Family, Marriage, Mental Health, mental illness

Epic Night for Free

Last night was epic. My husband and I cooked dinner together: hot dogs with bread (for him) and ketchup, generic box macaroni and cheese, and canned corn and green beans. I joked about how we were enjoying Poor Man’s Supper, since all of those things are so inexpensive, and not very healthy. We watched some… Continue reading Epic Night for Free

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Happy Birthday, Grandpa: Adventures in Gardening

Today would have been my grandpa’s birthday. It is precisely one week after mine, so it’s easy for me to remember. I have fond memories of my grandpa’s time with me – he was patient and kind, and he taught me to drive. My grandpa and grandma used to live on a farm in a… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Grandpa: Adventures in Gardening

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When Self Care Means Medication

Blogmas is over! It has been almost two weeks since Christmas and I took a bit of a blogging break. I’ve still been writing, but more personal things. Life has been going pretty good, but I have been pretty anxious. Something happened recently with my family. I was at a restaurant celebrating my brother and… Continue reading When Self Care Means Medication

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Blogmas 23: Minimalism and Re-Gifting at Christmas

In my husband’s large family, we choose not to buy gifts for everyone. We always play a couple of games, one with his mom’s side and one with his dad’s. These games can be very fun to participate in, which I did today. However, I typically end up with something that is not very “me”.… Continue reading Blogmas 23: Minimalism and Re-Gifting at Christmas

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Blogmas 21: Santa: Do You Believe?

I have considered parenting decisions a lot, especially considering I am not a parent. Something I’ve thought about is Santa. I used to be ambivalent, and then I was adamantly sure I wouldn’t let my kids buy into the idea of Santa. Today with my class, we visited a Santa. Seeing these kids and how… Continue reading Blogmas 21: Santa: Do You Believe?

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Blogmas 16: The Best Gifts I’ve Ever Received

In previous posts, I talked about gifts I would like to give and receive this year. I have received a lot of gifts in my time. From my childhood, I remember two absolute favorites. One was a bicycle. I was so excited! I remember that it was on my birthday, actually, which fell on a… Continue reading Blogmas 16: The Best Gifts I’ve Ever Received

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Blogmas 15: This Year’s Christmas Newsletter

In yesterday's post, I talked about my annual newsletter. Here it is! Greetings & Happy Holidays 2017 from Savannah & Jason ( + Honey) Jason graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and a minor in Business this fall. He repeatedly made the Dean's List and essentially taught himself in his online classes.… Continue reading Blogmas 15: This Year’s Christmas Newsletter

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Blogmas 14: My Christmas Card Tradition

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned how I give out Christmas cards to my favorite people. This is an enormous deal to me! All year long, I weigh things to write about in the newsletter I create in early November. I use a template I created years back, including the categories of Work, Play, Milestones, and… Continue reading Blogmas 14: My Christmas Card Tradition

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Blogmas 11: Familial Celebrations and Accompanied Stress

In a previous post, I mentioned celebrating with family. I love the reduced stress and pure enjoyment that comes with celebrating with my husband and our dog, but that’s not all there is to most holidays, in my experience. Since being a married adult, we celebrate Christmas a few times per year. Once with my… Continue reading Blogmas 11: Familial Celebrations and Accompanied Stress