I’m trying to get a feel for what it’ll be like to go without a car. I live in a bit of a spread out area. I can still walk to where I need to go, for the most part, however. I walked to pick up my taxes yesterday. I walked there as fast as I could. I was afraid I’d be late. I still need to get a feel for how far things are by foot. My son reminded me I could take my bike. I have thought about the whole bike situation. I really don’t like the bike. It may sound funny, but I prefer to walk. The bike is windy to ride. I like the feel of the ground under my feet. I like to look at things as I walk by. I especially like the extra time it takes to think about whatever crosses my mind. biking takes too much concentration for me. So, walking it is. At least until I change my mind.

I have a big test on Thursday. I’ve got my study on, like my kids say. I downloaded a book into my kindle yesterday. Anatomy and physiology for dummies. I have found it very helpful so far. I have seven more books to buy and download into my kindle, and I have replaced everything I’m going to. All in my sweet little kindle. So easy to carry. So many books inside of it. Don’t get me wrong. I love books. I just don’t want to own anymore. I keep checking for downloadable textbooks. Then I’ll be free.

When I was a tot, going to school in the big city, I was learning how to write sentences. I was too shy to ask questions. the one I wanted to ask was do you use the last letter of the word before to start the next word? I.e. start alking. (start talking). I really wish I had asked it. All these years later when I make that error, I still think of first grade, and not asking what I need to know. Perhaps there is a lesson there.

Take care,


Everything is not always right away

I have a friend who says she wants to be somewhere without going.

 I would like to be a nurse without going to school.

I want to weigh 155 without walking and eating better.

Since I know that I have to act to make these happen, I decided to take small steps. I need to break down my goals. I need to document my intentions. I need to act on them in a timely manner.

I’m taking the A&P class I need to have. That’s a semester long class. I’ve added developmental psychology, which is one more class I need.  If I get into the nursing program next semester, all I’ll need is the nursing classes, since I will have taken the other classes that go along with the program.

I need to do well in the Teas test, and decide if the school I’ve chosen is the only school I’ll apply to. At first it was, since driving is an issue for me. Maybe it’s less of an issue than I thought. I’m a free woman. I can go to any school in the area that will take me.

Sometimes I forget how free I really am. I really can be flexible in attaining my goals. Maybe that’s one of the lessons I’m afraid to look at in the journey of mine. I want to have a rigid, well-ordered life. My life is more like quick silver. It takes some getting used to.

I’ve been slowly changing my eating patterns. That’s been a help. I’ve lost six pounds since Christmas. I eat like I did when I was young, before advertisers influenced what I should be eating. I’m eating out less. Which for me, is HUGE. I love to eat out. It’s easy, I don’t have to think, just choose what looks good, and pay. And pay, and pay!

Take care, my friends.