Create any genre you like using six and only six sentences (somehow incorporating this week’s cue word.) Then link it up. The link will open first thing Thursday morning.

The cue word this week is FIX.

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The TToT of the Lost and Found and the SSS Cue of the Week

I’m feeling really grateful for direction that I haven’t had in years. I’m not sure why now other than I was actively seeking….but it’s been literal years. The right people have been placed in my path and I’m finally clear enough to utilize what they’ve so generously been offering me. There are more than a few people who deserve a toaster for converting me from my previously misguided direction.

I had really lost my way. Now Im having moments of clarity I haven’t experienced in a long time. I’m trying not to be fearful of becoming lost again. Fear can paralyze you. Im really working at it, but I can get lazy and tend to deafen myself to the signs that are the loudest and most uncomfortable. I’m trying to listen, and not let my ego or anxiety get in the way of what’s important and real in life.

I don’t know if there’s ten but suffice it to say I’m grateful for way more than that.


In the meantime it’s also time for the SSS cue of the week. The cue is FIX.

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13662346_10206053675652570_6712522027558321844_oHuman nature is to seek out the path of least resistance. We often look for the quick fix in lieu of the long-term results. When I really ponder on the question posed: “What makes my life easier?” I have to say it’s when I don’t listen to my baser instincts and do what I know I need to do. I don’t necessarily mean in the moment for a specific circumstance, but rather in terms of my life’s direction. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not all self righteous here like I actually do that. Just sayin’ wouldn’t it be easier if I did?

Think about it! Making big decisions would be a mute point. Again I’m not talking about picking the red vs the blue one of something. Just by repeated, consistent action, people would know you were steadfast and at least some wouldn’t waste their time acting like a mosquito in your airspace. People you do want in your space would be there and respectful or at least also working toward their better selves. How can I say that you ask? Because you aren’t tolerating disrespect or you are able to tolerate some if the motives are sincere in wanting to change it. Everyone slips.

My life used to be a lot easier. I still had baggage, I still had a job and a life and responsibilities. I was still human, but at that time I was practicing more tolerance, patience, humility. I am finally at a place where I am feeling less emotional fatigue and more ability to practice being my better self. Prayer and mindfulness help guide me to where I need to go. I’m hoping life continues to get “easier.”

This is a Finish the Sentence Friday for Finding Ninee…and as soon as I find the button I will post it here … or maybe here….

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SSS: Season

picsart_10-12-06-12-04I was a latchkey kid. Every day after school I would come home to pages of my mother’s explicit instructions about how to prepare dinner, while my brother’s did after school activities or hung out with their friends in the typical double standard fashion that ruled our family. Later in the evening, I was responsible for making school and work lunches for the following day. Is it any wonder I grew to hate cooking, not to mention resent my brothers? I eventually became defiant and acted out by cooking things like psychedelic bright yellow meatloaf with a cross section of fruit loops in every ketchup layered slice. My brothers still don’t know I frequently let the dog lick their lunch sandwiches.unnamed-11-e1462409384457

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Welcome to Six Sentence Stories

This week’s cue was SEASON


You know the drill:

  • Six sentences, no more, no less
  • Any genre
  • The link opens first thing Thursday morning
  • Use the cue any way you see fit:  in a story, a poem, a life lesson, a birdcage lining newspaper article… ANY WAY….
  • Then come back and link it up and hop around…
  • Stir and enjoy

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It’s the Six Sentence Cue of the Week


Six Sentences: no more, no less

Use the cue

Any genre

Come back on Thursday to link up


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TToT and the Great Unsticking



This was the first five minutes Joulie and I spent together. She has now officially been here for two months. She has been witness to my worst moods ( well okay, as they are now…nothing like they used to be) over the past two days. I have to wonder why she doesn’t worry that there’s been a mistake. I have had a baaaaaad case of angst the past two days and the poor thing is still trying to learn “inside voice” and “no kisses.” I haven’t been exceedingly patient with her about it, luckily she has been with me.


So if you have read anything here over the past few years, you have witnessed the “Great Unsticking.” It was a personal goals project that I had put on a two yearunnamed (17) timeline with multiple goals to be met, revised as needed and maintained. If you recall I had done a vision board to keep myself on track. I have kept up all of the goals I met to date. Yes, my walk in closet still lives up to the name “walk in.” My kitchen table is currently not clear because I am working on Christmas gifts and it is my only work surface. It is incredibly organized though! I did maintain my car until I was gifted another one! How lucky am I? I also maintained my boy, Skip until it came time to assist him to the next level. He died in July and Joulie is trying to fill some big shoes. I had also vowed to open my private practice back up and it has been officially up and running a year this month. I am currently thinking about expansion, but haven’t ventured in yet as I have other things on burners that need attention first. I took time off to address my health, but it needs work after last years car accident and some other stuff…more about a revision on that one later. I had some goals around money that are slow, but starting on course now. Family was another goal and I can honestly say that when I have fallen off track I am more quickly able to regroup into a frame of compassionate boundary setting which helps both me and them.

On the larger front, has always been my spiritual life. To date I haven’t discussed my work toward this goal or even the source of the problems, other than to say it needed work. None the less, kind and generous spirits stepped up to help me on the journey. They helped immensely and I so value their continued support and friendship. I can’t stress that enough. The only reason I was able to continue on what has been a painful and confusing journey is because of that generous support. And a tough journey it has been and I’m sure will continue to be. If I am to acknowledge all that I have decided to accept in the past few days, it is probably that my path was intertwined with a man who would die young and valiantly for some reason that I needed to understand. I was fortunate to have the Karma to meet and spend fifteen years with him, but I have been drowning in anger and grief since he disappeared. Not only would he not want that, but I’m pretty sick of it too. At that time I lost my spiritual path. He and I both were working toward a path of enlightenment. Granted I have modified concepts of Buddhist principles that he was far more devout about, but it was a place for me that was full of hope and direction. A place that brought me closer to God. I haven’t had those in years.

Another thing I have decided I need to stop railing against is that people feel they can approach me. I never understood why this happened and I still don’t, but I do know that chance meetings as such are part of some of the more poignant moments in my life. A recent chance meeting is attributable to this new-found sense of direction. In talking to this person we realized what we had in common was the path he was on, and the one I left behind. In allowing me to ask questions of him he expressed such sincere gratitude for his current path that it rekindled some of my old hope. It allowed me to realize I had been searching to get my spirituality from the places it originated in childhood, instead of where I had always felt the greatest acceptance.

I had been avoiding going back to the more successful path because I wrongly felt betrayed by it after the loss of my partner and the fall out it caused in the community in which we worshipped. If I am to be honest, we all missed the boat on that one, as we were all suffering and missed an opportunity to help each other with transforming our suffering into something more useful. What can I say, we’re all human.

It’s time to revise the “Great Unsticking.” Most of the revisions will fall under the category of this rediscovered path. I need to purge my anger in order to move forward. That includes anger toward the universe and this body in which I live.

I have spent the last two years in a barrage of medical uncertainty and have grown to hate this body because it feels as though it’s constantly committing treason. But I need to realize that it’s not separate from the rest of me and it’s doing the best it can with what it has. I still have some hefty medical decisions to make and would like to be able to make them from a place of caring about what happens to this body versus feeling defeated by it.

I would like to once again live a more active spiritual life in which suffering is transformed into something productive. Im grateful I didn’t  let meditation or gratitude go completely by the wayside.

That’s the update. This project started in March of 2015. I assume it still has a ways to go.

Im megagrateful all around.

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Friendly Fill Ins!!!


I’ve been invested in answering questions lately. What’s a few more? You should really think about going over and answering for yourself it’s kind of fun. It reminds me of the old Ad Lib games!


So my answers:

My favorite store is this little place in town call Baldwin’s extracts. They really do make vanilla extract and all kinds of extracts. They also have this little vintage section that’s a heck of a lot of fun to just browse through.

An unanswered prayer that I’m thankful for….hmmmm… I’m not sure I gotta think on this one.

At Halloween I love to carve pumpkins and make toasted pumpkin seeds.

And lastly, I often deny the supernatural because it scares the life out of me.


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800px-night_sky_stars_trees_03I’ve  been on a spiritual journey. Having searched for years,  yesterday I decided to face some difficult truths. It was a really miserable day and by the time I got home I was in need of relief. Throughout my quest for answers, I’ve kept a rather modest practice of meditation and gratitude which often helps to manage times like this. Sitting in the cold night air under the stars, I came to a revelation. It turns out I’ve been searching in the wrong places.

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It’s The Six Sentence Story


This week’s cue was STAR

SIX SENTENCES…no more, no less





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