Bucket List

Bucket List

I was watching Pippi Peterson’s YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/designfunthings) about her RV life and she talked about a bucket list. I used to have a bucket list but hadn’t thought about it in years. So it gets me thinking I need to look at my old bucket list. It used to be on 43things but alas that site is gone. Fortunately, I downloaded it. 43Things Bucket List Write a book and publish it Learn another language Learn to draw Knit a…

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None of the Above

None of the Above

To be, to have, to think, to move — which of these verbs is the one you feel most connected to? Or is there another verb that characterizes you. To be doesn’t fit me very well as it confines me. I have been many things — an EMT, a medical lab tech, a soldier, a pharmacy tech, software engineer, and a route sales person. I was never satisfied, really satisfied in any these. There was something crucial missing and I’m still searching. To have is…

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Everyone Keeps Secrets

Everyone Keeps Secrets

You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum. Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) – and what questions would you ask? My first impression upon reading the daily prompt today was a person I know who might have a secret about me. But then I hesitated. Do I want to know? Oh yeah, ah no. Maybe. Oh forget it. And I put it out of my mind (so I could spend time…

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My Reading Habits

My Reading Habits

When reading for fun, do you usually choose fiction or non-fiction? Do you have an idea why you prefer one over the other? I read both fiction and non-fiction and usually have several books going at one time. I have a huge list of books to read on Goodreads.com knowing full well that I will not live long enough to read all of them. But I use Goodreads to keep my progress. At the moment, I am half-way finished with…

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First Genealogy Goal Accomplished (sort of)

First Genealogy Goal Accomplished (sort of)

I made several goals for my genealogy research to help me focus my time now that I have fleshed out my mother’s side of my family. It’s kind of ironic that the family I knew as a child is riddled with holes in information and the family I never knew was fairly easy to document. So my first set of goals are: Find great grandfather Raffaele Truglio’s date of death Find any information about great grandmother Luisa Cerullo. Where was…

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Family Legends and Mysteries

Family Legends and Mysteries

For Blogging101, I have discovered the Reader and found lots of blogs to follow, especially genealogy and Blogging101 blogs. I was inspired to share one of my genealogy discoveries. It wasn’t until I received my father’s death certificate that I knew my grandmother’s maiden name. I only knew she loved me as a grandmother would. I knew nothing else about her. I only saw her once a year when I was young so I never thought to ask her about…

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Nothing Stinks

Nothing Stinks

Don’t ask me to smell the milk to determine if it is any good or any other food for that matter. Of course, you can let one rip quietly and I would not know unless you tell me. I’m not bother by dead skunks, possums, or armadillos. Or garbage. Or a full litter box. Or someone’s bad breath. Most annoying thing is all the questions. Why can’t you smell? Maybe it’s just a cold. Can you smell this? Or that?…

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Home in the Trees

Home in the Trees

I’m a homebody for sure. I don’t do well around lots of people especially if it is noisy. If I go out, I prefer a nice quiet coffee shop or cafe to going to a popular hang out. I have big windows in my home with views of woods all around. There is moss covered paths that lead to a pond that is home to fish, salamanders, frogs, and ducks. Occasionally, a coyote or deer will visit. I can hear…

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I Don’t Write the Prettiest

I Don’t Write the Prettiest

One thing I try to do with my writing is just tell it like you were sitting across the table from me at Applebees. Just a casual conversation without any fancy words or florishes. Unfortunately, I don’t have you participating. Ain’t that a shame? But anyway, we’re just having a talk. And having a good lunch! What’s hard about that is the editor in my head thinks she knows so damn much from the college English classes. If I sit…

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Five interesting things about me

Five interesting things about me

I was thinking about what 5 interesting things I could tell you while I was at work. I deliver products to grocery stores so I drive a truck with my dog along for the ride. I get up at 1:00 am for this. I hate beets. Always have. Can’t stand looking at them. Blech! I want to retire to Ecuador where it’s warm year round. The cost of living will allow me to live better than in the US. And…

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