Happy New Year

We made it! 2020 is over. Only one of us didn’t last until midnight this year. We did not watch any ball drop or do a count down, but instead watched Princess Bride and then Men in Tights. I’m also trying to get a bit more organized again. I’ve been going room by room andContinue reading “Happy New Year”

Shopping without Panicking

The idea of listening to music while shopping is interesting to me. Music is often helpful in balancing my mood, but I apparently have sensory overload issues, which when I think about it, has been pretty obvious for most of my life. Part of my issue is that I can’t exist outside of my surroundings.Continue reading “Shopping without Panicking”

Got Through My Day with the Help of Some Trees

It was depression’s turn to take the lead today. I woke up feeling weighted down. I wanted nothing more than to stay home and relax with my kids. It was a physical ache to leave them. I have come to use my drive as a time to let myself ride whatever I’m feeling. To giveContinue reading “Got Through My Day with the Help of Some Trees”

Rest is Important Too

Some days you just have to take it easy. The last two days have been those sort of days. I have gotten a few things done around the house. The girls and I have actually packed their lunches the night before two nights now and have had their clothes ready for in the morning. InContinue reading “Rest is Important Too”

Anxiety is Fun

I had a small twinge of it when I woke up this morning. That’s not all that unusual and my morning rituals typically take it down a few notches. It gnawed at me while I drove to work. Today’s version was wondering what I was forgetting to be anxious about. I paid rent, so that’sContinue reading “Anxiety is Fun”

Packing and Unpacking

Over the years I’ve learned a few things about how to make a vacation as beneficial as possible. Working right up until we leave- bad idea. Going back to work almost as soon as we get back-bad idea. Expecting to come home and feel refreshed and energized- that’s really funny. When you travel as aContinue reading “Packing and Unpacking”

Reclaiming My Voice, with kids

Let’s talk about trying to write when you have kids and a husband. And there’s dinner… I get an idea, I ponder over it while busy with life, then I find a moment where everything is calm, sit down with my iPad, get a few lines in- a story just taking shape… No, you can’tContinue reading “Reclaiming My Voice, with kids”

Some Thoughts While Not Knitting

Monday nights are now the official start of my weekend. That means I’m currently end-of-the-week tired. My knitting sat right next to me. I even held it for a little while; enjoying the feel of the stitches I’ve made, the dips in the needle tips, worn in from use. I’ve stopped being upset with myselfContinue reading “Some Thoughts While Not Knitting”