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Living Life Widdershins

I go about it backwards, but I get there

Vicki Eldredge
5 June
External Services:
  • maedb@livejournal.com
Happily settled into a marriage I originally wanted nothing to do with. Surrounded by various rescued dogs and cats (1 and 3, respectively). Confined to the couch most days with a bad back, and can't stand daytime TV, so I spend my time ensconsed in the fiber arts (embroidery, knitting, lucet-work, etc.). If I'm able to sit up, then you'll find me at the spinning wheel (so hooked on it, I share my home with 4 wheels). Went through a lot of reflection the past couple of years (lost close to 15 good friends and family through death), and have weeded out a lot of the negativity in my life. It's a lot quieter now =grin=

UPDATE: Having had a spinal fusion recently, I'm off the couch a bit more than I used to be. I'm on the road to being a productive human being again. While invigorating, it's also intimidating and overwhelming at times. And so the wheel turns ...

FINE. ANOTHER UPDATE: The fusion went well and I can walk. There's still some issues that seem to be lasting, so I'm still tied to the damned couch. I am determined to find a solution, but usually can only find the humor. Ah well.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Spinal fusion was a failure. There is scar tissue and nerve bundles that are constantly arguing with each other. Not a lot of fun. Good thing the couch is comfortable.

why the spoon?

Maedb Hawkins historical research, arts projects
Eldredge Family bare bones site, partially done
Old Maedb Site Adrian Empire stuff, old site
Vicki Eldredge old personal site, poetry, etc.
Wizards, Warriors, Rogues My husband's alter world (rpg)
Jamie the Red will be my husband's site, now empty

Quotes to live by ...

"You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips." ~Oliver Goldsmith

"When your muse is breathing down your neck every obstacle seems like an indignity." (~ciorstan, I think)

"LJ is an outlet, not an obligation." (~yndy)

"You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them." - Malcolm Forbes (thank you, forestcats)

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." -Bill Cosby

"Sacred cows make the best hamburger" - Mark Twain

"Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat." - Mark Twain

"I'm a traveler on the same road as you, I'm just wearing different shoes." - Unknown

"Using pain meds is like cutting the wire to the oil light in the car....you don't see the warning but the engine still will blow up." ~Darlene Vandever