December 11: brain overload

My brain has been rushing a lot lately - like, my thoughts are flying through my mind at such a fast speed that I can't really keep up with them. They are pretty random lately, too. More random than normal. For example, if I've done anything awkward or embarrassing or "wrong" to any of you,…

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December 10: dramatic readings by 9 year olds

My daughter is reading her picture books to me as dramatically as possible. Right now, she is reading Pig the Pug books to me with more energy than seems possible. I wish I had that kind of energy ever, let alone at 9:45 at night. She has great potential as a speech team member in…

December 9: being a mom

I don't have the time or energy to really get into all the things I'm thinking about, but today was my oldest kid's 14th birthday, so I've been thinking about being a mom and all that goes into that. A lot of being a mom is kind of forced onto us by society. I try…

December 8: exhausted

The sun hasn't been out in ages and it seems to be getting to me. Tonight I laid down and promptly began to sleep... and dream about weird things: I dreamt I was pregnant again, I dreamt I was stuck in space (that was no doubt thanks to the new Avengers trailer). All of this…

December 7: Hmong New Year and Birthday Overnights

Annika was in Hmong Cland this fall and winter, so she performed in a fashion show tonight at her school's Hmong New Year's celebration. We focused on throwing out all the bad things from the last year and opening our hearts and minds to positive new changes. Then we had a delicious meal with the…

December 6: Taking meds

I take medication for depression and ADHD. These two conditions are comorbid in a lot of people, even though there hasn't been causation shown either way (as far as I know). I have been had depression for as long as I can remember, but it got really bad after I was pregnant the first time…

December 5: staring at a blank page

It's hard to write every day and try not to be repetitive. Sometimes, nothing new comes up. Sometimes I am just generally content and things are going pretty well for the most part and I just don't have much going on in my mind. I mean, don't get me wrong, there's stuff going on up…