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A frantic summer

In my experience, summer and the winter holiday season are always hectic, even if you don’t have specific plans. Everyone around you has specific plans—family gatherings, vacations, kid stuff, etc.—and the frantic activity from their lives bleeds into yours. I’m totally in that summer frantic place, because 1.) I got a promotion at work and … Continue reading »

Getting through Thursday

My alarm rings. I immediately shut it off and snuggle into my husband’s warm body. Even half-asleep, I can feel the migraine throbbing in my temples. The pain radiates outward to the rest of my head, and all I want to do is sleep until noon. It’s Thursday, the worst day of the week. At … Continue reading »

A Few Ways Out of the Dark

As soon as I make it through one week, another week starts. The things I haven’t done pile up, like dog fur dust bunnies in the corners of my kitchen. I want to tell the world to STOP, please just stop for an hour, a day, so I can rest, sleep, watch stupid television and … Continue reading »

Learning to be kind to myself

“It’s not your fault,” my husband, D.J., said. The night air chilled my fingers. I reached out for D.J.’s hand, but it was as cold as mine. “I said I’d get the work done by tomorrow, and I didn’t,” I said. We stopped at an intersection and waited for the light to turn. Our dogs … Continue reading »