mother, Uncategorized

Monumental Clusterfuck

How do I even start today? I wanted to update you all on the awesome externship experience I've been having, but intertwined with that has been a trip to Cleveland to spread my grandfather's ashes. This, of course, meant I had to see my family. For the most part this wasn't an issue. Got to… Continue reading Monumental Clusterfuck

Posts With Off Site Links, Scandinavia, Uncategorized

Saucy Swede

Before school starts again this week... pending a gnarly snow storm that is headed our way... I thought I'd tell you about how my sister and her husband came to visit me! Woo! They were here for a week, and just left this Tuesday - just in time to have caught a stomach virus from… Continue reading Saucy Swede

depression, memories, mother, Uncategorized

The Day I Realized My Feelings Meant Nothing

I was reading one of those listicles that tell short stories/anecdotes that are all related somehow by the topic. You know the ones I mean - to be honest I read way too many through my Facebook feed.  Mostly just similar stories compiled from Reddit. (Unfortunately I searched in Google and couldn't find the exact… Continue reading The Day I Realized My Feelings Meant Nothing

David, Husband, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt

My Idiosyncrasies

Get ready for a ramble fest y'all. Last night hubs said something that made me think... I have been blaming Wyatt for instilling a lot of negative relationship behaviours in me... and to an extent I think that's still true, but perhaps I've been bred to be ... How did he put it? ... I… Continue reading My Idiosyncrasies

memoir, memories, nostalgia, Posts With Off Site Links, teenage years, Uncategorized

From our ancestors come our names…

Karl Olov Englund was a large man with a full beard who worked in an iron factory during the week and was a Lutheran priest on the weekend. Olov was married to a lady named Emma Augusta and they had ten children, five of these children emigrated to the USA - one of which, Helga,… Continue reading From our ancestors come our names…

depression, Medical, memories, teenage years, Uncategorized

Nurturing the Neuroses

I didn't really think my childhood was odd. I didn't notice the behaviors any of us may have had that possibly weren't quite right if you really thought about it. Depression and anxiety run rampant through me and my siblings. We compartmentalize, we cry or get angry for no good reason at times... We have… Continue reading Nurturing the Neuroses

memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized

Recording for Posterity

Radio silence ended it seems... at least for a moment. Emma is back bitches! Woo! Haha. I don't have any particular topic to write on or story to tell at the moment, but since it's been 10 days since I last wrote here I figured I was due to write an update. On Monday I… Continue reading Recording for Posterity

memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized

Where on Earth has all the time gone?

My Grandpa is not doing well, as Finding Reverie's post the other day indicated. My Grandma had an accident at the hospital today as well... And while she was cleared of any major injury (though she is apparently looking pretty beat up), all these events plus my having started to work with Geriatrics have started… Continue reading Where on Earth has all the time gone?

memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized

Treasures #2 – Family etc

Like Mother like Daughter... Let's start this trip down memory lane with pictures of how dang CA-UTE I was as a small child... Haha! In Paris...'85ish I think? I just love how I'm holding my own leash like... I'll take my own damn self for a walk HAHA I don't think I've ever not had… Continue reading Treasures #2 – Family etc

memories

In Memorium

  Today I got a package from my mother. She had let me know it was coming; she told me there'd be old home movies and Jello molds (for Chrissakes, Ma! Stop sending me Jello molds!) But she didn't forewarn me about the envelope she had tucked at the bottom of the box. I pulled… Continue reading In Memorium