Sharing is Caring: A story about my mental health

Once upon a time, I almost died, but then I didn’t.
(too dramatic)

It was a dark and stormy….several years? And then there was light.
(just no.)

Fun fact: I suck at beginnings.
(at least that’s my voice)

I suck at beginnings. And this is too important for me to spin on finding the perfect introduction so long I stall out. So I’m pushing through.

I’d like you to read about my recent struggles managing my mental health if you have the time. This may seem strange if you know me, or presumptuous if you don’t, so let’s start with a few reasons why I’m putting something this personal online and exposing the chewiest of my chewy center for all to see. Continue reading Sharing is Caring: A story about my mental health

2015: The Year I Shake the Monkey Paw

While I am not a believer in “The Secret” or any other sort of magi-mystical system where believing something is/will be true will make it so, I more or less behave as if I’ve been under the thrall of a monkey’s paw. That is, I often get what I want/obsess over Secret-style, but usually in some fashion that makes makes everything worse. Continue reading 2015: The Year I Shake the Monkey Paw

Consider Me Stumped

So Charlotte and I have this “game” we play, courtesy of Dr. Seuss. Basically every time I answer a question with “I do not know,” we have a race to see whether I can say “go ask your dad!” before she says “don’t say it!”

Today, we were in the car and something she asked triggered the game. then, of course, she wanted to see if she could get me to say it again.

“You have to say ‘I don’t know'” again.
“You have to stump me, first”
(brief discussion on what “stump” means)
“What’s 300 minus 75?”
“Ugh! Why do you know every thing?”
“You need to ask me questions that don’t have answers.”
“Are there any math questions without answers?”
“Um…. sort of, but you probably won’t learn them until much later.”

then a few moments passed and she lobbed this one at me:

“Where is God?”


How does a 6 year old brain make leaps like that?

Ode to Yarn Crafts

Conversation I have in my brain at least once a week:

Me: Man, I really love knitting. I love crocheting. I wish i’d gotten into this hobby years ago. It’s so perfect for me.

My Brain: Yeah. We know. You have this conversation at least once a week.

Me: I know, I know. But it’s just so great! Did you see what I did right there? Look at how cool that little yarn-over thingy looks with this yarn.

My Brain: You know who hasn’t heard about how awesome knitting is? Your BLOG! Remember when you used to write things with your fingers? Continue reading Ode to Yarn Crafts

WFMAD Challenge: the Setup and the Links

Yesterday, I stumblr’d (as of right this moment, “stumblr’d” means “a thing i stumbled across on tumblr when i was really just in the mood to look at pretty gifsets and fanart) across a reference to Laurie Anderson’s “Write Fifteen Minutes a Day Challenge”, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: write 15 minutes each day in September.

Continue reading WFMAD Challenge: the Setup and the Links