Anxiety/Frustration

Frustranxiety? That might work. I’m anxious. And frustrated. I want to craft. I don’t want to be behind a computer. When I have time to craft, I just want to be behind a computer. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK, BRAIN. I don’t like this. I want to craft. I don’t want to be behind a computer. […]

It’s not working (Writer’s Group, No Writing!)

My writing group isn’t working for me. It’s not even a writing group like it was when we started. When we started, we got together and were quiet for giant swaths of time as we wrote, stopping to ask a question, get it answered, and move on. Sometimes we talked at length about someone’s story […]

Water, floating

I learned a thing from the Internet (so please don’t take this as gospel) that you’re supposed to drink 1/2 your body weight in oz of water every day. (Have I mentioned this before? Please forgive me if I have.) So I’m giving it a shot. At first it was really hard. I felt like […]

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CRAFT, sleep, lack of caffeine, and other things flying through my head at a million miles an hour

How much of that blog title will make it into the site URL, I wonder? I need to craft something. Usually I get this urge in December after writing hard during November, but it’s here now. I want to cross stitch or embroider (I don’t know how to do that, by the way), or maybe […]

Crunch

Spicy Doritos Taco Bell #10 That piece of random something in the hot dog that shouldn’t be there Overcooked pork pot stickers Chocolate pieces in Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Beetles under your shoe Bumper meeting bumper Autumn leaves on late September mornings Popcorn The spine of a new book Good celery, cucumbers, and apple […]

A rainbow in the cloudy sky

Sky, the: (reach for it)

I am going to shamelessly steal this blog prompt (so I can keep the streak going) and use it for my own nefarious purposes. I could talk about pretty clouds or rainbows (see the lovely featured image), but what I really wanted to talk about for a moment was “reaching for the sky.” (I wanted […]

I have a problem. (Maybe. I can’t tell.)

I am very susceptible to impulse purchases. For example: If an author/blogger/writer I enjoy writes an article on Tor about another author’s book, describing how it was created, a bit about what it’s about, and how that book broke some rules and then created new ones, I am very likely to go and buy that […]

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 […]

Heat

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 […]