Define Life? Or What Reminds You.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

“Out of sync and out of time,” is my next bumper sticker. I now realize this defines me at the present, been too long and I’m out of practice with a real life. But then what is a real life? What defines that definition of life?

After completing my first week strapped to a PC solving roof connecting to walls and does that wall look right to you, my life went on hold.  I forgot what defined me as a living person. Thankfully, I have people around me who knew I needed reminding.

My resident ghost was the first to thump my head. I guess he felt since I was in the basement the refrigerator was fair game. He helped himself to an entire Sunday dinner; roast, frozen peas, etc… Do I have the only ghost whom steals food?

The dogs of course had to chime in as well. My shepherds have decided, “Oh yes, we can fit in that 2’x2’ space under your desk, move your feet.”  No wonder my knees are hurting.

Ms. Twister has a break in traveling, the timing couldn’t have been better.  Finish work and am faced with, “What’s for dinner?” Not really, she is pretty good about eating whatever, “How about cottage cheese and hotdogs?”

The aliens that use to visit have abandoned me. Remember the ones who use to leave all that moon dust in my living room? Apparently if you have no time to clean their mess up they vacate the premises. Are they at your place?

Lastly, and the best reminder of all, is my grandmother. Last week we were discussing working and what I really had to look forward to as I got older. Her being 92 I figure she does know a thing or two. Know what she told me?

”Bible bumps,” you heard me, bible bumps. It seems as we age we get these bible bumps that even the best cosmetics cannot cover up. They are ugly, large and eventually will be all over you. I know, I asked the same thing, “What are bible bumps?”

“When you get older you get these brown spots all over like those people with bible bumps.” At her age the mind has dulled a bit and in trying to remember the word leprosy it came out bible bumps.

That was a life defining moment, a laugh shared. Regardless of what stress surrounds and tugs at you, trying to pull you down, there will be a moment to define the goodness. Smile, laugh and share it, my definition of life.

Now, off to strap myself in to the big monitor and rocket to buildable models. I’ll be around, but be patient; it takes a while to unstrap myself.



Teresa aka Journaling Woman said, 

50% of the time, life stinks, but it's all we've got right now.

I'm feeling grumpy this morning. Water line is leaking under a bathroom sink.


June 28, 2011 at 7:28 AM  
li said, 

What is it about large dogs cramming into small spaces? Ours used to try and jam himself behind the couch.
I find that dust miraculously disappears when I close the living room drapes.
Glad your sense of humour is intact:)

June 28, 2011 at 7:52 AM  
Samantha Vérant said, 

Wah! I don't want bible bumps. I'm becoming a Buddhist. You have ghosts...and aliens??? Cool.

June 28, 2011 at 7:54 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Good to hear from you Jules, I don't want Bible Bumps, How can one define life, What is life to one person is a waste of space to another,
Enjoy your day.


June 28, 2011 at 8:04 AM  
Larri @ Seams Inspired said, 

My life gets in the way of living all the time! Love the 'bible bumps' and hope I never get them.

Hoping today brings you great big belly laughs. Looking forward to when things slow down for you. Happy Tuesday, bloggy friend! ☺

June 28, 2011 at 9:39 AM  
Karen Walker said, 

Bible Bumps? - That's a hoot. BUt not.I have some, I think. Yuck. Thankfully, none on my face. Hang in there, Jules. And yes, your sense of humor is still in tact.

June 28, 2011 at 10:28 AM  
Blasphemous Aesthete said, 

Guess the aliens too got a full time job and are strapped on to something before they leave moon dust again.

It's okay Jules, may you handle things well :)

Blasphemous Aesthete

June 28, 2011 at 11:06 AM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

Bible bumps? That's a new one to me!

June 28, 2011 at 11:11 AM  
Gail said, 

Ghosts and aliens? Perfect.

I am not so lucky, I just have the grudge trolls who mess up my house when I'm not looking.

Bible bumps are much better than horns, I would think.

Have a great one.

June 28, 2011 at 11:14 AM  
GigglesandGuns said, 

How come I knew immediately what a Bible Bump is? No, Jules, I'm not quite that old.

June 28, 2011 at 12:26 PM  
Tracy said, 

I thought age spots were bad enough but now I have to contend with Bible Bumps? I think I will choose not to participate in that one!
Hurricane thinks he can also fit under the computer desk in the little space for me feet; really? You, not you personally; but Hurricane is a 75 lbs dog and he thinks he can fit there?

Anyway, life is what life better, no worse; it is all the things that make up our days!

June 28, 2011 at 12:35 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

Bible Bumps? Nope, never heard that term before. :)

June 28, 2011 at 3:21 PM  
Paula said, 

No bible bumps in the corner of my little world. Yet the words alone create goose bumps for MOI. Please enlighten an alien. I mean alien to this country, this goose bumps immigrant!

June 28, 2011 at 5:02 PM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

I love that term bible bumps. I may start using it now. I know life gets me down sometimes but then it picks up again.

June 28, 2011 at 6:17 PM  
Theresa Milstein said, 

You've been through a lot, but your spirit comes through. I always hear your spirit in your words.

What a nice story between you and your grandmother.

June 28, 2011 at 6:28 PM  
Karen Lange said, 

I always enjoy your sense of humor! Wonder what it's like in person...Hmm, must find out soon! Will email you by the end of the week, hoping to get a project out of my hair tonight. No dogs under my desk, so things should go a little faster...

June 28, 2011 at 7:37 PM  
Summer Ross said, 

I spend almost all of my time on the computer- So I understand the pains that come with that. I'm very glad you found something to laugh about Jules. Have a fairy great day!

June 28, 2011 at 8:08 PM  
Jayne said, 

Oh yes, Jules, you have some interesting characters at your place, too. That darn ghost, did you send him over to my place?
You may be connecting roofs to walls ad nausea, but you haven't lost your wonderful imagination! ;)

June 28, 2011 at 10:58 PM  
Tammy said, 

Our ghost doesn't actually eat food, but it sure does leave the pantry doors open a lot.... I like your grandmother. "Bible Bumps" is so much nicer than leprosy! Oh, and I could sure relate to the dogs under the desk!!!

June 29, 2011 at 12:01 AM  
Ella said, 

I had a gangalion cyst on my wrist. My Dr told me it was a bible bump. I said, "why do they call it that?"
You take a bible and wack it~ My husband used a Monopoly board...hurt like hell. It is arthritis!

YOU are as funny as ever~ Thanks for visiting me. I am just thankful no Pepto walls in my home~bleck!

June 29, 2011 at 12:39 AM  
Flying high in the sky.... said, 

the moon dust... loved the description of it ... reading you is such a pleasure.. loved the laughter sharing bit... 100% agree with your take on life... take care and hope to hear soon from you ... hope you are enjoying your work...

June 29, 2011 at 2:00 AM  
Talli Roland said, 

Bible bumps! Haha!

Life -- all depends on perspective!

June 29, 2011 at 8:10 AM  
Ann said, 

Nope I have checked everywhere, your aliens are not in my house. The only alien in this house is moi! But hey...I am not an alien at the moment, cause I'm home!

June 30, 2011 at 5:29 AM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

So that's what was under almost Everything when I moved... alien dust. I knew it meant something 'special'! ;-)

Oh and how I LOVE your grandmother and her word 'bible bumps' is some much better!! I'm using that one for sure. :-)

So my melt down on Sunday, after 4 days of moving and 2 days with my very negative 'relative' was from 'stress'?? I thought so, but they just got pissed and left. Should have had that sooner ;-)....

Have a Great day strapped to your Rocket. Remember to eat and 'breath' deeply when you feel the stress.

Love ya, Jules & Take Care!
Big Hug,
Coreen XOXO

June 30, 2011 at 9:26 AM  
Manzanita said, 

When you said, "bible bumps," it stirred another bible phrase my aunt used. Years ago, I told her I had a ganglion cyst on my wrist. She said hit it with a bible. That's what they would do. But any big book would do, I guess. I love all you housemates.

June 30, 2011 at 9:44 AM  

I haven't seen your resident aliens. But that doesn't mean they aren't there. Do you hear any noises between your walls or underneath your floorboards?

June 30, 2011 at 9:47 AM  
Julie said, 

I've never heard of bible bumps, that made me laugh. Good for you for finding the smiles, your definition of life is right on.

June 30, 2011 at 10:59 AM  
N. R. Williams said, 

Those bible bumps are monstrous indeed. I use a product from Avon that works great.

Ghost and aliens go bye bye whenever I tell them to, "get lost." I guess my bark is bigger than my bite.

I suspect your dogs have learned how to open the refrigerator door. Starving puppies are clever.

I hope I brought you some smiles. Good luck with your job.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

June 30, 2011 at 11:52 AM  
nutschell said, 

Hi Jules!
I've given you a BLOG AWARD. Feel free to drop by anytime to pick it up. Just a little something to brighten up your day. :)

warm regards,

June 30, 2011 at 5:12 PM  
L. Diane Wolfe said, 

You mean, if I ignore the dust, it eventually stops?

July 1, 2011 at 6:22 PM  
Arlee Bird said, 

It's always good to know that we have something to look forward to. Problem is that it keeps coming faster and faster. I wish I could live on ten year old kid time for a week--or at least a day.

Tossing It Out

July 2, 2011 at 12:19 AM  
floweringmama said, 

Life keeps coming no matter what our plans are. It's hot as a witch's titty in a brass bra here, hope you're keeping cool!

July 3, 2011 at 2:29 PM  
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