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…

Smarty Pants

When I registered my domain on WordPress, I was asked to enter in a user name.   I’m not good at coming up with clever names; I named my dog Olivia, so that tells you something. I tried to come up with a name that fit the content of my blog; however, I didn’t have a clear vision of what I was…

Fighting Boredom

Due to an over-active mind and a pesty case of generalized anxiety disorder, I bore easily.  Not because I have nothing to do, and not because I’m not doing anything.  I can be working hard on a project at work or reading a deeply moving book, and I can become bored.  I seem to require…