One Liner Motion

“To me, if life boils down to one thing, it’s movement. To live is to keep moving.” ~Jerry Seinfeld~ I tell my chiropractor and massage therapist a version of this often. My goal is to physically keep moving. Except when I’m sleeping. Or on a Saturday morning when a cat and cup of coffee resist the urge. But still… I desire to keep moving. Moving toward new adventures. Engaging in a healthy lifestyle. Wrapping myself in emotional health. Pushing limitsRead more

Moving: What I Learned…

The Big Move of 2018 is over. I am settling in to the new digs. I love my salmon-wall office. Except for hanging a few pictures, everything is in its place – including the critters and flowers. I have to say that the move had very few mishaps, at least nothing that couldn’t be fixed or rectified or laughed over. The planning, organization, meetings and ongoing anxiety worked together to make last Wednesday a successful day. Extremely busy day, butRead more

Moving Fearlessly

“Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.” ~Pope John Paul II~ I’m not afraid, I’m excited. One week from today, my workplace is moving. I’ve been at the current location about 18 years. In that time, I’ve had three bosses and there’s been various changes in office support staff. Our physicalRead more

Keeping Balance

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~Albert Einstein Not to worry, Albert…I’m moving: To work, to home, to the grocery store, to visit mom, to church, to yoga and the gym, and various other locations. And balancing: Work, home, shopping; work, home, mom; work, home, church; work, home, gym; work, home, paying bills; work, home, feeding cats; work, home, cooking and laundry; work, home, whatever. But I’m not on my bike. JustRead more

One-Liner Lucy

Disquieting…inducing feelings of anxiety or worry. Ephiphany…A Christian festival. No, not that one. Epiphany…an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure. Yes, my dear readers, this Christian cat lady has had an illuminating realization that she’s feeling anxious. And that the feeling may not go away until February, 2018. You see, the work office is moving to a new building in January and that means plenty has to be done, from change of address notifications, updating employee information, ordering furniture, working withRead more

Countdown 2014 (from the Gibbs Journal)

January          Polar Vortex? I do not know the meaning, only that the human has cursed those two words since the beginning of December, 2013. It sounds awful, like hell on earth, and the cursing usually occurs as the human walks in the door, literally shaking. This polar vortex must be out there, somewhere along winter’s landscape, holding court with the snowflakes and ice. I press my nose against the patio door window and am surprised by how cold it feels.Read more

What’s Behind Door #3?

It ended with a chair and ottoman, an act of kindness. It began with faith, cemented by the urging of a friend and the kind words of an apartment manager. In between, a few gifts made an appearance, wrapped in a Let’s Make a Deal box and red bow. Natasha and I had been looking for a place to rent starting last fall, but I had just renewed a one-year lease and was hesitant to make a move. We hadRead more

The Quest

I had an idea. Well, actually, Natasha and I had an idea: Let’s share an apartment/flat/duplex/something! What were we thinking? Hmmmmm….. Oh yeah – we thought we would save on rent and utilities; go for walks without having to drive to each other’s place; engage in mini Iron Chef nights; have Star Trek and NCIS marathons; engage in discussions about cat hair; and sit on the patio on a hot summer’s night, watching the flowers grow.   It’s tiring, though. I finally hadRead more

Never Fear

One little kitten is losing her castle,I hope she doesn’t begin to cry,Oh, mother dear, I most assuredly fearMy basket will no longer be nigh.What? Never fear you lovely kitten!Your basket will always, forever follow you.Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.Thank you mom, I forever love you too.Read more

A Trusty Move

I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa~ Yes, He’s trusting me again. I am moving in three weeks. Three weeks. Three “it’s-going-to-go-so-fast-it’s-going-to-make my-head-spin” weeks. In a bizarre twist, the moving story has turned. Amid a crazy, overwhelming time at work; amid practicing for a play; amid renewing mom’s medical assistance; amid life. A change is coming soon. There will be little time for anything else. There are boxesRead more

Dear Old Dad

I’ve been moving things around in the apartment, purging and filling up Rubbermaid boxes. This is in preparation for my bestie girlfriend, Natasha, to move in for awhile until we can find a “this is just about perfect” place to rent together. It’s not an easy chore when there are two households and two cats involved. But, we keep looking. Anyhow… In moving one of the china cabinets, I rediscovered dad’s family Bible and opened it up to find… “DearRead more