Let's say my To-Do list for this week has totally gone by the wayside. I should be working on a bunch of stuff and getting my instruments in tune to play. Part of me blames a day-long headache for what's happened, and a lousy nap that barely took the edge off. Maybe it shouldn't be … Continue reading Waste of a Hot Sunday… a little of this and a lot of nothing.
I think we've finally had 24 hours without rain, maybe even 30. The temperature is doing a see-saw, which isn't so pleasant, but at least it's not raining. I swear, every time I talked to somebody the past month, it was raining. Rain delayed my moving out of the house. Rain delayed moving the actual … Continue reading Rain, Rain, are you gonna “go away” all-freaking-ready?!!!
My Copy: 9780385485517 (image from amazon.com) I'm not sure what exactly I expected to get from this book, but I did find it immensely helpful in a lot of ways. I think the title sums up what might be the overarching, lingering thing about dealing with suicide--most of the time, there's no time to say … Continue reading No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One, by Carla Fine
I forgot the downside of doing so much cleaning and ripping carpet out when I can't sleep at 3 a.m: dust allergies out the wazoo. That's been me the past few days. There's so much that needs to be done to get this house in order so that all the junk is gone, items are … Continue reading A Long Week to Work and Think…
Before I left work today, I decided to go full-throttle into looking for full-time jobs that would help me improve my skills and build my self-esteem (and be workable in the sense that I could plan around them far easier). I have this odd relationship with work. I'm growing to despise my job, though I … Continue reading #074–How do you get over the fear of losing your job?
My Copy: 051488005995 (image from readmekids.com) I've signed up for a bunch of online writing classes and started remembering how much Judy Blume I read as a kid. And I didn't hesitate to buy this old favorite...a VERY old favorite. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first story in the "Fudge" series of … Continue reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, by Judy Blume
My Copy: 9781558745155 (image from amazon.com) I hadn't read this one before now, and am glad I picked it up. For the longest time, I thought A Child Called "It" was the only story told. It took me a few years to realize the story continued, and so did the struggle. While one might be … Continue reading The Lost Boy: A Foster Child’s Search for the Love of a Family, by Dave Pelzer
It's only Thursday, but it's emotionally been somewhere between six months to a year long.