Friday, August 31, 2007

10 Years Ago Today

I remember where I was when I got the tragic news. I was on vacation on Cape Cod. I remember saying to myself I can't believe this. She was taken way before her time. One the things I admired her for was her humanitarian work. Yes, she had style, grace and class but I will always remember her for her commitment to helping others who were less fortunate.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Apple Martinis, Beer and Toilet Bowls

Just wanted to thank all of my friends for the heartfelt birthday wishes. Here is how the day went. My roomate treated me to a nice birthday brunch (she also made me a chocolate chip cake) and a little shopping. After we got home, my mom called to wish me a happy birthday. After that I took a little nap until it was time for me to get ready to go out. I took a long hot bubble bath, dressed, curled my hair and put on makeup my friend Chris called. He told me that some people who have cut me out of their lives were going to be at the same place we were going. I was immediately concerned that trouble would erupt but I decided that the problem was theirs NOT mine.

We got to the bar about 9:30 and I immediately sucked down my first of MANY Budweiser's.

After two beers I was making idle chit chat with others at the bar and did some dancing. One of the ladies I was talking to said that the bartender (a little hottie) made a mean green apple martini. She asked the bartender to make me one (I didn't have to pay for it). It was delicious!

I had a couple more of these delicious babies. BIG MISTAKE!!! I should have known better that you don't mix hard liquor and beer especially if you did not eat before you left the house. Boy what an idiot I am! I look back and I am thinking fuck it, this day comes once a year and I am entitled to tie one on.

After I had another couple of beers, I heard the faint echo of the toilet bowl calling "Marie come to me".

So friends this is where I spent the end of the evening. After the first date with Mr. Toilet Bowl I went back to the bar and talked with my friends for about half an hour until my second date with Mr. Bowl. My friend took my keys until after I was finished my date. After the second date I had some diet soda and lots of water. Since I did not eat before I drank, I was staggering my way to my date with Mr. Bowl.

Two lessons here: one-do not mix beer and hard liquor and two-always eat before a night of heavy drinking. I know these lessons and I always practice them but Saturday I threw caution to the wind. I was fortunate enough to have people there who did not let me drink and drive until I sobered up! I got home about 3am and slept my hangover off for 12 hours.

All in all it was a good day. I am blessed to have good friends who care!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Birthday Wishes

Well friends today is number 39 for me! I plan to treat myself to whatever I desire. I plan to spend the evening with good friends and a lot of beer!

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If the spirit moves any of my blogger friends please drop me a line!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

"Sara..You're The Poet In My Heart...

Never Change, never stop, And now it's gone,It doesn't matter what for..When you build your house I'll come by.....All I ever wanted was to know that you were dreaming...There's a heartbeat and it never really died"

I took this what Stevie Nicks song are you (Quizilla), can anyone guess what the result was?

I encourage ALL Stevie fans in blogland (you know who you are) to take this quiz and share your results. For your viewing and listening pleasure I have included the video of this song.

Friday, August 10, 2007

For Titania and Pirate

This post is dedicated to my friends Titania and Pirate. I read recently that they have both lost loved ones recently. I lost my grandmother back in 2002. She was a devout Christian. So I wrote a little story called The Journey Home. I hope both of you can find some comfort from the story. I want you to know that I am thinking about both of you.

The Journey Home

The Father and his angels are there at your bedside. The Father says, “Mary it is time to come home” and you reply, “Yes Father” as you breathe your last breath of life. As your precious soul ascends towards the heavens, in its light you will see the faces of the apostles and the loved ones whom you lost during your many years here on earth.

When you finally reach the pearly gates, you will be young and beautiful. Your heart will be pure and your soul free. The gates will open for you and bring you in. There you will be in the presence of the Three in One and they will crown you with many crowns and say to you, “well done my child, well done.”

Monday, August 06, 2007

Slowly Coming Out Of 'Da Funk'

As many of my readers know, I have been in a funk (aka depression mixed with mania) since the middle of May. I have wrote about the events that triggered this episode and things I have been attempting to get myself out of it. As you know, medication I have taken in the past has not really been 100% effective. Since I have no medical insurance, I cannot resume my search for a good pdoc and effective medication. I would like to thank ALL of my readers (current and new) for your prayers, support and words of encouragement.

Now onto the good stuff. Since my move last month, my roomate has noticed some changes in my attitude and behavior. She made the observation that I smile more than I used to. I guess that has something to do with the fact that I no longer live with my parents. I really did not notice it. I have noticed however that I have been eating better and sleeping more. I don't know how good that is but no one said getting over a mixed episode is an easy endeavor. I do have a new temp position. It is at a home health care/hospice facility in the medical records department. They seem to be happy with the work I am doing (at least the agency hasn't called me telling me otherwise).

There has been a little bit of drama going on (most of you know what I am talking about). Since I have made the decision to rid my life of drama, I take no stock in it and pay it no mind. I am trying to move forward with my life and my plans to publish my poetry book.

Rain did a nice post on what she is grateful for. Here is my list as short as it is.

1. My creativity. One of the things us who are bi polar have an abundance of and when it is hindered and censored in ANY way we get pissed!

2. Great support network. I am thankful that I have found Tery, Susan, Kira and Rain. They are a great source of support and encouragement to me.

3. Increased blog traffic. I am thankful for the new readers I have procured (you know who you are). I am thankful also for my faithful ones as well.

4. A new place to live. No more living with my parents.

Well friends, I have rambled on long enough. I wish everybody a pleasant evening!