So here’s the dealio, Stealio… aka the New Year’s/Year End post

[Disclaimer: the second half of this post includes GIFs!!!!] I don’t choose words for the year. Okay. Well sometimes I do. But the last time that happened was in 2007 and my word was “hope.” Interesting word for a year that was the worst of my life. I suppose it was fitting because I needed … More So here’s the dealio, Stealio… aka the New Year’s/Year End post


Many of us seem to have some strain when it comes to relating to our families. The strain can be especially poignant around the holidays, where interacting with family is expected; if not from our families themselves, then from other well-meaning (or not so well-meaning) friends. This was certainly true for me this year. Going … More Reconciling

On the Flip Side

I am sorry if I left all of you hanging about how the anniversary actually went. I’ve been tired this week and now am finally feeling some respite. So now, I’ll tell you about the rest of my week and how it’s been. First of all, I have to say how utterly and absolutely grateful … More On the Flip Side

a Sanity list

“Oh sister! What’s wrong with your mind? You used to be so strong and stable…” I am not going to lie to you. This weekend has been rough. Historically, things get a little harder for me at this time of year right around the anniversary, and this weekend right before is no exception. I had … More a Sanity list