“Every Form of Refuge Has It’s Price”

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. I write sometimes. Not enough though. I have another blog. Did you know that? Languishing in cyberspace 2 years ago this month, a couple of the vids have disappeared. Nada. Nunca.  Kinda like me. (Inattention is not a good thing.)  I had big plans for tube tops, tattoos and TimeLines. But I’m thinking, in a rather self-indulgent way, that blog 2 will have to wait a tad longer. I’m barely keeping up with this one, the Rag story (been months! since I’ve written a chapter there) and the occaisional poems/lyrics.

I’m coming off an anniversary (Thursday) and as expected, been quite reflective these last 48 hrs… what did I expect…what do I expect…what have I accomplished….what is it I want/need…how do I get it…is there really time or has the card been punched too many times.. Embedded in these thoughts always is a thread of thanks. I cannot weave a single day without the use of it.

Hm. Now that turned out to be a darned good segue into a Ten Things of Thankful list wouldn’t you say? So what do you say? I say let’s start the listation! (as the Creator of the Wakefield Doctrine might call it)

First and foremost! Thanks to Everyone who stopped by my last post and shared. Please forgive me for not getting over to your house (s) yet. I’ve had the best of intentions but it’s been one of those weeks. My Mom always told me: “the road to hell is paved with good intentions“. (now why on earth would my Mom keep telling me that? lol)

Second to none. Being confused! Let me explain –  Monday last was my nephew’s 11th birthday. Thinking he was being taken out for a birthday dinner, I drove by the house after work to drop off his card. Lo and behold, dinner out wasn’t until the next night. So I got to go in, set a spell, watch him blow out his candles and enjoyed a most excellent piece of chocolate cake!

Third time’s a charm. Have I mentioned I have a Kindle? 🙂

Four corners of the Earth. Is how far I feel I’ve commuted this week. It’s been rough. I’ve dubbed this “accident week” on the Beltway. And not just one accident. Doubleheaders! Thankfully, none fatal that I’m aware of but every day this week there have been backups. My thankful? That I wasn’t part of any of these accidents!

Hang Five. I’m thankful for the ability to ratchet up the energy (most times, not always) more times than not. Hm. Ya know….today isn’t one of those times LOL oops!

Sixes and Sevens. Never heard of this phrase. Kinda cool. I will re-state for the record my thanks for being able to access such an enormous reservoir, reserve, repository of information at the mere click of a mouse!

Crazy Eights Since it’s almost Hallowen, I  linked to the trailer for a scary movie. No, it’s not a thankful 🙂 as I’ve not seen it, but it is a reminder of the time of year it is. My most favorite season. Fall.  It’s been pretty awesome so far. I actually had to use the AC in my car 2 days last week! Warm weather at the peak of fall colors is….incredible. Taking my walk break at work under canopies of golden delicious apple leaves mixing with red delicious and orange crush – beautiful. I’m thankful to have such a pretty place to walk.

Nine. I smile at this. It reminds me of my 2 young nephews that I will be seeing later on today. 9 is a movie I bought for them a while back. The younger one really like it. That made me happy. I’m most thankful to be able to enjoy this part of their childhood. There will come a day when hanging with adults won’t be cool.

10-4. I woke up again today. Definitely a good start.

**Thanks to the Eagles for the title to this Post. Be careful with the legal tender my friends. 


25 thoughts on ““Every Form of Refuge Has It’s Price”

  1. valj2750

    Well, I know those days when we are thankful we didn’t get hit by a truck and we’re thankful we could get out of bed. I didn’t know you had another blog. I went over to check it out. I’ll have to spend a bit more time over there. A good week? I think so.


  2. Oh that traffic sounds awful. I’m in my car a whole heck of a lot. Being stuck in traffic makes me itchy and cranky. Way to come up with a bright side to it. (Glad no one was seriously injured.)
    I had a Kindle until last week. I loved my Kindle.
    Glad you got to join in with the birthday festivities!
    I’d say I hope you had fun with the nephews, but the chance that you didn’t is slim to none. 🙂


    1. Yes, it is but what are ya gonna do? 😀
      OK Christine…what happened to your Kindle?!
      It was a nice surprise to find they were home. I didn’t mind that chocolate cake turned out to be my dinner 🙂
      We always have a blast. Always.


    1. So true. I’ve been trying extra hard lately to “summon” the energy when I least have it. I’m thinking it’s like anything else. The more you do it the easier it gets! Half the time I have to trick myself into feeling it lol
      Now, it sounds to me Kristi that you are one of those folks who have energy naturally 😀


  3. Jen @ Driftwood Gardens

    You had me at the title, because Lying Eyes is one of my top 5 all time favorite songs ever! You sound so busy, but not too busy to enjoy this glorious season, which is my favorite as well. I hope you have another wonderful week with warm weather and kids who still enjoy your company (I have an 11 year old myself so I get it).


    1. It’s a great song. I love the bass line 🙂
      You know Jen, I’ve got a lot I want to do but can’t seem to get a “schedule” in place to get it all done! Hm…maybe I don’t all the energy I think I have lol
      The leaves are pretty much peaked here and in MD where I work. Being a couple states north of me, I imagine your trees have already reached peak color?
      11 is getting close to the age when kids don’t want to be seen with you too much. At least in front of their friends 😀


  4. Kristi Campbell - findingninee

    Love love how you always include waking up in your thankful. I mean not always but it always reminds me to be thankful for the same. And for knowing you.


    1. It was before knowing you Lisa. Started tube tops tattoos, and TimeLines when I moved back to VA in 2013. I have found the return to 9-5 and writing one blog, let alone 2 to be quite the challenge!
      Oh, you have company for sure. I’ve missed a ton. I have so much catch-up to do! You are on my List 🙂
      Yes! To another day!


    1. Wait a minute Kerrie! You said you wished you could “manage them better”. Implication?…you are working them both! Good for you 🙂
      I just plain old dropped the ball! I’d welcome any tips for keeping 2 blogs (relatively) current.

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  5. Not being part of either of those accidents is a big thankful! Being able to ratchet up energy is something worth shooting for also. I’m glad that happened for you most days. 🙂 And waking up each day—the alternative isn’t so good. Glad you are still with us.


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