A giant has addled my brains

Every day I wake up and there is a giant outside my room.  He picks me up and shakes me for about 10 minutes, then he sets me down and spins me around a hundred times before letting me go on my way.   I stumble and stagger my way through the day, speaking incomplete sentences […]

Oh, I’ve been writing up a storm

I haven’t given up on writing.  I write almost every day.  I just haven’t written anything worth publishing.  Actually, I’ve written a lot of things lately that I am fairly proud of, but there is a storm behind it all and I wasn’t quite ready to bring people into it. I have a lot of […]

Stardate 8,343 – the final voyage of the USS Maxine

Captain’s log ~stardate 8,343~ 3 May 2014 ~ Day 8,343 of the voyages of Maxine the Maxima   Maxine’s final voyage was a few weeks ago on a Saturday evening.  It was a 3 mile round trip to the store for ice cream.  She died getting me safely home with ice cream; bless her.  She […]

The Mortal Coil App

The Mortal Coil App

I keep telling myself, “Its OK if I don’t write, it’s not like anyone is listening.”  Even though I know it’s just a bad excuse to not practice my craft, I accept it anyway and turn on Netflix.  Sometimes though, I just can’t think of anything to write.  Instead of trying, instead of (at least) […]

HSP – Highly Sensitive Person. Sounds about right.

“Wow, you are so sensitive.” Well what a horrible thing to say about someone.  How dare you call me sensitive!  I am strong and bold and can take whatever life throws at me.  Well… that’s not completely true, but I am not weak.  For some reason, whenever I hear the word sensitive I think weak.  […]

I am insufficient

I am insufficient

I don’t mean for this post to be full of self-pity and degradation.  It’s just that something occurred to me recently.  There is a standard that has been requested of me thousands of times in my life, that I have misinterpreted every time.  It’s an expectation that every person has been held to at one […]

Baking isn't really a challenge if it's not gluten free

Baking isn’t really a challenge if it’s not gluten free

I tried a couple new recipes last month.  Sweet things… of course.  Cinnamon rolls and berry cobbler.  They both turned out excellent.  Since I’m pretty new to gluten free baking I like to check out the comments and usually stick to well followed blogs for recipes.   With trustworthy recipe posters I don’t have to worry […]

43 to 8.  Bucket list check mark

43 to 8. Bucket list check mark

From My Bucket List – Watch the Seahawks win the Superbowl – checkidee check check CHECK!!!  It wasn’t even close. I hope that some of the Seahawks come to Vegas to celebrate.  I’m going to carry around a bottle of Hennessy every where I go, in case I run into Marshawn Lynch.  I have it […]

Mountains of sticky tissues and a new car

Mountains of sticky tissues and a new car

I’m back, from the dead practically.  A couple weeks ago I got sick.  Everyone has colds, now so do I… still!  I don’t usually get the cold everyone has except once every few years.  When I do catch it, its gross.  Lots of green stuff and gurgley sounds for weeks and weeks. I got sick […]