My Apologies

I wrote a post about a night in my life recently where I made a decision that could’ve had dire consequences. I took that post down. The responses in the comments were very emotional. From fear based to downright anger with many passionate requests for me to seek some additional help, counseling, resources, etcetera. I…

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It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere…

Good afternoon! Just taking a break from packing, as my hubby and I are selling our house and hitting the RV trail soon!!! I experienced my first (of many, this I am sure of), emotional breakdowns yesterday. An ugly cry with a snotty nose! So today … I am welcoming the afternoon with a glass…

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The Heart Remembers What the Head Fights to Forget…

I know it was at some point this week, 15 years ago… I was searching for a flight. (ANY FLIGHT!!!) A flight from Minneapolis to the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. My mother had called me; Kory, my brother, was shipped stateside. He was active USA Army, stationed in South Korea, (incidentally…

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I Almost Lost.

As I sit here, this morning, I need to write about something that makes me feel weak. This results in a feeling of embarrassment and shame. But neither of these feelings are mine to own. What I just went through is a fact of depression, not the exception. While this is still fresh in my…

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I Just Might Break

Today I am beginning this post with the hope of answering my own question. I believe I am struggling with coping. I don’t know if it is the heat? The barometer? My medication? Or is it the overwhelming feeling of dread waiting for my body to flare once again. It is basically a fact with…

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Before I tripped Over a Stone, Fridays, #15

Getting ready to go back to college! I had been to college for a year back in 1986, but I was unsure what I wanted to major in. So I took some time off to work. After four years of working in clinical settings, I knew my best bet was to major in social work,…

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Ample Make this Bed.

I am reposting this in honor of my special “cheeky monkey” who passed away in 2017. Every holiday you are missed and now we remember you on your birthday …the first one without you. Ample Make this Bed by Emily Dickinson is by far one of my favorite poems. Maybe it had such a big…

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My Brother, My Soldier

Kory was 37 years old when he died from a very aggressive form of cancer at the Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio Texas. Kory was a Specialist in the U.S. Army. Kory became my little brother when he was 9 years old, we adopted him from South Korea. Kory was my brother for 27 years…

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Avicii

Avicii dead at 28. Coldplay-A Sky Full Of Stars for Avicii, an excellent tribute. The official cause of Tim Berling’s death has yet to be announced, but he struggled with health issues, namely pancreatitis. He, at one point, while touring, had to be hospitalized to have his gallbladder removed. The gallbladder is a villain of…

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Mind Field Monday

Evanescence is one of my all-time favorite groups. On this Monday, this is definitely a … dedication song… (The hubby and I are fine, this is not his song!)   “I pulled away to face the pain, and I can’t go back the way I came.” ~Kim  

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