ABD Day #1: Got to Keep On Goin’ On

So I’ve got to keep on moving on This first day was more productive than I anticipated, despite some early challenges. Challenge #0 is every day’s challenge: The 17-month-old and his 6:30 a.m. wake-up poop. Challenge #1: I woke with a racing heart and upset stomach. That’s my version of anxiety. It’s physical and never-ending. […]

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Body Blues?

Sometimes I wish I could do as this woman did, and avoid mirrors for a year. I wish I didn’t spend time brushing my hair, worrying about my hair line, checking my teeth for food, and looking at my posture as I passed by storefronts. I wonder what the world would look like if we […]

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Know Thyself

This is the deal…after 31 years on this earth, I think I know a little bit about myself. Not about human nature or even that thing called “life”…but just about me. I know that without breaks, I break down. I know that without sleep, I slip. I know that when I feel overwhelmed, the best […]

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Rain

Last week sucked. No two ways about it. ***** On Tuesday, my psychiatrist and another that she is consulting with agreed that I am in the midst of a full-blown bipolar depression. This is more than the general blues of late pregnancy. It’s another episode of this illness I have. This means increasing my medications. […]

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it’s time

Since I’m pregnant, giving up some food substance for lent just seems like unnecessary torture (although I am trying a gluten free diet – more on that another time.) I also can’t don’t want to give up my main source of entertainment – television shows on Hulu. What will I do when sitting in my […]

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just one of them days*

You ever had one of them days where you are in a bad mood at the end of the day even though you can’t point to anything in particular that went wrong? Where the best you can come up with is “the sun didn’t come out soon enough today”? Where people being who they are […]

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feed back

I saw the chiropractor again today, and we went over my x-rays. I knew my back was jacked upped, but he did tell me things I didn’t know, things outside of the scoliosis. From the x-rays I could see that the scoliosis had gotten worse since the last time I’d had x-rays, about 10 years […]

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if it walks like a duck

A few weekends ago, when the kids had just left for the East Coast, the hubs and I went to a street fair in the neighborhood. There was a chiropractor there, giving out free exams. Or so he said. It was really free in the sense of “let me sit you down and talk to […]

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What’s Going On

Wow, it’s been a minute since I’ve updated this blog. Not for lack of things going on, though. Probably the biggest issue with keeping it up is time, and since I’ve had a full-time job this summer, time has been at such a premium. This is the first full-time job I’ve had in four years, […]

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On Being Bored

One thing about not posting every day (or every week) on this blog is that when I do, I feel like what I am about to say will not make any sense. So much has happened, not even externally, but internally, and may not match up with what I talked abut last time. Someone reading […]

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