Mental Illness Sucks The Joy Out

Sucks the joy out of what? EVERYthing. Once, before my husband was medicated and in therapy, I told him that he sucked the joy out of our holidays and special days. I know it sounds awful but we were walking on eggshells and it just seemed like he was being such a jerk. Now IContinue reading “Mental Illness Sucks The Joy Out”

Sweet Sixteen?

One of my daughters is turning 16 this year. How did that happen? Time has been a blur for the past three years for me and I can hardly believe this time has come. I asked her if she wanted a party or anything and she asked me, “Why?” so I did some research andContinue reading “Sweet Sixteen?”

13 Is My Lucky Number

Luck is success or failure brought on my change instead of something you control through your own actions. Some people believe in luck so strongly that they are unable to function if it is “taken away from them”. Others say lucky or unlucky without much thought out of habit. Is luck different than fate? IsContinue reading “13 Is My Lucky Number”

Independence Day Makes Me Anxious

July 4th is right around the corner. I have watched firework sales tents pop up here and there. I will say, this year there are not as many and I’ve heard whispers that it is hard to get fireworks this year. I, for one, am glad. I know, I know I’m no fun. I’m sorry.Continue reading “Independence Day Makes Me Anxious”

Father’s Day

I always thought that there were too many holidays in the US. Then I found out with the recent passing of Juneteenth (huzzah!) we really only had 11 HOLIDAYS. All the other ones are observances or “holidays” specific to the state. Only the Federal government has the ability to designate true holidays where people areContinue reading “Father’s Day”

My Love/Hate Relationship With The Beach

You know how you can love someone but also hate parts of him/her/them? My relationship with the beach is the same. My sister and I just scheduled a trip to Carolina Beach for just us girls. She likes going in the summer and I hate the beach in the summer in NC which seems counterintuitiveContinue reading “My Love/Hate Relationship With The Beach”

Memorial Day Is Not a Celebration

It’s Memorial Day weekend! Whoo hoo! Barbecues, an extra day off on the weekend, furniture sales. . .wait, what is Memorial Day? A lot of people are apparently confused about this federal holiday which was previously known as Decoration Day. It is a day of mourning and honoring the military personnel who have died inContinue reading “Memorial Day Is Not a Celebration”

Best Little Beach Restaurant EVAH!

There is a little restaurant we visit EVERY time we get a chance which is usually no more than once a year. The name is simply THE GRILLED CHEESE AND CRAB CAKE. Yup, nothing fancy – just a cozy tiny place off the beaten path that consistently has personable and sweet staff and I canContinue reading “Best Little Beach Restaurant EVAH!”

Mother’s Day Cards

Mother’s Day is next month so I made a lot of cards for family and friends. I usually do not send Mother’s Day cards to this many people but the last two years has been tough and I felt that moms needed an extra “shout out” so I made a list of my favorite momsContinue reading “Mother’s Day Cards”