• written things

    Things I’ve Not Written On The Page…

    It’s been a long time since I sat down and actually written something for the blog on the site.  Since my dog passed away, I have been doing a lot of soul searching, and trying to decide where I should be going next, what I should be doing.  My heart was shattered by the loss of that small, fuzzy, loving dog. More than I care to admit most days. With that happening and the fact that my father is still being treated for cancer, well, my heart is still hurting and it’s hard to focus some days.  Introspection can be a double edged sword, and I am definitely working on…

  • Taking A Break

    This was originally posted over on SecretPeriwinkle. This is a damn hard thing for me to say. I have prided myself on my ability to push through some tough situations. But this time, I can’t. As you may know, Tuesday morning, our youngest Chihuahua boy went out for a second morning run after my spouse put our daughter on the bus to head to school. He never came back from that run, and the entire day really has me feeling like I’ve been hit by a train emotionally, physically – pretty much every way you can think. We never expected what happened that day – that our Ozzy would go…

  • Choose Happy

    I’ve talked about the fact that since the early days of the year, how I’ve felt more at home, more at peace and happier. Don’t get me wrong, I still have depression. But I have learned that if I choose happiness, looking for the good in the day, while recognizing that not every day is a good day, my whole mindset changes. Simply, to “choose happy” doesn’t erase my depression, anxiety, autism or attention-deficit disorder. But it does put me in a better, more balanced mindset. I know I had promised an entry on healthy boundaries, but right now, I’ve been pulling packages of log files, dealing with archives, and…