Namago: The ego in me…

I’m coining a new term, namago. To me, it means: The ego in me recognizes the ego in you. A common translation for namaste is: the light in me, recognizes the light in you. You see, I’m learning how to handle my emotions, and to keep my cool, but sometimes I lose it. I usedContinue reading “Namago: The ego in me…”

Day 844 – I Can Self-Soothe

Last Saturday got interesting after my I posted about my kiddo. I was taking care of him and thinking that he should be at a hospital, well I got my wish, I guess. Sometime after I wrote, he started to run a fever and it began to rise fast. He was too painful to moveContinue reading “Day 844 – I Can Self-Soothe”

Can’t Touch This

Every now and again the Universe forces me to slow way down. This is one of those times. My oldest has had a painful cyst all week that has slowly gotten more debilitating. It’s not a common thing, so we didn’t get proper care to begin with. It started about 11 days ago. I tookContinue reading “Can’t Touch This”

Letting Go of a Toxic Friend

January 2021 Drinking: First you take a drink. Then the drink takes a drink. Then the drink takes you. https://thedevildrinksvodka.com/tag/soberliving-soberlife/ Drinking: One is too many and one thousand isn’t enough. Once you take the first one, it takes over. At this point, I’m legitimately terrified of taking a drink and hope that I always feelContinue reading “Letting Go of a Toxic Friend”

Big Bertha

I’ve neglected our yard for years. Not exaggerating- years.  One giant bush, in particular, has been looking really hideous. I spent all of summer 2020, and maybe even 2019, looking at the dead vines and branches covering it, and thinking that I need to cleaning it up. Well, in late May, I saw a differentContinue reading “Big Bertha”

Eight Hundred Days

It’s been 800 days since my last alcoholic beverage. Do I think about drinking a lot?  Nope, not really. Occasionally I crave a drinking session with hubby or a friend, where we laugh way too loud at meaningless things and wake up feeling horribly, not just physically- but mentally and emotionally too. The last partContinue reading “Eight Hundred Days”

Ego and Resistance, the Defiant Duo

Day #798        Wednesday, June 2, 2021 My mission in life has become to do whatever I need to do in order to stay in a state of happiness. Everytime I think I’ve cracked the code, my mind laughs at me. Since returning to work and dealing with typical work stress like traffic,Continue reading “Ego and Resistance, the Defiant Duo”

Honey, I Killed Your Ego

If only it were that easy. If only I could don my superhero costume and go rescue my hubby’s soul… imprisoned by years of manipulation and abuse from his ego. It’s like the old devil and angel on your shoulder, you know, the wolf you feed? We all have a devil and an angel, andContinue reading “Honey, I Killed Your Ego”

Are We Sure ‘Stuff’ Doesn’t Make Us Happy?

Day #717, Saturday March 13, 2021  Yesterday was a gorgeous March Friday in Michigan. In celebration of the great weather we’ve had all week, I ventured out to do some leisurely shopping at TJ Maxx. The only thing that I was specifically looking for was a St. Patty’s Day mask. Anything else that I foundContinue reading “Are We Sure ‘Stuff’ Doesn’t Make Us Happy?”

Back to School

February 28, 2021 Day #704 My boys, who have been attending school two days per week, are going back full time starting tomorrow. Five FULL days, which is amazing! They are kind of salty about it, and are complaining that they won’t be able to social distance. Anthony and Andrew are in their senior year.Continue reading “Back to School”