My WHY

My kids My hubby My extended family My health (mental, emotional, physical) My students To remember going to bed and what I said To be productive at work To wake up clear headed and energized To sleep well To pursue my hobbies and create new ones To be able to exercise and push myself harderContinue reading “My WHY”

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Yesterday was gross, like all of it, just ick. It wasn’t what happened, so much, it was more how I felt and dealing with those feelings. Not long ago, you see, those same exact feelings would have me reaching for external comfort– food, liquor, wine, pot… any of it would do. So.. when what startedContinue reading “The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”

White Feathers, Signs, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde and Suicide

Come to think of it, why did I even think my coat was stuffed with feathers?  I knew that it can be a sign, but I haven’t looked it up recently, so, right now, as I’m writing this I decided to look it up.  The very first thing that popped up and was highlighted was exactly what I was looking for.  And the date it was posted happened to be on my mom’s death day.  

One Cold February

Today is the last day of mid winter break and I found myself awake before 5:00 am.  I am thoroughly enjoying the peaceful house this morning. It’s been a nice, low key break. And the skunk smell is finally gone from our home. Yesterday was particularly nice and productive, yet enjoyable.  I got up, washedContinue reading “One Cold February”

A Very Stinky Week

What was supposed to be a fabulous weekend is turning miserable.  It started on Wednesday. Wednesday was my late mom’s birthday.  I woke up for work and as I got out of bed I looked out into the backyard.  I do this every morning, hoping to catch a glimpse of a deer or coyote.  IContinue reading “A Very Stinky Week”

Sunday Runday Funday Wonderful Munday

Ahhhhhh… sweet sunny Sunday morning 🙂  We had a bit of a snowstorm yesterday– the first of the year.  We got about 5 inches or so, so everything outside is covered, and white and peaceful.  The sun is shining brightly and it is a very brisk 1 degree at the moment. It’s been a prettyContinue reading “Sunday Runday Funday Wonderful Munday”

More Good Stuff

Sunday here– and fabulous one at that!  What a great weekend it’s been! If one pic sums up the weekend, this would be it: Ok– it wasn’t all lazy, but it was filled with comfort and joy 🙂 Friday night I skipped out on an after school work retirement get together.  This caused me aContinue reading “More Good Stuff”

The Game of Life is Hard to Play

Gonna lose it anyway? Well, eventually, but hopefully not for awhile anyway.  (Lyrics from Suicide is Painless) Back to work, vacation is over.  All good. Sunday evening was a little rough.  I felt myself get crabby and edgy.  I thought of the Sundays of my past where I would be diligent about getting all ofContinue reading “The Game of Life is Hard to Play”

Extraordinary

The first day of the new year always seems to feel fresh and exciting.  SO many promises and hopes, dreams, etc.  A new chapter, the beginning of something novel. I’ve been up since around 5am and it’s been so peaceful and serene around here. I’ve had lots of time to think and reflect. 2018: AContinue reading “Extraordinary”

Little Lost Soul

I have a soft spot for lost cats. When I was around 5 years old, we took a trip up north to my grandparent’s cottage and brought our white cat, Bozo, with us.  When it comes to pets & animal care, my young parents were not the brightest.  Bozo was antsy by the time weContinue reading “Little Lost Soul”