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Probably Overthinking Again
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      1 comments

Okay. New day. I started out smooth and it feels like I’m normal day…which worries me. It should not worry me. I should be happy when I finally feel functional. Part of me is wondering when and where the other shoe will fall and I will feel... Read more
Practicing What I Preach
Tuesday, March 28, 2017      2 comments

So many times in life I tell a hardworking friend or colleague or student, "There's nothing wrong in needing and asking for help." Yet now one of my biggest stresses is the feeling that I am needy and dependent on others for things I've never n... Read more
Writing While Positive
Sunday, March 26, 2017      4 comments

I've had a lot of negative blogs lately. What can I say, life has been pretty ragged lately. Sometimes with a chronic illness you have good days and bad days. Sometimes you have a run of nothing but bad days and no sign of help in sight. I'm... Read more
Ups and Downs Mean I'm Still Moving...Right?
Thursday, March 23, 2017      0 comments

Today, heck, this week, has been a series of ups and downs. Up: Lots of compliments from colleagues on how well I know the kids I have in my room every day. Down: My older kid came home several days later than planned from her first tri... Read more
Narrowing the Focus
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      2 comments

My brain and life are in a chaotic state almost constantly now. I've decided that part of taking control of what I HAVE some control over includes limiting the distractions in my life. I enjoy my Facebook time and even spend much of it on hype... Read more
Limbo
Monday, March 13, 2017      2 comments

We all know that feeling. That inability to C until A and B are complete, made worse by the fact that we, personally, cannot make A and B happen; we have to wait for someone else to do their part so that we can move on. I seem to be at this po... Read more
Come Up Fighting
Thursday, March 09, 2017      3 comments

I woke up this morning once again feeling like I'd been slowly rolled flat with a giant rolling pin. Everything felt heavy, opening my eyes a chore. Everything horizontal felt good. Thinking or even deep breaths felt like work. Then somethi... Read more
Two Steps forward....
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      1 comments

Let me state straight up that much of the medical mess I'm about to describe is my fault - the result of abysmal levels of self-advocacy. So, I have been waiting a week and a half for news on my doctor's referral to an endocrinologist. Mista... Read more
One Day at a Time?!
Tuesday, March 07, 2017      0 comments

I used to be exceptionally good a taking life one day, or even one moment at a time. Since my thyroid started going berserk on me, that has gotten more and more difficult. Admittedly, part of the reason I was always so good at living in the pr... Read more
Technology -1, Franc -0
Monday, March 06, 2017      3 comments

Tried to do a Video Blog. No dice. No matter what I do, it still thinks my Flash is out of date. Whatever. So you don't get a video of my river today. I know. The river isn't mine. But, when you can only really calm your spirit with two t... Read more
Attempting Proactivity
Sunday, March 05, 2017      2 comments

My husband and I are both in places in our lives where it feels like we have very little control while being made aware from several sources that we have more control than we're noticing. So, I am sitting down this morning and taking a proactive... Read more
More Complaining. Don't Read if you need positives.
Saturday, March 04, 2017      4 comments

I have been deliberately off the grid today. Unplugged the landline and ignored the cell phone so any contact was something I initiated. Even texted my mother (she doesn't do text normally) that we wouldn't be over to her house as planned toda... Read more
My Thyroid is a Jerk.
Thursday, March 02, 2017      2 comments

My Thyroid is a jerk. It's a bully. It knocks me down randomly just when I'm starting to feel in control of things. Then it kicks me while I'm down. What I know: I'm hyperthyroid and there is a "mass" on the left side of my thyroid. The... Read more
Exploring A New Perspective
Thursday, February 09, 2017      5 comments

The trouble with Chronic Depression is it's a creeper. It's that creepy guy/gal at all of your friends' parties that you don't know at first but you get used to him/her because he/she's always there. Eventually you don't remember a time when th... Read more
Not Fast Enough for a Rollercoaster
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      6 comments

I guess it's more of a yo-yo. No, not the diet/gain it back yo-yo. This is the "Wow! Things are going so well in my life." vs. "Why can't I catch a break?" side. The Good News: We now have solar panels on both houses, each putting out m... Read more

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