Complicated

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Writing Prompt: Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt – Complicated

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My relationships are complicated with a lot of people. We don’t talk for a long time and we become the dreaded “Facebook friends” who only say “Happy Birthday” once a year. And at first I was said and hurt, I started to wonder was it something that I had done? Did I say something wrong, did I unintentionally hurt them? And as time went on, those questions went un answered  and time moved on and we drifted  apart. Ill be honest with you maintaining friendships have always been difficult. We change, we have different experiences, we mature and as these things happen to my friends I feel like none of those things are happening to me, I stay the same, and they grow. They aren’t the same people they once were, they are successful in their jobs, getting married, having children, buying homes, and I’m still where I was 4 years ago… What on earth would we talk about? What can I lend to this friendship that (in my eyes) is no longer equal.

What complicates it is honestly jealously, I’ve always had a timeline for my life, when I would get married, when I would have kids, when I would do this and that. What I didn’t plan on was becoming a living breathing medical encyclopedia, or being disabled, or not being about to work…no plans for that… and as one illness became two, then became 10. The plan that I had for my life withered away. And I became the sick friend that really had nothing to contribute to the conversation but the latest procedure I had, or talk about the side effects of a new medicine I was taking, I became the friend that had to cancel plans at the last minute because I wasn’t feeling well. And my relationships became more complicated, instead of a friend I began to feel like a burden, so I stop calling, I stop texting, I purposely became a Facebook friend learning about their lives through a computer screen, and after a while they stop reaching out… they stop wanting to know about my life… honestly I guess the same is true, if they were curious they could learn about me from Facebook.

I have tried to reach out to some people and repair the relationship, but I think for the most part most of those have gone from “Complicated” to “Non Existent” I didn’t plan on an instant friendship, and naturally thinking the worst I was positive that the situation was going to stay the same. I guess this is a lesson for me to learn, it was never about them, it was always about me and my feelings of inadequacy. Hopefully this is something I can work on, and hopefully I can have solid friendship that won’t fall under the category of “It’s Complicated”

 

Until Next Time,

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Admiration

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Photo Challenge::  Show us someone or something you admire (and tell us about them, too)

 

 

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Strangely enough I was struggling about what to write about.. then my cat jumped in my face….. and demanded I give her attention.. so this weeks challenge is all about Tsuki and Hyde Park Cats.

It’s clear that I am a certified cat lady who loves my cat, hell she’s is even in the header of my blog AND SHE even has her own section of the blog (that has been woefully neglected). And her story doesn’t begin with Hyde Park cat.. that part I will never know, but her path to her forever home begins with a woman named Lupe who stopped when she saw a pregnant stray cat on the side of the road, another woman named who became her fosterer and Leslie who gave her a stable and caring environment until she found her human, and to the many unnamed volunteers who donated food and care will Tsuki was with HPC.

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Founded in 2008,They are a confederation of volunteers working to improve the lives of feral, stray, and needy cats and kittens in and around Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. We received our 501©(3) non-profit organization status in 2014, and have had over 600 adoptions since our founding.

I frequently see a message in Facebook asking for help either transporting cats to the veterinarian, is there anyone in a certain area who recognizes a lost cat, and unfortunately a suspected stray or in and injured cat in need of immediate attention… Volunteers jump to the cause, no matter the time or the weather.

 

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I think the corps of volunteers does amazing work, and I truly admire them, that’s why I’m so happy to be apart of a great organization.

 

Check out their Facebook, Instagram and Website, for more information and volunteer opportunities

 

 

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Giggle

 

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Writing Prompt: Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt – Giggle

 

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There is something about hearing a baby giggle… to them it’s like the best laugh ever, and not matter how you feel you can help but laugh with them… It instantly changes your mood…. like an injection of happiness

Don’t believe me… take a look, I dare you not to smile.

 

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Whisper

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Writing Prompt: Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt – Whisper

 

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I remember the days when it used to be considered rude to whisper around other people, I guess they figured if you had something so secretive to say, better to say it when you were alone with the person and not in a group of people…. oh how I long for those days again…

I tend to notice this the most at Walmart…. which seriously has become both my ultimate entertainment and frustration and I usually and at this crossroads of dichotomy when I’m standing in line to check out…. doesn’t matter if I using a cashier or the self-checkout there is a line… and when there is a line at Walmart there is usually someone on the phone… having a conversation; a conversation that you seriously don’t want to hear but have no choice because 1. They are standing right behind you and 2. They don’t know the meaning of “inside voice” or how to whisper.

Just By Standing in Line  at Walmart I can tell you

  • Several peoples SSN.
  • Medical information that honestly I don’t want to know…
  • I might be considered at accessory to crime if I was ever questioned….. maybe
  • I have been the witness to many over the phone break-ups and even one adulterous relationship
  • The basic tomfoolery and fuckery that generally happens at your local Walmart

The takeaway from this is : Everyone doesn’t need to hear EVERYTHING you need to say

 

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