Holy S#@! No, Really….

OK. So I uploaded a little video of myself claiming by rite of hat for the Wakefield Doctrine. Fine. Then I began this post. The opening line went something like “so who was old enough in 1973 to go see this movie”. As I was attempting to insert a YouTube clip of 2 guys talking about the place and about the end of the movie and such, my computer froze and simultaneously began emitting a deep whine. Steady, constant. Nothing to do except turn it off. When I returned to this post, blank screen. Nothing. No shit.

Anywho, today I discovered that Georgetown (cool shopping/tourist district in D.C.) is a mere 13 miles from where I live. And, I could get there without driving major highways. Sure ’nuff, I was crossing the Key Bridge and hanging a right onto M St., in an amazingly short time. In fact, I was back to home base within 2 hours after having driven around, walked around, took pictures, looked for ways to turn around from the 1 ways…. Who knew the world could get bigger a mere 13 miles away.

It’s a thankful post. Because it’s Sunday. Because I haven’t posted since last weekend. Truth be told, it was not such a good week. But the alternatives are way worse and so I can be very thankful for my “not so good week”. Truly. Dammit…now my speaker icon is going balistic, flashing on off on off…possession. Oh, its’ real alright. There’s all types of possession. Personally, I don’t like to discuss the religious/supernatural kind. No sir. Just. Leave. It. Alone. Guess you’ll have to go look up the movie clip(s) your own selves.

My thankfuls this week? I woke up each and every day. Sunday through Saturday. Always my starting point. As is today. It’s a beautiful day. And it’s incumbent upon my own damn self to see what oftentimes I don’t, to be open to that which is all around me all of the time but for the simple willingness to step forward and venture out from behind the dotted lines.





  1. ivywalker · August 7, 2016

    How cool is it that you’re so close to Georgetown and no highway to get there? That’s awesome. It’s lovely to see you and you’re rite of hat! I need to get out there and claim a few spots for Wakefield now that you mentioned it.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · August 7, 2016

      Yeah, I had no idea it was so close 🙂
      You must do that for sure 😀


  2. ivywalker · August 7, 2016

    Oh oh oh frist!!!!


  3. Lizzi · August 7, 2016

    I’m so glad you kept waking up. I saw a thing which made me smile – it was a photo of a journal with a pen in the middle of blank pages, and it said “Your future is spotless”, and that really made me think of you.

    Glad for things fixed and new places explored. And you ❤


  4. May · August 7, 2016

    Venture out from behind the dotted lines! Amen to that, sister! And some days that is a lot!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · August 8, 2016

      I’m always appreciative of the reminders to do such things as will help me over those lines 🙂


  5. herheadache · August 7, 2016

    There are many kinds of possession, you are right.
    The hard weeks are when we need thankfulness most of all, so good on you for posting, even after the shutdown and the possession and the flickering and the rest.


  6. Cynthia · August 8, 2016

    First, sorry about your computer troubles. Second, I am thankful you have a post, though! 🙂 Third, I’ve been so terrible about posting and commenting lately. It’s a bit of a “need to balance other writing” with work and reading and exercise and all the other things a good citizen does…and well…I’ll get back into it, soon. 🙂
    Hope this week is a *fabulous* week, friend! Sending hugs!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · August 8, 2016

      Excepting the incident yesterday, it’s all a part of the aging process. I have no complaints about this laptop. She has served me well 🙂
      Psst…don’t want to type too loudly…I’m thinking perhaps I may have a bit of a “technological” Christmas this year 😀
      You! Busy person, beacon for clarks eveywhere, you, no doubt, will find the center of that place where balance is found.
      I have to get over to your place. Rumor has it you are publishing already? True? Yay!!! I must get the details 😀
      Thank you Cyndi and may your week be faboulous as well!!


  7. Kristi · August 9, 2016

    I once attended a parenting seminar for parents of children with Reactive Attachment Disorder, and the presenter said that she always tried to honestly, specifically praise her children. On tough days, she might say, “You’re doing a great job breathing!” So I totally agree with celebrating waking up each day!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · August 9, 2016

      There is always a positive to be found, to celebrate. And that, is the best building block 🙂


  8. dyannedillon · August 9, 2016

    Your video is adorbs, as always. Can I come stay with you? I love going to DC but I’ve never been to Georgetown. Can you take a Metro there from where you are?


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · August 9, 2016

      Aw, thanks Dyanne! Well, what do you think? 😀 That was my first time to Georgetown. I did not do nearly enough exploration. More trips are in order! The drive to the metro is probably have the distance as driving there. Honestly, the only reason I’d take the metro would be if there was a massive shutdown on the highway. It really didn’t take long to drive at all.


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