25 Weeks of Thankful x Ten = Amazing

I’ve been away.  So very away. Timeline manipulation is not an easy task. And not for the feint of heart. The energy consumption is phenomenal. If I survive this, if I succeed and prosper, then there will be words more often and always here, within this blogspace. As long as some words appear here every now and then, there is hope. In the meantime, I’ve been missing the party!

Huh. Imagine me, a clark, sorry to have missed the party. LOL But I am.

The indomitable Considering Lizzi began a blog hop. 25 weeks ago. A hop that has spawned all kinds of fabulously good things, scintillating conversations, the coolest of connections….she has been instrumental in growing a community. No small feat in cyberspace. No small feat in any space! So you won’t be surprised that I list the Lizzi as my greatful No. 1.

You know, that’s enough today. There are 9 more “greatfuls” (read this at someone’s blog today, hope you don’t mind the lift) but seems they’re occluded by….more mechanical issues. Having just said that, I am extremely GRATEFUL for not having broken down completely on the side of the highway several times this last week. Came close and got scared as shit but managed to get back to safety. OK. Make that #2.

Huh, well, here’s to a potential, future #3 – that Gargon, my new mechanic (I hope) can put a fuel pump on my car tomorrow morning and not charge me a gazzillion dollars and that I can get to work by the afternoon.

# future 4- would probably be that the new fuel pump (installed for a reasonable going rate) solves my car issues.

# future 5 – that the weather is perfect for another 800 mile drive down the highway to see Man & Dog on Thanksgiving Day.

# future 6 -I’d like this one to be that I get back up here next Sunday without any car problems, weather events or “surprises”!

# future 7 – that I finally started writing regularly at tube tops, tattoos and TimeLines.

# future 8 –  that I found my way back to writing consistently at GirlieOnTheedge again.

#future 9 – that I “mastered” the concepts contained within the Wakefield Doctrine before I died.

#10 -I am grateful for today, and each day I wake up.



  1. Christine · November 24, 2013

    I am glad you didn’t have to sit and rot on the side of the road. It can be quite scary to be stranded alone like that.
    I hope the (economical) fuel pump quickly solves all your problems and you get to enjoy a relaxing Thanksgiving. I miss seeing you around!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · November 24, 2013

      Yes, especially when you don’t have anyone to call!
      Me too. Fingers crossed!
      Thank you:) I miss being around!!


  2. skipcote · November 24, 2013

    Great list of potentials and actuals! I will keep my fingers crossed for your car and trip! Have a safe drive and great holiday!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · November 24, 2013

      Why thank you:) I need as many fingers as possible LOL
      Thank you Zoe, you too:)


  3. findingninee · November 25, 2013

    Yes, I’m grateful for today, too. And each day. And for you.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · November 25, 2013



      • findingninee · December 2, 2013

        Did you get to see man and dog for Thanksgiving?


        • GirlieOnTheEdge · December 5, 2013

          No! I began my journey at 5:20 am. I’d been having some car problems earlier in the week. Thought they were behind me. Long story short, I turned around outside of Richmond at Exit 83 and proceded to drive back to Alexandria in first gear. Couldn’t get over 20mph. Rode 95 in the breakdown until a state cop pulled me over. Luckily the exit he told me to get off at led me to Rt 1 and a direct path back to the apt.
          It was a rather stressful day. No Man, no Dog, car gone bad. But hey, at least I didn’t break my hand! Love the new cast:) Green is one of my favorite colors.


  4. Lizzi; Considerer (@LRConsiderer) · November 25, 2013

    Whoa! I’m loving that STILL there are new ways to do this – our first ‘greatful’ (and thanks so much for including me there; you’re a dear *hugs* and you TOTALLY belong in our party and we’ve missed you) and our first set of ‘future’ thankfuls! Very clever. Though #9 better be a LONG way off.

    I hope your mechanical problems get sorted effectively and cheaply. What a pain! Especially with that big drive ahead – that sounds like a whole load of stress, and who needs THAT?! Sending you stress-be-gone vibes.

    Gratz on the new writing gig. Hope it goes really well – and yes, definitely write here more, too 🙂


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · November 25, 2013

      Why thank you friend;) I have missed everyone tons. But I shall return!
      Yeah, I’ll be finding out in a few hours whether it can be done today, how much and…..if it takes care of my car problems.

      I will write again. You are definitely one of my inspirations Lizzi.


      • Lizzi; Considerer (@LRConsiderer) · November 25, 2013

        Did it happen? Is the car okay now?

        I LOVE being an inspiration – I have no idea how it happened or whether I’m any good (no feedback needed!) but I shall continue to do what I do, and celebrate your return to writing and your new gig (link us up when you’re there, ey?)


        • GirlieOnTheEdge · November 25, 2013

          When I picked her up 2 hours ago she was good. The real test comes tomorrow on the long commute:) I’m so paranoid now, stranger in a stranger land.

          It doesn’t matter how it happened and you shouldn’t worry if you’re any good. Forget that! You are and that is all that matters.
          Yes, continue and I will return. Have to say I’m disappointed that the vid I posted for my maiden, and to date only, post at tube tops, tattoos and TimeLines is no longer viewable. Damn those copyright police!! It was a good clip. A clip from the movie Harold and Maude.
          Thanks for stopping by Lizzi:)


  5. pictimilitude · November 25, 2013

    You are awesome. We always miss you round here in these cyber parts. 🙂
    I hope Virginia is treating you well.
    I’m thankful for Lizzi, too. Because I have met a lot of cool people in that hop. 🙂
    I had the Wednesday one going for a long while, but then when life crops up and steals your time, then you gotta fight back and do one less thing, lol.
    I hope you have a great week! Will try to call the Doctrine on Saturday. 🙂


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · November 25, 2013

      Thank you Ms. Cyndi:)
      She is except for the weather!
      I couldn’t agree more. I also have met some amazing and wonderful folks. What a wonderful by product of venturing out into space.
      It is about fighting back!!

      Hope you can call in on Saturday too:)

      I love your emoticonos!


  6. pictimilitude · November 25, 2013

    ^^^^ Haha, look at all those smileys. I’m so addicted to emoticons. “emoticonos” in Spanish.


  7. zoe · December 8, 2013

    HEy Denise… I don’t have your email so I guess here will have to suffice… I just read Clark’s post and wanted to say I was thinking of you … so sorry about Zoey… What a heartbreak. I am so glad I got to actually meet you in real time the other night … sending you peace. Z/Lydia


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · December 8, 2013

      Lydia. Thank you.
      I have been consumed by sadness. I have not been to the Doctrine…..
      I also enjoyed meeting you.
      Your words are a comfort.


  8. pictimilitude · December 8, 2013

    Denise – just wanted to stop by and say that I’m thinking of you and my heart aches for you. xoxoxox


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · December 8, 2013

      Thank you Cyndi. It is truly a comfort to know I have friends who, unfortunately, can empathize.
      This is a time like no other. The world is different now.


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