Category: Life

Shunning The Sun for The Storm

Painting also kept me busy.

Four more days to go until I finally get in for my behavioral health appointment. It’s been a month of doing pretty much anything I could to keep my head above water.

Knitting like crazy. I lost track, finally, of how many hats I made, and even moved on to knitting one with some gorgeous …

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Adjusting

more blood work

Friday was my first full day on meds, thanks to winter finally arriving Thursday and trapping me at home. Remembering to take this drug twice a day, that drug once a day, plus an iron supplement at some point, and my Zyrtec somewhere in there, too, is a tad…much. So I am currently utilizing the …

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And Then, I Broke…

Does Olaf really give warm hugs?

I was well on my way to breaking for months now.

With the cocktail of medications I was prescribed for treating my chronic pain and muscle spasms in my lower back and left leg, my head had become quite…out of sorts. I’ve become less social, knowing I don’t always have the energy to fake the …

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The New Normal: Women’s March on Hartford, Connecticut

Women's March on Washington sister rally in Hartford, Connecticut

The older I get, the harder it is to stick my head in the sand and pretend life can go on, status quo, and that everything is okay.

Because everything is not okay.

You’ve probably noticed by now that I haven’t posted a single recipe since late November. The one lonely post that was delivered …

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Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale: Fiction or Not Too Distant Future?

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

I haven’t written a book review in a long time. For a while, I participated semi-regularly in From Left to Write, a virtual book club where we would read the same book and, instead of treading down that familiar path others take, we used the book as a jumping off point for a post. No …

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What’s Happenin’, Hot Stuff?

What kind of girls' weekend doesn't include cocktails? This is the Hemingway from Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill in New Haven, Connecticut.

Just days away from my birthday–and with the celebration already in full swing–it doesn’t seem all that crazy to borrow a Long Duck Dong gem from Sixteen Candles for this post. Although there will be a lot more than 16 candles on my cake this year, and I am NOT sorry for that! I’ve moved …

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A trip to NYC to see the new Ratchet & Clank movie!

My family and I were invited to a premiere for the new Ratchet and Clank movie in NYC! #ad #ratchetandclankmovie #sk

On a recent Saturday morning, my family and I boarded a train in Katonah, New York, to chug along to New York City. This was no ordinary day-trip, however. On this day, we were on a mission–to attend an advanced screening of the new Ratchet & Clank movie!

For those who aren’t familiar, …

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Giving Back: Donating Blood

post-blood donation cookies and juice

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are …

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When The Demons Appear, There Is No Hope

Struggling with Demons, aka Depression

The last few days are lost on me. They slipped by, unrecognizable in my hazy gaze, obscured by the fog in my head that would not let me see the world for what it is, but only as that dark, heavy presence pressing down on me. I was stuck in the demons’ grasp and the …

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Travel Transformations

Sun and Moon pyramids at Teotihuacan

I have a creepy confession to make: at the beginning of this year, when I was busy not making resolutions, but thinking about what I wanted for the 365 days ahead, I picked one word–travel–and decided to focus on that. Little did I know that it would, in fact, turn out to be the theme …

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