Life is: Thinky

This category consists of life stories, writing, ideas I think about and want to explore.

I’ve Made Every Single Blogging Mistake …

Sometimes people ask me how long I’ve been blogging, and after I slap them for being impertinent, I tell them 8 years. That fills me with a mix of pride and embarrassment. Pride: I’ve been blogging for a long time…

Lifewhack: How to Tell Your Man You …

It’s that time of month and you’ve just endured a week of non-stop cramping and gnawing on chocolate blocks. The floodgates have opened. Two reasons to rejoice are that you aren’t pregnant, and you can count down the days until…

Pretty

I like beautiful things, which is why I stare at myself in the mirror most of the day, petting my face and murmuring sonnets in my mirror ear. Along with liking beautiful things comes a need to live with beautiful things…

One-Day Detox Fail: A Story of 2 Weak …

I have a story for you. I’m always interested in finding out easy ways to eat more healthily, tips for incorporating healthy foods into my family’s diet, etc, but I’m the first to admit that we have only a so-so…

Resiliency and How Kids Save Our Lives

The last day of school and it’s a half day, so I’m sitting in a Target Starbucks, killing time. I’m in a heightened state- you know when you’re not sure exactly how you’re feeling, but you’re feeling it very strongly? And…

Rediscovering My Very Dumbest Self

Moving is a great time to change. Little changes like adopting a new habit, or breaking a different one can sometimes be made almost seamlessly as you are already in the “everything is new” mindset. Sometimes you can even spring…

Creative House Hunting

Yesterday Christian and I spent 5 hours driving around with a stranger. She was a nice stranger, and not exactly a total stranger, as I had contacted her about showing us some houses. I just broke out in a cold sweat…

Consistency is My 2016 Keyword

I recently read about the idea of having a word that you keep in mind for the year. This is a much easier concept than making resolutions, or even goals (although I’m trying to focus on concrete goals this year.) Basically,…

The Relief of Super-Purging

The day after Christmas, I had an eyelash so wedged up in my eyelid that no amount of poking, washing, blinking, stomping, swearing, or kicking my husband did the trick in removing it. 2 hours later I told the eye doctor…

Let’s Be Nice

I am writing this post as a plea to my fellow humans who shop in stores. Sometimes we all need reminders to check our condescending attitudes before we step foot inside the store, so I hope to make a little…

Of Hearts and Pee and Warm Children

Sometimes we all have a day that we wish to share with others. It’s called, “storytelling”, and “writing therapy”, and “crying for help”. It benefits the writer because she needs to work through it to make sure it really happened,…

When Doing the Right Thing Leaves you …

We saw the flash of a brindle dog shooting across the street and down the park path. Christian and I were driving home from Target, juuuuust about to turn into our driveway. It made me happy how happy the dog…