Day One of the Staycation

I'm off work this week. If I were the kind of person who had an emotional range, there's a good chance I'd smile at that thought. Might even cheer a little. As you can probably tell from the title of this post, I'm not going anywhere for the vacation. Just staying in my little home … Continue reading Day One of the Staycation

Barcode

Because today is National Barcode Day, our Sunday Scribblings prompt for this week is Barcode. If you decide to write a post based on this week’s prompt, be sure to go back here and share your link so everyone can see how you interpreted things! Here’s what I did with it… Seems like a strange thing to celebrate... … Continue reading Barcode

Question of the Week #331

If your best friend fell head over heels in love with someone you thought was deceptive and creepy, and you could use an anonymous service to get the lowdown on his or her credit, medical, and employment history; school records; parking tickets; politics; bank records; and Facebook postings, would you? If so, what kind of … Continue reading Question of the Week #331

Message in a Bottle

The romantic in her was hoping she had just stumbled upon a Nicholas Sparks novel come to life. Then again, don’t most of his books end up with one tragedy or another? Doesn’t someone always wind up dead? Does that just make Nicholas Sparks the Stephen King of the love story genre? Diane shook her … Continue reading Message in a Bottle

I Built a Time Machine

Several weeks ago I decided to do something that I don't normally do. I spent money on myself. I like to think of myself as a fairly frugal individual, so it's rare that I will buy something that could be considered frivolous. But, in this case, it was something I really wanted and I argued … Continue reading I Built a Time Machine

Sunday Scribblings #111 – Barcode

Welcome to Sunday Scribblings on The Confusing Middle! Each Wednesday I provide my blogging friends with a new prompt that fits well with whatever kind of day the following Sunday is going to be. Once you see what the prompt of the week is, head over to your blog and write something in response. There are no … Continue reading Sunday Scribblings #111 – Barcode

101 Things That Make Me Happy

This is a repeat/update of a post I did a number of years ago. I kind of felt like I needed a reminder of some things that can make me smile... When DoorDash manages to get my delivery rightWeird dreamsChristmasTeddy GrahamsRegal Unlimited (Translation: seeing as many movies as I want whenever I want)The cool side … Continue reading 101 Things That Make Me Happy

Some Effects on the Side

Last week I mentioned that my doctor had prescribed an anti-depressant that I've begun taking. A week in and I've noticed some side effects. Now... I won't go into the details of these side effects. But I can't help wondering, how long do they last? I know the true effects of the medication won't necessarily … Continue reading Some Effects on the Side

Watch

Because today is National Watch Day, our Sunday Scribblings prompt for this week is Watch. If you decide to write a post based on this week’s prompt, be sure to go back here and share your link so everyone can see how you interpreted things! Here’s what I did with it… It's kind of funny... I'm not sure … Continue reading Watch

Question of the Week #330

If you knew you could direct medical research funds so as to find a cure for one specific disease within 15 years, but make little progress on any others, would you target a single disease? If so, which one and why? This is a difficult question to answer, being ignorant of how much progress we … Continue reading Question of the Week #330