Posted by: Judy | May 22, 2017

Meme Debunking

This was recently posted on social media:

A lack of boundaries often invites a lack of respect.

No. Just no. Bad choice of verb.

A lack of boundaries does NOT INVITE a lack of respect. A lack of boundaries usually means that boundaries were NOT RESPECTED in the first place.

How about this instead:

A lack of respect demands a lack of boundaries.

I had to learn that protecting boundaries was my responsibility. Healthy people don’t violate boundaries. If someone is violating my boundaries, it’s a red flag.

I can’t say which came first: Respecting boundaries or creating them. I think it was more like twisting two ribbons together. One encouraged the other.

Posted by: Judy | May 21, 2017


…from social media:

One day or

day one.

You decide.

Posted by: Judy | May 20, 2017

Saturday Silly…

…thanks to FireFox:

How can you tell when the moon is waxing?

The dark side is on the left.

Oh, and the screams when the hair comes off.


Posted by: Judy | May 19, 2017

Good News Friday

*Lunch with friends

*RedCopper 10″ frying pan, so easy to clean!

*Pretty dishes

*Walk, chat, and P.croissant with my sister

*Lemon turnover and hot chocolate at P.croissant

*Fridge defrosted ~ I hate the job, but it’s done! Worth celebrating.

*May’s bouquet of the month (picture below)

*Editing is almost done. Really. I promise.

*Learned more about my editing style. I’ve been rushing it.

*Lovely weather. Thanks God, for turning down the thermostat.

*My star nightlight. I don’t mind waking in the middle of the night at all.

*Mayfair Body Soufflé Grapefruit and Bergamot rubbed into my feet before helps me sleep four hours instead of only two.

*Taking care of me ~ I made it through Mother’s Day without much fallout.

*Learning to use things I have instead of hoarding.

*Trust God will provide ~ Improving

What was something good in your week?

Posted by: Judy | May 18, 2017

Still editing…

Almost finished. One more final run-through. Yesterday, I mentioned the cute purse/tote my friend made for me. Here’s the picture:

Yes, that’s a pocket on the inside. It looks small, but I have all my little things in there, like keys, lip balm, both pairs of glasses, and a few other things. My clipboard easily fits in there, with room for a bunch of other stuff. The blue ribbon tied to the handle is my support police ribbon. The outside material is cowboys, while the inside material has cows, watermelon slices, and other country-themed things. Actually, I just remembered it’s reversible. How cool is that?

Posted by: Judy | May 17, 2017

Inching Forward…

Never knock progress, no matter how slow. I’ve less than two chapters to go, in the editing. The novella is so much better.

I’m eating much better. Instead of snacking in the middle of the day, I’m napping. I was snacking because I was tired, not because I was hungry.

The star nightlight now shines in my room at night. It’s comforting. There are electric candles in the bathroom to light the dark.

I’ve been keeping the house clean, vacuuming, wiping up floors, a new bathmat to replace the icky one, cleaning sinks with baking soda and citrus, defrosting the fridge, using up food that needs to be used up and buying healthier choices, watering plants, visiting with friends, participating in a telephone Bible study group through Soldiers of Faith, keeping the kitchen clean, a new bouquet, and a dozen other things.

The basil and rosemary are still alive. Woohoo!

Bought bay leaves to drop in different parts of a couple of rooms to keep bugs away. Also using cedar wood essential oil and cedar wood blocks.

Following through on the steps of a few long-term plans.

A friend made a purse/tote for me, with cowboys on horses, that I’m finally using instead of saving for someday. It actually carries more than my backpack and is a lot cuter.

Nothing major, but a lot of little things that make me feel like my world is changing in big ways. Little by little.

Posted by: Judy | May 16, 2017

Hallelujah! Editing…

…is coming along much more quickly now, pages instead of paragraphs or sentences. Thanks God. The story is much better. Thanks God.

I feel like the soul lost in the desert, dragging themselves toward water. It’s still too far away to reach, but I am able to see it. Actually, I’m about half way through, but the beginning was a bear, like slogging through quicksand.

Posted by: Judy | May 15, 2017

I made it through…

…another Mother’s Day.

I actually did pretty well this time. I didn’t force myself to interact with all the Mother’s Day posts, I did a few. I also hid a lot of posts. I also spent time in my scriptures, reading about God’s love for us. I took a short nap. I worked on editing. The editing is taking longer than I’d hoped, but the book is sooo much better. It’s worth it. Family visited. Took pictures of the day’s gorgeous sunset. Answered a couple of emails from dear friends. Taking one day at a time.

Also feeling a bit disjointed in my thinking. I didn’t breeze through, but I didn’t implode either. No rage. No weeping. Overall, it was a pleasant day. I’ll call that a win.

This is a sunset from a while ago.

Posted by: Judy | May 14, 2017

Inspirational Quote…

…from Charles Spurgeon’s sermon 2209, in 1891:

“God does not need your strength; He has more than enough power of His own! He asks for your weakness.”

Posted by: Judy | May 13, 2017

Silliness Saturday

Posted by FireFox:

Camping under the stars is a great chance to view the night sky.

And to feed mosquitoes.

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