A Day in the Life of a Scrawny Chick With ADD Who Takes Controlled Substances

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


What the Heck is an Impact Statement?

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?

Beyonce’s Coming Over

Okay, I need to do a holiday update but it will have to wait. I've been feeling a bit down and ready for the season festivities to conclude already. I was rolling around in my misery today until I talked to my friend, Leigh. She has the flu. I immediately switched from feeling sorry for … Continue reading Beyonce’s Coming Over


Day 4 & 5 Medication Update

So, I missed a day. Last night we had some friends over and got into a bottle of amazing red wine. I think I had one glass on an empty stomach and fell asleep on the couch. Big sigh.... Day 3 & 4 -- Strattera Update: Took 20mg in the morning yesterday and today. Yesterday, … Continue reading Day 4 & 5 Medication Update


Day 2 — Back on Meds — Strattera

Day 2 -- Strattera 9:00am: 25mg Strattera, 1 energy drink I decided to wait a bit on the Adderall. I was tired and a little groggy yesterday, but my anxiety is already better. Most likely I'm experiencing a sort of placebo effect more than anything else, but I'll take it. Gil's out of town this … Continue reading Day 2 — Back on Meds — Strattera


More Big Stuff

I've had a week -- birthday parties, another visit from Mamala, more marriage strife, and a wretched cold. So, I'm eating walnuts, drinking wine, and doing my best to form coherent sentences. My husband is a financial idiot. Oh, he's smart, but I now know that when we were young sprouts existing in a passionate … Continue reading More Big Stuff


Tough Topics

I've gone back and forth in my head trying to decide if I should actually dive into this topic on a blog. I'm finally at a point where I feel strongly that I must. It's raw and painful, and there is so much that's in the gray. I've ruminated to the point that I'm not … Continue reading Tough Topics