My [redacted] Journey

A teacher's search for inner peace.

Already Been Charged


January 18, 2014

Dear Readers,

This is my second attempt at today’s blog post.  I christened my first attempt, “Always Be Cheerful.”  And, for the most part, it had the same content as this one is going to have.  However, it just wasn’t me.

Already Awarded

Amanda, author of one of my newly discovered blogs, From One Crazy Life To Another, has nominated me for not one, but two blog awards.  Please visit Amanda’s blog to learn more about her and her crazy life.  She sends readers my way and I send readers her way; a symbiotic blogging relationship.

Thank you, Amanda.  I am enjoying watching you come into your own on your blog.  I like your ‘shoot-from-the-hip’ style of writing.

The first award is the ABC Awardabc-award1  Yes, the Awesome Blog Content.  When I saw the name of the award, I knew I was going to title my post something starting with the letters, ABC.  My first attempt at this post began with the title, “Always Be Cheerful.”  meh  Try as I might, I just couldn’t get those words to fit either my personality or my disposition.  Don’t get me wrong, dear Readers,  am trying desperately to turn over a new leaf.  I am more positive than negative these days, I smile most days if I have to, and I am reaping the rewards of the positive energy flow I trickle into the universe.  But, I’m not quite at the Always Be Cheerful stage.  Baby steps, everyone, baby steps.

As far as my new title for today’s post, Already Been Charged, I’ll let your imaginations run wild.

Rules for acceptance of the ABC Award are simple.  Acknowledge and thank the blogger who nominated you.

Thank you, Amanda at From One Crazy Life To Another.  And here is the post in which she nominated me.

Next, the rules state that I am to list one fact about myself for every letter of the alphabet, A to Z.  What fun!  As an aside, dear Readers, I cannot possibly think of anything more excruciating for you than to red even more about me, but, it is part of the rules.  And as most of my students will attest, I am a rule follower (mostly 😉 )

Finally, I am to pass on the award to any 2 to 10 deserving bloggers.  Since this is the easy part, I will begin with the nominations.

Barely Been

~Confessions of a Gordita Once I read Lili’s description of her blog, I was hooked.  “My name is  Lili. I’m a proud Latina, a gordita with a tendency to be a tad-bit dramatica .I have a new found urgency to put my thought, struggles, and imperfections out into the universe.   This blog’s intentions are just that; a confession of a woman who’s embracing healthy life style, spirituality, all the ups and down of life.”  Wow, she could be channeling me.  I love Lili’s honesty, her self-effacing humor, the insecurities, and mostly, the love she has for herself.  I am proud to nominate Lili for the ABC Award.  Otra!

~Kate, The Lost Wanderer  Here is my second and final nomination.  Kate also hooked me from the moment I read her description.  She does use the ‘N’ word (nerdy) to describe herself.  As if that isn’t enough, she uses the other ‘N’ word (neurotic) as well.  A girl after my own heart.  I am equally proud to nominate Kate for the ABC Award.  Brava!

Complicity Charged

My Anger has oftentimes gotten the better of me.  I was always the Breadwinner in my family as I was raising my children.  Cannabis…enough said.  I almost Drowned when I was about 2 years-old and I remember the feeling even to this day.  It bothers me that more people do not care for Mother Earth like they should.  I’ve never been in a Fistfight, but not for lack of trying.  I have never wanted to be Glamorous; I have only ever wanted to blend in.

I Hate going to the Hairdresser and my hate is deep-seated.  I have had to endure one or two Interventions in my adulthood, and am the better for it.  Although truth be told, I considered them more Interruptions than anything else (jk).  I have always wanted to serve on a Jury.  Unfortunately, I’ve never been asked.  Kerfuffle is one of my all-time favorite sounding words.  Of the seven deadly sins, Lust and gluttony run neck and neck for me.  Motherhood, God’s greatest gift to me.

My dad’s Nickname for me was Luskie, pronounced loo-ski; no meaning, no reason, just Luskie.  I once lived an Outlaw existence that included living with Doc Holliday’s grandson and granddaughter.  I attended a Parochial school for five years and considered becoming a nun at one time.  I can be Quixotic in my ideals.  However, when push comes to shove, I am more Realist than Romantic.  When I was in college, I had a professor accuse me of Sedition because I would not let him Seduce me.  (I was going to put Spit? or Swallow? but my kids read my blog 😉 )  My first Tattoo, at age Twenty-Three, was a Teddy Bear holding a heart.

I have lived on the fringes of the Underworld and survived by being Unassuming.  I have never, nor will I ever, live Vicariously through others.  I’ve never had a Wanderlust, yet, I’ve been around the world.  I have taken the anti-anxiety medication, Xanax, in the past; prescribed, of course!  I still believe that America is a place that welcomes the “huddled masses, Yearning to breathe free.”  And finally, Zubia…enough said.  Peace, ~v.



6 thoughts on “Already Been Charged

  1. That was a VERY COOL way of doing the award. I’m slightly jealous I won’t lie! 🙂 Awesome job, and I’m excited to check out those blogs!


    • Thank you for the compliment. I am working my way up to the next one. This one took the better part of the day and I am exhausted! BTW, I TOTALLY missed that you are a Navy vet. or my brain is just not functioning right now. Fair winds and following seas. With the utmost respect, Victoria


      • No problem! I don’t mind. I’d rather people know me and like me for what I write. I notice people are more drawn to veterans(which is totally expected and understandable). I wouldnt be upset if you did or didnt mention it 🙂


  2. congrats! the [redacted] in your blog title makes it easy to remember, nice job thinking that up. 🙂


  3. Pingback: Awards! | Kate, The Lost Wanderer

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