I choose to live in the midwest because I love the change in seasons. Although, when summer gets here, I question why I deal with the cold every year. I bake in the sun, lounging in my turquoise beach chair, eating a flavor ice, proclaiming, "This is the life! I never want to be cold … Continue reading Seasons of Coffee
It's interesting how we attach ourselves to certain things ("things" defined as a person, place or thing). Sometimes you sense it happening and sometimes it sneaks up on you. This week, my chickens looked up at me with 6 pairs of big brown eyes and asked me to take in an orphan baby mouse that … Continue reading It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Mouse!
I just finished reading comments to a news article. These were the first two paragraphs of the article: A Thursday evening post on the Logan County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page has caused controversy. In the post, the department said it was “replacing their sirens with the National Anthem to force all suspects to stop running … Continue reading Equality…a 4 Letter Word?
My friend, Lindsay, recommended a TedTalk to me recently, Amy Morin's Becoming Mentally Strong. Lindsay is someone that truly believes she can make a difference in the world. She takes steps to change people's lives every day. She doesn't allow herself excuses, and she inspires others to do the same. So of course, if she tells … Continue reading Life Isn’t Fair. So?
An older man in his 80's answers the question, "How are you doing today" with "I'm on the edge of fantastic". The next day, the same question is asked, and he answers "I'm on the edge of superb." Which then led him to question is superb better than fantastic? Although, if you are on the … Continue reading The Edge of Fantastic
I have a unique talent. I produce more than the average amount of ear wax. Rather than it escaping from my ears, it just keeps burrowing further into my ear canals until the world is muffled. Ever so slowly little noises disappear, erased from my sound atmosphere. Then late one night, all of a sudden, … Continue reading Sorry Not Sorry
How many of us are guilty of self-sabotage? Maybe none of you, but I'll raise my hand. I have a fairly normal, even keel personality until I don't. This weirdness takes over and I fall into this quiet, hunched over, sad sack that has no confidence. I can't understand why people like me, and I … Continue reading Sabo*(tage)
"A train of thought tracks life differently in time due to moments of personal expression." I keep reading this quote over and over, trying to figure out what it means. I suppose one option is it means nothing. Someone fit some words together that sounded cool, but really didn't expect for it to mean anything. … Continue reading Jumbled Up Decipherization
I did not write a post last week. I have lots of legit excuses, but really I was sort of excited to skip a week because nothing too crazy has happened lately to inspire me with a creative topic. I've been relatively content. I have also been super wrapped up in my final project for … Continue reading A Thank You from the Obsessed
A couple weeks ago I had lunch with a good friend of mine. When I parked the car, I pulled into a parking spot relatively easily and thought even if people parked on either side of me, I would be able to get out because I could just pull out at an angle, no problem. … Continue reading Parking Impaired