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dystopiaHello folks! Things are in some flux these days. Nothing to see here folks, just move along.

I am still in the process of teeth issues, but they are coming along. The Contrarian is scheduled to have his all pulled a week from Thursday. He’s gonna be denture man! He’s being stoic, at least until he starts to whine.

So things are hectic. We’re rearranged our schedule a bit too. Aren’t you just dying to know how? I knew you would be.

I usually shop on Wednesday. The first Wednesday is “seniors” day. I’m one now, you know. So I get a 10% discount on the grocery bill, which is no small thing actually. But other than the first of the month, I’m moving groceries to Monday, which is the newly designated “going out to eat day”.

Now mind you, this was not my idea, rather it was the Contrarian’s. I’m a lucky woman I tell ya.

So, Diego is now the neighborhood dog. He will not stay home when he sees somebody come out, dog or person. Dogs he approaches more carefully. Everyone seems patient and friendly with him. We are having a fence built around part of the front so he can go into his backyard and around the front to “watch”. We also throw out “fake” newspapers several times a week, because he adores fetching the morning paper. We are nuts.

I’m starting to work for the local animal shelter in a few weeks. Going for my orientation next Tuesday. I have to “learn” how to walk a dog. I’m worried. It sounds pretty hard.

As you may have heard, I got Freshly Pressed a couple of weeks ago. That resulted in over 800 visits and about 20 new followers. Some of them will find out that that post is not indicative of what I write on a regular basis and will fall off. Some will stay. But in visiting some  of these new followers, I thought this is one that you might well want to look at. It’s called Deconstructing Myths and is written by Jeff Nguyen. It’s both well written and provocative. Take a look, and see.

Mostly Bright Ideas is totally different, but is again well-written and seems to deal with the daily issues of family. It’s written by a man, Bronxboy. Think along the lines of Snoring Dog Studio, and run over if that floats you boat. It did mine. Bright people are there to be found!

If your tastes turn more to a having a nice place to just read something or see a photo that makes you smile, then either of these two may be up your alley. The Tale of My Heart, is just lovely. I need these breaks to keep me sane. Or if sublime photos make you happy, try Gunta’s, Movin’ On. She is a great photographer.

Okay, that brings me to me, a subject dear to my heart and no doubt yours too.

I have another blog.

I know, before you say it, “AM I MAD?” or worse am I suffering from an addiction?

Well, I know I have a few, but really they make sense. The first rule of blogging is to keep to A subject, not a few subjects, but A subject. Be honest, not all that many of you cared a twittering moment about my ideas about food and diet. That don’t get an invite to your wheelhouse. A Voice from the Foothills is and always will be the first-born and the one I love most. The food blog, What’s on the Stove? is basically my personal cookbook. I post about twice a week. I don’t have a blogroll there and don’t care if anybody comes to it or not. If somebody finds a recipe they like, great, enjoy. Otherwise it speaks to my needs.

The Walking in the Shadows  blog is about faith. I expected to do more with it, but frankly decided I didn’t want to argue about church doctrine all that much. I post once a week there a reflection on the Sunday readings. It’s also a repository of various links to resource and research material. Some people read it, and I get a few comments. It is fine as it is.

The Extraordinary Words is another that serves only me basically though I have some followers there. I simply do short reviews of books I’ve just finished reading. It’s there to keep track of what I read over time, and frankly the little reviews serve to sometimes jar my memory a couple of years down the road that I actually read a book! I know, that sounds weird, but age has that effect. There are important things and not so important things. I probably post there a couple of times a month.

The new one is called Dancing in the Enchantment. It’s to serve my take on the good life and what constitutes it from my perspective. It involves food, exercise, the mind, the emotional life, the creative life, and the spiritual life. Hopefully, given those who are already following it, it might be great fun, and a chance to share joy in all its parts. I will post when I feel like it and when I have something to say. Stop by if you are so inclined.

Otherwise, I’ll end this boring post and hopefully tomorrow we can get into the red meat of politics once more.