Old Habits Die Hard… like really, really, really bloody hard, if they die at all…

I've drifted away from the computer for a while trying to fix things (including said computer) and take a realistic look at things. "Trying" being the misnomer of that sentence, because the things I needed to do most of all were on my mind, and I might've tackled them a few minutes at a time... … Continue reading Old Habits Die Hard… like really, really, really bloody hard, if they die at all…

Fell a little further than I planned; or, how I suddenly realized I can’t hold myself back forever…

Somehow, I just shut down. I pushed aside everything I'd planned or tried to work on and ended up in some odd little limbo inside my own head. No real goals worked toward, just ideas discarded and never revisited or improved upon. It's been successful only in that I've been able to whittle down my … Continue reading Fell a little further than I planned; or, how I suddenly realized I can’t hold myself back forever…

Wanting to prep for NaNoWriMo… with a vengeance

I don't know how I've ended up in this same position every damned year. Most of October goes by and then, less than a week til November, I suddenly remember this thing I've aspired to do (note: mentioned and shrugged off until reminded by some random chance) and then the adrenaline hits and I kick … Continue reading Wanting to prep for NaNoWriMo… with a vengeance

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.

Running out of books (gasp) & need a sign on my Little Free Library…

Image from LittleFreeLibrary.org Well, when I mean running out of books, I mean those meant for kids. The shelves of books I hold in reserve that I bought myself over the years for kids to read, not my main collection. I have a handful of families that started using it when I first put it … Continue reading Running out of books (gasp) & need a sign on my Little Free Library…

Biting the bullet & making a tough choice that feels like lancing a boil… in the brain.

As fun and accomplished as yesterday turned out to be, today, sadly, was not quite so accomplished. At least, not on paper... but emotionally it's been something else. All I managed to do yesterday, I think I'd be generous to say I'd gotten 1/4 of the same done today. I woke up an hour late … Continue reading Biting the bullet & making a tough choice that feels like lancing a boil… in the brain.

Trapped between a rock & a hard place, & all the while I can see the path below plain as day…

My excitement over getting a new self-sustaining chapter in my life has started developing a bitter taste the past few weeks, and it's only getting worse. Don't get me wrong, I like the solar company I'm working with and they are doing what they can to help me out. It's the financing company we both … Continue reading Trapped between a rock & a hard place, & all the while I can see the path below plain as day…

Q#155: Is it time to re-assess teaching kids that they HAVE to share, especially siblings?

Okay, this is gonna require some explanation. And no, I haven't changed my last name to Scrooge for the hell of it. Bah, humbug, 2020! Anyway, I was looking at a lot of posts in Reddit and other places and noticed the surge of posts regarding "sharing" Christmas gifts. More specifically, parents insisting that something … Continue reading Q#155: Is it time to re-assess teaching kids that they HAVE to share, especially siblings?