A long month spent figuring things out for my mental health: OCD, Bipolar, ADHD, or all of the above?

I touched on this a little bit yesterday, so some of the revelations may feel a bit similar. I figured out this week that I'd been sliding downhill since leaving college behind. I mean, I did my degree for my Bachelor's, then went back fast as I could for my Master's (when no job popped … Continue reading A long month spent figuring things out for my mental health: OCD, Bipolar, ADHD, or all of the above?

I figured I’d take my time & wing the to-do list the past two days… & boy, I got lost.

I'm trying not to giggle while The Pixies' song "Where is My Mind?" goes off in my head. Because I have no clue what the hell happened the past two days while I was at home. I do remember getting a few things from the store, some really crappy eating choices, and then a bunch … Continue reading I figured I’d take my time & wing the to-do list the past two days… & boy, I got lost.

A math problem just broke my brain, & now I’m questioning how the hell I can be sure of ANY basic algebra answer I come up with from now on…

I wasn't expecting this to happen. The video just showed up in my recommends and I took a look at it. And now I'm frustrated to hell. And SO FREAKING GLAD I'm not tutoring older kids in math anymore... because I would just confuse the hell out of them. I'll just say that though I … Continue reading A math problem just broke my brain, & now I’m questioning how the hell I can be sure of ANY basic algebra answer I come up with from now on…

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?

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice & Fire #5), by George R. R. Martin

My Copy: 9780553582017 (image from bn.com) I can't believe it took me over two months to finish this book. I actually read the last two hundred pages last night because I was so eager to get through them and I couldn't sleep, so why not? The action increased its pace nicely with some quiet moments … Continue reading A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice & Fire #5), by George R. R. Martin

Revisiting my plans to quit my job: to jump without a safety net, or not?

A few days ago, down in the dumps and letting things wash over me, I thought about really quitting my job. Now, I'm of the opinion that I need to hand in my two weeks notice today. Without a safety net. Without a job lined up and already ready to go. Because all I know … Continue reading Revisiting my plans to quit my job: to jump without a safety net, or not?

Confederate Statues Have Got to Go. A White Southern Woman Weighs In…

Taking down statues of people in states of rebellion who were fighting for and openly supporting an immoral system is NOT erasing history: it's history MAKING. Actually, it's also correcting the record. Those statues were an attempt to erase history already: the history of the gains made during the 1867-1877 Reconstruction era... gains allowed to … Continue reading Confederate Statues Have Got to Go. A White Southern Woman Weighs In…

#107–Blitz Q: What’s with pre-teen boys & mumbling all the time?

Can't help the pic--Mumbles from Dick Tracy always cracked me up, especially the stenographer's reaction to his speech. Anyhoo, I was talking to my neighbor yesterday when she brought over some stuff and gave her a cup of coffee. I watch her kiddo most mornings, and I swear, he's at that pre-teen phase where he … Continue reading #107–Blitz Q: What’s with pre-teen boys & mumbling all the time?

Those Wednesdays You Wish Just Weren’t, Because it Means You Gotta Wait That Much Longer For a Well-Deserved Drinking Weekend…

And to think, I'm not much of a drinker in the first place. I knew this was the week for it when I started on Monday, and I won't have a semblance of calm til at least Saturday night. Today was the pits, however. I had to be at work and went in early because … Continue reading Those Wednesdays You Wish Just Weren’t, Because it Means You Gotta Wait That Much Longer For a Well-Deserved Drinking Weekend…

#100–Is it a good idea to learn two instruments at the same time?

This one seems to have a resounding "yes" when you Google it. Of course, which instruments, exactly, seems to be the point where it's a bit muddier. I already signed up for guitar lessons, starting this Sunday. But right now part of me can't help but wonder if maybe I should do piano lessons, too. … Continue reading #100–Is it a good idea to learn two instruments at the same time?