Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Day of the Dead...

...yes I have been resurected and convinced once again to continue writing.  I think that it is important for me to do this on a daily basis, it really does help to keep me grounded and many of you have offered wonderful advice and resources in the past and for that I am forever grateful.
Life has been busy as it usually is...you know, planning a wedding, work, moving, teenagers...blah blah blah.  I really don't have too much to say today and will work into this gently I suppose.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Flash Fiction 55

As time goes by someone is struggling with addiction and trying to find shelter for the night.  As time goes by someone is comfy and warm in their bed.  As time goes by another has overdosed on the street unnoticed or missed by anyone.  As time goes by I’ll be forever grateful for my sobriety.

Want to play?  Just write your own fiction, poetry, etc in 55 words and let the G-Man know.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Spirituality vs Religion

So this topic, as it often does, came up on a Facebook group that I belong to and I thought I would post it here to try and spark some dialogue.

I wrote in response to a few other posts:
"I love this topic! My question is how does one claim to be spiritual or religious when they judge and can't or won't accept another's belief. That isn't our place. Our job to to live, love, understand and accept. "It is better to understand... than to be understood" as says the St Francis prayer. The important thing I think is to believe in something...something that makes you feel good and peacefull and serene inside. That is spirituality in my eyes. Relgion is a set of rules (for lack of a better term), in which to practice your spiritual principles. Unfortunately, like all Religions, there are the fanatics that go to the extreme. For example, both Mother Teresa and Hitler followed the same Religion."

Thursday, August 4, 2011


I am feeling extremely grateful today. Emotionally the last couple of weeks has been really tough.  I mean it wasn't uncommon for me to have a complete meltdown, sobbing uncontrollably on my bed or in public for absolutely no reason whatsoever.  Pre-menstrual?  Pre-menopausal?  Who the hell knows!  But my poor family had to endure it and boy were they troopers!!  I am feeling a little better today.  Yesterday was the  first in many that I didn't have a meltdown...not even one tear.  Perhaps part of it is that I was able to make a financial amends which took a HUGE weight off of my shoulders!  This got me thinking of the 12 Promises of AA and how I am still sooooooo fearful of not being able to pay my bills and put food on the table, etc, etc. However, in reading them again this morning I did realize that most of them have definitely come true in my life today.  I am much calmer than I used to be...still a worrier but getting better every day.

The 12 Promises of Alcoholics Anonymous
If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through.
(1) We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.
(2) We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.
(3) We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.
(4) No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.
(5) That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.
(6) We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.
(7) Self-seeking will slip away.
(8) Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.
(9) Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.
(10) We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.
(11) We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
(12) Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Flash Fiction 55

It is Pride this weekend in Vancouver and sadly it is yet another I will miss.  but this week's 55 goes out to all my lovely LGBT friends!

Her eyes scanned the crowd for a familiar face amongst the sea of strangers.  "Amy" she heard in the distance, "over here!"  Amy spotted her friend waving frantically and made her way to her.  "I'm so glad you made it, her friend said.  "I've missed you!"  She kissed her lips softly.  "Happy Pride beautiful girl."

Want to play?  Write your own, poem or short story and let the G-Man know.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Disregard Last Post...

...summer has left again.  Wow, I think it has been cold and raining more the last 2 months than the sun has shone for sure.  Oh well, not all is gray today...just the sky.

I had a second interview for another position today within the company that I work for and although my boss doesn't think I am ready for this position right now, he wants to put a development plan together for me so that when another opportunity does arise, and they always do, that I am ready to just slide into it.  Now, not exactly what I was hoping for but it is definitely positive nonetheless.

Keep on Smiling!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer has arrived!

Finally we got some HOT sunny weather this weekend. It has been so wet and cool so far this summer I was starting to wonder if it would show it's glowing face at all.  We went camping this weekend for the first time this season...well second but the last time was in May so not technically summer.  We headed up towards Spences Bridge into the mountains there for some rock hunting and sage harvesting.  I think we came away with more than 2 buckets of agates, quartz and even a piece of jade, and I harvested a bag of sage to make sage sticks for smudging.  It was really nice to get out of town and away from reality a little while.  Funny though, as we entered the Fraser Valley again, almost instantly, I felt the stress or work and finances.  I really need to do something about that.  Oh well, there are things on the horizon that I hope come to fruition.  One of them being possibly a new position...I interviewed for it on Thursday so please please please send your positive energy my way.  I will keep you updated!