Mumbles … firewall

I am supposed to be writing about a firewall.  All I know about a firewall is it has something to do with computer security.  I also seem to remember my ex saying something once about a firewall in a car too, but my memory could be off.  Since I don’t know much about a firewall, I will just update you on the move.

HELP!  I am still surrounded by boxes!  We are making some progress, but with me and my fibro and my boyfriend working, it is slow going.  My daughter is supposed to come over this afternoon to help out some.  If I could just get one room fully done, I would be happy, but we keep coming up with things we have not found in boxes yet.  Oh well, it is a process.  If it is only done a box at a time it will still eventually get done.

I know the cat loves the boxes all over to climb so I am thinking of her happiness by taking time to get it all done… LOL!

Move in with Chevy


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – firewall


Mumbles … Rebel

With this challenge I was instantly bombarded with things from my youth – “Rebel Yell,” “Rebel, Rebel” and Pee Wee Herman.

Either song is good.  Billy Idol is an icon from the 80’s rock era.  And David Bowie is just a legend.  You are probably asking why Pee Wee Herman.  I blame my boyfriend.  There is a line in the movie Pee Wee’s Big Adventure where he tells Dotty she shouldn’t get messed up with a guy like him, he’s “a loner Dotty, a rebel.”  Every time my boyfriend would go in the out door or out the in door I would say something to him and he came back with “I’m just a rebel” and would repeat the line from the movie.

So here are some links that I associate with rebel…




Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – rebel

Mumbles … chaos

I’m at a loss.  My mind is too filled with packing and clean-up thought to come up with anything for silkscreen.  I do have a couple of silkscreen shirts I wear.  I remember taking a class trip to an art studio to learn about the silkscreen process.  But that is where the thoughts stopped.

We have 6 days to get packed here at the apartment and get the house ready to be moved into… we are not going to be ready at the house I know.  Kitchen remodel took longer than expected.  We are still without a light and the floor tiles still sit in boxes.  The new doors and drawers are still waiting to be made.  The shower in the basement still waits for walls.  We do have most of the old furniture out so our stuff can move in.  I am approaching full panic mode!

So, I hope to be able to stay somewhat up to date on my daily prompts, but if I miss one or two please forgive me for my absence.  I will at least try to read posts still as we go through these next few days.  Now I must go and box up the winter clothes and then head over to the house to do some more work there… I am approaching exhaustion.  Wish me luck!


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Mumbles … gratis

This was a tough Father’s Day, and I expected it would be.  At least I was still able to connect some with my Dad.  I am buying out my sister’s half of Dad’s house and moving in nine days.  In the meantime, we have to clean out and do some repairs on the house built in 1920.  We started with the kitchen but ran into problems and more work than we originally planned.  But now it is down to the trim to paint and the floor to replace.  Would be great if it was done before we move, but I am doubting that now.

Today was about moving things out so the window people can come in and measure for new windows.  So, we had a couple of tables, an entertainment center, a dresser and a few odds and ends we were getting rid of, and boy were the “bargain shoppers” out today!  We had people looking through all the stuff we were putting to the curb for garbage.  The pile of gratis items did shrink some before we left for the night.  I imagine there will be less tomorrow when the trash-man comes to collect it all.

I got to see the physics paper Dad got a B+ on today, some old photos of him, and a cool sign he got when he retired from the police force after more than 40 years.  I got to be reminded of his woodworking skills as we moved things from the bedrooms, he had done a lot of work on.  Smiled when I saw some jokes he had hung up by his desk.  It was kind of another trip down memory lane and so I feel I was still close to my dad today.  And with all the stuff we put to the curb we made a few people in the neighborhood happy.

I hope all you fathers out there had a great day.  And everyone should cherish your Dad… you never know how much time they have left.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – gratis

Mumbles … Verbatim

Ok, I am showing not only my age, but also the fact I will forever be a nerd.  When I saw the word was verbatim the very first thing that popped into my head was and episode of The Brady Bunch.  I don’t think they ever actually used the word verbatim, but the episode was all about following your exact words and how hard that really is.  Greg was the one all set to prove he was a man of his word and agreed to live by his exact words, only it didn’t go quite as smoothly as he had hoped.

But now that the silliness of the post is done… I will take a cue from tonight’s news.  There was talk that a West Virginia principal plagiarized Ashton Kutcher’s speech during a commencement ceremony.  I am not sure if he did the entire speech verbatim, but it appears the principal admitted to taking pieces of the speech, but claims it was his own ideas.  He said he accidentally plagiarized the speech.  If you are doing something word for word, how can it be “accidental?”

So I am going to stop babbling now before I bore everyone with my nonsense.  Tomorrow is a new day and hopefully a beautiful day for everyone!


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – verbatim


We were just friends

It wasn’t meant to be

But somehow it happened

A love anomaly

Different from past loves

I knew your very soul

We shared so much

Our lives were just so full

The ease in which

You took my heart

It was quite painless

And a wonderful start

A start of something

We will always treasure

It’s you and I in love

A love to last forever


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – anomaly

A to Z Challenge – Zest

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Z is for Zest

No, I am not going to tell you about soap.  It is something I try really hard to hang onto on bad days like today has been… a zest for life.  I have hurt and felt worthless and a burden most of the day.  But I have tried to take care of myself and do what is best for me.  Every bad day can be balanced out with good ones.  You just have to remember you will make it through the bad to the good.

I also learned a little something when I battled cancer and there is no way you can face a disease like that and not crave life affirmations.  So good days or bad there is always something worse that could be happening so hold onto the good you can find and LIVE life.  Even if you have to take part of a day off to do a little self care… climb back on the horse and do something fun, new or unexpected.

I have enjoyed this A to Z Challenge, I hope you have too and learned a little about me.  Now for one last time… follow my A to Z challenge: