Going to a wedding reception used to be a simple affair...before I became a parent. It was typically a celebratory event and even though there were times I wasn't sold on whether the couple was going to be together til death did them part, I was happy to partake in free food, booze and live … Continue reading Rants and Recipes (if you read to the end)
I've mentioned that I have focus issues. I know. I repeat myself regularly. Stay with me. I'll do my best to not bore you with the ALL the hairy details. Recently, I was talking to a friend who's also a busy mom. She takes care of her small farm, runs a business, and is active … Continue reading Smartphone Quandary
Perhaps I should start posting on Friday and call it the Friday Rant. Who am I kidding...it would have to be the Weekly Rant because I can't seem to commit to a particular day... _______________________________________________________________ I'm still in a bit of a state. Shortly after my last post, I felt worlds better. (Thank you to … Continue reading Serious Ponderings…Though it Might be the Worst Idea Ever
Hello, my dear Grief Happens readers. I've missed you! I'm fighting the urge to vomit out everything that's going on in my life. I mean...I want to share, but it feels like too much. Not too much in the normal way that I typically feel like it's all too much, though. This feels heavier and … Continue reading A Quick Check-in…
A friend posted the following video on Facebook, and I thought it was very cool. Ian Mercer is the photographer and he took this with a drone and edited on his iPhone (according to his Vimeo blurb.) I don't know much about drones, but I'm becoming more intrigued when I see results like these. Piers … Continue reading Savannah From the Sky
"Who opened the maple syrup?" Long silence as both children pretend to be hard of hearing. I snag Wallace as he cruises through the kitchen, kneel down and look into his eyes (as all those experts recommend), "Wallace, please tell me what happened to the maple syrup." More silence coupled with darting brown eyes. I … Continue reading From the Parenting Archives
So THIS happened over the weekend: Yes, friends, I jacked up my knee, so I'm practicing RICE. That's Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. I forget that I'm clinically hyper until something of this nature forces me to sit still for extended periods of time. This is day three of this RICE jazz and I am over … Continue reading View From the Couch
Hi, Friends! I've felt uninspired lately. More specifically, I've been full of dreadful negativity, so I've done more personal journaling instead of throwing down all the dirty dirty onto the page here at Grief Happens. I've missed posting, though, so I decided to pull some stuff from my drafts. The following is a rough draft/excerpt … Continue reading I Need to Post So How About Some Fiction?
I'm back! I attempted several drafts...in December...then in January, trying to succinctly sum up last year and offer hope for 2017. But truthfully, I've been a little down. 2016 was a good year for Grief Happens. I posted regularly, saw an increase in views and gained more followers, but for some reason, rather than feeling … Continue reading Happy February!
"You need bodywork," my wise friend said matter-of-factly. I knew she was right. This misalignment often happens to me when I spend too much time in my head -- working, writing, over-analyzing. But this is more than that. This is something that's been going on for a long time now, and something I've turned away … Continue reading Bodywork, Yoga, Grounding