Category Obsessively-Compulsive in a Mad Mad Mad World

It’s an OCC-OCC-OCD World! (October 2015)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015.  It’s 2 am, and I’m wide awake. After three nights of sleeping 5-6 consecutive hours like normal folks, Insomnia strikes AGAIN! Ugh!   It’s very frustrating. After forcing myself to go to bed before midnight for the last three nights, I made the mistake of taking a nap around 9 this morning, […]

Jill of All Trades (or How to Turn Manic Depression and A.D.D. into a Plus)

I’ve held over 20-something jobs in my working life… .

The Intrepid Insomniac Chronicles

I’ve had trouble sleeping for as long as I can remember. From my very earliest recollections, I seem to see myself standing up in my crib, looking at the light coming through the partially-opened door of my bedroom, hearing cheerful, but unintelligible voices, and wishing I could be a part of whatever activity was occurring […]

It’s an OCC-OCC-OCD World! (July 2015)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015. I found this frightening picture online, but immediately, a humorous caption sprang into my head!   Don’t blame me for finding the obvious outrageously funny. I’ve only slept three hours in two days! The reason: pure pain from intense itching. You see, I’ve been the victim of a vicious, three-pronged attack: mosquitos, […]

It’s an OCC-OCC-OCD World! (April 2015)

Sunday, April 19, 2015. Spring has sprung, as they say, in all its fine glory. And, it’s a very welcome time of refreshing, renewal and change. One spectacularly nice sign of renewal has come in the form of an owl nest in our yard. As my husband climbed up a ladder to the top of […]

It’s an OCC-OCC-OCD World! (November 2014)

Thursday, November 20, 2014. I’m watching the sun come up again! I’ve been up all night again! My poor, faithful cat, Buttons, is waiting patiently for me to exhaust myself and drop into bed. You’ll notice that I have on my snowflake pajamas, in honor of the temperature dropping to 29 degrees yesterday. Today, it’s […]

It’s an OCC-OCC-OCD World! (October 2014)

Friday, October 24, 2014. It’s 7 am, and I’m listening to the far-off whistle of the train. I am so thankful for the cool fall air and this calm morning sunrise. I don’t see or hear any birds, though. It’s either too cold for them, they’re sleeping late, or the parish has sprayed so much […]