Sometimes there seems to be nothing to do, nothing going on and boredom sets in. I was in Phoenix recently and plans were altered due to rain. Rain we seemed to bring with us from Seattle. Usually this happens when I’m a little depressed and I allow myself to sit and stare. Don’t get me wrong, sitting in silence and staring at a wall is good for the soul. It’s simple meditation if you have nothing filling your thoughts. When a day is longer than normal, and you’ve had enough of your walls, try to go somewhere just to see that other people are engaging in activities and there is a world around with buzz and bustle. Maybe you live in a less urban environment, well, nature has its detail and amazement too. It all makes us feel connected somehow. More alone? Maybe? But certainly considering things other than ourselves.
No weekend plans? Me neither. Sometimes it makes me feel lonely. Then I allow my mind to wander to insecure places of doubt and sad memories. This video views being alone in a lovely and nurturing light. I have weekend plans now: to be alone.
Ostomy Secrets – where have you been all my life!?!?
Not only can I relate to this group of resilient woman, I appreciate their dedication to style and security.
Check out the Peek-a-boo thong – I’m going to.
Ostomy Secrets Peek-a-boo Thong
Color: Nude with light pink trim
Avoid panty lines with our Peek-a-Boo Thong! Made of stretchy microfiber and complete with our standard inner pocket, the Peek-a-Boo thong is strong enough to hold up heavy a ostomy bag while leaving your backside bare. Like our other styles, it also has a high waistband to cover your wafer. The peek-a-boo keyhole in the back adds a cute and sexy detail.
I love architecture and words. Words and letters and lyrics. I love stories. Telling them, reading them, hearing them. I saw part of a word that made me think of a friend the other day. I remember reading “telling someone you thought of them is far less powerful than taking the steps to send them a note in the mail”. These days we can connect with one another within seconds with cameras on our phones and the ability to check our email, Twitter and Facebook from anywhere. I’m not sure I buy into the idea of posting my “minute-to-minute” but I was pleased to be able to take this picture and send it to my friend so she knew she was a part of my thoughts and my day.
To make it easy to send a note to a friend or loved one, I keep a drawer full of paper, envelopes and cards for any occasion. It’s OK that they aren’t all originals – it is the thought that counts. My next project is making my own cards from simple photos, but for now, I keep lots of notes on hand and try to think of others often. I helps when I’m having a down day.
From the archives of my previous thoughts. This was my “What Not to Do” list when I approached my ostomy surgery. One by one these things are being checked off my New “To Do” List (disclaimer: CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST) And just because I am willing to do them, doesn’t mean you will. I just want to offer up my transition for your reflection:
- Don’t look at the bag
- Don’t take off the bandage
- Don’t wear belts anymore
- Don’t be naked
- Don’t enjoy sex
- Don’t lay on your stomach
- Don’t wear a bathing suit
- Don’t go boating
- Don’t go camping
- Don’t tell anyone
- Don’t feel normal anymore