Friday, May 20, 2016

Clouded Reality

My innocent little cold went full on battle mode this week~

I know, I really should listen when people say you should slow down and take some time for yourself and reduce stress in your life~because maybe if I had listened~ I wouldn't have spent the last week in a clouded drug induced reality~

I thought I could cure myself when a healthy diet supplemented with plenty of rest and and a steady flow of fluids~ but the truth was simple~ I was too miserable to sleep and without sleep I become too tired to eat or drink...and things went downhill fast~ a developed pneumonia, which meant~ I had to visit the dreaded "doctor's office" to get some help~

I am not proud that I needed help~I like to think I can do things all by myself but when illness starts getting aggressive~you gotta suck it up~

I was able to find the relief I needed to finally get some rest and it seemed like as soon as I closed my eyes~ I woke up to being back to my normal state of wellness~

I do not wish sickness on anyone~ and I am definitely not at my best when I am sick~ so let's make a pact~ let's take time to relax each day and don't let so many stresses bog us down~ let's stay healthy together...

Saturday, April 23, 2016


Spring seems to be bringing a few challenges for me.

 I have noticed that I have bees flying in and out of my stacked wood in my backyard.  I wouldn't be to bothered by I do need to use the wood and besides the bees are not paying rent!

I don't want to kill the bees.  I just want them to find a new place to live.

 I am in the process of identifying what type of bees I have.

If they are honeybees, everyone that I have talked to will come and remove them free of charge and will even toss in a jar of honey for grins.

If I have ground bees or yellow jackets, they are considered pests and I have to pay hundreds of dollars to have them removed.

So, how to you get a bee identified~ apparently you just have to take a picture of it~ the only problem is no one told the bees they had to sit still and smile for the camera because those little pesky flyers are difficult to capture on "film".

I am off to find my bee supermodel~ wish me luck because I will certainly need it!

Monday, April 18, 2016


My alarm played that same jolting song today and half coherently, I tapped into a few more minutes of snooze time, but have I been here before?

This deja vu feeling filled my perception.  I have become to comfortable in my surroundings and I have no idea when it all came to be.  I need to shake off this routine time loop and become more like my former self.

Some would say, age has slowed me down but I think that is just talk for when you don't know what to say.  I think we all want to find a place where we feel content but we shouldn't get lost in its redundancy.

I think life needs to be unrehearsed and even messy at times.  We need to exist on the cusp of spontaneity and embrace the unplanned parts of our lives because in these moments we truly breathe.

I am not sure how I will escape my fate but becoming aware is always the first step toward change...

Friday, April 8, 2016


I finally made it back to the beach~ but it was downright freezing!

I did manage to find some adventure outside even if the temperature would not cooperate.

I rented a bike and rode through the most majestic scenes I could imagined. I hunted for rocks that glistened in the peek-a-boo sunlight light along the beach.  I wondered in and out of shops along the boardwalk  and I even played  a game of toss the football ~ in the pouring rain.

Even with all the grins and giggles, I would say that I my most treasured moments were just listening to the crescendo of sounds that waves made as they were crashed ashore...I don't know what draws me to the ocean but I always feel so calm and relaxed there and you would too~ I just know it...

Friday, March 25, 2016

Safe Keeping

I am not a rich person by trade.  I work hard but the ideal life style is not reflected in my paycheck.

 I got some really good advice when I first started working.

My boss told me to try to live on what I make now and when I get a promotion/raise to put that money in savings or investments. This advice has served me well.

I also think you need to be responsible with credit cards. This means paying off the entire balance at the end of the month so that you never get any interest charges.  If you can't afford to pay it off, then you can't afford to have it!

I have learned that you do have to live within your means and you do not need all the bells and whistles to be happy.

We always have to make sacrifices.  You just have to decide if you want to do it now or in the future. I think now, is always a good place to start~for a bright future~ my friend...

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Background Noise

You see where you want to be in life, you have mapped it all out.

Your plan is airtight, with no possibility of holes.  You are focused and determined to see it through and then you take you first step...

You walk alone because this seems like the best way to get where you are going, no distractions.  But as your journey continues, you meet people along the way.

These individuals are destined to either move you closer to your goal or sidetrack your intent.  You are given choices and those choices will be your triumph or your undoing.

The sooner you learn that your control is not in the destination but in the choices you make, the sooner you will arrive to the place you want to just might not look the way you have envisioned journey my friend...

Sunday, February 21, 2016


Have you every wondered why people pick the screen names that they use in chatrooms?  I think it really tells a lot about who they are and who they want to be.

So what does Cherry_Licious say about me?

Well, I have to say that my nick tells you who I usta be in chat many years ago.

Cherry back then was very young and naive.  I really put a lot of myself out there in the online world. I showed no shame with the art of seduction and I was pretty wild, I would say, even reckless.

I spent a lot of my time in this online world, looking back, I am sure  I was avoiding the real world but I never really thought about that back then.  In real life, I am not like that but online I could be... "Cherry"...but I have learned to accept who I am, faults and all~ and embrace it.  That doesn't mean..Cherry doesn't come out to play ever once in awhile~

I would change my nick to reflect the person I am now, but~ I like the journey and if I changed my screen name~all those I have met along the way wouldn't recognize me and I think that would be harder.  I have no regrets because I believe that the good and bad things we experience are how we become who we are and I wouldn't change who I am now.

I would love to see who you really are in chat~ but I know I only get to see what you want me to see~I accept that~ that is how I know this is not the real world and what we have online cannot ever truly be real~