Wellness Today–Peaco Hashes That Tag

Monday’s prompt: #NEWRELEASE   Tuesday’s prompt: Write about your worst hello and your favorite goodbye.     Wednesday’s prompt: What was your favorite memoir and why did you like it?      — Mercy    

I Suck At This Because I Can

Two weeks ago I got to report that I returned to hiking after many moons of healing the terminal knee injury. That was a big deal. Brace yourselves. I have more news. I did a little running this weekend. It was just a smidge and completely unplanned. It was a shuffle, at best. Easy. Gentle….

Wellness Today–Moody Monday 

Sunday’s prompt: Write about the woman he wishes he’d married.     Saturday’s prompt: When she named the cat, __________, she was …     Friday’s prompt: Write about a chance encounter.   — Mercy    

Wellness Today–Singular Sensation

 Thursday’s prompt: #ThursdayThoughts   When we are offered 50 ways to do something, 33 places, 25 tips, 17 reasons, 8 brilliant hacks, 5 new ideas… Just pick one. Without digesting the entire list. Without analyzing or overloading our choice. Just land on one, absorb the one, and go with it. I advise myself not to…

Unshorn, Unrepentant

My legs are healing. Itching and irritation are mostly gone. Leathery patches are fading back to healthy pink skin. Swelling and scabs from scratching are also mostly gone. No more stinging. No more strawberries. It still shocks me when I look down to see them unshaven for more than a week now. It’s still blonde…

Wellness Today–Damascus Not On The Agenda

Sunday’s prompt: Write about your protagonist’s road-to-Damascus moment.     Monday’s prompt: Write about the blank pages of history.     Tuesday’s prompt: Write about the relationship between hypocrisy and stupidity.      Wednesday’s prompt: Write about a friendly warning and an unavoidable enemy.   — Mercy

Wellness Today–Bad For Business

Thursday’s prompt: Write the opening paragraphs of a story using these words:  October, telephone, vodka, sunburnt, Henrietta.    Nope. Peaco does not comply. Instead he gives you a word made of the first letters of all those other words. It’s a term used to described the tired brain syndrome unique to office workers on Friday…

The Nope Files

Here’s another one for the Nope Files: Don’t you believe it. Great things come from everywhere. From the likeliest and unlikeliest of places. Sometimes they come as predicted and sometimes they surprise us, but great things are not dependent upon discomfort. You can be great and comfortable. You can be great and uncomfortable. Comfort is…

Body Hair Updates

Remember my Word of the Year? Agrestal. Was it a prophecy or did I jinx myself? I’ve taken the week to process my legs in their ever-increasing agrestality. Agrestalness? Agrestalation? Agrestaliciousness? My legs are more agrestal each day. This sounds more elegant to me than hairy. I’ve become rather fascinated with the progress as the…

Wellness Today–Farewell DD

For closet fans of DD, I regret to inform you that he’s gone. He was the Dammit Doll of a co-worker. The co-worker resigned, taking DD with him. My sincerest hope is that DD falls from his cardboard box somewhere along the journey and thereby becomes liberated from his destined beatings. Maybe he’ll be found…

A Big Fat Hairy Deal

My aunt used that expression with aplomb. Something wasn’t just a big deal; it was a big fat hairy deal. She is going to lose her shit over this. I just spent half a day deliberately exposing myself to photos of women who do not shave their legs. Fat girls, skinny girls, young and old,…

Metaphors for Memesis

Cue the TV theme song from your favorite cheesy Western. It wasn’t a run but I got back on the trail this weekend. Yesterday I completed my first hike since the terminal knee injury. You’ll remember that long hikes replaced my long runs when my heart asserted herself and demanded better choices. Long hikes on…