. I need to get my focus back as I have a literature review to write by Thursday.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Life, in Bullets...

 because an actual post would be too long.

- did not go on vacation because of a death in the family...not at all upset about it, just saying.
- did fall down the gravel hillside and thought I was dead...not dead but still really sore and black and blue
- working on my dissertation proposal, getting closer to being done
- spending the week at home with D...getting some things done
- got the hottub and LOVING it!!
- D had a birthday...he is now in the 40 club with me
- did coat the deck with a neat, non-skid product and it looks like new...still have the vertical surfaces to do
- took Soxy to the vet and got a clean bill of health...first time that she didn't have an ear infection in a while

Story of my life in a nutshell; what are you all up to?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Inspirational New Site in "Other Places to Visit"

I just read an article about "Operation Beautiful" and think it is a fabulous idea. I have added the link to my "Other Places to Visit" section. One lady has started a revolution and anyone can join in. Just leave an uplifting note somewhere for a stranger or strangers to find...it will make their day.

Check it out!! I will be taking post-it notes with me on vacation as I stop at Reststops on the highway and in different places that we visit.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Busy Week...No Motivation

I have a lot to do this week in terms of research, writing, and cleaning my house. However, I am not feeling 100%...I think it is a sinus infection or allergies...and therefore I am having trouble concentrating. I have a meeting for my proposal tomorrow morning and I have not gotten near enough work done on my revisions.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

10 Commandments of Dog Parenting

once again, found over at Lucy's Human...

1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be very painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me - it is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me for long, and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment. I HAVE ONLY YOU.

5. Talk to me, Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice when it's speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I'll NEVER forget it.

7. Before you hit me, remember that I have teeth that could easily crush the bones in your hand, but I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I've been out in the sun too long, or my heart may be getting old and weak.

9. Take care of me when I get old. You, too, will grow old.

10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, "I can't bear to watch it" or, "Let it happen in my absence."

Everything is easier for me if you are there.

Remember, I love you.