Vein of Gold conundrum

I've been doing mine longhand, but it's about killing my hand after three pages in the morning. Today's task has us writing a personal narrative and I've had to write another six handwritten pages in the afternoon. Our class calendar gives us three days to do 10-15,000 words of a personal narrative and I just … Continue reading Vein of Gold conundrum

BYOB Delays

My posts for BYOB have not turned out to be daily. I have been having health issues again, the same brain and blood issues that I had last year and the year before and the year before. It always seems to get worse this time of year. You would think I would be used to … Continue reading BYOB Delays

Keeping the Sabbath

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com So this week in Spiritual Practices class we covered "Keeping the Sabbath." If you know me well, you know the phrase "keeping the Sabbath" weirds me out. I spent a long time trying to shove my big round self into the little square hole of my husband's religion and "keeping … Continue reading Keeping the Sabbath

BYOB

I am taking an online writing class called BYOB - Blog Your Own Book. It's thirty-one days of blogging with a goal to use the posts to make an e-book at the end of the month. I've decided to blog my own adoption story from start to finish, with a few meanderings here and there … Continue reading BYOB

One Year Blues

It has been one full year since my mother died. One full year of holidays, birthdays, special events, a graduation...and no mom. I've picked up the phone dozens of times to tell her things and dozens of times to ask her things. Mostly I've just been sad. I took all the pills, talked to a … Continue reading One Year Blues

Health Woes, again

Saw the neurologist today. Apparently I'm having one of those rare drug interactions no one else gets. Symptoms include erratically high and low blood pressure, chest pain, numbness & tingling, dizziness, memory loss, slurred speech, muscle & joint pain, muscle spasms, and ringing in the ears. So that explains just about everything except the weird … Continue reading Health Woes, again

Transcriptions

In this week's Fun Things I Do In The Car While Waiting For My Kids: transcribing writing from old notebooks into the computer using Google Voice. You might think autocorrect is the height of frustration, but it pales in comparison to Google Voice's misunderstanding of my not-quite-Southern-not-quite-MidWestern drawl.

OH NO

The hypertensive episodes are back. 😦 Had a bad one this morning. Neurologist next Wednesday if they can't get me in sooner.

Fun Day!

We're a little loopy after March-a-thon, so we're singing new verses of "What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor," and Ree is all "Your PTA ladies are going to be soooooo confused because it isn't even the "Day of the Irish!" WHAT?! 'Umm, "4 Leaf Clover Day?" "Pot of Gold Day?" "Leprechaun Day?" "GREEN … Continue reading Fun Day!

21st wedding anniversary

We started the night by going to 1836 Texas Kitchen for dinner. Nick really loved all of his food. Mine was just okay, but I did get the novelty of trying a Cucumber Margarita. We finished up our anniversary night with the by-now-traditional stops at Half Price Books and World Market. 🙂 At Half Price, … Continue reading 21st wedding anniversary