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Squirrel Morning

Saturday morning, after a largely sleepless night, I watched, as sunlight set the top of one of the 70’ water oak trees, in my backyard, alight with glorious gold. Squirrels began to awaken, venturing out of the safety of their nests, to frolic together, with total abandon; taking turns chasing one another, up one branch, […]

A Word for Those Who Lay Awake at Night Wondering What Tomorrow May Bring

Every day, programs on TV, radio, and electronic media-feeds bombard us with news of the latest threats and attacks, both foreign and domestic. The stock market surges and crashes. And the weather seems to grow more intense with each passing season. We might even be experiencing difficult relational situations at home or at work. Today’s […]

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, […]

Insomni-Cats 7

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On Grief and Comfort

   (Photo courtesy of K-Love, Scott and Kelli)   I could not have known that, on July 29th of this year, I would be paying the price of love, and entering my own passage through grief. My youngest sister, Becky, died suddenly, after battling with mystifying illnesses—and mis-diagnosed symptoms—off and on, for years.    Her […]

He died. And we all came to his party. (reblog)

Originally posted on Lark & Bloom:
I never really knew a tragedy and a party could go together until now. I remember being a little girl and laying in bed at my friend Kaleigh’s house. Spending the night at a friends still had all the magic. Being dropped off. Eating food that isn’t a part…

Clutter Monster Diaries, Part 3

Here is our joint progress for Day 3. My daughter did the corner counter and the back hall. I can feel some of my depression lifting. Teamwork has made all the difference. That, and tackling only a small sub-area at a time. Picking an area that will give the most dramatic effect with the least […]