Monday Ramble, Bladder, Kids, Aging, Job.

Happy Monday!

I’m super excited to be off doing some learning this week! When I “master” the subject, I’ll tell you all about it. Until then…some memes!

Heh! You too?

I guess I should be grateful it’s all working! Have you seen how thick catheters are? Scaaaaary.!

Oh My Goddess, YES! The entire time they were in my care :p

Another advantage of aging! Ha, Beware us Oldielocks!

So, that job I was all nervous about?

A total waste of my good energy.

The whole thing was a letdown BUT in a good way because it showed me a thing or two and reinforced my own code of ethics.

A couple of red flags came up and then one doozy! I just can’t lie or evade as a regular course of action in a job working with the vulnerable. So the job is a nope for me!

Not a loss, in my opinion but a very good lesson in a lot of things!

I am ever grateful!

What are you grateful for this Monday?

Family Day, Bumble, I WORK OUT, Sandwiches.

It’s a holiday here in my snowy province : Family Day. It’s sunny and gorgeous out there, if not cold and I hope everyone enjoys time with whoever they call family!

I will be hanging out at home with my Hubs and the pets. I might summon up the gumption to go for walk … but we had Miss Sassy-Pants for a sleepover the other night and I need to recover.

Sassafras and her living jungle gym ❤

This makes me howl and howl:

An accurate depiction of Winter here, ha ha. Look at his face! I just adore Bumble.

I have been this person. OH THE SHAME!

Now I’m more like this person:

Mmmmm, sandwiches!

I hope this day finds you all well and content. Thanks for reading and and following and all the likes. I really appreciate you ❤

Love and squishy hugs!

Weird Life, Books, House & Home,

Ha ha ha! Same, whoever you are. Same!

Snicker. I haven’t been to Ikea in SOOOOO long. Maybe not for books though.

Right?! Right! You have to be very special to earn an invite into my sanctuary. How about you? Are you open to have people in your home of choosey like me?

I actually love Yoga but this made me laugh. Maybe if you did more yoga it wouldn’t hurt so much to bend down?

Heh! I feel this in my soul! You not would believe the looks I get when I go on rock hunting/stick picking adventures. And when I start talking to birds or cats? Ooooh that’s a whole other level of disbelief. Avert your eyes from my quirks and I’ll avert mine from you boring-ness, lol

Happy Monday and Squishy Hugs to you!

Monday Meme

I love memes. I think they are an ingenious way to share a thought, idea , joke or inspiration in  a succinct and culturally relevant way. 

I find them helpful too. When I need inspiration, courage, validation or just a laugh all I have to do is scroll through my vast collection and, there it is. Something I’ve saved for this exact moment. 

Here are two from last week that really stuck with me :

Have any of you read anything by Brene Brown? She’s spent the past two decades studying shame, courage, vulnerability and empathy. The first meme really brings home a lot of what she writes about. I’d much rather engage with curiosity than shame. I like the reminder this meme brings me.

The second meme feels so empowering! Yeah, I might love you but I don’t have to trust or respect you. That’s entirely up to you. Its your job to be trustworthy and worthy of respect through your actions ( never words) and I decide to give or not, depending on my interpretations of your actions. And just because I love you, doesn’t mean I have to put up with the things you do that cause me to not trust you or respect you. Trust and respect are earned based on behavior, not just given as a gift alongside love. Being able to separate these things was HUGE in my personal growth and evolution as a human. 

How about you? What do these memes say to you?