For the first time in nearly two years, I actually deposited money into my savings account! Two years ago I unexpectedly quit my job. I did that without any real idea of what I would do next. I didn't plan it. I didn't think about the next step. I didn't pause. I didn't overthink it. I just quit. It's the first time in a long time that I've done something that impulsive. … [Read more...] about I deposited money into my savings account!
Have you ever looked at a Magic Eye image? At first all you see is this colorful burst of random dots. But if you stare at it long enough, an image emerges .... hidden in plain sight. One moment it's dots and the next moment this figure pops out, clear as day. These days I feel like everyone else is seeing the dots while I see the image. I can't stop seeing the image. And … [Read more...] about I still want to believe in the Dream
David is my youngest sister Arianna's baby (also Tomas'). He is 10. He is beautiful. Like his cousin Adam (my other nephew), he has dimples and a killer smile. He is brilliant in a Sheldon-from-Big-Bang kind of way. Yes, that is a little scary. He never reacts the way I expect. He hasn't grown out of that, I don't expect he ever will. … [Read more...] about Meet the cast: David
My niece Alicia has always reminded me of a cat. She doesn't want to cuddled or hugged, but she does want to get her way. She's been that way since she was a baby. She's Linda's oldest child, but I have often said that she should have been Arianna's child instead of Linda's - she's too much like my youngest sister to discount the similarities. Oh, well… I've stopped hoping … [Read more...] about Meet the cast: Alicia
I hate the word "Diet." I hate that I use it. I hate that I invoke it like a prayer that I'll be happier. I want the word to disappear. I want my desire to use it, to actually embrace it to go away. I want to stop thinking that if I do it, if I actually succeed this time, that something will change. I want to stop wanting it. Stop wanting to look like the others. Stop … [Read more...] about Starting to think about the “D” word again