Grief and loss are complicated. Because I’m a “researcher”, I find some weird comfort in reading studies and statistics about the things that transform my life whether for better or worse. I’m always trying to understand. Of course, research studies deal with averages, and just as I’ve learned there is truly no “normal life” there… Read More Averages and Attitude
Tuesday was a day when I felt like I needed a day off. YESTERDAY was a day when I felt like I needed a day off. I would have called in sick for a “mental health” day had I had that kind of job. But I don’t, and I can’t (just like millions of… Read More Just need a day off, please
These are words that a friend of mine posted today. I happen to have spent part of my day with her, and I agree with her seemingly simple assessment. How often do we fully recognize, give thanks for, and share our beautiful days??? How often is there “something” that gets to us or causes us… Read More Today was a beautiful dayl
I firmly believe in the saying, “Fake it til you make it.” There is no way that one is going to go from sad to happy with a scowl all the time. SO, for me, I pretend to be strong even when I don’t feel it, and I smile when I’m not in the mood,… Read More Book Store Mania
Yes, it’s been pouring rain since early this morning. Yes, it does remind me a little of Harvey, and that’s kind of scary even though rational thought tells me that this is different. I took Max next door to my dad’s this morning like I always do, and I haven’t been able to bring him… Read More Angels Among Us
This is going to be a short post, because I don’t think I have the words to share all of the feelings I’ve had this week—happy, sad, hopeless, grateful, melancholy, inspired, uninspired, stressed, misplaced, irritated, frustrated, so thankful….I could go on and on. And, as much as I always love riding roller coasters, I would… Read More Wait for Me
Well, it was easy to name this post. I truly wanted to do a Thanksgiving Day post, but I couldn’t seem to get the words onto the page. So, here I am at the end of a long Black Friday that went pretty well (or so I thought) writing about my insanity. I hope that… Read More Black Friday
Every day Max and I take a walk. Sometimes we walk 30 minutes, sometimes an hour, but we always take a morning walk around the block. First, we check the bushes of my parent’s house for the cat that seems to always be lurking there. Max would love to play, but kitty doesn’t want any… Read More My life in a small town
Here I am. That’s about sums it up. I have SO much to say, but none of it seems to matter. I’m not unhappy. That doesn’t describe how I feel at all. Out of place, confused, upside down, surreal, weird, lost. None of those work either. Wrong. That’s the best way to describe how I… Read More Well, here I am.
I haven’t posted because it seems I can’t capture my thoughts. They are as difficult to catch as fireflies on a summer night. I meander through my day feeling normal (ish) until I don’t. I feel as if I’m standing on solid ground until suddenly, I’m not. It happens just that fast. I feel okay,… Read More Just keep breathing.