In the song, "Stand By Your Man," by Tammy Wynette, she sings of the reasons a woman should stick by her husband through thick and thin. Specifically, she is singing of her relationship with her husband, George Jones, who was an alcoholic. Ironically, though she sang this song for audiences forever, she finally gave up … Continue reading Sunday Speculations: Stand
OK, I'll be honest. I'm trying to start a thing. Though, I'm sure if I thought of it, it already exists. Kinda like LibraryThing. I thought an online database for books would be great like 10 or so years ago. Somebody had already invented it. Yep. It's everywhere. 😀 Anyway, my car is dirty again. … Continue reading Self-Care Saturday
Yep. Hell, I've had shrinks that don't get this.
Well, I've been 49 for a week now. So far it's pretty much the same. But that's not really as boring as it sounds. I really do enjoy my life, despite the stresses of school and single-parenting and everything else I'm expected to do. (I was asked the other day what I was making my … Continue reading Weekly Review
Stop the presses. Well, I'm not sure if anyone is working the presses. Has Trump finally finished his press conference? In all seriousness, I am about to review an app. Yes, it's true. I might now be able to be viewed as a member of the 21st century. The app is called "Taste" and I … Continue reading Taste: A Little Review
Somewhere deep in my psyche lies a deep thought about comparing life with Chemistry exams. Right now it remains out of my mental reach due to exhaustion and sheer terror.
I have struggled my whole life with the fact that I can't unsee what I see. I mean that if I see something bad, some sort of injustice, I'm not going to pretend it didn't happen, I'm going to feel compelled to do something. The reason this is a struggle is because I am always … Continue reading When You Can’t Just Let It Go
The kids and I went to see Alpha today. Let's call it my final birthday gift to myself. I was just glad to see that it was still in the theater. Alpha is an interesting story about how the domestication of man's best friend might have come about. They probably skipped a few steps, but … Continue reading Alpha: A Little Review
Yeah, I'm not sure if this will actually be a weekly thing but the letters worked and the cadence worked, so...:) Self-care can be a tough thing. Especially for single moms. Especially for single moms with five kids. Especially for single moms with five kids, two of whom have autism. Especially for single moms... I'm … Continue reading Self-Care Saturday
This is pretty much my life right now. Maybe being a college sophomore at 49 is one of the reasons 50 has become a significant number. While more older people are going back to school it is still rather rare. I often consider that I really should have been doing this exactly 30 years ago. … Continue reading School at Nearly Fifty