When you’re of two minds, yet somehow using neither of them…

That's the best way I think I can describe the past week. Realizing that I need to make serious changes, losing sleep over the things I'm NOT doing to help my job situation, making plans... and then just somehow letting things slip away. I've been trying to get back into therapy, but it's been a … Continue reading When you’re of two minds, yet somehow using neither of them…

Staving off those demons of food temptation with… moderation & good timing?

I've been trying to find new ways to eat healthier the past few days, and spent time making salads for myself (and the birds, so to speak) while getting my schedule back on track. Yesterday was a pretty good trial run, and today seems to have done pretty well. But I was worried because I … Continue reading Staving off those demons of food temptation with… moderation & good timing?

It’s pretty bad when your parakeets eat better than you do…

Maybe not in the sense of priorities--you want to give them the best nutrition possible so they don't up and die on you, or waddle around fat with too many seeds in their belly because they need more vitamins and can't fly to burn off the calories. And I've got two that are popping out … Continue reading It’s pretty bad when your parakeets eat better than you do…

The Hell of a prolonged creative paralysis, especially when it’s mostly your own fault.

The phrase popped up in my mind, out of the blue a few minutes ago. I didn't even know it was a legitimate thing until I Googled the phrase "creative paralysis." But apparently that's the proper term when it comes to what I've been beating myself up over the past several months. Writing notebooks have … Continue reading The Hell of a prolonged creative paralysis, especially when it’s mostly your own fault.

I think I FINALLY managed to bore myself out of my usual procrastination methods…

It's been a hard road to slog through, and I've fallen way behind on some things and barely touched others. My days and evenings have been full of obsessively playing video games, hoping to reach ever-elusive goals. And then, while doing that, making new reading lists for the year (because my files weren't saving right … Continue reading I think I FINALLY managed to bore myself out of my usual procrastination methods…

When “busy work” is just that, & you finally acknowledge it…

Maybe it's the internet outages I've had the past week, or the odd schedule I've been trying to contend with. Maybe it's looking at things in my old notebooks that just don't gel anymore and I want to make them right. Maybe it's that I just haven't wanted to do housecleaning because I don't have … Continue reading When “busy work” is just that, & you finally acknowledge it…

Let’s do the Time Warp (but actually LEARN something this time)

I spent hours and days making my Plan of Attack to clean and throw crap away that I don't need. Now that dad's home, that's slowed to a trickle because I want him to get his rest. But my office--I think I'll have to re-read Dante's Inferno to figure out what level of Hell it … Continue reading Let’s do the Time Warp (but actually LEARN something this time)

A pseudo-Liberal and a Conservative walk into a diner. (Sigh) Political discussion ensues…

I was supposed to work yesterday, but ended up getting called off. So, in a state of tiredness and profound boredom, I decided to leave the house and hang out at Denny's with a book and my writing stuff. I felt like I'd rather die than sit there and tune out the living room TV … Continue reading A pseudo-Liberal and a Conservative walk into a diner. (Sigh) Political discussion ensues…

I’m going through a tough breakup with fried food, but we HAVE to stop seeing each other.

I'm glad July's here, because July usually brings some clarity that doesn't exist in June. I was drinking my 2nd cup of coffee (in a 16 oz mug) and started to feel that irritation in the back of the throat. If anything was telling me it was time to dump the coffee the rest of … Continue reading I’m going through a tough breakup with fried food, but we HAVE to stop seeing each other.