Posts Categorized: Health

My never-ending battle with ennui

my never-ending battle with ennui

Nah, I’m not gonna make you look it up. Ennui – a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement. It’s a far greater threat than simple procrastination. Let me walk you through my never-ending battle with ennui. But first, a word from our sponsors… Before I get started, know… Read more »

Stewing over my cooking challenge

Let’s just get it out there right away: I’ve never cooked a stew before. Not in all the years I’ve been cooking. Not even during my cooking challenge. Clearly, I needed to stop stewing over my cooking challenge and just make the darn thing. Woe is me Incredibly, like last month’s recipe, I was hit… Read more »

The cough that changed my life

Signs. Portents. Omens. Some people believe in them, others tend to dismiss them. And while I’m not a particular devotee to concepts like manifest destiny, I do have to point out the significance of the cough that changed my life. Making the call So, our tale begins with the cough. This is before it becomes… Read more »

You can leave your hat on

Apologies to Randy Newman, but it’s the Joe Cocker version I remember. Though neither of them have anything to do with today’s blog post. Because, today’s post is about my great fortune in health over time. Except for one issue, which now has my doctor advising me, “You can leave your hat on.” Healthier than… Read more »

Getting beat up by a dead dolphin

Yes, even by the standards of this blog, that’s a strange headline. But, it’s not metaphorical or allegorical or any other “ical” type of thing. It’s totally on point. It’s a short tale to see how I’m getting beat up by a dead dolphin. The primary driver for this story is a dolphin. But the… Read more »

Leaving me eye and dry

Okay, no new news here! You already know I’ve got an obsessive personality. In fact, I even mentioned it in a post this week. Hmm. I wonder if posting about obsessive behavior is obsessive behavior. Anyhoo, here’s a post about how one of my obsessions is leaving me eye and dry. So, first of all,… Read more »

A nightmare would be preferable

Holy cow! What a way to wake up! I can think of a dozen ways right off the top of my head. A nightmare would be preferable over shooting pain. Sadly, that’s how my morning began. I was in that “special time”. The period long before you usually wake up, but for some reason, you… Read more »

Reading is hard

So, I spent most of yesterday in the hospital. Dad was experiencing heart pains and my Stepmom made him go to the hospital. Stubborn as he is, he demanded to drive himself. More on that later. Bottom line, though, what later ensued proves that reading is hard. As is often the case with my Dad,… Read more »

Challenging my waistline

Good gosh, the last day of April is upon me and I haven’t cooked anything this month! In order to hit my monthly cooking challenge, I needed a recipe fast. I have one, it’s just that it will be challenging my waistline. Now, technically, I actually have cooked something this month. I made a new… Read more »