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Feelings, Parenting, and Things That Piss Me Off.

Feelings, Parenting, and Things That Piss Me Off.

Content warning: child and teen suicide. While the subject is not discussed in an explicit way, I do talk about how to parent a child/teen who approaches their parent about feelings of suicide. Such content might be disturbing, and I wanted to offer fair warning.

Create, Clean, Connect

My weekend was nice enough, although hot and humid enough that wearing a damn t-shirt so I could be presentable out of the house was enough to make me melt. This is not my favorite weather, and I really hope Summer moderates itself soon. Last week I watched a video on YouTube by MuchelleB about […]


We only have two window air conditioning units in our house and one functioning ceiling fan. There are two floor fans and two desk fans on the first floor, and four floor fans (one for each bedroom and the bathroom) on the second floor. Our house is old and the insulation isn’t wonderful. The windows […]

July-December 2019

Greetings and salutations! It is July 1st, a Monday, the start of my week. It’s a nice way to start a new month, honestly. Sometime in the past couple of years I switched from a Sunday start to a Monday start. While a lot of calendars try to trip me up with Sun-Sat weeks, I […]

I’m having a “wtf” moment

While I guess I enjoy that this person is playing with masculine/feminine in clothing, I’m still just like…what???


This month’s prompt is risk. I have several big projects to tackle if I want my home to be less stressful to me. Cleaning out my garage. Removing some carpeting from the house. Things that there’s a very good chance I’ll do wrong. But I don’t know if I don’t try. And that’s the risk. […]


I found a lovely place to write today!


I found a lovely place to write today!

Plans for May

Remember to check back in at the end of May to update my progress Organize towels in linen closet done May 5 Organize baskets in linen closet done at some point in May Clean off desk Clean under desk Get more comfortable desk chair Repair JY’s pants for concert done May 6 I may come […]


The word for May is Bloom, and I’ve gotten quite a few pictures of that kind of thing so far this spring. I don’t have a particularly favorite season, but this spring has been one of my favorites.