Saturday, June 23, 2012

What's been happening in my little corner of the world

Summer has finally, officially arrived, and with it comes the heat!  Goodness, it's hot outside, and the meteorologists are predicting over-100 degree temperatures for next week.  These are a few of the things going on in my life this past week:

This was on the front of my refrigerator two nights ago.  It is a Black Witch moth, also known in Mexico as a Marisposa de la Muerta.  It is the largest noctuid (moth) in North America.  In some cultures the belief is if they visit a home where someone has recently died, they are the spirit of that person coming to say goodbye.  Mom...?  Personally, I think she'd be prettier than that!  At any rate, this darn thing had a wingspan of about 5".  Scared me silly!

Juneau (with a photobomb by Sitka).  He was watching me while I was on the computer.  If that face doesn't tug at your heart, you don't have one!

This is my new motto, courtesy of my friend Eric.  GYST stands for Get Your S**t Together.  Apologies for the language!  This is my reminder to get off my butt and get stuff done. 

And, since it's June, we don't want to wait too long to prepare for autumn and Christmas.  This was the scene in my local Hobby Lobby today.  I thought it was bad last year when this stuff appeared at the end of July; now it's June and here it is.  Do you think this is as ridiculous as I do?

Well, that's been my week--scary moths, sleepy dogs, and Christmas decorations.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


When you have a huge project that you've been working on for a while, do you ever get stalled?  That's where I am right now--stalled out  Just like a car whose engine is flooded.  I'm stuck and don't seem to care whether any else gets done or not.  My lawyer warned against inertia; it's so easy just to do the absolute minimum and then stop.  After all, the bills are getting paid and no one is beating down my door for anything.  It would be easy just to maintain the status quo.  The only thing keeping me from stopping altogether is that I can just hear what my mom would say if she knew I wasn't finishing up the big move and selling my house, as well as getting rid of all the surplus stuff.  It wouldn't be pretty!

Throw me some motivation, readers!!  What do you do to get out of your ruts?