The Evasive Sleep

Sleep has evaded me this weekend.  No matter how tired I feel – how much my body is saying, “sleep will make you feel better” – my mind, I’m guessing, is keeping me awake.  I end up sleeping in fits and starts, then find myself awake for several hour stretches in the middle of the…

Wrapping Up The Day

It did not feel like a Tuesday – it felt like much later in the week. Tonight, I took The Kid to the NWSL semi-final soccer game.  This was the game to decide who the Portland Thorns would play in the finals on Saturday.  It was a fun game to attend.  If anyone watched on…

One Goal Beyond

Regular readers of my blog know that this time of the year can involve soccer.  Okay, most of the summer can involve me talking about soccer.  Just not men’s soccer – women’s professional soccer or the NWSL.  Specifically, I like to talk about the Portland Thorns which is my favorite team.  This season, I must…

An Interesting Turn of Events

He had mentioned that a friend’s mom had dragged him to thrift shops, and he found he enjoyed it.  Did we know of any, he asked.  At the time, we mentioned we knew of a few places.  Could he come along next time? Sure, we promised. Then that was that.Fast forward to last Saturday. I…

Cows, Meditation and Self-Care

I think this summarizes well my mental process today – trying to be meditative about this transition.  Breathing – reminding myself to breathe – and at the same reminding myself to let myself feel shit – even if it isn’t shit I want to feel.  My dad called me about noon today to see how…

And then there was one….

I remember reading a parenting book while I was pregnant about attachment parenting.  The line that stood out was “if done right, your child will want down – want to explore – and do it because they know you will be there when they need you because you have always made them feel safe.” That…

A Rough Day

Today was such a mixed bag at work. I spent the first part of my day settling down my cohorts. The middle part of my day was talking to people concerned I’m going to leave. The latter part of my day was squashing the rumors that my cohort, then I, will be fired soon. Just…

An Emotional Hangover

I feel like I have a hangover from life this week. It started off crazy – a come-to-Jesus-meeting with the staff and the owner of the company.  A confrontation between my boss and a cohort during a meeting the next day.  Another confrontation between my boss and the same cohort the next day during another…

A Productive Day

Today was a productive day.  While I didn’t get everything I would like to get done, done – I did get some things done. Got through about 400+ photos from the kink party.  I went thru and got the set to edit down to 130.  I edited them all as low light requires me to…