Midnight Wild Child Gypsy Dreamer: The Middle

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt, It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills, It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Tuning out the voices was easier than I ever imagined it to be.  I decided…

Midnight Wild Child Gypsy Dreamer: The Beginning 

I know it’s been quite a bit of time since I wrote on here.  I wish I could have been able to take you with me on the journey that I’ve been doing, but putting it into words and seeing it on paper seemed impossible to handle.  A lot has changed for me in the…

Beachy Days and Just Short of a Decade

Now that we are almost two months through surgery recovery and lifestyle changes I can report that even though it has gotten easier it has not gotten any less annoying.  I am two months sober from alcohol, tylenol, and several other medications that could have aided in my allergy fest that I had experienced earlier…

First Breakdown

It’s happened. One month in and I’ve used the Roadside Assistance button on my Progressive Auto-Insurance app. Buying a Vanagon that’s older than me was always going to yield breakdowns and stalls. You don’t go into #vanlife thinking that it’s always going to be smooth sailing. I will admit I thought it’d be a little…

Liver Drowning: Empty Bottles

A lot has changed in the past eight months.  So much in fact you can almost say that I am not the same bubbly, easy going person that I once was.  Instead I am now facing my own mortality, depression, huge life changes, and uncertainties in my family life.  It amazes me that in a…

Inviting

There is all this crime in the world.  In fact you can not even turn on your TV without hearing about some horrible thing that has happened, but most of us take a deep breathe of relief that it did not happen to them or around them.  This is not one of those stories.  This…

The Gypsy Series: The Unwanted Location

I waited longer than I should have to pack up for New Mexico.  I started to slowly pack weeks before, but never reached a point of near completion until the final couple days before the movers arrived. I had a broken hand at the time limiting the amount of weight I could handle when packing and my mother-in-law…

Burning Lanterns

The weekend was a bit topsy turvy.  I found myself stuck inside my head one too many times on one too many issues.  It must be the move coming up in October, plus the realization that things need to get done here before hand.  A lot of things just seemed equally good and bad, never…

Bats in the Attic

House hunting has caused us to run into more dead ends than options.  We knew the area had a few issues, like wet basements, so finding out that some of the houses on our list had flooding issues quickly removed them.  A few other houses that were in our ideal price range had received offers…