Eight Years ago or so I was a skinny minnie. Hell, you've seen my teenager pics... I was so much closer to my teen weight right after having my daughter. I was a size 14 immediately after having pushed her out whereas I had been a size 16-18 at the time of her conception. Teenage… Continue reading Orange Eating Paraphernalia
It’s become popular in the English-speaking world to reference the Danish word “Hygge,” a somewhat untranslatable word as far as we English speakers go – a word that does not have a direct single word translation in our language. A mystery, perhaps, why we never thought to have our own word for such an activity,… Continue reading Danish Hygge Vs Swedish Mysa
Finally, FINALLY! I got to go back to a Ren Faire! As I mentioned yesterday, my husband and I made last minute plans to travel to a Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, WI this weekend after my weekend suddenly cleared up. We went to the Bristol Renaissance Faire first thing today after traveling down yesterday and… Continue reading Ren Faire – 20 years later!
I took my own advice yesterday and marched into my boss' office after my shift and informed her I would not be returning this morning. I had originally gave her a month's notice which would have had my last shift be this coming Monday... but I was convinced to stay on as casual after that… Continue reading Sunday Night Blues; the second edition
"Thank you..." I said quietly. He answered that I was welcome as he continued to spread a sheet over me and tuck me in. "You take such good care of me," I said; my voice cracking and my eyes welling up with tears, "I love you." He looked at me with concern, holding my hand… Continue reading Vaguely Nauseated
Well, since my emergency post from last time seems to be a success, I decided I'd tell you about another emergency I had to deal with once. Not life threatening, thank goodness... But it was adrenaline inducing nonetheless for me. I am fairly certain I haven't written about it here before. Many, many moons ago… Continue reading “That was NOT OKAY! NOT. OKAY!!”
You guys - Geek Emma had some excitement yesterday in the form of... Squeeeeee.... The new Wonder Woman movie! To be honest I've never watched the old show with Lynda Carter and I haven't read most of her comics (though I do have an anthology of the war-time comics that I plan to sit and… Continue reading I will fight, for those who can not fight for themselves.
Gosh, I feel like I've been MIA again... I suppose I have been, particularly given that my kids have been ill since Friday. They've been in high enough spirits and feeling over all well enough... But they are contagious and not allowed to go to school until we can procure the medication - which has… Continue reading MIA, Medication, and Making Money!
I lack motivation. For anything. I am trying to enjoy my last bit of time here in Australia… because the chances of ending up here a third time are even more remote than the chance I’d end up here a second time. It’s hard though… Because I’m stressed about the sudden move. My house seems… Continue reading Down in the dumps
I struggle between wanting to be the open and honest mother - no pussy footing around - that I would like to be with my children vs wanting to shield them from the scary truths. I don't want my kids to be overly sheltered ... I also don't want to fade out as a person… Continue reading The Scandal of it all
I have been super busy the past few days... an issue kind of blew up at work so I haven't had much time to write the quality post I was promising. I do have a short story to tell you, however. This incident happened two nights ago. I was sleeping soundly when all of a… Continue reading Eeek! A mouse!