Those days when you get so much–and not enough–done at the same time…

I suppose it helped that my internet's been wonky the past few days, so a good cleaning schedule became a must. Today was the big day, and if I were to look at my very segmented list of items to tackle and ways to clean and make my spaces more efficient... well, it would probably … Continue reading Those days when you get so much–and not enough–done at the same time…

Almost June. My Summer of [self-]love & daring begins… I hope.

My brain has been all over the place this past weekend, awash in too many thoughts to really keep track. Just when I think I had some things pinned down, another would come my way. It was tiring, and working on chores was a helpful distraction at some points. But when my feet were throbbing … Continue reading Almost June. My Summer of [self-]love & daring begins… I hope.

One of those days… though maybe I’ll be lucky & it’ll just be a crap morning.

I should've known how today would start. I went to sleep with some bad thoughts swirling around my head because of some mail I got yesterday, and spent some time trying to stamp them down, put a positive on 'em, and get some much-needed sleep. Because of it, I tried to sleep in a bit, … Continue reading One of those days… though maybe I’ll be lucky & it’ll just be a crap morning.

I suppose you can officially call me a grand-keet!

I've fallen into the habit of calling myself a dog mom, fish mom, bird mom, pet mom when I've been out and about and calling them fur babies and the like, but I guess that's just because of the prevalence of those terms. I have pets, but calling me their mom and they babies just … Continue reading I suppose you can officially call me a grand-keet!

I actually remembered Mother’s Day this year, & we’re not on speaking terms. Weird.

You probably already figured this was gonna be a downer post, and your intuition would be right. Read at your own discretion, because there's a lot of introspection--or attempted introspection--going on. I haven't heard from or said a word to my mother since July. One rabid, ranting phone call that began okay and then had … Continue reading I actually remembered Mother’s Day this year, & we’re not on speaking terms. Weird.

From NY Times: “Women who said ‘No’ to Motherhood”

  https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/03/style/childfree-women.html I am so glad I clicked on this article today, because I needed it. My dad's dead, so there's no pressure from him, and my mom's not talking to me, so no pressure there, either. But there are quite a few other ladies (and some guys) who've gotten a version of the lovely … Continue reading From NY Times: “Women who said ‘No’ to Motherhood”

April was all about gardening & trees & bees. I wonder what May’s going to bring now.

Today I kept thinking about that little silly rhyme about the weather: "April showers bring May flowers." Well, with today's heavy rain this morning (and more predicted for tomorrow), it's not quite accurate. But then again, welcome to southeast Texas. We just had some minor spats of rain, maybe an hour or two here or … Continue reading April was all about gardening & trees & bees. I wonder what May’s going to bring now.

When you’re falling behind, but don’t seem to care…

I don't know what it is, but I've let so many things slide this week. Things I've absolutely had to do, like coursework and finals (which I'm going to try to take tomorrow, hell or high water), house-cleaning and exercise. I did get quite a bit accomplished outside, I have to admit. I spray-painted my … Continue reading When you’re falling behind, but don’t seem to care…

When “taking advantage of good weather” might kick you in the rear…

I've spent most of the past two days outside, finishing putting those shrubs in the ground. And it turned out to be a pretty good project. They're small for the most part (the Hawthorns are the biggest ones by far right now), but they'll eventually grow up and out. Might take a year or two … Continue reading When “taking advantage of good weather” might kick you in the rear…

When the mind just doesn’t want to work…

My brain's been on the back burner the past few days. No matter what I tried to do, it just wasn't going to work. Now, there were things I needed to do--and could, actually--outside, so it wasn't so bad and it wasn't a totally useless weekend. Today was supposed to be different, though. Today I … Continue reading When the mind just doesn’t want to work…