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Gratitudes: Helpful and supportive housemates, getting petted, time with 14 yr old me.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      6 comments

MY son didn't work today, nor did he get together with his girlfriend. This is an incredibly rare occurrence these days. He never got of his pjs & robe, but that didn't stop him from being plenty helpful every time I needed an extra pair of han... Read more
Gratitudes: my brave, kind husband, amazing friends, fuzzy booties.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      5 comments

My husband, who was kind to me today, when I was being hard on myself for allowing my fears to complicate our moving to NC travel plans. He stood up for me TO me. That's courage :) Our friends, who are willing and eager to move our stuff ac... Read more
Gratitudes: conversations with my son, and football.
Monday, January 25, 2016      5 comments

I have had a great many good, important, even deep, conversations with my son in the last few weeks. He has a girlfriend now, and I appear to be his confidant when it comes to the developing relationship. Nice. And he's showing all the signs of ... Read more
Gratitudes, long past due, with good intentions.
Sunday, January 24, 2016      4 comments

I am a mess right now. Once again, I am trying to come back here, to SP, to find some sanity. Life is actually quite good, but I am struggling against a familiar, pervasive depression, and I'm overwhelmed with all the tasks and planning th... Read more
Gratitudes: it can get no worse than this :)
Monday, December 21, 2015      6 comments

It is Solstice time, which means we will soon get more light!... Read more
Gratitudes: Star Wars, football, my pets.
Monday, December 21, 2015      2 comments

Overall, a good weekend. Today: I got to go see Star Wars in a mostly full theater with my menfolk. Both the Vikings and the Panthers (still undefeated) won their games. Now might be a good time to mention that I am grateful that I am ... Read more
Gratitudes: My menfolk and a pony.
Sunday, December 20, 2015      3 comments

Played Empire Earth with my menfolk. Saw a TINY pony out side the grocery store when my husband and I went to stock up on inexpensive soda. He was accompanying the Salvation Army bell ringer. My husband made bread and helped with the l... Read more
Gratitudes: Goodwill Hunting and Sneaky Cards
Saturday, December 19, 2015      4 comments

My husband and I did a bunch of errands and enjoyed each other's company today. For one thing, we went to the Goodwill. Both of us hate clothes shopping generally, but we had a fantastic time. He got five really nice work shirts (cotton, button-... Read more
Gratitudes: My son's terrible B-grade.
Friday, December 18, 2015      5 comments

Apparently you can't use air quotes in a title here. Understand that I wanted to do this: My son's "terrible" B-grade. My son finished his programming class at the college. I'm sure he did well, though his perfectionist tendencies hav... Read more
Gratitudes: family, Survivor, books, and unexpected windfalls.
Thursday, December 17, 2015      4 comments

Got to instant message throughout the day with my daughter. Thoroughly enjoyed this season of Survivor (watched finale tonight.) Husband did some kitchen cleaning before he left for work, so I woke up to an easier start than I was expe... Read more
Gratitudes: family dinner out, feeling better, no real winter yet.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015      3 comments

My son and I took my husband out to Perkins for his birthday dinner. We had good dinner conversation and played a couple of hands of the card game Blink. I feel better physically and mentally today than I have in a long time. Well, actually... Read more
Gratitudes: being a bad movie watcher with my son
Friday, December 04, 2015      2 comments

Though I know it would have made my cinephile husband nuts if he had been with us, I really enjoyed watching the second Harry Potter movie with my son this afternoon. We spent more than a half hour, beyond the normal runtime of the movie, togeth... Read more
Gratitudes: Fargo, homemade shake and bake, learning and teaching about living with depression
Thursday, December 03, 2015      4 comments

Today I am grateful for: 1) Fargo (the TV series). My husband and I are just blown away by how good the show is. PLUS, we get the giggles, because we catch ourselves actually speaking with the Minnesota accent (even though we don't think we... Read more
Gratitudes: Empire Earth, discovering my gall bladder, several crises averted.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015      2 comments

I am always grateful for a fresh new month. I am planning to be gentle with myself for the next 30 days. I know it has been a while since I posted my gratitudes, so tonight is one of those catch-up entries I do sometimes. I am grateful for... Read more
I'm not going to be around for a while.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015      6 comments

There has been a crisis involving a young person in my extended family. (My husband and my children are fine.) Many of you know that I've been mostly estranged from my birth family for a little over a year. Navigating the emotions involved here ... Read more

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