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Should I build a website tonight? I’d rather drink cab, pet my puppy, and scrub my toilet…

Here’s all I have for this blog.

I am overwhelmed, friends.  I can’t get my thoughts straight.  Maybe it’s the Hashimotos. Maybe it’s the puppy.  Could be the thought of the wine I will reward myself with after my tasks are done this gorgeous Saturday.

I love cleaning bathrooms when I’m stressed out and when I can’t connect the dots to my thoughts. It’s a dirty job that makes me feel accomplished and proud.  If there were medals given out for clean toilets, I would win, but only when I don’t know what else to do with myself because of all of my TO-DO-LISTS and stomach butterflies.  FYI – I love all butterflies except the ones that bombard my belly and tickle me nerves.  FYI – I think the word “tickle” is weird.

Help me Rhonda. Help, help, me Rhonda.  I can’t get around this brain fog.  I am not going to even post a picture on this blog.  I’m tired and need to scrub the toilet.  Then I want some Goldfish Crackers to mix with my wine, but I don’t have any fish because I’m trying to give them up for Lent. Ha ha!  Actually, I am trying to lay low on the carbs because of the freaking autoimmune crud, the Hashimotos.

I am gonna start with petting my puppy.  Then I will try to build a snowman or website. There’s a chance in hell I will do either on this sunny July eve, so peace out.  Shine on! Forgive my nerves and boring post, but I haven’t finished the one about my car battery dying at the Christmas Tree Shop and buying a new vehicle because of it.

I am not even gonna edit this crap, and I’m gonna publish it with the word “gonna.”  This English teacher is off for the summer and is gonna pet a fur baby named Frankie.


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If someone is inattentive, show them you are there by dunking their flip-flops.

Greet people with a warm hello. No need to knock them over though.
Don’t hold grudges. When upset with another as she would get when we would go on a trip without her she would snap us. She would then quickly fall in love with us all over again. There was no purpose to her staying mad.
When you want to see more of the world speed up. Italia taught me to become a runner.
When your body need you to slow down, pay attention. Italia also taught me to be a walker.
Say your daily prayers.
Just because you can’t fetch and swim like people expect you to shine in other ways. Ron, love, comfort,. 

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Happy New Year – Srećna Nova Godina!


In observation of the Julian calendar, the Old Calendar, today I wish you ALL a Happy New Year.  As a result of being an Orthodox Christian who is half Serbian and half Croatian and marrying a man who is a beautiful mixture of Italian, Hungarian, English, and Irish, my two daughters, husband, and I get to have two Christmases and two New Years.  It’s pretty slick to get this holiday redo option.  

Really we are all a melting pot of some other ethnicity beyond being an American, so why don’t we all just observe the OLD CALENDAR today?  C’mon, raise your glass, bang your pots and pans, kiss your loved ones, and blow obnoxious noisemakers to ring in the new year (again).  

If you celebrated two weeks ago, perhaps, like me, you faltered on some or all of your resolutions. Just take another shot at it. “Another New Year, A Better New You!”  How do you like that motto?

Here’s a second chance to restart and work on a Resolution List if you haven’t made one or had setbacks already. We’re human, so changing to improve is hard!  But you can make yourself proud of who you plan to be.  State a goal and make it happen. Just keep believing in yourself, because you can’t change anyone else.  This is where we all need to go listen to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.”

Shortly after January 1st, echoes from the previous year prevented me from feeling completely refreshed, restored, and ready for another calendar month, let alone year. It took a couple extra weeks of reading, praying, and soul searching to get back on track.  Ahh!  The healing power of Father Time.  

Instead of itemizing all my resolutions this New Year, I want to simply be better tomorrow than I am today.  I have a checklist in my heart, and I’m ready to propel ahead.  Happy New Year!  Have an amazing 2017 that you dreamed of!  Srećna Nova Godina!