Some People’s Kids

October 3, 2013 | Leave a Comment

“I was messed up, man… I had 3 Cirocs, some Crown Royal and was hitting on a blunt… I had no idea what was going on…”

– Teenage Boy who lives next door


I suppose I shouldn’t judge. I experimented with alcohol as a teenager, too. But I didn’t sit on my Grandma’s back porch with my friends and brag about it loud enough for all the neighbors to hear.

They were also talking about sex, but with less bravado. Mark my words, it’s only a matter of time before the unwed baby mamas start showing up over there.

Color me disgusted.


October 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

I found this great place for reading memes: Should Be Reading.

Let’s try today’s questions and see how it goes.


• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

51L+N5oVJ9L._AA190_I am currently reading Two Bear Mambo by Joe R. Lansdale and it’s getting off to a great start. It’s third in the Hap Collins and Leonard Pine mystery series.

31LXqjOKNsL._AA190_I just finished reading Mucho Mojo, which is the 2nd book of the series.

41SiIsM7xoL._AA190_And you guessed it, next I’ll be reading the fourth book, titled Bad Chili.

If you haven’t read any of Lansdale’s writing, I highly suggest that you give him a try. His work is quirky, a little raunchy, funny, bold and very well crafted. You have a lot to choose from, too, as he is a prolific writer – everything from novels, short stories and collaborations with other authors. Go to his website and browse around to get a flavor for his style.

Are you reading anything good? Play along with the meme and share the info!

More again soon,

Catching Up

October 2, 2013 | Leave a Comment

A lot has happened since the last incarnation of this blog faded away around 2009 or so. Sometimes I wonder why I stopped writing back then – afterall, I did enjoy it – but I think I may have run out of things to talk about. (Imagine that!) I was also dealing with some health issues that I didn’t want to talk about either – and it just seemed disingenuous to gloss over things and talk about topical issues instead. So I just stopped writing altogether.

Here are some of the changes that have occurred since I was previously writing infinitepink musings. I list them here because they will probably be referred to in future writings.

– My minor battle with uterine cancer cells is going in my favor as I am currently experiencing remission.

– My dear mother, Doris, lost her long battle with cancer and passed away in 2011.

– My younger sister, Deb, and her husband, Ray, moved back to Iowa from Colorado in 2012. I’m so glad they live closer again!

– I had bilateral knee replacement surgery in 2012. Ouch. Big ouch. I’m still getting used to the new knees.

– We’ve had additions to our extended family (two great nieces and one great nephew) and we look forward to getting news about them frequently.

– My Dad has sold his house and moved in with Deb and Ray. Summer, 2013.

– My long time shrink, Dr. K., has informed me that he’ll be retiring in January 2015. That means I’ve only got a little over a year to get sane, you guys!

There have been other things, too, such as our best neighbor, Betty, moving away to a really nice retirement villa. We really miss having her near. Also, the neighbor known as “Bumbling Bill” (a fan favorite in the previous blog) has passed away; his wife and her clan of miscreants still live in the house, though, so expect to hear about them from time to time.

I think that’s a good start on catching up. Be sure to check out the About Me and The Cast pages if you’d like a bit more of a refresher course.

More again soon. 😉

Rustiness and The Blank Page

September 30, 2013 | Leave a Comment

So here I am again, after years of blogging hiatus, sitting at the keyboard with an urge to communicate but not knowing what I want to say or how to say it. The urge is just there.

Blank Page-phobia is there, too, and as I’ve learned in the painting studio, the best thing to do to defeat that beast is to make a mark – no matter what it is. That will break the ice and the rest flows easier from that point.

Or it is supposed to anyway.

So with that in mind, I’ll make a mark. I’ll share a quote with you – a long passage, actually – one that has been a point of much pondering for me over the past few years.

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

A soul mate’s purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…”

– Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

According to this definition, I have met dozens of soul mates in my lifetime. I wonder how many times I’ve met a soul mate and wasn’t ready to recognize them, so they went away? I wonder when the next one will appear?

I wonder if I am ready now to have more walls torn down and to be smacked awake, shown my obstacles and how I get in my own way? I wonder what further transformation is coming…

I wonder if blogging is part of that process?

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