Adventures in Social (Anxiety) Media

In my email the other day was one of those generated Facebook reminders that say something like “Your followers haven’t heard from you in a while!”.  Usually, this reminds me that I haven’t posted anything to be shared to my Facebook page for this blog and that I should probably write something. But this time, […]

Autumn Complications

It’s hard to believe if you’re living in the Carolinas like me, but it’s officially Fall. As of today, it is October. And for all of us who relish the spookiness of autumn and winter, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. There are skeletons and pumpkins, Halloween decorations and costumes galore.  Starbucks brought […]

How Plants Grow

I have a question for you, Dear Reader. Do you know how a plant grows? A seed, cast off and discarded from its dead and barren home, falls to the earth and is slowly covered with dirt. Layer after layer of dark, damp weight fall upon the seed until it is forgotten by the outside […]

7 Ways to Kick Anxiety’s Ass

*The following is not and should not be used in place of medical advice. If you need help, please see your doctor or a mental health professional.These are just personal habits I’ve had success with.* Back in the early 00s, I was a wide-eyed, overworked, scared to death college freshman. In my very Mickey Mouse […]

The Subtle Art of Good Enough

The balance between “measure twice, cut once” and wild creative abandon.   When I was seriously learning to sew, my mentor was a perfectionist. She is an amazing seamstress and crafter, but oh my god, she was obsessive about things being perfect. She painstakingly went over the delicate art of pinning the tissue thin pattern […]

I’m looking California and feeling Minnesota

  At 6:58 am, my phone rang. I could tell by the Mariachi music that it was my not-biological-but-pretty-much brother. I’ve curated a family that is no kin to me to make up for the one genetics left me with. I promise you, the Build Your Own Family Adventure is totally worth it. I was […]

Day 8&9 In Your Bag/Worst Habit

Well, it happened,loves. It only took 8 days for it to, but it did. I missed posting. But it was because I had a friend over and we spent most of the evening eating cheesecake and watching stand up on Netflix. So, under cheesecake consuming rules, I’m in the clear. No wrongs can be committed while […]

Day 4: What are you afraid of?

On the superficial side of things, I am really, really, REALLY afraid of ants. Here in the Southern U.S. we have big nasty fire ants. They seriously are like Satan’s public lice. They are everywhere and are just waiting to crawl on your feet, up your legs and bite the shit out of you. Many […]

Opps Bag- $2

The closest mall to our house has a cookie shop. I actually think it may be called “The Cookie Shop” but I could be making that up because it sounds good in my head. We were at the mall on Tuesday for the Mister to get his eyes checked. (Yes, theres an optometrist in the mall). I […]

Anger

Anger is the coating for inadequacy. Anger is the capitalization of pain. Anger is a bad translation of misunderstanding. Anger is unhappiness set on fire. Anger is panic wearing stilts and dropping it’s voice. Anger is Depresson’s paramour. Anger is not a badge of honor. Anger is the dictator that rules after a coup. Anger is […]