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50 word Thursday: Relapse

I'm trying something different this week, in an effort to kickstart my fiction brain. I'm joining the 50 word Thursday challenge hosted by Tales From the Mind of Kristian and Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith. Thanks to both of you for hosting this, it was a great simple challenge to stretch my writing muscles. If… Continue reading 50 word Thursday: Relapse

Book recommendations, chronic illness, mental health

Depressed? Read this book!

Not much to report here, except that the gnomes and ogres are still having their dance party. I've just tried to stay busy doing jobs around the house when the energy permits, getting outside every day, reading a ton and binge-watching Outlander in anticipation of season 4 coming out on Netflix. I started reading a… Continue reading Depressed? Read this book!

chronic illness, life, mental health, MS

Happy New Year: sponsored by gnomes, ogres and a wise ass

Here we are at the beginning of another year. 2018 was supposed to be a stellar year for me because of my birthday magic - I turned 48 on 8/8/18. Bought my 8 lottery tickets and everything but alas, no millions here. Overall, it was a great year, though. I have so much to celebrate… Continue reading Happy New Year: sponsored by gnomes, ogres and a wise ass

life, mental health

Hiatus for the holidays

It's December!! I hope this time of year brings you peace, hope and happiness. The holidays can be difficult and even traumatic for many people. If you struggle to find the joy in the season, my wish for you is that you can find some small joy in each day, and take it one day… Continue reading Hiatus for the holidays

music, reading, writing

The World According to Garp and John Prine: Double whammy kismet

It's strange how you make a simple choice, then the universe sends you signs that it wasn't a simple choice at all, there is a reason you made the decision you did. Kismet. In the summer, I mentioned to my husband that I wanted to read The World According to Garp by John Irving again.… Continue reading The World According to Garp and John Prine: Double whammy kismet