Friday 5: Celebrating Simplicity Plus! A Quick Valentine's How-To!

Here's to 5 simple happenings from the week worth celebrating AND a bonus! quick Valentine's cake topper! Here's to Vaughn's new shoes and to her first indoor soccer game. (Are these shoes her or what?!)...more

My Feet Carry Me - Running Through Depression

For much of my adulthood, I have been a runner. For years, I belonged to a training group. I had a coach. There were paces, distances, track workouts, hill repeats, races. I distracted myself from the physical pain that comes with this level of training so that I could just do the work I needed to do and run faster or longer or whatever the end goal was....more

The Fragility of Life

Romance is NOT Dead in this Marriage

I am married, did you know that?I know. Sometimes it even surprises me. He (The husband. The Married) shows up all unannounced and is skulking around in the refrigerator, and I turn around and think, Wow! There’s this dude in here, all up in my refrigerator! How did that happen?I would also like to make clear: “All up in my refrigerator” is not code for something. In case you were wondering. We DO have codes for things, like, “Honey, you are the BEST.” This is code for, “I’m going to write about our relationship again today. Please forgive me.”Anyhow....more

Friday Wrap-Up, February 6th, 2015

It's been a decent week. Nothing too dramatic. I did get to see someone at the Hospice where mom died and I'll definitely be utilizing their services. Group work after I get back from BC, and wellness therapies as soon as possible. Those include complementary massage therapy, Reiki, and reflexology, etc, for up to two years. The insomnia is back in full force and I need the help in getting my body back in balance....more

Why I Didn't Punch You in the Face When You Diagnoised My Son w/Autism

Dear Target Cashier: If you overlook my spider smashing ways and the countless childhood fights between my four sisters and I, I’m pretty nonviolent. But that’s not why I didn’t punch you in the face. And even though I’m all for freedom of speech and expressing your opinions, that’s not why I didn’t punch you in the face, either. ...more

Ode to Husbands

Friday Wrap-Up

It's been an interesting and fast week for me. I'm so glad that it's Friday, although I still have a lot to do. I'm still working on not doing work/school of any kind, one day a week. It's hard, but necessary. Do any of you find not working on something & taking a break, hard as well?...more

Getting to know me..

Hey all!This is so exciting to me. I've always wanted a place I can sit down, write my ideas & thoughts. Which are all brilliant. You'll see. ...more