When the letter comes.

When the letter comes.

This is for you loves who are right smack dab in the middle of your divorce. When you feel naked and vulnerable and scared. When you're not sure how much longer you can stand the pain in your heart. When what you really need is hot soup, and hugs, and kind words, and friendship, and [...]

Trust

Trust

You should have seen me these last few days, I've been the queen of efficiency. I've got so much accomplished it's preposterous. You should have seen me the day before yesterday, I was like a crazy ninja of greatness. Not only did I get through fantastic amounts of stuff at work, but I ran like [...]

The fire chicken has entered the building.

The fire chicken has entered the building.

It's sports season for the kids. We are in volleyball tournaments every weekend. I used to think I was kind and patient and understanding (for crying out loud I'm pursuing a degree in social work!). This weekend I realized that I can be none of those things. Instead I can be angry and impatient and [...]

I refuse to make sandwiches

I refuse to make sandwiches

My poor, sweet children. How I adore them. There. I said kind words about them (totally sincere and filled with meaning..) so that I can say the following: Over the course of the summer they have turned into lazy, selfish, argumentative little cretins of darkness. Not so much my step-kids, but my children that live [...]

Engine brakes are obnoxious

Engine brakes are obnoxious

School is back in, vacations are over, and G is back to the grindstone at work. The man is working a ridiculous number of hours. It makes me cranky because he's gone, but proud of him for working so hard. On Saturday I accompanied him to a city three hours away to pick up a [...]

Camping, but not like in a tent because who does that.

Camping, but not like in a tent because who does that.

We went camping, all nine of us. We drove for ten hours to get to the first location and nobody died. In my books that's a miracle. You see, I'm not at my best when we are camping. I'm crabby and overtired and my anxiety is always running high. There is of course a perfectly [...]

Kombucha belly is a thing

Kombucha belly is a thing

I've had kaumbucha two days in a row now. I actually like the way it tastes and it makes me feel all healthy and stuff. I'm still recovering from my accident and trying to take care of myself...ish. Anyway, here I am trying to practice self care with ridiculously expensive beverages in trendy bottles, but [...]