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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, […]

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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 […]

Clutter Monster Diaries, Part 2

This is the progress report for Day 2, in my bold plan to dismantle the invasive “Clutter Monster” that has insidiously taken up residence in my home. Although it took years for the relentless “Monster” to develop, the work of de-cluttering seems to be off to a good start. I neglected to mention earlier that […]

Clutter Monster Diaries, Part 1

If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? ― Albert Einstein A Hoarder’s Lament I have experienced a momentary and curious flash of fear, at the prospect of clearing away a substantial portion of the clutter that has surrounded me for years. I […]

Surviving Each Day (reblog)

From The Single Mama I don’t remember if I brushed my teeth today. Most days are like that now. My last few posts have sounded sententious but really, I’m a newbie mom and I have no clue if what I’m doing is going to scar my son for life or create a genius, or neither. […]

Signs You Might Be a Hoarder

Who, me? Like many people, I have enjoyed watching some of the many TV shows which feature sensationalized looks into the deep interior recesses of the homes and minds of individuals known as “compulsive hoarders.” However, not until recently, did I ever dream that I had drifted, ever-so-slowly, down that slippery slope myself. First, it […]

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

Sunday, March 2, 2014 It’s 7:30, and I’ve been up (after only 3 hrs.) since 5 am, when my husband left for work. He’s working 7-10’s, so he has no trouble sleeping. I, on the other hand, can’t seem to maintain a normal sleep schedule. For two or three nights, I’ll sleep eight hours a […]

God’s Love for Victims of Abuse (Psalm 147:3-6) reblog

Originally posted on The Abuse Expose' with Secret Angel:
I had an experience this weekend, and I want to share with you. There is actually a difference when you have “head” knowledge and when you have “heart” knowledge of something. It suddenly becomes like a new revelation to you even if you knew it before……

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

Tuesday, February 4, 2014. It’s quarter to three in the morning, and I should be sleeping; but Facebook, Words with Friends, Candy Crush, Pet Rescue, and good old Dr Pepper are keeping me awake, as usual. I try to get on a normal person’s schedule, where one sleeps at night, stays up during the day, […]

It’s an OCC-OCC-OCD World! (November 2013)

Saturday, November 2, 2013. It’s 2:30 am, and I have been up for two days and two nights, working on my blog, reading my blog to any unsuspecting friends and family members who happen to venture too closely, and compulsively checking for badge notifications on my Words with Friends app. It’s been exhilarating, but this […]