I have a few friends who are in the trenches right now. Experiencing betrayal on the most intimate level and the emotional roller coasters are really rough. While it's hard to watch your friends be in the depths of despair and wrought with trauma, I also know there is a light at the end of… Continue reading Rear view reflections
Valentines Day’s a-coming! This is pretty much how I feel walking down my grocery store seasonal isle. So don't go down the isle you say? But it's the one nearest the hooch! But really - I care very little about Valentines Day. It's a made up holiday created by the Greeting Card companies and Candy… Continue reading A few little things….
I have to own something, Y'all. These last several months have been the hardest for me since the first few months after the divorce. I know me - and I am a survivalist. I survive. When I'm in the thick of it, I'm Game-On. My exterior is tight and my Poker Face is strong. I… Continue reading The Lonely Servants Heart
Every year in my life has a theme or a motto. 2016 was Demolish. My world was shattered and all that I knew to be safe and whole was destroyed. 2017 was Renew. I grew, I grieved, I started a blog. I got my feet underneath me again. 2018 was Shenanigans. I started a couple… Continue reading Surrender
I try really hard to not make the same mistake twice. My mom always said if I got in trouble for something I never got caught doing it again. Is this meant to say that I never did that thing again? Or that I never got caught again? Who's to know? I'd like to think… Continue reading The art of f*cking up
If you've been around here for long you might remember one of my very early blog posts back in 2017 that was about Gaslighting. In that blog post, I mentioned that I'd never heard the term before until I started reading posts by @StillLearning2b on Twitter otherwise known as Lisa Arends. She's a fellow Texan,… Continue reading Lessons from the rear view
I've written before that someday I'd like to get a tattoo that reads "Scars are like birthmarks but with better stories". Scars are funny. Some are on the outside, some are on the inside. Some scars heal and lighten on their own, and some scars are dark, rippled, puckered and pronounced forever. We often don't… Continue reading Another scar….
Day after tomorrow is the big day! Hazel the Hip gets her official eviction and I get a brand new hip joint and socket. Queue the ticker tape parade, ribbons, dancers and marching band. I purposely went on a dating hiatus, deactivated my dating apps, focused on myself and my body, preparing my mind for… Continue reading My Man, Johnny Walker
It's our Blogaversary! Two years ago, I remember where I was, thoughts circling in my brain. I was thinking about my divorce, thinking about how alone I felt. I remember suddenly realizing that I was looking at this whole being alone thing the wrong way. Perhaps I needed to think of the aloneness as being… Continue reading Happy Blogday!!
Yep! My lifestyle & self care blog is briefly becoming a recipe and cooking blog. Isn't cooking part of self care though? I think it is. We could go all kinds of directions with this post, cooking for one, weight loss with low carb, Keto, meal prep, cooking for the joy of it, or all… Continue reading Cooking!