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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Moving On...Over?
The blog is moving! I have wanted to start writing again for a while but have been at a loss on how to resume this one...so instead, I'm just starting a new one. I may import some of the posts from here but that is to be decided. I was reading through some tonight and thought, well, what in the world. None of it is earth shattering, some of it is insightful but a lot of it is just...well, me.

So if you are interested, come find me at www.triciawil.blogspot.com! Adieu.

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Friday, March 05, 2010
The Happiness Project
Back in January, I wrote a quick post promising more to come, a new idea for the blog, blah blah blah.

I immediately threw my back out and was down & out (literally and figuratively) for several weeks.

I'm back to almost 100% now, thank goodness, and thought it was high time to revisit my original idea (and see if anyone reads this thing anymore!)

2010 has become the year of the self-help book. I am predisposed to self-books, not because I find myself inherently flawed (aren't we all?) but because I am truly interested in what other people think about things. To this end, I kicked off the year by reading Gretchen Rubin's new book, "The Happiness Project".

The Happiness Project is one of the new genre that is all the rage - take some concept, do it for a year, write about, etc. I've read a few of these books this year as well (Kevin Roose's "The Unlikely Disciple", AJ Jacobs' "The Year of Living Biblically" and some chick's book about doing what Oprah says which I downloaded but am generally not into.) I found a lot of interesting concepts and ideas in Gretchen's book and through her website and I decided to conduct a happiness project of my own...

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Sunday, January 17, 2010
Time to Revive Ye Olde Blog?
I can't believe it has been over a year since I've posted here. Likely, I've been forgotten by my tens of readers! Sorry about that!

I am working on a project and think perhaps this is a good venue for it. I have to do some background work for it but then I hope to be revisiting the blog and posting (somewhat) regularly again.

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Monday, November 24, 2008
Well, it's been a long time...
I really have no excuse.  I've had things to write about but decided to keep myself in check.  Which then, in turn, leads me to wonder what in the world I should blog about.  At which point I generally go and eat pie.  Or pie and ice cream.  Or just ice cream.  And give up on the whole blogging thing.
 
But I did recently do something fun for myself - I took a creative writing class at the local community college.  And I am thinking of perhaps posting the completely random hodge podge of writing generated...stay tuned.
 
 

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Saturday, September 27, 2008
506th Post
So, I completely missed my 500th post. Maybe you did too, given the complete infrequency of my posting and the dull content matter when I do finally post!

Things have been interesting. I've been in a funk for a while for various reasons, one of which being that we decided not to have youth group this semester. It's been such a big part of my life for the last eight years or so and then suddenly, it was gone. Now I've come to terms with it and am filling my time with other things and finding the new "normal" if that makes sense.

My job was also in jeopardy - layoffs came in June but I was luckily safe. Since then, things have been quite precarious and made more so by my overactive imagination and penchant for conspiracy theories. (I come by this naturally, if you have ever met my mom!) I had my review the other week and asked my boss point blank where things stood and she said they were improving. Later that day, a proposal I had submitted was accepted by a commercial supporter and that gives us some work well into 2009. Whew!

My finances have hit a new low, however, and that doesn't seem to be improving. I think there are a lot of reasons for this but right now I need to focus on how to fix it. I've applied for some part-time gigs but have to say that I have no energy or desire to work all day and then go work a second job. But it may well have come to that. We shall see.

And now, of course, fall is upon us and therefore so it the biannual flare up of the fibro. Love it! (Not so much.) Tonight we went to setup at a new facility where our church will be meeting starting tomorrow and I definitely overdid it. I hate that! It happened last weekend too when I volunteered at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night walk. So much so that I missed the race at Dover the next day...

I'm leading a women's Bible study this fall too and we chose The Frazzled Female by Cindi Wood. I have to admit - I was missing me some Beth Moore when we started. I love her studies and feel like I get a lot out of them. But the ladies chose this one and so I decided to work through it. It has been great. It is really working on me, especially this week's lessons. One of our assignments is to fast from a negative attitude or worry that is weighing on you. Any time it comes into your head, you are to remember our memory verse, "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." (Proverbs 16:24) My fast is going to be about my finances and I'm going to try it tomorrow. I hope that it changes my outlook - maybe it will even give me some direction and clarity about it all. I hope so!

So that's it - what's been going on in my corner of the world. Hope you are all well!

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Z is for Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's
...which is what I would like to be catching. But unfortunately, that hasn't been in the cards for me lately. Ramona was in the hospital over Labor Day weekend and my sleep got messed up then, then I was sick off and on last week and this weekend and then last night (when I was wickedly exhausted) I had wildly disruptive dreams. I can't remember the last time I slept for more than a couple hours.

But the good news is...I finished the alphabet!

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Y is for Yeah, Yeah
As in, yeah, yeah, I know it's been forever since I posted here. I am virtually at a loss. That, plus my current addiction to Facebook, have me wondering about continuing with ye olde blogge. However, I just looked and saw that I have 502 posts - this is 503. That is really quite amazing.

I am considering taking a creative writing course at the community college next month (if I can afford it). Maybe that will get my creative juices flowing again...

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Monday, August 11, 2008
X is for Xavier Roberts
Remember that dude?  The designer/inventor/whatever of the cabbage patch doll.  Cabbage patch dolls were all the rage when I was a kid.  I know I didn't get one the first year when people had to camp out all night to get one for their child for Christmas (my folks would not have done that!) but I did get one not long after and she was all I had hoped for - red hair, green eyes, a true Irish beauty.  I named her Elizabeth.  I don't think I played with her all that much (much, probably, to my parents chagrin) but I think that was more because she was to be kept pristine because she would some day be a collectors item (???)  and probably partly because I was starting to outgrow dolls by that time. 
 
And now she lives in a bag in the attic.
 
How's that for X?  (I'm going to finish this if it kills me!)

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W is for Wondering
Many things are rolling through my brain these days and these are just a few of my wonderings:
 
Why is every penny of each paycheck gone before the next one comes?
Why is there always an unexpected expense that comes up when there is no money left?
When will I get to use my frequent flyer miles to go somewhere good and relax?
Should I try eHarmony again?
Should I lead a Bible study this fall, even if interest seems weak?
Why do some people wear so much cologne/perfume?
Why do some people have to spray it in their office? 
Why do I have arthritis in my knee (new development - yippee!)?
What should I put on this week's meal plan?
What fun do I have planned for the weekend that will carry me through the arduous work week?
Will my body always hurt?
Will I ever get a good night's sleep?
Why do I feel the need to stay up and watch the Olympics?
Will Bella become a vampire?
When will I get my credit from some books I had to return?
Will it be before the rent check is cashed?
Or I need gas?
Will I make it on a quarter tank of gas until Friday AM? 
What will I do if I run out of gas?
Should I start a part-time business making scrapbooks for people?
Would people buy them?
Could I make some extra cash doing that?
How can I set up a website?
Do I need to make a business plan?
What would my mission statement be?
Do I need a mission statement?
How would I price things?
What is too much?
What is not enough?
Why can't anyone give Ramona her shot but me?
Can I go home yet?
How could I move my washer/dryer upstairs?
Why did the smoke alarm go off at 1:30 AM Sunday morning and again 15 minutes later?
Will my house burn down now that the smoke alarm is disconnected until the landlord comes?
Will the landlord call me back today?
Will he come tonight to fix it and relieve my paranoid mind?
Should I keep this blog?
Why can't I write anything interesting on the blog?
Will my friends with little ones have more time for me when the kids are grown?
Is there really something wrong with the wiring in my car?
How much will THAT cost?
Will Tom & Keri's baby be a boy or a girl?
When will I be motivated to work again?
Will I ever finish this alphabet game on the blog?
 
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....
 
 
 
 

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V is for Verily, Verily
Ok, so this is weird.  Of course, most of what I write here is weird...
 
Anyway, in thinking about what to write for V, I kept coming up with three things:  vapid, vacuous, and "verily, verily."  I hadn't a clue what verily, verily meant so I looked it up (especially since I could not get it out of my head whenever I thought about ye olde blog).  And so I learned that:
 
"Verily, Verily" is the KJV translation of the phrase used by Jesus to introduce a strong foundational truth.  It literally means "firm" and signifies that what follows is a trustworthy fact that defines reality. 
 
Hmmm.  Now to figure out why this keeps ringing in my brain...I'm sure it is somehow directly related to my recent struggles and my need to be studying the Bible more and listening to speakers and such;  I'm just not complete aware of why this particular phrase keeps running through my head.

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