Friday

6.4.21

It’s Friday and even though I made a post yesterday I have an inclination to write again even though this day is no different than others. It is true, I have been living in a Groundhog Day for the past year with hardly any social contact except meeting with my friends once a month on average or on my walks.…

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dog and I
Friday

4.30.21

Friday is my favorite day. The anticipation of the weekend and everyone is already in a weekend mode so not too busy at work. I usually take Opee on a very long walk and then just ease into my day. Bliss. I started seriously writing. There is a short story in the works the preview of which you might have…

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heather lake
Friday

3.5.21

Beginning of March already. Time flies like crazy. I don’t know where winter has gone. It’s like it never happened. Spring is definitely here in Oregon. The daffodils are blooming full blast. The rest of the vegetation is not far behind. Everything has buds on it and they are growing at high speed. I’ve been monitoring them during our daily…

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Friday

1.1.21

What I hate: 1. Owning money 2. People who do not use turn signals 3. People who go under the speed limit 4. People who walk looking at their cell phone 5. People who walk with music on without headphones 6. Pumpkin pie 7. Goat meat and cheese 8. Stupidity 9. Aggression in any form or shape 10. Racism 11.…

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fog
Friday

12.18.20

It is Mid-December. The holiday break is coming up next Monday and I am looking forward to two weeks of not checking my email. The computer will be shut and not accessed except for checking on Etsy and to write on this blog. It has been a tough semester full of working on weekends a substantial amount of time. Additionally,…

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geese flying
Friday

12.11.20

My sister got COVID. She is on the mend now. It is unbelievable because you never think it can happen to you or your family. Yet here it is, happening. She probably got it from her co-workers. No one wears masks there in the rural forgotten and forsaken little town in Belorussia located downstream from Chernobyl.  All of them probably…

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petal
Friday

12.4.20

It’s December and I cannot believe it is here already. The Christmas decorations are everywhere on the streets of Hillsboro. The inflated Santas greet us when we walk neighborhoods. I am a person who installs the Christmas tree and decorates it the night before Christmas. It is a leftover tradition of living in the Soviet Union where instead of Christmas…

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bird pick
Friday

11.6.20

Insomnia. It’s been a couple of weeks since I was able to suspend myself into the sweet honey of dreams. I don’t know what happened. Nothing has changed in my routine. But nevertheless, here we are, not sleeping. The upside of insomnia is reading. After all, you have an entire night to kill. That’s a lot of hours. We don’t…

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love tree pic
Friday

9.25.20

Today because I had a lottery ticket I fantasized about the life of being independently wealthy. It was not anything extraordinary. Most of it was a lifestyle that I lead already: walking, hiking, drawing, running. The only thing that would have changed is my living accommodations. I would either move to English or Irish moors by the ocean or stay…

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fog
Friday

8.7.20

Today I want to get drunk. And I will. Depression setting in. Maybe not really a depression as much as a need to change my life. I am sick of working the same job for 11 years. I hate my boss and my co-worker. I just can’t do it anymore. More and more I think of moving to Alaska. Small…

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