There are a lot of opinions about the military. Hate them, love them, respect them. Why put so much money into them? Why are we fighting battles that aren’t ours? Why aren’t we doing more to aid countries that need assistance? My own opinions have always been a little indifferent. All my thoughts surrounding the… Continue reading Salute to a Soldier
I took part in a writing prompt last week and ended up getting a blog out of it. The prompt was: “What scares you a little? What do you feel when you’re scared? How do you react?” I got a bit of word salad out of it, but I thought I’d share my stream-of-consciousness with… Continue reading What are You Afraid of?
A little bit of poetry for my blog update this week. Some of these words started filtering through my mind on one of my trips to work last week.
I miss having ideas and being able to sit down every morning with thoughts tumbling through my brain that are eager to get out to other people. I haven’t written in my blog for over three months and even now I don’t feel like I have much to say anymore. It’s not that I’m not… Continue reading I Miss My Blog
November always seems to be the month that kicks off the “crazy”. In previous years it was because I worked in retail and November was just when it started to get busier and busier – that frenzied feel of too little time, too many things to buy that brings the masses out to the stores. This… Continue reading Wrapping up November
The boyfriend and I were down to two choices for which movie to see this weekend-Jurassic World or Inside Out. It basically came down to whichever one was playing closest to the time we happened to be at the theater, which ended up being Inside Out. (That and, because I’m spoiled, Beau made the final… Continue reading Movie Review: Inside Out
On Monday, my boyfriend’s nephew, Everett, passed away in his sleep. He was born mentally and physically handicapped and fought against impossible odds to live as long as he did. They were told he wouldn’t live past two weeks. He was 11. I had the sad privilege of attending his funeral today, and it was an… Continue reading Farewells and Synchronicity
I thought I would recap how my week went with the reading deprivation, which I’ve taken to calling “input deprivation” instead, given that’s more to the point. Overall, I would call it a success, though I admit I was unable to eliminate all input entirely. I enjoyed the experience almost as much as I hated… Continue reading Reading Deprivation Week – Wrap Up
So, posting from my phone is definitely something I need to get the hang of before I attempt another update again. I was all set to go on my lunch hour and I had about half of a pretty decent post and then for some reason it didn’t save. And I also managed to have… Continue reading Reading Deprivation
In light of Mother’s Day tomorrow, I thought it appropriate that my next post be about my mother. My mother is very far from perfect and yet I still find her to be the best mom someone could have. To me, her capacity to love is the most impressive thing about her. My mother is an alcoholic.… Continue reading Why my Mom is the Best Despite Everything