I know coffee makes me happy, but buying a ton of mugs was probably not the best thing for a depressive episode…

Yeah, the wallet-emptying monster has returned in force, and it's focused on my kitchen. In my defense, I was doing a deep clean and decided to move things around, and that's the necessary evil that started it all. I have plenty of cabinets in my kitchen, but they're generally skinny and deep. It makes it … Continue reading I know coffee makes me happy, but buying a ton of mugs was probably not the best thing for a depressive episode…

Q #162: Why do multi-day headaches always seem to accompany major dietary changes?

I didn't post anything yesterday because the headache I had last night, and then I've got one that's ebbed and flowed most of the day (though I noticed it a lot more after my time on the elliptical trainer). I'm no stranger to headaches. I've had plenty of migraines in my time (though as my … Continue reading Q #162: Why do multi-day headaches always seem to accompany major dietary changes?

I Swore I Would Stop Shopping Online for a While… But My Parakeets Need Boyfriends, Among Other Things…

Oh man. I thought I had it made with my cranky parrot's old cage. I had to put a fat dowel rod down to block the one area my craftiest parakeet could exploit to get out, but otherwise it was nice, big, and roomy. But if I add two more parakeets, it's gonna get crowded. … Continue reading I Swore I Would Stop Shopping Online for a While… But My Parakeets Need Boyfriends, Among Other Things…

Further adventures of surprising winter weather in Southeast Texas… well, mine anyway…

Image from abc13.com. I was definitely NOT gonna drive out on icy roads in the dark, thank you. I woke up to absolute quiet this morning, and that's after I'd gone to bed before midnight and kinda expected to get up really early. But my alarm never went off, and I heard the dog moving … Continue reading Further adventures of surprising winter weather in Southeast Texas… well, mine anyway…

A weekend full of cleaning ahead when I should be writing instead…

Looking at my laundry list (no pun intended) of stuff to do, I realized with dismay that since the November weather was being so damned cooperative for once, I'd better be smart and get as many outdoor chores taken care of as possible. And high time, too. Only needed one cup of coffee this morning … Continue reading A weekend full of cleaning ahead when I should be writing instead…

Feels like it’s going to be weeks & weeks of Sundays (most of the time).

For those who've read here before, you know I generally HATE Sundays. I've hated them because of how some places just aren't open, or close so early, or open so late, and that hour between 2 and 3 just drags on forever. By the time you decide to go somewhere, everybody else has had the … Continue reading Feels like it’s going to be weeks & weeks of Sundays (most of the time).

This is the first morning in a long time where I’m excited to get up & start my day… weird.

I didn't quite start it like the rooster--my annoying alarm clock was sufficient--but I spent the last few minutes before sleep on a coordinated attack on all the crap I've wanted to do in my yard for months. Since I ended up with an unexpected day off and perfect weather, why the hell wouldn't I … Continue reading This is the first morning in a long time where I’m excited to get up & start my day… weird.

Life’s Exquisite Weirdness Pays Me a Visit When I’m Around Coffee…

My mother called me out of the blue last week. I don't think we'd spoken in over a year, but all of a sudden she was on my phone, and I suspected why now: she knew my dad was dead. I didn't tell her because I didn't know how to tell her. I can't recall … Continue reading Life’s Exquisite Weirdness Pays Me a Visit When I’m Around Coffee…

Finding a New Universe in a Cup of Coffee & Office Space

I forced myself to become human again this morning. I woke up early as usual, but woke up flustered, worried, and angry. It wasn't til mid-morning that I forced myself to become human. I heard dad get up and start his routine, went back to my room to lay down a minute and try to … Continue reading Finding a New Universe in a Cup of Coffee & Office Space

Getting that water in this year…but it’s wintertime!

Yes, you can hear the whine at the end of that statement--it's accurate. I can make plans and tell myself all I want, but there's something about winter that doesn't make me want water. And then I stop drinking it entirely. Maybe it's because it's cold outside and I should want something warm, or I … Continue reading Getting that water in this year…but it’s wintertime!