Weight

After a few weeks of eating junk food, gaining weight and generally feeling blah because of it, I’m getting back on track with the healthy eating principles I learned from WW. Here they are: 1. Portion control – if it … Continue reading

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Areas

I don’t even know where to begin.  We could start at the beginning, but I honestly don’t know much about dinosaurs other than their bones really scare me in museums. So here’s something from the middle. Mom’s health is not … Continue reading

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Great

I woke up in a warm bed this morning. I’m allowed to drive a car, speak my mind, practice my religion, and vote. I have food in my refrigerator and a job. I don’t have to walk for miles to … Continue reading

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Band-Aid

Mom has fallen three times in the past week.  The first time was right on her face which lead to an emergency room visit and a headache that lasted for days.  My young adult children are helping to take care … Continue reading

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Stabbed

She contacted me, eager to work and spewing her qualifications.  Of course, now we know that much of that was complete and utter crap. She’s been the “caregiver” of my mom since she came home from the rehab facility last … Continue reading

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Brave

For years I’ve stood back and waited, mostly for my kids to grow up and move out.  Not because I wanted them to leave.  Not because I don’t love them.  Not because of anything other than a desire to shelter … Continue reading

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“Fixed”

It makes me terribly sad how we, as a society, have medicated the personalities out of so many people. Just had an interaction with a young man who was labeled as “different” and his family members were convinced by doctors … Continue reading

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Be

Those of you who know me or think you know me, know that I tend to worry and overthink things and worry about overthinking things and overthink about worrying.  Yes, it’s exhausting.  Too bad it doesn’t burn calories.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Stuff

I just received a phone call from the Police.  Not the band.  The actual police.  A call from Sting would have been much cooler. My Dad was a hoarder.  You know that.  I’ve mentioned it several times.  It had so … Continue reading

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Bitter

My mother broke her foot last March and when I say “broke her foot”, I don’t just mean one of the bones in her foot, nope  …. she broke her foot completely off of her leg … not in a … Continue reading

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Focus

and as soon as I typed that it reminded me of that really bad joke about the photographer and the lady who couldn’t hear well … anywho My word of the year for 2016 is Focus … say it with me … Continue reading

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2015

A few days ago was Daddy’s birthday so I expected to have a breakdown at some point … did NOT expect it to come in the middle of a casino when our son surprised us with a phone call … he … Continue reading

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Tree

G:  Would it make us horrible people if we don’t put up our Christmas Tree this year? D:  Oh honey … we can’t blame our horribleness on a tree G:  I love you  

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Test

The phone call a few Mondays ago, after feeling a weird sense of doom the day before, was our son telling D that he had been kicked out of the facility he was in for failing a drug test. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? So D … Continue reading

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Lost

He asked “what’s wrong?” I told him that it’s impossible to describe.  I just feel lost and don’t know how to find myself. I know it will pass.  I started feeling it on Sunday.  This overwhelming sense of dread. It’s … Continue reading

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Scars

I held it together until she left.  As soon as the door closed, I crumpled to the floor crying like I’ve only cried when I signed the paper that changed my life and when my daddy died. She’d been helping … Continue reading

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Engaged

Oh you better not have thought (hey that rhymes) that this was some sort of announcement about one of my kid’s getting engaged.  OH HELL NO !!  Of course that would be better than one about one of them having … Continue reading

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Door

I feel bad that I don’t feel bad. Our last kiddo technically moved out of the house this past weekend.  Yes, Beth still lives in the apartment, but she isn’t in the house so we are still calling ourselves empty … Continue reading

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Next

After days of beating myself up with worry and heartache, we had a deep conversation with our pastor.  Yes, we go to church, don’t be so surprised. I was struggling with issues that I had with two of our lovely … Continue reading

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Never

Big D and I were perfect parents … before we had children.  We would mock kids in grocery stores who had screaming fits like they were possessed over a candy bar.  We would swear that we would never never never … Continue reading

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Yes

Without going into too much detail, I’m having health issues.  Believe me you don’t want the details .. it isn’t fun health issues like high blood sugar due to drinking an entire box of wine and eating a dozen cupcakes … Continue reading

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Floods

My Daddy died. Three little words.  So much emotion.  

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Time

Some days have too many hours in them.  Some not enough.  Some wasted. Some spent being so busy that I forget to go to the bathroom.  Who forgets something like that? I feel like I’m running out of time. I … Continue reading

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Weeks

I will explain … no wait … there is too much … I will sum up (and if you know what movie that comes from then we should be friends). This is my life the past few weeks: – drama … Continue reading

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Grown-Up

One of my first jobs out of college was working as a loan review analyst for a bank holding company.  I was 23 years old and thought I knew everything about everything, but really didn’t know anything about anything.  I … Continue reading

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mantra

Today … and possibly for the rest of the year and maybe the rest of my life, I will be repeating to myself “It’s none of my business …. It’s none of my business …. It’s none of my business”.  … Continue reading

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Close

Just had a moment that really made me realize that every single day is a gift and I shouldn’t waste it. Slowed down on the highway with three cars in front of me while somebody was turning to take their … Continue reading

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Top

Anyone who has more than one child will nod their head in agreement about this.  You see when you juggle the lives of more than one child then they take turns on the “List of Worry” as to who is … Continue reading

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Spiral

I received a message this morning that has made me sad beyond sad.  The niece of a good friend from high school and I have been having conversations for months about mental health, overall health, and stress.  She’s a very … Continue reading

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Important

How you spend your time, money and energy shows the world what is important to you. Lately my time and energy have been spent on things other than this site (two side businesses, volunteer work, spending time with my babies … Continue reading

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Meh

I hate this time of year.  I work as an accountant/office manager so I prepare each year to have a super busy January and every year I do, but right now there isn’t much to do.  So I’m just meh.  … Continue reading

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Gone

I’ve tried not to think about it much the past few days, mostly because it takes me back to a dark place, but then again it was the light that brought me out of the darkness. Years ago when I … Continue reading

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Solved

What are we doing for Thanksgiving?  I heard it for weeks from all sides.  My sister.  My sister’s mother (ok .. she’s my mother too).  My “grown” daughter.  They do this on every holiday … look to me to decide … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

My week of Thanksgiving has begun … all week I’m going to TRY – to not complain (I said TRY) – to only pray for others (not myself) – to be content with what I have and be thankful for … Continue reading

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Babysitting

Maybe it’s the worrier that is me.  Maybe it’s the control freak.  Maybe it’s the control freak that worries about being a worrying control freak.  Whatever it is … it’s so damn annoying … my need to micromanage other people’s … Continue reading

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Lunches

Oh I don’t know where to even start this one.  If I had written it yesterday afternoon when I was so mad that I couldn’t see straight then it might have been a different post, but I went to yoga … Continue reading

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Sayin’

Younger boy child has lived in the apartment in our backyard since he was 16.  Older boy child passed on the chance to live out there after oldest girl child moved out, because he knew that he would just end … Continue reading

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Clearing

I’m slowly getting used to the idea of an almost empty nest.  It’s taken me a few months to get here, but I’m actually starting to enjoy it.  My trick is to make a list of all of the things … Continue reading

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Rant

Those of you who know know me know that I’ve been having trouble with being tired and body aches for a while now.  Plus I was having strange headaches.  So when somebody offered a possible “help” … I tried it … Continue reading

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Deal

I recheck things.  Every morning before I leave the house I make sure that I’ve unplugged my fan … at least three times.  I make sure I’ve set the thermostat … at least twice.  I make sure the girlies have … Continue reading

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Lists

I’m a list maker. I make so many lists that I think there should be a support group for people like us, but we would just sit around making lists of locations to conduct our meetings, who to invite, and … Continue reading

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Posting

It’s been so long since I’ve posted anything it actually feels very weird to be typing this out.  I’ve had good intentions … well you know what they say about those.  Every month I would tell myself that on the … Continue reading

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Cousins

A few weeks ago my 53 year old cousin died suddenly from a massive heart attack.  His dad, my dad’s brother, had asked him to get fuel for some of the equipment on their farm.  He was doing just that … Continue reading

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Emmylou – First Aid Kit

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You Can’t Choose To Be Happy …

happychoice

… so please stop trying.  Wait … wait … don’t start throwing stones at me just yet, hear me out. This isn’t the post I intended on writing today, but you know what they say about intentions (only my road to … Continue reading

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Better Be Home Soon – Crowded House

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Broken – Lifehouse

Feeling a little like this lately … but know that it’s only temporary  

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He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones

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Tapering Antidepressants

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I have heard about so many stories of doctors telling patients that they need to taper off of antidepressants and then give them tapering instructions that doom them to fail.  Taking a half dose for a week and then stopping … Continue reading

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