Current state: cake-less and reclined

At least I’m reclined outside in the sunshine. And, I’m directing, vocally across the hallway into the kitchen, my tween girl’s cheesecake baking efforts. 🍰

THIS is the reason to have children. 😀 Continue reading “Current state: cake-less and reclined”

Derailment – the abyss

part i

I have begun the arduous climb out of the abyss I fell into this week.

A lot has been going on here, none of which is very interesting, but it did include a self-indulgent pity party in which I wallowed, and slept, almost continuously for several days.

Sorry (not sorry) you weren’t invited.

Continue reading “Derailment – the abyss”

Attainable and unattainable life goals

Do you write resolutions for the New Year? Or do you have a bucket list?

I don’t have either. I don’t typically set goals or plan things beyond the immediate short-term requirements.

But I’ve been thinking about it. Continue reading “Attainable and unattainable life goals”

Writing without conforming (and a poll)

One thing I know about myself is that my personality, my character, even my physical appearance, doesn’t fit into a conventional mold.

I’m a very different entity in terms of societal expectations of how someone like me is supposed to be. I don’t fit the pattern of most middle-aged, teenage-parenting women of today, and frankly, I’m just fine with that.

It wasn’t always like that. I am like this now, or at least I’m learning how to be like this more, nowadays.

I have learned not to give a crap about most things over the years. Also, I’m parenting teens and this alone has reduced my patience for other people’s drama or unsolicited opinions dramatically. 🙃

I came to these realizations early this morning while reading a blog post from a romance author. Continue reading “Writing without conforming (and a poll)”

Maintaining equilibrium at home during summer vacation

source: google search

That’s the word that comes to mind when I think of my state of mind during summer vacation so far.

Raising kids has that effect on a parent’s equilibrium, don’t you think? And the older they get, the more uncertain I get that my personal equilibrium remains intact.

The irony that I’m a Libra is not lost on me. Continue reading “Maintaining equilibrium at home during summer vacation”