Everything: Everyday Life

Feb 25 2018

Sometimes you just gotta make yourself laugh

I am a huge fan of mocking the absurd and annoying. Blog name checks out. So when I want to whine about the irritating crap of life, I dig deep and find a way to poke fun at it. Not at people, because I’m not an asshole, but at life. Yesterday I found myself running errands …

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Feb 10 2018

Don’t buy green bananas

I have a healthy gallows humor. It’s my main coping mechanism, how I manage what life throws at me. If I can laugh at the frustrating, make the irritating absurd, and find any glimmer of amusement at the frightening, then I win. I have more power over the fear and uncertainty. It doesn’t always work, …

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Jan 09 2018

A dozen years of words

Time flies when you’re having fun deep in the parenting trenches, wondering if you’ll ever see the light of day, and if the walls of said trenches are greased or just layered in the tears of previous years. Regardless, time flies. The hours are long, the days are short. Sunrise, Sunset. You get the idea. I …

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Nov 01 2017

November, November

Why are there so many personal improvement events in November? I mean, it’s the end of the year, we’re all looking towards 12/31/17 for the end of this venomous dumpster fire of a year, it’s the start of the holidays. And yet? We have Movember. And NaNoWriMo. And there used to be NaBloPoMo, though that …

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Oct 01 2017

At the intersection of creativity and life

  Years ago, way back in the dark ages of raising young boys, I did a lot of scrapbooking. Like, a lot. It was my hobby of choice and I loved it. Still do, I just don’t have the time and space I once did to indulge, plus I vowed not to spend another cent …

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Sep 13 2017

Sometimes it’s just hard

I woke with a headache this morning. I hate waking with headaches, starting my day off in pain. My migraines begin as I sleep, weaving their way into increasingly disturbing dreams, until I jolt into consciousness at the bleating of my alarm clock. I slap it off, drink some water to clear out the cotton …

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Sep 09 2017

Fall fell

When the world around you is drowning or burning or looking up at the sky waiting for aliens, it’s mighty tough to write something with a touch of snark or any level of complaint. There are far too many others out there drowning or burning or tumbling down the boulevard like a tumbleweed or enduring …

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Jul 17 2017

Never say never…but this time I mean it

  The universe has laughed and smacked me upside the head every time I’ve ever said “never” about something. Don’t believe me? Never leaving Colorado (HAHAHA! 2011) Never homeschooling (HAHAHA 2012) Never moving again (HAHAHA 2015) See? You’d think I’d learn. I say “never,” the universe takes that as a challenge and cracks its knuckles, …

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Jun 13 2017

Even grownups need blanket forts

A few weeks ago, on the cusp of final exams, one of my flute students came into her lesson, collapsed onto the chair and wearily declared: “When I’m done with finals I’m building a blanket fort and binge-watching Netflix for 12 hours.” It’s been that kind of spring for all of my students. It’s been …

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Mar 12 2017

Silver noisy swear-stick 

I’m a simple pup. I don’t need much. Kibble, belly rubs, a nice poop without anyone watching (AVERT YOUR EYES!!!). I have a pretty good life, which is a good thing for an elderly dog to say. Once upon a time I was a stray, so yeah, I know how good I have it. My family …

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