Vision

It’s funny how one day can suddenly create focus. I’ve half-written a few draft posts labelled “confused” and “unfocused” and was unable to get anywhere with them. But this week my doctor gave me some information, and my boss gave me some different information within a couple of hours, and suddenly everything … Read More ›

June 2, 2017

Overwhelming

Doing mindless tasks at work leaves my mind open. I generally listen to Louis CK comedy recordings to keep my mind from flipping out but recently I forgot. And suddenly I was overwhelmed by the huge, huge list of Things I Wish I Could Do. Off the top of my … Read More ›

May 11, 2017

Damp

Every now and then – after months of snow or weeks of rain (god, this rain needs to stop) – I wonder why I live in a place where the weather makes me ache, and I think about picking up and moving to Spain. Recently, however, I read an article that … Read More ›

May 10, 2017

Swirling

Much like my Pisces sign, I’m swirling in uncertainty, going in two directions in just about every aspect of my life. My job is both excellent and terrible. My business is both successful and failing. My mental self is full of both confidence and self-doubt. My body is so completely unpredictable that … Read More ›

May 8, 2017

The Hole in the Boat

I went to a workshop one time about success as a woman in business. It was more life-coach-y than I expected, lots of woo-woo when I was hoping it would have concrete steps to success. However, one moment sticks out. “Imagine yourself in a boat,” says the coordinator. “You’re going … Read More ›

May 3, 2017

Balance

It’s interesting how different people live their lives. S&S got home and instead of turning into a hermit pile of wet rags as I would have done, they invited us for supper, unpacked, started doing laundry, cleaned the bathroom mirrors, and got themselves out to the local coffee shop to … Read More ›

April 28, 2017

Vignettes of Love

I possibly have the greatest husband in all of history. This morning he needed to drop his car at the shop, and I got up early to drive him to work on my way to the office. He has this delightful habit of singing ridiculous nonsense at the top of his considerable … Read More ›

April 27, 2017

Waiting

Waiting is not a strong point of mine. Two of My People moved away on sabbatical last June and, despite a 2-week visit with them in February, I am aching for them to get home. I can now count their arrival in hours, not months or weeks or days, and somehow … Read More ›

April 26, 2017

Reawakening.

I’m not sure where to go but I want to write again. This is my first quiet stab at it in years. Facebook killed the journal star! For now, I want to whine a little that I found a reliable method for pain relief – swimming – but my current … Read More ›

November 24, 2014

The Great Kitchen Unfuckening 2013!

In the tradition of Unfuck Your Habitat I went bananas on our kitchen last weekend. We were getting a new fridge which was bigger than the last one, plus we had acquired several new small appliances in the past several months. So to get the fridge in I had to … Read More ›

February 7, 2013