Four Peaks in snow

Monday, June 17, 2013

Mending my ways

I'm attempting to mend my ways on many fronts starting today. One is I want to update this blog more frequently, and also try to answer comments. I do appreciate the people who comment and let me know they are reading. Some of the folks I know in real life send emails instead, and that is fine. I'm not really trying to have a 'popular' blog. I'm trying to engage with people more. I tend to be a hermit who doesn't always play well with others. I've been pretty isolated since I left Nashville 4.5 years ago. Some of it, probably most of it, intentionally. Time to come out of hiding.

I didn't make it to the hookers meeting this morning. The stretch of 12 hour shifts just makes it difficult for me to get up early. Thursday looks like a better fit. I'll try again then. Wanting to get out and join in here is part of the above noted attempt to stop being such a hermit.

I've been so busy moving and working that I didn't write about the fact that a couple of weeks ago I met in real life one of the people I've 'known' on a message board for a long time. We met at the local Greek restaurant and sat and talked for quite awhile. As I get settled I want to contact her again. It is nice to have someone to just sit and talk to. She said she would also let me know the free days at the local museums and such. As we were leaving she said she had put together a box of stuff for me as I had been bemoaning my lack of kitchen stuff on that message board as well as here. I was touched. She gave me some kitchen towels and plastic containers, bath towels and other misc. stuff that I needed. I think of her generosity every time I use those items. As I get my stuff here I want to 'pay it forward' and give a lot of it away as a way of sharing the kindness.

So, today is the day to do all the things I've been putting off until I have time. Luckily it is my week of 4 days off. Oh, one of the things I want to do here is review restaurants that I like here in Phoenix. The Greek restaurant is one, and an Indian restaurant I found the other day is another. I also know I promised pictures of my new place, and I need to update the blog header picture to reflect Phoenix rather than Honduras. All it takes is time and motivation.


  1. Time and motivation, what's that. Actually, now that I am "old", I have more time (during the day, not left to live) but a lot less motivation (grin).

  2. Ah, isn't it amazing when good people show up in your lives. Good for you wanting to try to change things for yourself. I tend to be on the hermit side also, but really miss people when I'm alone too much.

  3. I have always "just happened" to meet the right people at the right time.... sounds like you are having the same experience.

  4. Not to worry, it all takes time. You will get done what needs to be done, in the time it takes. Be good to yourself!!

  5. I applaud your efforts to make a change in your life. It can not be easy when you have kept much to yourself all this time.

    It is wonderful to be able to meet caring and generous people. I think Phoenix will be a good fit for you.

  6. I enjoy the blog header photo of you with your hammock in Honduras. I will enjoy seeing a photo of the hammock in your new Arizona Room. Enjoy!