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Inertia

Life in a ¬†funeral parlor is very boring. Father sleeps all day now. He was always a napper, and absolutely loves to sleep. Perhaps it was an escape for him years ago, a way to avoid dealing with Mom or us kids. A big part of his nappiness is sleep apnea, which wasn’t even heard […]

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Dreaming Awake

Follow the bouncing Kiko! Boing! Boing…Boing!!! Boooinnng! Isn’t boing a funny word? I guess it is a made-up, sounds-like-what-it-means word. You can say it like a spring coming unsprung, or like a superball bouncing off walls, flying everywhere! Both of those ways of saying it would be very appropriate here, for I am just the […]

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Changing Days, Changing Seasons

My dear readers, Exhaustion and pain from the barometric pressure are tormenting me lately. Need a hot tub, a rub down, a night of deep sleep, and a psychiatrist! I can’t do any for real except the last- my appointment is for 9:00 am! I probably will be just dozing off about then! Here are […]

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Sowing Flowers in Tears

Did you ever feel that things were really going to change in your life, sudden-like? That a fresh wind had blown in, and changed the puzzle pieces , so that everything in your life would (finally!) fall into place? No, me neither… Just kidding guys, I really DO have times when I feel this way, […]

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Killing Time…

Under rocks I see the clocks, When they buzz I hit with rocks The blasted thing when it rings Seems to knock me out my socks I try to sleep, and on it beeps I try to sing, not hear it ring, It won’t be blocked, that awful clock. I will throw it off the […]

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How Was YOUR Day?!!?

It was a real “hair-ripper-outer” for me today. it did not help that I slept around 20 minutes last night, the rest was spent tossing and trying to get comfortable. I have been in so much pain, the sleeplessness goes hand in hand in a vicious cycle. I have been in a flare up of […]