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Because I needed another phobia…. no really.

16 Oct

So, here I am minding my OWN business when I get an email forwarded to me.  Not just any email, but an email detailing one couples misadventures with bedbugs.  The email even goes so far as to describe how they had to chuck their laptops – just in case a female bedbug crawled in there and laid eggs.  WHAT?!?!

I was perfectly happy thinking bedbugs were a mythical creature, but no… no they are real.  and they are here to GET ME!!!  Well, not actually – but this is what my brain is telling me.

All of you who know me, know that once I get something in my noggin… forget about it.  Imagine Shiloh’s surprise when – I coming storming in the front door on a mission!

“Honey, where you going?”

“Going to check for bedbugs…”

“Whaaa, why – is there a problem?”

“Theres gonna be if I find blood spots down by our feet…”

Look of shock and dismay…

It’s okay… I am pretty sure we don’t have any – there were no black flecks.  But now I have to add “check under the mattress” to my list of things “to do” once I enter a hotel room.  It will be right under “check the shower” and above “check behind the curtains”.   You know… looking for psycho killers.

Until next time – Don’t let the bedbugs bite!!!


Just Say “NO” to Self-Pity

16 Oct

“Self-Pity” D.H. Lawrence

I never saw a wild thing

Sorry for Itself.

A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough

Without ever having felt sorry for itself.




Say no to self-pity.  That ugly word that keeps us from being truly happy.  No more feeling sorry for yourself, no more moping around.  If you don’t like the way you look and feel, make the change.  Learn to make good choices like exercising, eating well, resting and doing what you can do reduce stress.  Don’t let self-pity hold your hand and allow you to make excuses to not take care of yourself.

I have every excuse in the world to not do what I do but guess what?  You are not going to hear them and I am not going to give in to self-pity.  Allow yourselves to achieve your goals, to be strong,  be healthy and to be happy.  You all deserve it, trust me.  If you don’t think you are worth it, then let me hold your hand and I will help you find your way.