The Morning Burglar

Today I did something that ranks in the top three dumbest things I’ve ever done. Being something of a scatterbrain, I do a lot of dumb things. I lose my keys at least three times a week, put toothpaste in the refrigerator, go the wrong way coming out of stores in the mall, can't find my... Continue Reading →

TUMS at 3:30 a.m.

It's an ungodly hour of the morning and I am standing in the kitchen working my tongue around the chalky disposition of my third antacid tablet. Stumbling sleepily back to the corner cabinet where the remedies for all sorts of ailments are stored, I return the well-used bottle and grasp my lower back to give... Continue Reading →

Main Street

There's something comforting about knowing that you always have a place to come back to. It's been well over a year, and as is my way, I disappeared. But I always return. I've embraced the notion that I'm always going to be like an ocean wave— forever changing, shifting, growing, shrinking, pulling back, coming just... Continue Reading →

I did the thing

Here's that tattoo I mentioned a few posts ago. I'm in love with it. A southern moon is a sodden moon, and sultry. When it swamps the fields and the rustling sandy roads and the sticky honeysuckle hedges in its sweet stagnation, your fight to hold on to reality is like a protestation against a... Continue Reading →

What is Happening?

I posted this on Facebook today but wanted it here as well. A good portion of my job is to be on Facebook and social media in general. Otherwise, I would find right now a good time to take a break, and I think it will serve me well to go ahead and limit the... Continue Reading →

tattoo talk

So, here's some news. Mom, brace yourself. I decided to get another tattoo! I went by the shop yesterday after work and got it scheduled for his next available appointment in July. This will be my third piece and will be done by the same artist who did my first one several years ago. Why... Continue Reading →

breaking

I have seen my father break. Crushed under the weight of the illness and death of his own father when I was a teenager. Then again when cancer took his mother and only brother within mere weeks of each other. I know what it looks like when my father breaks. And there is no shame... Continue Reading →

Since You’ve Been Gone

I can breathe for the first time...Just kidding. After about a year's absence I kinda just have to start over here. Here are the major highlights: I started a new job! 🙂 Our dog died. 😦 I restarted and then quit grad school. Again. 😦 I've gained about 20 pounds. 😦 One out of four... Continue Reading →

official

I purchased the finnspace domain name today. Is that what it's called? I'm just techy enough to be dangerous. Hi again internet. Photo by Arnel Hasanovic on Unsplash

Template Changes Equal Procrastination

I have an overwhelming list of things to do. So I think I'll do the completely unnecessary tasks of messing with blog templates, editing photos, and creating websites. If I could get paid for this I'd be golden. Happy Weekend! Photo by Chris Barbalis on Unsplash

the place

Sometimes you're in the middle of folding laundry and are watching Abstract: The Art of Design on Netflix at the same time and thinking about how you've been in this really weird frustrating place for the past several days. It's a place you find yourself over and over again, probably once every couple of months... Continue Reading →

managing time

My time management skills are the pits. As are my organizational skills, which I feel would be much better if my time management skills were better. Or maybe it's the other way around? Which came first, the organized Finn or the efficient Finn? Half the time I feel like I'm barely keeping it together without... Continue Reading →

I just bought this sweet little dress from modcloth.com for an event I'm going to in a couple of weeks. I REALLY hope it fits and that it gets here in time. Eek. But seriously, how cute is this??? UPDATE: It fit! Mostly. I mean, I wore it to the  burlesque show with some super... Continue Reading →

be kind

Differing viewpoints are fascinating aren’t they? Every argument has multiple facets and the people holding steadfast to their positions have different histories, experiences, and reasons for feeling as they do. Variety is the spice of life and makes the world go ‘round, right? If we all thought exactly the same way (or were forced to)... Continue Reading →

when your friends have cancer

My friends are sick. Two of them, from completely different circles in my life. I am what they have in common. That, and cancer. Bone cancer, breast cancer. They want to take my friend's jaw completely off. They've already taken part of my friend's breast. A singer's jaw. A mother's breast. Life is full of... Continue Reading →

self care

One thing each day that makes me feel good and is good for me. I mean, a box of Little Debbie's makes me feel good for a minute but I suppose that is unfortunately out of the realm of self care. Today was early morning meditation. My mind was in epic form, wandering all over... Continue Reading →

2016 so far

...has already had quite a few ups and downs. The Ups My dad's store moved to a new location and it is pretty amazing. Nicer and newer with better parking and facilities. It's been a stressful time for him but I think things are finally settling down and falling into place. Hubs had some big/positive... Continue Reading →

Hello

I have that Adele song stuck on repeat in my head. It's 4:00 am and I've been up for a bit. Kiddo has a cold and is snot breathing and gritting her teeth. As she is in my bed tonight, you can understand why I'm not sleeping well. Poor kid though. I know she feels... Continue Reading →

The Struggle Bus

I agree with this article, to a point. Why You're Depressed and Not Getting Better I've asked myself this very question many times and yet again over the past few weeks. It's been a very low time. I've missed work because I couldn't get out of bed. I've gotten ready for work and then had... Continue Reading →

feet frustration

The best laid plans... I seem to fail a lot. And this time it's not even because I'm being lazy or procrastinating or anything like that. Its because I can barely walk in the mornings and throughout the day after sitting for a while, and although the foot pain eases, I can't go more than... Continue Reading →

climbing mountains

oops i did it again, fell off the blog wagon. i'm busy yo. here's a wonderful post from my inspiring and amazing friend, dani. Mt. LeConte 2015

Days 3, 4, 5, and 6

I've obviously missed a few days of posting so am just going to combine things here to catch up. Never fear for I am still on track y'all. Day 3 was a cross training day so I did some weights and hopped on the bike at the gym. Day 4 was a rest day and... Continue Reading →

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