Category: brave

oh, the anxiety.

I can’t sleep tonight. The anxiety disorder that plagues me more often than I care to admit is running amok and I am having the worst time trying to get a handle on it. As y’all know, I’ve had the flu-y flu flu – and it’s lingering. My temp continues to randomly shoot up –…

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so so many gratitudes.

It’s Thanksgiving morning and I just woke from a long-ish winter’s nap (five or so hours?) and I’m sitting here next to a snoring Wonderpup and we are all wrapped up in our toastys because it’s actually cold this morning (I love it when cold holidays actually are – never a sure thing in Alabama,…

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ladies, alcohol addiction is drowning us.

Yesterday, this article was published in USA Today with all sorts of truly terrible news related to alcohol addiction, particularly in women: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2018/11/16/alcohol-deaths-emergency-room-increase-middle-aged-women-addiction-opioids/1593347002/ PLEASE take a few minutes to read it if you can. There are several things in it I feel like I must talk about, that have been heavy on my heart since…

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navigating when i really can’t walk. and learning to be speedracer. and amazing jen hatmaker outings. and grace.

First, I don’t know how to describe this shuffle and slide and hold on to everything-and-everybody-near-me thing I’ve got going on right now when I try to “walk” – but my mobility has gone to hell in a handbasket in the past couple of days (not that it was great before – but this is…

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shining light in a time of darkness

At the end of a hate-filled week, an anti-Semitic alt-right psychopath entered the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last Saturday and murdered eleven people during their time of worship. He injured two other worshipers as well as four police officers. It is heartbreaking and disgusting and just unbearable. After this horrific attack occurred, the…

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the best of and the worst of.

The smell of hospitals in winter, And the feeling that it’s all a lot of oysters but no pearl. . . –¬†Counting Crows I had a spectacularly shitty medical day today. Truly. Lots to tell. I’ve also had some wonderful times with my nearests and there are some soul stirring things I want to share…

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feeling the invisible.

Y’all, it has been a holy hell, beast of a week, with all kinds of new and exciting symptoms manifesting – yay, autoimmune disease – and old foolishness rearing it’s ugly head too. All I have for this is “What the Frack?” As it happens, it’s also Invisible Illness & Disability Awareness Week – that’s…

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