Depression and All of Its Little Friends

I have been having more trouble with my depression lately; episodes more often and for longer duration. I thought that when spring finally got here maybe it would be better, but it has actually gotten worse. It's that darkness that creeps over me periodically, only it seems to be settling in in a way it hasn't done for many years. Perhaps I need to make a change to my medication.  My anxiety issues are a bit worse as well as my compulsions, and even my RLS has been acting up....more

February Catch Up

January went by in a sort of blur. Did anyone else find that so? Our weather was unusually warm and mild, with one dip down into below-freezing temperatures and a four-inch snowfall that didn't stick around very long. Thomas had to miss a bit of work because of the snow and some cold and windy days when they canceled work....more

The Sherlockian; A Review and Recommendation, and The Second Book Crossed Off My List

2016 TBR Pile Reading Challenge The Sherlockian by Graham Moore Full disclosure here: I actually started this book a couple of years ago....more

First Book of the Year Down!

2016 TBR Pile Reading Challenge Virginia of Elk Creek Valley by Mary Ellen Chase *I actually wrote this post on January 12 but some...more

Okay, So I'll Tell You...

2016 Reading Challenge  ...How Many Books Ar...more

2016 Personal Reading Challenge

 New Series for Dusty Pages ...more

Revving Back Up To Blogging Mode

I'm trying!! This has been a difficult month, with deaths, illnesses, and hospitalizations scattered amongst extended family and friends. My winter blues haven't been as bad as they usually are, but then it's just the beginning of winter. I plan to get back into blogging gear very soon -- BEFORE the new year! And that means MY blogging AND reading other blogs. ~ ~ Lori ...more

Two Funerals in One Week

Last week was very stressful. A lady beloved of our family who has had a chronic illness for the past three years took a turn for the worse and passed away last Friday. The day we went to see her in the hospital we found out that the younger daughter of another very good friend of ours had been found dead that morning by her boyfriend. Needless to say, I have had neither the time nor the desire, really, to blog or read blogs for the past week. ...more

An Opportunity Not To Be Missed

BlogHer Writing Lab ...more

My Question Was Answered

My question about December's Blogroll and theme was answered by Melissa Ford in her post today. See What's Next After #NaBloPoMo? Introducing the BlogHer Writing Lab....more