I have 12+ posts hanging out in my drafts folder that I'm not even feeling remotely inspired to complete at the moment. I also desperately need to write. I need to put words on paper like a cranky child needs a protein snack and a two-hour nap. And for those non-parents reading...that is dire. So … Continue reading Summer in Review – Part 1
How's that for a title? Let's jump right in, shall we? I'm taking a respite from the meds that make my brain work, not exactly by choice. When I went to pick up my refill, I was informed that I hadn't had an actual appointment in six months and this would have to happen before … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Scrawny Chick With ADD Who Takes Controlled Substances
Where to begin . . . I realized on Tuesday, during the bewitching hour (that would be anytime from 5ish pm until my little ones are deeply slumbering), that Wednesday was a holiday. Which means. . . NO SCHOOL! I'm slowing getting used to a new school schedule that's vastly different from our former school … Continue reading Parenting Is Like That Old-School Rap Song From Eighth Grade
http://momastery.com/blog/2015/09/02/its-not-you-its-them/ I LOVE this so much I can't say enough... This is a slight deviation from WGWW, but I'm a big believer in real. That lovely picture of my precious children on that beautiful beach in my earlier post was a direct result of the behavior wise Glennon describes in the link above. Yesterday, I … Continue reading Was Procreating In My Best Interest? And a Lovely Link
I just lost it on the poor woman who answered the phone at our local library. I'm not proud. And truthfully, I didn't exactly lose it, but as someone who loathes confrontation and prefers every interaction to be the harmonious variety, it felt that way. I received a freaking collections letter FROM THE LIBRARY in … Continue reading The Problem With a Brain Like Mine…
I really know how to open up a can of worms and create all sorts of uncomfortableness for myself. I haven't posted much lately because I've been a trainwreck. I wish I could put it more delicately but I like to shoot straight. Let's just call this what it is. Depression is hard and I've … Continue reading What the Heck is an Impact Statement?
I'm procrastinating and avoiding. I'm showing up here because I have to process some heavy things, and blogging is available and cheap. Life has been stressful lately... for multiple reasons. I'll start with the first one: We began the new year with lots of doctor visits for Piers. Nothing is conclusive yet. The short version … Continue reading Here I Go Again With the Ugly… Part 1 — Piers
1) Resume Writing -- OH MY GOD. This is what I was attempting when I threw in the towel and decided to blog. I met a lovely woman at a function this past Friday. We struck up an easy conversation, and a mutual friend wandered over and said, "Viv, tell Caroline about your editing business!" … Continue reading Activities to Avoid When Feeling Depressed
I recently ran across this -- 10 Things Organized People Do Every Day. Oh how I'd love to tell you that I knocked this one out of the park... Not the case. Let's see how I compare. What about you? We can do this...right? 1) They plan each day the night before. Mmm kay. I … Continue reading I’m Not Even Close — Organized Peeps Do WHAT??!!
I have felt this overzealous need to reduce the amount of stuff in my life for a long time. Maybe forever. I've just never needed a lot of material possessions to be happy. In fact, less for me has always meant more in terms of feeling peaceful and content. But then, I've never been all … Continue reading Christmas Makes Me Want to Downsize