Stories and a Shameless Plug

Happy December first! This was me on Thanksgiving morning: I have three family parties in the next three days. Shoot me. Stuff me. Mount me. However, they all went better than I expected. I think the trick is to set your expectations very low and be pleasantly surprised. Right now in life I feel really vulnerable. Being … Continue reading Stories and a Shameless Plug


Weirdness and Curiosity

Weirdness has been in my life lately and I'm kind of caught between wanting to write novels about it and wanting to keep everything all locked up. Knowing myself, I'm sure I'll eventually pump out the paragraphs, but for now I'm just kind of reveling in it all. But anyway, the happy pills make the world seem a … Continue reading Weirdness and Curiosity

When Swearing Became Therapy

This post, I think, deals with an issue that might raise hairs on some humans' heads. So just in case you don't want to read this, I argue that some sins can be acceptable or at least justified in certain situations. One of my best friends struggles with perfectionism issues. This person is actually one of the kindest, most … Continue reading When Swearing Became Therapy

Another Tunnel

I've noticed that a lot of people I follow on WordPress are human. This sounds stupid but whatever. Lots of them tell stories about stuff that recently happened in their lives, or stuff that they're just getting over and they want to share. Sometimes they take breaks from their blogging and it further reinforces in … Continue reading Another Tunnel

Not Knowing, Just Hoping

You guys know that I started coming off my happy pills a few weeks ago. (I only have about a week to go and then I'm done.) It's been kind of frightening; I was so afraid that I would sink back into that dark, numb place again, which would mean that I would have to take … Continue reading Not Knowing, Just Hoping

Queen of Non Sequitur

All the things are screaming I am important pay attention to me listen listen listen!! I am shouting leave me alone! Leave me! Augh! The FAFSA is shouting I need you to fill me out! The dinner shouts put me in the fridge! The missionaries shout you need to write us! Shut up shut up … Continue reading Queen of Non Sequitur