Windfall Woman

Life and times of an older Brittany Murphy look-a-like still working as a sales executive after experiencing a life changing windfall a year or so ago

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

This week.....

Thank you for your emails wondering where I've been. Headache. Actually, make that headaches with a big capital S. I've had one since Sunday. Every single day. They've come and gone. I've awakened in the middle of the night with one. I have one now, and I feel sick to my stomach. I can't think, I can't tolerate noise, I can barely do anything. I feel like crap.


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Polly Wolly Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here......

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful dog named Polly. She was a beautiful girl, beloved by many, cherished by a special couple. They took walks and played together. Their grandchildren came to visit and played with Polly too. Their granddaughter made up "the Polly song" -- Polly Wolly Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here. She sang it to the sweet dog every time she saw her. One day, Polly fell ill and soon did not know her own name. There was only one thing to be done to preserve her dignity and end her suffering. Rest in peace Polly Wolly Lolly and get your adverbs here.


Friday, September 08, 2006

Quiet Mornings

It's not QUITE this cold here yet; however, it is a lovely quiet morning. I am enjoying my second cup of decaff from McDonald's and reading a new book, The Mermaid Chair. I'm sure your mouths are hanging open that I am drinking coffee from McD's, but I guess some habits (aka being poor) die hard. It's a whole LOT less expensive than Starbuck's or Caribou plus it is better! Let me be a rebel and stand up and say - Starbuck's coffee is BITTER sometimes! Anyhow, it is a peaceful quiet this morning; and my body is still and relaxed. It's also FRIDAY. I love Fridays. Even though my work is fairly easy (most of the time) and I work from home (even better), I still look forward to the big old TGIF. It's also PAYDAY, and I love PAYDAY. Again, a hangover from the old days when I worked from paycheck to paycheck.

I'm convinced now, right after celebrating my year with the windfall this year, that if you keep your priorities doesn't really change that much. Sure, I have financial independence. Sure, I've got some wonderful 0s in the accounts. I still live in the SAME house, work at the SAME job, and drink my coffee from the SAME place. Life is good.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Rest in Peace Steve Irwin

Such sad news. One of the greatest zoologists of our time died today in a freak accident after being pierced by a stingray while filming in the Great Barrier Reef. Steve Irwin, the great "Crocodile Hunter," is now gone leaving his wife, daughter and son. I wish I could muster up a "Crickey" as he would say, but my heart just isn't in it. God bless his soul and his family.


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