This week has been rough. I feel like I'm always saying something like that, and sometimes, I find myself wondering when it's going to just stop for a little bit. Sometimes, I bottle it all up because I get tired of having to explain myself, or worse yet, battle that internal struggle of "When is… Continue reading 233. How to… keep it up.
The last couple days, I've had a hell of a time sleeping. The thing is, I think I think the hard part hasn't been dealing with the loss of my friend. In many ways, those of us who knew him also knew this day was coming. He was an amazing man and he'd been fighting… Continue reading 232. How to… reach for the stars.
Okay, y'all, so I wasn't dead, but I've been gone for a hot minute, haven't I? The year got off to a bit of a rough start for me. Covid finally got me, and I've been exhausted dealing with that and stuff in real life, so I had to disappear for a little bit and… Continue reading 230. How to… come back from the dead.
Okay, so... I spent most of the day in bed today. Bad Nova. This morning, when I woke up, my back and my neck were pretty messed up. I assume I slept on a rock, or was teleported to an alternate dimension wherein my mattress was made of pointy sticks. In any case, it's been… Continue reading 229. How to… give yourself a break.
So, Christmas with the family was a little more interesting than I care to detail here, but... I do have a story time to share with you all. See, in the process of my move, I mega-busted my keyboard and found out that the warranty was poof. I then spent the last several weeks longingly… Continue reading 228. How to… start the new year off right.
Y'all... there is not enough coffee in the entire state this morning. Last night was my first night in the house dealing with "oh shit" storms. In Nova-land, I categorize storms in three ways: Level 1 - "Oh, meh." - A minor inconvenience. Sugar dissolves in water, after all. Level 2 - "Oh, my!" -… Continue reading 227. How to… wake up.
You guys, tonight or tomorrow (not sure which) is going to be my first official night in my new house. I don't know how we're going to do it, but that's the plan. I feel like "the plan" always gets kicked in the ass in one way or another, though. But... I'm trying to stay… Continue reading 225. How to… have some patience.
At some point, y'all are going to have to pry all my Halloween stuff out of my cold, dead fingers. I am loving it. This is my favorite time of year for so many reasons, but in large part because you get to see the darker side of creativity on Second Life. It's fascinating (and… Continue reading 222. How to… vanquish the depression monster.
Oh, my gosh, you guys. If all the stars align and nothing explodes and there is literally nothing else crazy that happens, I close on my first house in like nine days. Nine. Days. My house. A house of my own. With four walls and a roof and a yard. In a neighborhood. With kids… Continue reading 221. How to… see through the darkness.
Okay, I couldn't help myself. There's probably a special place in hell reserved just for me based on that title alone, but it's been a long couple weeks, alright? I made myself giggle and that's what counts. So, here's the rundown: I think I'm closing on my first ever house at the end of October.… Continue reading 219. How to… do that voodoo that yoo-doo…