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! ūüôā Our dog died. ūüė¶ I restarted and then quit grad school. Again. ūüė¶ I’ve gained about 20 pounds. ūüė¶ One out of four is not great, I realize. But the steady stream of … Continue reading Since You’ve Been Gone

Blogroll

I decided to update my long neglected blogroll and it ended up being cut by over half. Many of the old faithful have stopped blogging and their spaces are just hanging out in cyberspace. It makes me sad in a way but I know there are tons of writers out there and when I find others I like, I’ll add them here as appropriate. It … Continue reading Blogroll

unsure

Random…Here’s a photo I took of a llama…Or an alpaca…Some sort of camelid anyway. I think he/she is pretty cool…yep, so very random. This blog y’all…I neglect it for long periods of time because I get confused about what to do with it…what I want it to be…how I want to frame things here. And then I think too much, get overwhelmed and ignore it. … Continue reading unsure

fresh

I’m not digging this template but I feel like I want a new start on this blogging thing. I want to write more so it’s completely in character for me to procrastinate on actually writing by making my writing space different and pretty. Or at least different. I’m going to have to keep playing with it. I should just suck it up and pay so … Continue reading fresh

bribery by clothespin and blogging milestones

Good Morning board: I’m trying something new with kiddo in an attempt to make our mornings go more smoothly. Mornings with her are hit or miss. Sometimes she’s raring to go and cooperative without too much nagging. But on other days she’s a royal pain, to be blunt. Oh sure, I can make her get up, get dressed, eat breakfast, etc and we always make … Continue reading bribery by clothespin and blogging milestones

friends, Jesus + the Burpee catalog, nerdwear, and Frances Ha

A friend and someone I admire very much told me the other day that she loves when I blog because it’s like “getting a hug over the internet”. I’m wondering if she may be reading a different blog because this one can get tedious sometimes. But really? Her comment may have made my day. Friends are kinda awesome. You should totally get some if you … Continue reading friends, Jesus + the Burpee catalog, nerdwear, and Frances Ha

my next post will be happy, I promise

A dear friend sent this article to me and I wanted to share. I cried and sniffled through it because that’s how I roll. But more than just tear-inducing, I found it to be succinct,¬† powerful, and more than a little refreshing. Finding God in a Little White Pill It occurred to me that I’ve been posting a lot about depression and sadness and yada … Continue reading my next post will be happy, I promise

i do stuff, i just don’t write about it

This blog and I haven’t been on speaking terms for about a month it would seem. Which is kind of nice in a way because it means I’ve been too busy actually living life to take time to write about it. Or, more likely it means that I am lazy. At the moment I am using this space as yet another means of procrastination for … Continue reading i do stuff, i just don’t write about it

where have all the bloggers gone?

I updated my blogroll last night. I was kinda wowed and bummed at how many were defunct or had no new posts in months. Has Twitter killed the Blogger? Maybe its heading that way. With Facebook’s help of course. I know there are a gazillion blogs out there, but in my little circle of blogger buddies, the crowd seems to be thinning. It’s¬†just an observation … Continue reading where have all the bloggers gone?

this was a draft but now its not

(I found this post in my Drafts and am publishing it now, after adding to.) Sometimes I just want to peer over my glasses at people and give them the evil eye for acting¬†inconsiderate, or closed minded, or selfish, or just plain stupid. And sometimes I do just that, under the guise of looking intelligent. But the truth is,¬†if I ever do that¬†peering thing¬†at you, … Continue reading this was a draft but now its not