Yesterday was a roller coaster of a day not helped by my exhaustion since I have a senior dog who won’t sleep with anyone but me, but who also won’t sleep. I can’t go into the details of my roller coaster day but suffice it to say: If you have days where you feel like… Continue reading Roller Coaster of Updates
The other day one of my Facebook friends asked what the best part about aging was, and I gave an answer but I didn’t feel like I phrased it exactly how I wanted so OF COURSE my brain has been thinking about it in the background ever since. (This is what I call “writer brain.”)… Continue reading On Aging And Learning To Prioritize Myself
There’s an oversimplification of conflict – especially of the political variety – that tends to result in non-useful mantras like, “When given the choice between being right and being kind, always choose being kind.” Or attitudes like, “No argument is worth losing family,” or “I love the PERSON, not the POLITICS.” But as someone whose… Continue reading On Oversimplifications.
I read a wide variety of books. I read middle-grade, YA, graphic novels, adult fiction of ALL varieties, and non-fiction across every section of the library. So when the Read Harder 2022 Challenge listed to read a book from a friend with completely different reading styles popped up, I was stumped. But then I looked… Continue reading A book review? Kinda?
So I was looking at my “blog page” this morning (the page that shows recent blog posts since the front page of my site is now a placeholder page) and I realized there’s two big things I haven’t updated the site about yet. First: I was permanently placed in the “managerial” position at my small… Continue reading Oops. Forgot to title this entry. I’m out of the habit of blogging.
Hi. I’m writing here today because twitter is becoming a hellscape and I need to have some place to dump my thoughts. The reason I’m so hesitant to write here is because it’s such a mess since the great blog hack of 2020’ish. So many of my archives have links dumped into them and it’s… Continue reading It is okay to invite people over when my house is a mess?
Nothing makes me more anxious or depressed or frazzled or unmotivated as the unknown future. And the last 24 hours thrust me into a major “unknown future” downward spiral. I’ve already been on a bit shaky grown as my full-time position at the library is “interim” until the new fiscal year starts October 1st. For… Continue reading Limbo.
I’ve been trying for years (decades?) to become Someone Who Meditates because everyone (including my various medical counsels over the years) thinks it’s good for everyone, but especially for those of us with anxiety disorders. Long story short: It never worked. BUT! I have found a great meditative practice which is: Painting. I started doing… Continue reading On Meditative Painting Part 1: Supplies to Establish A Routine
This post is to the people who subscribe to my RSS feed because I think you are the only one who will see this. Awhile back I got so frustrated with the fact that so much of my blog was still filled with eroneous links deposited by a hacker that I just locked it all… Continue reading It’s A Long Story…
People of my generation and older mostly grew up with an understanding that your options for physical affection were 1) the type you get from your family (Mom, Dad, grandparents etc) and 2) the type you get from your boyfriend/girlfriend. For me, that meant that my need for affection manifested in a CONSTANT need for… Continue reading On affection.
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