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.
It's been an insane couple days, guys. I'm trying to pack and get things sorted. I closed on my first house. The stress levels are definitely still running high. But you know what? It's okay. It's going to be okay. I'm glad I've got some awesome peoples in my life to help keep me grounded… Continue reading 224. How to… take a deep breath…again.
'Tis the season, y'all. First of all, I know it's been almost a month since I've updated my blog. Sorry I suck. It's been a bit busy in the real world and things have been hectic, to say the least. I've been dealing with doctors and medical stuff and everything in between. And... I close… Continue reading 223. How to… survive the dark stuff.
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.
Apart from being a whole exploration of the idea of Stockholm Syndrome, Beauty and the Beast was simply just... one of my favorite Disney movies. It was when I was a little girl, it is today, and it probably always will be. I could care less about some of the more controversial ideas attached to… Continue reading 217. How to… hold on to the hope.
So... the house didn't work out. The inspection was the stuff nightmares were made of, and the seller I think was hoping that I wouldn't be smart enough to hire an inspector of my own. He refused to address any of the issues, so I walked away from the deal, and it's back to the… Continue reading 216. How to… give yourself a break.