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 →

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 →

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

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 →

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 →

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

teaching racism

A friend was over today and while our kids played together, we chatted as moms do. Friend said that her young daughter had come home from school one day and told her that she had a crush on a boy. The mom then said to me that this boy was "black". She didn't say the... Continue Reading →

today is friday and here’s some stuff

CUBICLE NATION: The following was written a couple of days ago and I was in a mood...since then I've had two good days as a resident of Cubicle Nation in which I have been given some new projects and have had lovely interactions with coworkers. So there you have it. I'm moody and many times... Continue Reading →

2:00 am

Up. Weird dreams. Have to pee. Stressed. Grants are stupid.

wocka wocka wocka

Subject line because it popped in my head and I've always liked Fozzie bear. And because February has been a bit of a crazy month and wocka is a crazy word. Work has gotten wild with new projects. This is a good thing mind you, although the stress level has also increased with the new... Continue Reading →

humble pie for breakfast

Its 5:00 am and entirely too quiet, too dark, and too cold for the madness that is me getting up to go for a wog (walk/jog) this morning. The argument in my head was of the classic angel vs devil variety. My Head: Its a new day! Go wog. You'll be glad you did. My... Continue Reading →

So we made a fall wreath…

...and it's kind of gaudy, but looks ok from the road. I don't know what possessed me but a couple of weekends ago I got the urge to make something fall-ish for the front door, probably still riding momentum from our stellar Halloween decorations, and so I took to the internet for inspiration. I found... Continue Reading →

pain in the neck

Whew, life y'all. Sometimes it gives me whiplash. And I think I made that analogy because I have had the worst crick in my neck for two days now. The kind where your muscles are all tense and it gives you a headache and you wince when you turn your head so you basically walk... Continue Reading →

earning my keep

I did about three productive and useful things today...1) showered, 2) booked the family vacation, 3) purchased bathroom tissue for the household. And now, I am done. Do over tomorrow.

update smupdate

Its 2am and I'm sitting up in bed listening to some sort of precipitation, be it rain, ice or a combination on the roof. Schools were cancelled for tomorrow hours ago so I'll be at home with kiddo for the day. With the exception of about an hour during which I have a phone interview.... Continue Reading →

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