Marriage

The Saga of the Broken Bed: My Irritatingly Eventful Morning

This morning I woke up at 5 AM to a creaking sound. Weird, I thought. Creak. I rolled over. Creak. My husband, Jason, was peacefully snoring. Creak. It’s the bed. Something is wrong with the bed. I poked Jason. “Hey, wake up. I think the bed is deflating.” Creak. He said, “ehhh,” and rolled over,… Continue reading The Saga of the Broken Bed: My Irritatingly Eventful Morning

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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

Marriage, Mental Health

Adventures in Lawn Care

I used to love mowing the lawn. At least, I remember telling people that. It's possible that I loved bragging to my entitled friends about how I did manual labor that also counted as exercise. I'm not certain why I felt why that was brag-worthy, but that was definitely my MO. I also used to… Continue reading Adventures in Lawn Care

Marriage, Mental Health, mental illness

We Have All the Lights On

I'm in the living room with my husband and we have all the lights on. There are seven lights - three lights with the ceiling fan, one overhead spotlight thing, and three lamps - they are all on. I did not have a good day today. I woke up thinking I need a break. I'm… Continue reading We Have All the Lights On

Marriage, Mental Health, mental illness

On Sleep

Sleep is important to everyone, but in particular to those with a mood disorder. Sleeplessness can a sign of mania, or can lead to mania. Sleeping too much can be a sign that one is depressed. These are common signs, and they are spot on for me. I keep a close eye on my sleep… Continue reading On Sleep

Blogmas, Family, Marriage, Mental Health

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?

Blogmas, Family, Marriage, Mental Health

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

Blogmas, Family, Marriage, Mental Health

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

Blogmas, Family, Marriage, Mental Health

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

Blogmas, Marriage, Mental Health

Blogmas 12: Favorite Christmas Music

I love music. For the majority of my teenage years, I was a firm believer in the sentiment Music=Life. I still cherish music and its healing properties. Listening to, performing, or writing music is a great coping mechanism for me. I wanted to be a singer at one point in my life, and decided that… Continue reading Blogmas 12: Favorite Christmas Music