JuxtapositionBaby ReloVertigo is juxtaposed with a life-sized Michael Jordan cardboard cutout. This former marketing piece has been used in my family since the 1990’s to mark off children’s growth. Particularly startling to me is the comparison between Baby’s head size and Jordan’s hand size, just above Baby’s head, holding a ball. The greatest basketball player of all time is enormous, close up. Measured against a tiny little boy, he becomes a giant not only in the sports world and in my heart.

Cattle Transport

Image by Nemo 2012 via Pixabay

“Imagine, and I’m not kidding, this whole room full of guts.”
– Mr ReloVertigo, on a small problem at work today.

This post was inspired by the great blog Line Of The Week, which makes me laugh daily.


I don’t put much stock in appearance. As you can see by this photo, I wear what I like and what is comfortable. Things don’t always match, much to the chagrin of my kids, even as adults today.

This post was inspired by The Daily Prompt

Image  —  Posted: January 23, 2014 in Art, Family, Health, Photography, Uncategorized
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Southwest in the Sky

Image by ReloVertigo 2014

We are almost finished with the paperwork side of the purchase end of our relocation. We have only to wait for the closing, now, which will happen in February. But I’m already looking forward to our long-term future. What will we be doing months from now? I know what I’d like to be doing. Vacation. It’s unlikely that Mr ReloVertigo will be able to take time off with me so soon. Daughter may simply have to substitute as Leisure Companion. By July, it will be sweltering along the Mississippi River. It may be a good time for a flight to a certain haunted hotel in the Rocky Mountains. Hmmm…

Image  —  Posted: January 21, 2014 in Art, Family, Health, Marriage, Migraine, Travel, Uncategorized
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Big Sky Missouri

Image by ReloVertigo 2014


Big Sky isn’t just for Montana. As I drove north out of Missouri, the sunny blue sky was oppressive to my migrainey head.

Image  —  Posted: January 21, 2014 in Art, Migraine, Photography, Travel, Uncategorized
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The Daily Prompt today asks if we’d rather be stranded on an island, dropped into an unknown forest, or locked into a strange building.

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I have three very unscientific classifications for my head, that I usually use for non-migraineurs who probably wouldn’t know what I meant, if I simply stated, “I’m at a nine today, and I want to die.” I’d have to explain the whole thing, and that would add to the pain, and they’d be stuck on the whole “I want to die” thing, and…it’s far simpler to use these broad terms.
• Kind of a Bad Head Day
• A Bad Head Day
• A Very Bad Head Day

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Since we ReloVertigos left Illinois, we’ve been trying to get back. I hated Indiana with a passion so great, I don’t know that I could adequately convey it to you. I expressed the length of our residence there in terms of doing time. As in, prison. I certainly felt like an unwilling captive. I agreed to two years, and ended up doing five. See what I mean? Doing time. Three years ago, The Husband was offered a position at a different company that was coincidentally planning to build a new plant in the exact city in Illinois where we had lived. It was a scary move, but we couldn’t pass it up.

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Coffee Beans

Image by Undulatus 2014, via Pixabay


I love coffee. I have one of those single-cup brewers that makes it convenient to have coffee whenever I like. Since I’ve been out of town the last few days house hunting, I’ve been drinking Starbucks. But I like my coffee from my brewer. When I returned today, I was so happy, and wanted a cup right away. Now that I see that in print, I realize that’s a bit like an addict’s excitement at an impending fix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mississippi River in Winter

Image by ReloVertigo 2014


From beautiful morning yesterday, to cold, snowy, blustery today. The Mississippi River looks deadly cold, viewed from Le Claire, Iowa.

Image  —  Posted: January 15, 2014 in Art, Migraine, Photography, Travel
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