I Almost Died Today. Also, Let’s Boycott Tuesday.

Okay, maybe that's a little melodramatic. But I did almost get in a very, very bad traffic accident.  It's the second day of school for the local college, and the young people are frantic in their attempts to find a parking space and get to class on time.  Because it appears that universally, they all... Continue Reading →

But I’m Telling You The Truth…

I wrote yesterday about what the effects would be on a person's psyche after years of constantly getting caught off guard by ADHD-induced information gaps. Which got me thinking.  What triggers have affected my psyche? And it occurred to me then that I have been triggered to feel like I am not a reliable reporter.... Continue Reading →

As It Turns Out, I Was Right

So yesterday I went to my resident ADHD expert (my daughter, who is grabbing her own ADHD by the horns by researching it) and asked her about my theory regarding ADHD and crisis. (That they default to The Excitement Plan whenever possible and, in fact, tend to make it more exciting than it needs to... Continue Reading →

Borrowed Hope

So, my husband and I are going to a counselor.  She is amazing.  Just a little FYI:  If you are having marital difficulties, find a counselor that does EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy). It's different from the run-of-the-mill and it WORKS way better than the usual "communication skills" approach.  Trust me on this. At any rate,... Continue Reading →

Not Actually Alone

I've been feeling alone for years now. Granted, I'm not ACTUALLY alone.  I live in a household of people and pets, and frequently need to invent errands just so I can be by myself in the car for a few minutes and listen to the quiet. But deep down inside, I feel alone. My husband's... Continue Reading →

Honey, I Fired The Kids

So, I'm the Queen of Chore Charts. It was about 15 years ago that I started requiring my children to do chores. It would have been quicker to get the stuff done myself, but I wanted to teach them how to take care of a household so that they would be able to take care... Continue Reading →

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