Author Archives: The Contemplatress

About The Contemplatress

Outdoors, I enjoy gardening, hiking, biking, kayaking, wandering the beach and taking photographs. I admit to being a fair weather outdoorswoman most of the time. Indoors, I enjoy cooking as though I am on the food network. My favorite activity may be sitting in the sun reading a book. Probably with a beer. My liberal arts degree didn't help me acquire gainful employment so I became a practical nurse. Taking care of people who can't take care of themselves makes me thankful that I can.

coming home with animals

My plan was to get two kittens, siblings, so they could run around together. I didn’t want to browse for kittens, however, because that would make me cry and then I might end up with twenty kittens instead of two. … Continue reading

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Alternative Heaven

I hope there is a place where they go. I hope it is a place not boring and pearly white but instead spectacular. May it be a place where whatever was broken about you becomes whole and where you can … Continue reading

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thoughts on the new year

The new year starts tomorrow. 2015 it will be. I will start my morning at work at 0600 so that thought will keep me from partying too hard tonight. Good thing, really. Last year new years eve resulted in me … Continue reading

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thoughts on mortality and spending money

I finally made it to my car after a difficult day at work and just sat there for a few minutes. It was a busy day making numerous phone calls to doctors and hospice. The man returning from the hospital … Continue reading

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wine bottle donations

So we had our family Thanksgiving before Thanksgiving celebration on Saturday (before the actual Thanksgiving that is Thursday). Prior to this event I sent out a group email indicating I would be accepting empty wine bottles. The reason for accepting … Continue reading

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when my hair was awesome

…so in my last post I mentioned that my hair was not even awesome. Back when my hair was this awesome I had a crusty curling iron and I had to drive to school with my head tilting back to … Continue reading

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where the hell is my mousse?

I went into the bathroom this morning around ten to take a shower. I noticed my mousse was missing. It isn’t just any mousse. It is Nexxus mousse plus volumizing foam styler. I need this mousse. It is MINE. So, … Continue reading

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booze news #1

I have several fruit trees and time on my hands so this summer I started making wine. Then I became obsessed. One time I went to the brew store on a Monday to find it closed and I began to … Continue reading

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killer bees

The dogs began barking as though a scary monster was headed our way. When I looked up to see what it was it was our neighbor. She came toward the fence dividing the property and asked me if I liked … Continue reading

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dead rat in a trap

My father said “it doesn’t matter where your body goes when you die.” I think my mother and I were talking about not putting the rat in the trash can.  Yes, that was it.  I got the rat trap out … Continue reading

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