Photo Bomb!

Now I can't find it posted yet, so you're going to have to take this on hearsay, but I photobombed a video for our local tech school (in which buildings I work) today. I was buying caffeine (for the fifth time, did I mention I didn't sleep well?) and inadvertently walked out behind the cafeteria … Continue reading Photo Bomb!

The Biggest Difference Between Mania and Depression Is How Clean My House Is

It's no secret that depression often includes a lack of energy and general apathy.  My house often reflects this.  My husband cleans, but when I'm depressed I can barely dress, cook for myself, and attend work, much less do dishes and laundry.  So, while the house isn't impossible, there's only so much my husband can … Continue reading The Biggest Difference Between Mania and Depression Is How Clean My House Is

It’s My Birthday! And my mom’s! And my father-in-law’s! And my boss’s!

Did you know that I'm my mother's birthday present?  I was born six weeks early, just two days after her birthday! So, we've shared our birthdays my entire life, even often having shared cakes. Now, to add to the coincidence, my birthday is the same as my husband's grandfather's, and my mom's birthday is the … Continue reading It’s My Birthday! And my mom’s! And my father-in-law’s! And my boss’s!

Let’s Talk About Tornadoes and This Sudden Abundance of Them

(And my irrational or possibly rational fear of them.) I grew up in Texas from 2nd - 6th grade, before I moved to Wisconsin.  Texas is a wonderful place.  It has amazing food.  Amazing people. Amazing weather. It's part of Tornado Alley. And thus, there are Tornadoes.  (Is this right?  Spell check insists that it … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Tornadoes and This Sudden Abundance of Them

Keto: Tortilla

I'm on a Ketogenic Diet, and it's going wonderfully.  I'm a lot more energetic, and I'm down 20 lbs with no effort at all other than cooking which I  do anyway with our food allergies/intolerances. Best of all, I'm never hungry!  It's ridiculous.  I set a timer to remember to eat. The biggest thing I've … Continue reading Keto: Tortilla

Taking Responsibility for My Actions Despite Mental Illness

So I'm going to put out an unpopular opinion here.  One of the biggest parts of maintaining relationships throughout my mood swings is taking responsibility for all the stupid things I do and say when manic and occasionally when depressed. Because, let's face it.  I may not have been thinking clearly, and I may have … Continue reading Taking Responsibility for My Actions Despite Mental Illness