Hashimoto's & Me

I have been dealing with this for at least 8 years or more, maybe 20. And I don't even know where to start in regards to my feelings. It is a mix emotions or horror, self pity, self doubt, even hatred, loads of anger, yet a clear understanding of myself.  I never lacked motivation, drive, or desire. But I have always lacked stamina.  I will get this urgency to say rearrange the whole house in a day, but I am exhausted for a month. Holidays are the same way.  And I am not talking just a little tired....more

Loose the “S” word during Summer, have fun..do as homeschoolers do

I have been coming across blogs here and there about the stress of having their children home for the summer months. And I can’t help but wonder why. Summer is such a wonderful time of the year. There is so much to do. Homeschooling changes your view on things.1. It makes you thankful that you get a lot of quality time with your kids2.  It teaches you patience… or I should say, your children teach you patience.3. It makes realize exactly how weird your kids really are, and it’s ok to laugh at them....more

Right-Sizing A Home Improvement

by Sarah Welch and Alicia RockmoreWho doesn’t salivate at the thought of a sparkling new kitchen or a luxurious new bathroom? We both do! I (Sarah) even have three scrapbooks chock-full of clippings from shelter magazines like Veranda and House Beautiful with her “dream” kitchen, bathroom, and home office. A girl can dream, right?...more

Music helps me heal...

When my ex-husband told me that he wanted to end our marriage, I spent that night crying to sleep and woke up thinking this was all just a dream. I was so lost. My heart and mind was filled with so many negative thoughts... and how my future felt so bleak and dark.  On the way to work that morning, out of habit, I turned on the music in my car.  It's the same type of music I have on my cd changer that I have been listening to which were varying degrees of trance, house and chillout music.  But on that day, I had an amazing epiphany....more

"Don't Say Gay" Bill Passes, Star Trek's Sulu To The Rescue

Tennessee has passed a bill that prohibits discussing any aspect of homosexuality in public school classrooms grades kindergarten through eighth. Former Star Trek star George Takei, concerned about how this might affect alienated gay youth, has launched a campaign against the bill, which is slated go to the House as soon as lawmakers return from adjournment next year. ...more

to expunge queerness from society, It is, as George's fictional space-faring buddy would say, ...more

Ridiculously Small Town

A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided we might like to put a screened in porch on the back of our house. We really enjoy being outside, but it's difficult with two dogs who like to get into things, read: eat stuff they shouldn't and run after anything that moves. We also have a bug problem. Mostly a tick problem. I'm not a big fan of sitting outside wondering if those nasty bugs are crawling up onto me, finding a warm hiding spot. ...more

House, MD, Relapses. Turns Out Addiction Isn't That Funny.

Anyone who has watched House, MD for very long knows that Dr. House, the anti-hero and my television husband, has struggled with a raging Vicodin addition. He uses, becomes addicted to, then abuses Vicodin to manage chronic pain of an old leg injury....more

I am so glad I came across this article and got an update. I've been away from House for some ...more

a bridge to the moon

I grew up in PEI (though in the eastern part) so I tend to think it's all beautiful. :) ...more