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Welcome to Becky's Life: Meandering Down the Long & Winding Road, Wondering What Lies Ahead
ALL WHO WANDER ARE NOT LOST.
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Sunday, February 28, 2021
"All those who believe in psychokinesis - raise my hand." -- Steven Wright
“Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained.” -- Thomas M. Cirignano
"The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, but the long and winding road has the better soundtrack." -- Robert Brault
"We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are." -- Anais Nin
I hope you enjoyed them, and I'll see you next week!
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
I can't believe it's February 2021 and in a few hours, it will be Groundhog Day! I've posted before about the movie, with Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. I just love this movie for so many reasons. Bill Murray's character is such a jerk in the first half or so of the movie, and then a transformation comes over him...because of what/who? Have you seen the movie? I've seen it a zillion times and it never gets old.
Thursday, November 5, 2020
I am staying completely off of Facebook for about a week (or more) because no matter how this election turns out, I know there will be so much anger and hatred being posted, and I don't want to read any of it. Lots of people say, "Just keep scrolling. You don't have to read anything that you don't want to see." Sometimes that's easier said than done.
I'm really disappointed in my country. I hope and pray that whoever "wins" will be the best president for us and that all the rioting stops!
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
I can't believe it's been almost a month since I posted anything. Did I mention I'm working more days at my job? I always worked just 2 days per week, Tuesdays & Fridays. The past 6 weeks or so, I've been working 3 or 4 days per week. I like the extra money, and I love my job and all the people...but the drive back and forth is a bit tiring.
I'm not complaining, just explaining! LOL So, between my free time, and my "tired" time, I haven't even thought about blogging (posting my own or reading any of yours!) Nor I have thought about replying to emails, etc. My apologies!
I sincerely hope all of you are safe and healthy. Let's hope and pray that 2021 will be a fabulous year!
Bye for now.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Hey everyone! I've been busy with different activities and just haven't been able to finish a blog post. I started writing one for "I Wonder" and couldn't get to the end of it. I think that was this past Thursday. Then I remembered my "Nostalgic Sunday" posts and thought that would be fun to do yesterday. Well, as you can see, it's Monday evening...
Some of my recent "activities"
1) I've been doing a lot around the house. Ron and I are slowly getting our remodeling done. I don't remember if I mentioned about our purchase of a double-wide mobile home, in a senior community (55+ years old). We bought it 2 years ago and began taking it apart and putting in new. We moved in about a year ago and the work continues. We got it at a really good price and knew we could fix it up to make it our own. I told Ron that if I hadn't watched that TV show, "Flip or Flop", I would never have believed we could make it beautiful! Maybe I can post some "before and after" photos later as we keep working on it.
"A few days ago, I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air." -- Eric Sloane
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
I went through some of my older blog posts yesterday, searching for just the right information to share...once again. When I came upon this one, I decided to post it again. (It was an "I Wonder" post on March 9, 2012.) It was very meaningful to me then, as were all the wonderful comments I received, and it's very meaningful to me now as well, for very different and new reasons.
Anyone trying to achieve something of importance in their life has opportunities to take that "leap of faith," but how many of us actually do it?? Looking back, I know I've made a few of them, but they were more like "small steps of faith." (Every step in the right direction counts, though, right?)
I'm working on the sequel to my memoir now, and will most likely need a few "leaps" along the way! 😀
“Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.” -Margaret Shepherd
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Ron and I had to say goodbye to our beloved Charlie Thursday evening. We knew it was coming sometime soon, but he went downhill quickly...He hadn't eaten in almost 2 days, but drank water pretty much like normal, went outside always for potty, and was getting up and down the steps okay. But Thursday he began to really look confused and wasn't walking good and the last time he drank any water, he immediately threw it up...just the water.
(He had blood tests about 3 weeks ago and had very serious problems that no one was aware of. He had liver problems, thyroid problems, diabetes and a heart murmur! And he never seemed sick or uncomfortable before then.)
We had an appointment for this morning, so we could see our usual vet, but we didn't want Charlie to have to wait that long, so the clinic fit us in and they were all so kind, just like always.
I told Ron I can't go through this again and don't want another fur baby, and I truly believe it this time.