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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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

Guest post, Mental Health, mental illness

Guest Post: More Than Just My Phobia

I have a really special post today: my friend Lauren of I'm Fine, Stop Asking, has written this for my blog. I think Lauren is a gifted writer and has so much to share, so I feel blessed to include this post among mine and share her work with you guys! We have tons in… Continue reading Guest Post: More Than Just My Phobia

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 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, 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

Blogmas, Family, Marriage, Mental Health, mental illness

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

Blogmas, Family, Marriage, Mental Health

Blogmas 10: Tree Décor

In yesterday’s post, I talked about decorating the tree. But this is a relatively new thing for me. We got our first full-sized Christmas tree just a couple of years ago. Before that, we had a three-footer with miniature ornaments and tiny round lights preloaded on by my grandma, who gifted the whole tree to… Continue reading Blogmas 10: Tree Décor

Blogmas, Family, Marriage, Mental Health

Blogmas 5: Christmas Traditions

In yesterday’s post, I talked about some Christmas-y traditions that I uphold in my adulthood. Since I’ve been an adult living with my husband, Christmas Eve has become almost more fun to me than Christmas day. I love the traditions we’ve put into place together, such as we always go to church on Christmas Eve… Continue reading Blogmas 5: Christmas Traditions

Blogmas, Family, Marriage, Mental Health, mental illness

Blogmas 4: Stockings

In yesterday’s post about my pup, I wrote about my dog’s stocking. Today, I'm going to talk about stockings. Growing up, we had stockings, and they always contained little things: usually candy and an orange. I could always see the bulky orange lump through my smaller stocking. I have learned that an orange was a… Continue reading Blogmas 4: Stockings