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Learning to Communicate
Monday, January 13, 2020      1 comments

I took four years of French in high school. Our teacher, a little red-headed Israeli-American who spoke roughly a dozen languages, asked me once, "When learning a language, what are the first words and phrases you should learn." I thought I... Read more
Give and Take
Tuesday, January 07, 2020      3 comments

Checking in. Not as often as I'd like but I'm doing it. Bent my glasses today and can't wear them so bear with me. Any typos spellcheck misses will likely be missed altogether. I had nearly three days of awesome. I woke up a few days a... Read more
The Continuing Stoooory...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019      3 comments

...of PIGS IN SPAAAACE...ahem...er...I mean life with the semi-functional brain. It's December. My favorite month of my favorite season. No matter what winter haters may say, it has never just the holidays (or the fact that both my birthd... Read more
Smudged Slate, Not Clean
Friday, November 29, 2019      3 comments

An update for "where I am now" tracking and an insight to how Brain Injury is affecting me. ... Read more
Broken Brain Days
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      2 comments

The tournament on Saturday...the grocery store on Sunday. Such little things I used to take for granted. Now I'm still feeling a setback in heightened symptoms on Wednesday! I was two Tylenol in before 11am! Those who know me well know that ... Read more
A Good but Busy Week
Sunday, September 08, 2019      2 comments

I know this week was very busy. I know I went to town more often this week than last (I will not be allowed to even attempt to reinstate my license until a doctor clears me which means at LEAST November when I see the new neurologist for the fi... Read more
One Step Forward...
Thursday, August 29, 2019      3 comments

So done today. In spite of all the good things going on in my life right now: Elsa settling well into HS and rocking it on the volleyball court and FINALLY getting orthotics for horrifically overprinted ankles at 14, my relationship with hubby ... Read more
Trying to Balance on So Many Levels.
Thursday, August 22, 2019      1 comments

Okedoke. Time for a check in. Most of this is just trying to keep track of what I'm feeling when. So much is focused on balance right now. So many types of balance to, well, balance. Yes, some of it is the basic physical type. I have... Read more
"Look on the bright side." ≠ "There is no dark side"
Thursday, August 15, 2019      1 comments

Sorry if this comes off catty. It is a frustration point. I am so tired of being told I'm too negative all the time for talking about the struggles I'm facing. Is a good chunk of what I talk about, online and off, to do with my TBIs and ch... Read more
Until I Can
Monday, August 05, 2019      1 comments

The frustration of being freaking nonfunctional. I can do this because I can touch type (I don't have to read it or look at what I've typed) but the thinking part takes forever. I'll say it again: STUPID CONCUSSIONS! For those friends ... Read more
Detached and Disjointed and Plowing on Through.
Thursday, July 25, 2019      1 comments

Part of being post TBI is having moments, days, or even longer where you feel like you're watching your life and, really, the rest of the world go by without being connected to it in any way. Depression comes with it quite often. Taking little ... Read more
Two Steps Forward...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019      2 comments

It can't all be good. I knew, going into this "retired from education" thing that it wouldn't be easy. I knew self-publishing one book and the possibility of commissioned pet portraits wouldn't be anything close to guaranteed income. Heck, th... Read more
Moving Forward
Friday, July 12, 2019      0 comments

Yesterday I took the last of my things out of the last of my classrooms. While the part of me that is enjoying the hopeful excitement of moving into a path that is based solely on me and my creativity made sure I showed up to do that with brigh... Read more
New and Exciting (aka Terrifying) Beginnings
Thursday, June 27, 2019      2 comments

It's been coming a long time. I spent 16 years living and loving the world of elementary and middle school education. I have been a librarian, a yard duty supervisor, a substitute teacher, an art teacher, a music teacher, a choir director, a s... Read more
Necessity is the Mother of Invention
Tuesday, June 18, 2019      0 comments

...and Desperation is sometimes the Mother of Motivation. I am apathetic and lethargic. I am suffering from sleep deprivation due to RLS which was worsened by daring to exercise yesterday (no doc, I'm not just avoiding it because I'm feeli... Read more

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