My Top 5 January Reads

You guys, I have a confession. I only read five books last year. For some people, managing to read five books might be a good thing. Or even an improvement, but for me it was a significant step down. I read 36 books in 2015, but last year was the lowest total of books read…

Shades of Gray

So, this isn’t about those shitty books. I you want to know what i thought about them, you can check out my review on GoodReads on them. And, remember folks, a consensual BDSM relationship is not dirty, disgusting, demeaning, rape or assault. Politics have been at the forefront of my mind for roughly the last…

Hi

2016, right? Weird year. From bell to bell. I’m suspicious about 2017. I keep looking at it like you like at the person in your house who didn’t get the stomach flu when everyone else had the stomach flu and you just keep waiting for them to say “Oh, I don’t feel good” because you…

What a Week

Ya’ll I don’t even have a word or collection of words for the past seven days. I’ve felt like I’ve been hit by the flu or a really bad hang over. I’ve been listless. Cranky. Grumpy. I’d say I couldn’t wait for this year to be over, but I can wait for this year to…

Low and Slow Braised Pot Roast with Gravy

I love Sundays in the fall. I always have. When I was a little girl, I’d curl up on the couch and read, blissfully, while my Dad watched Football. I’ll still encourage Big Daddy to put a game on, so I can ignore it with a book. Last Sunday, we were busy. We have two…

This Song

This song has taken up space in my head for the past few days. I’ve always been the kind of person who believed when a door was closed, another would open. Or maybe it would be a window. Or a mouse hole. But some sort of lemonade could be made from nearly any situation. For…

Max and Mom and the Internet

Two and a half years ago, I wrote a blog post that was bout a dog, but wasn’t about a dog.  It was a piece of writing I ended up being fairly proud of, though it certainly isn’t the only one in my time and tenure writing here.  In the past 8 years I’ve written…

The Sad Case of Having Pinkies

Dear Friends, Today, I’d like to talk about an anxiety symptom I haven’t talked about in the past. This symptom is annoying, but mild in comparison with most of my symptoms being so much worse. Let’s talk about those for a minute. Anxiety attacks/panic attack symptoms are hard things. A lot of times they mimic…

Six Days to Go

Six days from now, we will go to bed with a pretty strong idea of who are next President will be. Chances are, before the clock strikes midnight, someone will make a concession speech and the longest, most tumultuous election season in recent history will finally be over. In January, someone new will raise their…