• Taking A Break

    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…

  • Rest

    To everything turn, turn, turn There is a season turn, turn, turn And a time to every purpose Under heaven Turn Turn Turn (To Everything There is a Season) – Pete Seeger My mind keeps coming back to that song (and Bible Verse) this year. This year has been a time for rest. Rest in writing, rest in growing things. Like most of us, I’ve not had a lot of energy this year, the ongoing pandemic has really stressed me out, and add onto that my father being diagnosed with cancer, which was followed by someone who I’ve never interacted with, never said much of anything about to anyone beyond…