Wanted: Sandman

Sleep has become a lost companion that I pine to hold throughout the night. A lifetime has passed since the last time I slept a solid night, as if it were a forgotten memory. Sleep, a natural necessity, needed to help one process, restore, and strengthen the mind, body, and soul can seem quite unattainable.…

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…

A Love Story

Today is my anniversary.  Eight years of marriage marked by a single day.  If we were to look beyond marriage we hit the ten year mark this month as well.  Who would have thought that someone like myself who never planned to be married until the age of 30 would be celebrating eight years of marriage…

Meet in the Middle

Just a little something I was thinking about yesterday when I was driving in the car.  I had a friend have a situation and it made me ponder the aggressiveness that some people hit when an argument or issue arises.  This is just me blabbing away about my thoughts on the subject of compromise. Meet…

Up & Down, In & Out

I have a rollercoaster of emotions that create weather patterns; tornadoes angrily flinging fence posts, hail storms of icy stares and clouds bursting with tears. Like so many, or every woman out there, I have mood swings. These wild oscillations do not describe who I am or make me unbearable but I cannot turn them…