Yet Another ‘New’ Normal

Alas, the greasy burger did not happen.  While I am saddened by this sudden development, I’m certain that my frail arteries are celebrating.  Life can be so unfair. I’ve been having sensitivity issues in the area of my mouth.  At first, I thought it could be tied to the various headaches that I’d been having…

Of Dentists and Burgers

I’m feeling a lot – A LOT – better than I had been, at least from a mental health perspective.  Physically, things have hit a plateau, and I don’t know what’s going on.  But then, I wouldn’t be me if I did. It appears that the conclusion of my dental issues is in the distant…

Talking with Friends

Apparently, the root canal worked, as it’s now been almost 48 hours and the pain that I’ve felt has been minimal.  I wouldn’t even call it pain – more like periodic discomfort.  Dentist #4 told me that I’d feel better once he was finished, and boy, was he right.  And the funny thing to me…

A Day in the Life, Pt. 1

When I was a kid, I attended a Sunday School class where the teacher spoke about the Final Days. During the discussion, he emphasized that the Bible stated that a “sure sign” of the pending Apocalypse was that things would not function in their normal ways:  Black would be white, up would be down.  Not…

The Story Thus Far

Due to the abundance of available holiday chocolate, I am experiencing yet another one of my “Oh, Please Kill Me and End This” headaches.  I didn’t realize how much sugar I’d been downing until the other day, when I happened to take a peek at my garbage bin.  It’s a dry bin, meaning that it’s…

Don’t Talk About Yourself Like That!

I’ve mentioned previously that I had to alter the way I approach my online life because of an incident that happened earlier this year.  I won’t link to it – I really didn’t say much about it at the time – but I received a really nasty note from a colleague because of something I’d…

What Happened?

I haven’t been writing much as of late.  The odd observation or the pithy comment, but nothing of any weight or value. A few weeks ago, I received a rather hostile note about something I’d posted.  The letter writer had a few choice words for me, and accused me of being mean-spirited and spiteful.  Stunned…

The Early Bird

Today started off like most of my work days: I awoke long before the alarm sounded, I got myself cleaned, shaved, and dressed, and I made it out of the door before 7 am.  There’s no need for me to leave that early; I’ve been doing it for years to make such departures a regular part…

Cheeseburger Soup

With all of the activity surrounding Baby Sis, I neglected to mention that I finally made that Cheeseburger Soup I’d been craving. You’d think that with a new kitchen, I’d be just a blur in there, whipping up a host of new dishes and desserts.  Well, no.  It’s been three weeks now and we still…

Victory is Mine

I awoke this morning at 9 am, but didn’t bother to exit the bed until 9:24 am. I know this, because I checked. I was – am – tired, both physically and mentally, but I was also tired of being in bed, something I never would have believed I’d say, not in a million years.  After…

Taco Flavored

Breakfast today consisted of a bag of Doritos because . . . I don’t have a sink or stove.  I don’t know if I’ve said that enough on these pages.  There’s a part of me that says I’ll laugh at all of this one day; that in a few weeks, this will serve as the basis of a…

Morning Ramblings

I’ve been up since before 5 am.  I’m anxious, but I don’t know why. My immediate thought is that it’s due to my prep work, which has been moving rather smoothly.  I’ve mentioned before that I like to update my lecture materials, and given that I’m teaching a couple of courses that I’ve not taught…