I think about writing a lot. I think about all I want to say during the day, but when I actually have time to write my mind is blank. Or, it is so full I can’t focus on just one thing? Usually, it’s just blank, like right now. I am writing (typing) without any specific … More What About Your Friends?
This has been the fastest slowest winter ever. That may be a bit hyperbolic, but it sure as fuck feels like the last month flew by. How is it still only February? Where are my warm temperatures? Where is my sunshine? Where are the blooming trees and the greening grass? I legitimately, with a fiery … More FUCK. THE. WINTER.
I am currently sitting at my desk eating a piece of red velvet cake roll (store bought) and ice cream. Not because I am hungry but because it is Christmas. I am a Christmas glutton. I throw caution to the wind and eat until I feel sick to my stomach, have a massive ‘food baby,’ … More A Christmas Glutton
Anyway, I have felt the compulsion to create lately. Not only with the Cricut but with art and writing as well. I wrote a poem the other night. I felt compelled to write. It just came to me. It may have been the alcohol combined with a release of repressed emotions, but in any event … More MAKE ALL THE THINGS!
Yesterday, my youngest son and I were coming home from running errands just after the sun had set. As we were driving through our neighborhood, he commented on how cool and sparkly all the Christmas lights looked decorating our neighbor’s houses. This got me thinking about the late fall and winter time of year, or … More Holiday Inheritance
A list of all that I am Thankful for despite the Shit Show that is 2020: Although they are learning virtually my children are doing well in school The pandemic has not posed a financial hardship on my family I have a deeper understanding of what true friendship entails My parents have managed to dodge … More Obligatory Thanksgiving Post
When I was about thirteen-years-old I started reading The Last Vampire book series by Christopher Pike. It’s basically a rite of passage for adolescent teen girls to read books about vampires. This series preceded Twilight and is nothing like it. The protagonist of the series is actually a female vampire. She’s 5000 years old and … More Freedom from the Fruit
Several weeks ago a young woman I know asked via Facebook, “Women in your thirties and forties, what advice would you give a woman in her twenties?” I didn’t answer the question, because I wasn’t sure what advice I would give. After taking some time, I found I do have advice. When you grow into … More Advice for the Young
I am a liar. So, are you. In the words of famed TV doctor, Gregory House, “Everybody lies.” It’s the lies that we tell ourselves that I feel can be most harmful. I tell myself I am okay when I am not. It’s a coping mechanism to get me through the day. It’s a helpful, … More The Lies We Tell Ourselves