Lacy Reflection in the Powder Room

Unpaid Coronavirus Holiday Art #2

When my grandma was still alive, I used to go and stay at her house sometimes in the summer.  I always slept in her room. Those summer nights, her bedroom was always filled with yellow light from the street lamp but it was filtered through her lace curtains.  I would fall asleep looking at the … Continue reading Unpaid Coronavirus Holiday Art #2

anxiety and depression, panic attacks, attacking anxiety and depression

Review: “Attacking Anxiety and Depression”

In my posts Uh Oh, Fear and My No-Medication Journey to Emotional Health and Well-Being, I briefly mentioned a program called Attacking Anxiety and Depression. When I wrote those posts, my assumption was that this program no longer exists, considering I used it 20-or-so years ago. Along with a workbook, it came with cassettes and … Continue reading Review: “Attacking Anxiety and Depression”

Stuck at Home

Yay. Sort of.

I'm home today, a surprise day off.  I'm home because I'm self-employed and I've lost 2/3 of my clients for the "foreseeable future" because my clients are assisted living communities.  Thank you COVID-19. I just came back from a one-week (very expensive) vacation.  I went to work for a week and now my work has … Continue reading Yay. Sort of.

Wedding Rings

Turns Out I Really Am Selfish

The only other truly significant boyfriend I ever had, decades ago - who has had an enormous impact on my life - once told me that I am selfish.  I don't remember my age at the time - I was 16 or 17 perhaps - but I never forgot that.  For some years, I didn't … Continue reading Turns Out I Really Am Selfish

Borrowed Flowers

Borrowed Flowers

  My granddaughter (5) was painting with me.  She was using my brush in a way I thought might be damaging to the brush, flattening the bristles hard and swirling. At first I tried to show her how to be gentle with the brush, but then I noticed the cool swirly patterns she was making … Continue reading Borrowed Flowers