"Women are like tea bags, you never know how strong they are until they're in hot water" For the past year, the same song has been on loop in my head. Not the whole song, just the chorus, and not all day, just in the first quiet moments of the morning. The song is Ooh… Continue reading What a difference a Year makes
Have you ever gone to YouTube and searched "Clean with me" or "Cleaning motivation"? If not, go to YouTube right now and do it. I mean it, try it.....we'll wait. Crazy right? There are hundreds, or maybe even thousands of videos of just people cleaning. Cleaning! I have used cleaning and organizing as a way… Continue reading Cleaning Therapy?
The first year of divorced life is legit like living in a bipolar fever dream of mood swings and emotional roller coaster rides. Die hard readers will remember when I wrote in a previous blog that when the writing bug hits me, it goes something like this.... The first sentence of a blog or article… Continue reading Tattoobies & Other Ramblings
October is breast cancer awareness month, and I'm proud to say I'm an 11 year survivor. So as a survivor, you might be surprised to learn that I hate the pink ribbon. I have grown to despise the pink ribbon, in fact. The entire month of October has me doing whatever I can to stay out… Continue reading Pinktober
There is something in the air. Maybe it's the change of seasons - I love Fall, or maybe it's something else, but I feel it. I feel like this time next year, I will look back on this post and think 'Oh yes, that was the beginning of...(insert thing here)'. I like it. It feels like quiet… Continue reading Stillness
What a wild week it's been! My Big Brother is visiting from out of State and he has brought his amazing girlfriend with him to introduce her to the family. We all concur that she is a keeper. We've never seen my brother so happy and she is a really cool chick to boot. I… Continue reading Blessings & Beer
Phew! The last month....amiright? Well, almost a month, it will be three weeks tomorrow that Hurricane Harvey rolled through South Texas. My city has pretty much gotten back into the groove of things and we've taken some huge leaps in getting everyone back to some type of normal. I was struck with the urge to… Continue reading Storms & The Single Gal
It has been a 9 days since I took this photo. We survived the hurricane and it was like nothing I've ever experienced before in my life. Some people are still without power. The water has been restored in most places, but we are required to boil it before we can use it for drinking or… Continue reading What surviving a hurricane taught me about myself & other people.
It's true, Friday night's sleeplessness was peppered with Facebook posts, YouTube videos, trying to read on my Kindle, downloading meditation or hypnosis apps trying to help myself get some Z's Sleep. Sleep has been elusive as of late. I've never been one to have trouble sleeping. I could fall asleep, get woken up by… Continue reading Sleepless in Texas
I heard a beautiful quote this week; Adversity introduces us to ourselves. That hit me straight between the eyes, because it's true. There have been many times throughout my life that I've faced major adversity, more than I care to go into in this blog - I like to keep these writings at around 700-750 words so we… Continue reading Adversity