Frantically Waiting For The L. Weekend!!!

As I walked down the halls of my office building, I noticed that almost everyone had left early to start their long weekend.  I received emails all day from co-workers informing me of their early departure to attend appointments.  How strange: who books appointments at the end of a work day just before a long weekend?  Or maybe….. they are lying?  Wouldn’t…

Soaking Up The Sunshine

Summer is finally here!  The forecast for this week shows tempatures reaching mid-thirties (86F). We’ve had a slow start to summer this year; so I’m ready to soak up some sunshine. I love summer because everyone slows down to focus on the simple pleasures in life.   Backyard bbq, flip-flops, and sundresses are in store for the next…

A Productive Mistake?!?

Just over a month ago my doctor switched up my anxiety/depression medication.   The first couple of weeks were rough; I felt like I was living in a haze with a terrible headache. By about the third week the haze lifted, and I started feeling pretty good.  One lasting side-effect is my inability to enjoy a…

The Daily Grind — Facebook Style

Time has been on my mind lately.  More specifically, the passing of time.  This is undoubtably part of getting older.  Time becomes more precious when you realize that half your life is already over.  Regrettably, I find myself becoming more and more worried about wasting time. One of the guys from work would answer to that…

I Need Some Reprieve

It’s almost been a year since my best friend told me she was thinking of leaving her husband.  The news suprised me a bit, as she had a habit of bragging about how great her marriage was.  However, I do not judge, and maybe she did all that bragging to try and convince herself.  In…

Music From Dad

Country is not my first choice in music, as a matter of fact, I wouldn’t be able to name a new country song if asked.  However, when I need to fill my soul, I’ll be listening or playing some Waylon and Willie and the boys. Twang music is how some describe Old-time country, and I…

When I Let Myself Dream

If I let myself dream, I see myself in a whole new life.  I picture myself living in a cute little house with the love of my life at my side.  We’d cook together and drink wine under the stars, while listening to some reggae song about being happy.  Our house would be situated right…

A Pair of Boardshorts Tripped Me Up

Who has a “skinny” girl (or guy) outfit hiding somewhere deep in their closest?  You know the one I’m talking about.  Maybe it’s a cute pair of jeans that only fits when you’re at your ideal body weight.  You might pull it out from time to time and tempt fate by seeing if you can…

The Nake Truth of Living Alone

Living alone has it’s pro’s and con’s, but for me mostly pro’s.   There are days when I feel it might be nice to have someone to come home to.  Someone to share my day’s events with, or someone to hold me when I’m  feeling sad.  However, those days are rare.  I like living alone, and I…

Endless Lists and Sticky Notes

To-do lists and sticky notes are a must have in an anxious person’s life, or at least this anxious person’s life.  Everywhere I turn, I’m reminded of something I need to do.  Take out garbage, walk dog, get tires changed over, buy dish soap, pay utility bill, pack gym bag, etc: the list of tasks…

Life, Love, and Forgiveness

Like many people, I come from a split family.  My mom went through a slew of half-wit boyfriends before she met my step-dad.  I was thirteen when they met, and I remember being happy my mom met someone with half a brain (and a job).  He was lived across the border in a town called…

Darkness and Wine

It’s one of those dark, wet, and gloomy days, and the bleak weather has darkened my mood.  I’ll be on my way home in less than an hour, and I’ve already decided to skip my evening workout.  Instead, I will be grabbing a bottle of wine and going straight home.  I know the minute I get…