This past week has been really tough. On a typical day I get about six hours of activity before I am reduced to a lump of cells, sinew, and exhaustion watching YouTube videos in bed. But this week, oh this week, I have been waking with low spoons (read more about the Spoon Theory here) and I haven't once … Continue reading It Takes a Toll
The one thing I hope we can give our children are words for their emotions. As an early childhood educator, I spent a lot of time building vocabulary with the pre-school crowd. We assigned words like happy, angry, and sad to the ways they felt about a situation. These developmentally appropriate words acted as a … Continue reading What I Wish I Had Known Before I Turned 13
You've probably seen them; they're everywhere. Honestly, just put "Why OCD isn't cute" into a search engine, and you'll find plenty of articles telling you about how egregious people are for saying "I'm so OCD" and how obsessive-compulsive disorder is real and awful. I get it, I do. The type of people who say "oh my glurb, … Continue reading Why Articles About Why OCD isn’t Cute are Not Cute
An entire month. An entire month of silence. An entire month where I wanted to post, but couldn't bring myself to do it. I blame the time-consuming winter quarter, the soul-crushing depression, and the hellish weather. The year, so far, has been crappy. There, I said it. Crappy. So, what now? Well, I really want … Continue reading I know, right?
I know this dropped off. My intention was at least one post a week. I know you're hurting because I haven't posted. I'll work on doing better. School has kept me busy. Mostly my problem is that, between doing homework, I prioritize watching YouTube videos about tiny homes. The rest of my down time is … Continue reading Excuses Schmxcuses
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPQvT8ngGio/ Prior to winter break, I passed a large kidney stone. This wasn't my first kidney stone rodeo, but I am trying to make it my last. I have good ole genetics fighting me on this one, as relatives on both sides of my immediate family suffered from frequent stones. I also have strokes … Continue reading Veganish
I have to admit: I've had a pretty difficult time getting in school-mode since winter quarter began. Any of the excitement I had at the beginning of spring quarter or fall quarter last year, is completely non-existent. I want to stomp my feet and exclaim "I don't wanna!" -- Which I assume is usually reserved for … Continue reading Feelings and Whatnots
https://www.instagram.com/p/BO0gQMeAE31/ For Christmas, my mother-in-law sent us an Amazon gift card. I love gifts of all shapes and sizes, but gift cards really are my favorite gifts of all. I think it takes the pressure off of the gifter, and I will never understand a giftee who bemoans the gift of unfettered money. The moment … Continue reading The Gifts That Keep on Giving.
Today is the last day of winter break, both for my kiddo and myself. Tomorrow I ease back into my work study position, and Winter Quarter starts on Wednesday. I have truly enjoyed doing very little these past two weeks. But, as the day goes on, my mind races with all the possibilities. Will this … Continue reading Goodbye, Winter Break.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BOts7zlANzi/?taken-by=alovelyneff Well, we did it. We celebrated the end of 2016. How are you feeling about that? Truth be told, 2016 wasn't too awful for me. In 2016 I made the decision to go back to school; a long con aimed to help me establish skills in a field more suitable for my chronic-pain-having self. … Continue reading A New Year