Life is: Thinky

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

Update on My Alcohol Hiatus

Were you all holding your collective breaths waiting to see how I fared on my 2-week alcohol break? Before I let you know if I made it or not, I’ll tell you a little story. When Christian was going through…

On Cutting Out Booze

I have a complicated relationship with alcohol. I don’t feel I am addicted to it, but I do think my nightly wine consumption is something I need to investigate. I think my problem is more that I am addicted to…

Some Items That Have Happened

Sometimes I feel embarrassed to tell people about what is going on in my life, because it is usually over the top. I don’t want to come across as a dysfunctional family like those so popular on prime time TV…

What I Would Make on a Cooking …

I’m no foodie. One of the first things I like to tell people when I meet them is that I like my steaks cooked well done. Like ALL BROWN, everywhere. That way, they can make a quick decision about whether…

As of Late

Here’s my random post of what’s been going on around Casa Tiny Rotten Peanuts. You shall be enthralled, I’m sure, by the time you get to the end of the post. Mesmerized, even. 1. Most importantly, we scored a new…

On Raising a Creative, Dreamy Child

I’m an easygoing person. Sometimes to the point where I’m sure people want to slap me to see if there’s anything going on inside, but I’ll consider this a positive thing. Lots of noise, lots of people, lots of chatter,…

My Head, My Meds

I wrote about my eye tic the other week, but then got to thinking about how it’s not exactly an eye tic, but more like an anxiety by-product. As it happened, I had a doctor’s appointment a few days later and…

Lifewhack: How to Volunteer in Your Child’…

Yes, doing anything social in public prompts me to have to write about my experiences, but not actual experiences. I always imagine the funniest-case-scenarios when I’m in any situation and it’s really hard for me to keep from bursting out laughing at…

11 More Funny Tweets

It’s time for us all to roll on the floor laughing our respective asses off. I can’t believe how happy Twitter makes me on a daily basis, and here are some gems of hilarious tweets that I have found so…

How to Pick Out a Barf Bucket

Recently we outgrew our barf bucket. Rather, it was used one too many times and it was time to retire it to the landfill and purchase a new one. You do have a barf bucket, don’t you? I’m going to…

The Eye Tic

I hold 100% of my stress in my head. The jaws clench, the neck muscles tense, the mouth doesn’t stay pursed only by sheer will. My eyes! My eyes frustrate me to no end. The weird blinking patterns I endure/cause/loathe and…

Skeletony’s Triumphant Reemergence

Did you become massively attached to stuffed animals or dolls when you were a kid? I didn’t. The end. Just kidding- I really didn’t, but the greatest thing in my life was being included and swept up in the insane…