Fiction, Harry Potter, Medical, memories, nostalgia, support

My Little Ravenclaw Heart

Today I'm just going to muse on writing/blogging and general whatever-comes-to-mind topics... so if you have enough of that already on your feed... then... well... Move on if you must. I'll at least vaguely attempt to make it interesting haha. Last week was CNA appreciation week and as such there was a display put up… Continue reading My Little Ravenclaw Heart

Best of, Uncategorized

Flashback Saturday? …No… That’s not right…

Good Morning, lovelies. I have been mulling over an issue this week regarding my blog. Earlier this week, a blog I follow - Suzie Speaks - wrote a post about recycling blog content. Talking about reblogging oneself or reediting old content into new posts as once a blog starts gaining many more followers than it… Continue reading Flashback Saturday? …No… That’s not right…

David, Husband, relationships

My complex about the man…

I have been largely absent the last few days here on WordPress... not even my usual stalking of the reader pane that occurs most every day... one or two posts read only and certainly no writing to be had. I've wanted to desperately, but at the same time did not have the mental capacity nor… Continue reading My complex about the man…

Uncategorized

Heed the Warning: The Handmaid’s Tale

"We never wanted the show to be this relevant," said Elizabeth Moss - speaking of her upcoming show (April 2017) based on The Handmaid's Tale; a novel Margaret Atwood wrote in 1985. She wrote about a dystopian society - one in which American women have lost their rights. No, not just the right to vote… Continue reading Heed the Warning: The Handmaid’s Tale

nostalgia, Uncategorized

Books to read; books to inspire

  I don't know if I can point to many particular authors to narrow down the list as opposed to listing actual book titles. I also don't know if I can say that any particular book or author specifically inspired me to write like Mr Bailey was able to do, so I am going to… Continue reading Books to read; books to inspire

Justin, Maja, relationships, Uncategorized

Emotional Response

Last night I submitted a post to be a guest writer on another blog, and in the meantime I wanted some feedback while I wait for it to be published. I suppose that it's a bit backward and I should have looked for feedback before submitting it, but oh well. I was telling Maja about… Continue reading Emotional Response

Sansa Stark, Uncategorized

As Betty would say: “My People Are Nordic.”

The thing about the new Facebook trend of posting pictures of three characters that represent you is that how the fuck can I choose? This is actually one FB trend that interests me and I might actually care to join in on... I rarely do the trending things on my FB... I have a 'not gonna… Continue reading As Betty would say: “My People Are Nordic.”

Adventures in Dating, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Dear Mr Harris

Earlier this week I wrote about a trigger I had when I came across someone that mentioned Joshua Harris' 1997 book "I Kissed Dating Goodbye." Today I got a comment from Kristen over at The Ungodly Woman who let me know that Mr Harris has started apologizing to people for the negative effects of his… Continue reading Dear Mr Harris

memories, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Cooking Sherry Shots

I know, that sounds disgusting. But my 7th grade self wouldn't have known any better, at least not initially. I told this story to a friend that knew me back then a couple of months ago while we were reminiscing about people we knew then. "Yup, that sounds like Nicole," he said. Nicole was a… Continue reading Cooking Sherry Shots

Adventures in Dating, memoir, memories, relationships, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Fuck it, I dated

Who remembers that book "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" by Josh Harris? Ah, that's right... now I can tell which of you grew up in the evangelical youth culture. I just read a blog that mentioned that book, and man it took me back... It took me back to the evangelical days of my youth in which… Continue reading Fuck it, I dated

Maja, Uncategorized

Pippi o Bamse; Teaching my Children Swedish

Ok, it's time to get serious. I have always said I would teach my children Swedish from a young age. At least passable elementary Swedish and then when they get older they would hopefully decide to continue their studies in it. I have not taken it very seriously - by that I mean I have… Continue reading Pippi o Bamse; Teaching my Children Swedish

memories, nostalgia, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Ripping Jeans

I went in search of jeans the other day. I suppose I didn't really look all that hard, but I came across a pair that fit me just right and was relatively cheap. Sounds like a match made in Heaven, no? The catch was that they were *gasp* pre-ripped.  It seems odd to be snobbish… Continue reading Ripping Jeans

Excerise, Uncategorized

Testicular Fortitude

Maja used to do martial arts as a child and teen. I used to be so jealous of her fitness level and strength. I remember her showing off one day at school - she climbed atop the tables in the hall doing push ups on her fists... the catch being that she was going them… Continue reading Testicular Fortitude

depression, Excerise, Uncategorized

The memory lingers on

I was walking through Target, minding my own business and noting that they had changed the organization of the store. AGAIN. Thinking to myself that they seem to do that more often than necessary and wondering if perhaps the manager just enjoys confusing his patrons. I passed by where the books used to be -… Continue reading The memory lingers on

Excerise, memoir, memories, relationships, teenage years, Timmy, Uncategorized, youth

STFU and Train

Had a couple good conversations yesterday - one with one of my youth girls and one with Coach... so this one is maybe a little long. Enjoy. ~~~~~ “You got Chlamydia? I didn’t see that coming…” This was the first comment one of my youth girls had yesterday after finishing my book. She picked it up on… Continue reading STFU and Train

depression, Uncategorized

Vollie-Dan got a tattoo!

  I just wanna say how proud I am of my boy, Vollie-Dan. He got this semi-colon tattoo while he is back up in Darwin for work. I told him it seemed very fitting for him; and it does. Continually, this boy amazes me. He is just growing so fast... *tear* I just want to… Continue reading Vollie-Dan got a tattoo!

Best of, memoir, memories, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Bootboys

The other day, I mentioned a guy that I had suspected was skinhead - but had no real proof other than his appearance. That memory is fuzzy, as I said, so maybe I did have more to base that assumption on that I just forgot... But regardless, it prompted another very clear memory for me.… Continue reading Bootboys

Adventures in Dating, memoir, memories, nostalgia, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt, youth

First Kisses, what am I missing?

I feel like I'm missing out on something. I'm missing out on an important piece of nostalgia... I've tried to remember a few times, but it doesn't come to anything. A few days ago as I was driving my car, I had one of my youth girls in the passenger seat and she put in… Continue reading First Kisses, what am I missing?

Best Friends, memoir, memories, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Absolut Kurant

This memory is fuzzy - as the title and featured image may suggest - but I don't think that's really the reason this memory sits far back in my mind... The details of which refuse to come forward fully. I've had flashes of memory regarding this night a few times over the past few years,… Continue reading Absolut Kurant

memories, Uncategorized, youth

FAME! (My embarrassment) will live forever!

I have a story to tell you, one that may make you laugh, but first let me preface with the reason this memory popped into my head. I have become addicted to a clothing line called "Lularoe" which is an American brand that is sold via consultants and are not only very comfortable, but versatile… Continue reading FAME! (My embarrassment) will live forever!