Putting My Carbs Where My Mouth is…Just less of them.

446...a VERY scary moment for me as a diabetic. Talk about a wake-up call. When I saw this number on the monitor, I have to admit, I was pretty scared; shaking even. I knew the repercussions of a number this high and that I literally could have a stroke at any moment. This is my… Continue reading Putting My Carbs Where My Mouth is…Just less of them.

The Creator of Lists, Destroyer of Chores

For a long time, I always created lists. Mostly I did so because I was really overwhelmed, and there were things I needed to get done with my limited time alone. When the kids were in school, it was often a rush to get to the stores and back, timing everything with their buses. When… Continue reading The Creator of Lists, Destroyer of Chores

Repeated Reassurance

Graphic that says, "Don't Panic" Everyone in this country, and in most places around the world, are now faced with an unprecedented situation of either being at home, having your kids at home, and dealing with an alarming amount of new information, some of of concerning to say the least. My situation is no better… Continue reading Repeated Reassurance

Pandemic Level Anxiety and How to Cope

Photo of germs with the words "Coronavirus Anxiety" I would pretty much say that I picked a great time to stop taking Clonopin! No, seriously though, I can say with all certainty that I could have chosen a time, any time, and there would be something that would invoke my anxiety. One cannot say though… Continue reading Pandemic Level Anxiety and How to Cope

The Anxiety of Axing a Medication for Good

Photo of scored, blue pills similar in appearance to the benzodiazepine Clonopin Almost ten years ago, I was reeling over the loss of my mother and husband, as well as contemplating the impending death of my father. It probably can go without saying that I was a little stressed. Wrapped up in the whirlwind of… Continue reading The Anxiety of Axing a Medication for Good

The Complicated Culture of Constant Body Shaming and Praising

Mr. Bean with a strange expression with the caption, "Is your body from McDonalds? Because I'm loving it" I've been thin, overweight, obese, skinny and 'average'. Right now I'm not where I want to be at all, but here I am. Having been in all these "categories", I have very distinctive memories of how I've… Continue reading The Complicated Culture of Constant Body Shaming and Praising

KonMari Method, Otherwise Known as Getting Rid of Crap

Meme that states: "I tried the Japanese method of decluttering where you hold every object that you own and if it doesn't bring you joy, you throw it away. So far I have thrown out my bra, all the vegetables, bills, a mirror and my treadmill." Somewhere in my archives, I'm pretty sure I tackled… Continue reading KonMari Method, Otherwise Known as Getting Rid of Crap

Groundbreaking Breakthroughs

I'll admit that many a blog post begins with a meme that sparks an idea. Memes are what they are, but to many, they can show up at just the right time and their meanings individualistic and sometimes inspiring to those who gaze upon them. This was one of them. Oftentimes I look around me… Continue reading Groundbreaking Breakthroughs

Save Me From Another Election Year

I'm going to work very hard here to not lean in any political direction. Being vague, yet opinionated is my goal here. Have mercy on me. It's not easy. Everyone has a favorite person, party, opinion and level of personal vitriol they are willing to project at any given time, but no time seems to… Continue reading Save Me From Another Election Year

The Ghost of Mother’s Past

After a staggering eight years of regular therapy, you move on from the misery of analyzing your late, abusive husband and you start to explore other areas of your life. For quite a long time, until I was into my 40s, I always believed what my mother and her family told me: I was bad,… Continue reading The Ghost of Mother’s Past