Category: Depression

  • Some days are just green beans and mustard, and that’s OK.

    This week’s FMF writing prompt is: CONVENIENT What a prompt. My head’s going all over with it. The first thing that comes to mind is convenient food. I hate it. I’m no food purist – more than one dinner has been cold canned green beans dipped in mustard and mayonnaise mixed together. I’m classy like […]

  • Life is better.

    The first FMF writing prompt for 2019 is: BETTER Life is better. It’s full of struggling to balance two jobs with taking care of elderly pets and trying to squeeze some time to live into that life. It’s getting up at 5:00 and going to bed at 10:00 even when I really really try to […]

  • Section 3: Package and Software Management

    This suuuuucks. Three sections to go, and not much of November left. I let myself get pulled into taking care of someone who needs to learn to take care of themself. I’m not doing anyone any favors, here. My ex cried, and told me that, if his girlfriend hadn’t come over last weekend, he “would […]

  • NaNoCertMo: Navigating the System

    I finished the first section, which is meant to take seven days, in five days. This will eventually catch me up in the class, so that I finish on time at the end of November. One down. Five sections to go. Twenty-five days left. I don’t think it’s a surprise that I did this by […]

  • Repeat: The quick, quick version

    This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: REPEAT. Hi. My name’s Jae, and this is my brother Pete, and my other brother Repeat.[note]I had to.[/note] You guys. Holy cow. I’ve taken three run-ups for this OS class, and failed every time. But this time I’m screaming through the class like a Bentley on fire, […]

  • Insane courage, lodgepole pine, and having a voice

    Today’s Five Minute Freewrite prompt is: VOICE I’m not writing today because my voice is not important. My voice got me in trouble when I used it as a kid, and as a wife. My body and heart are quick to remind me why it’s a bad idea. My voice is not important, and when […]

  • Personality defrag

    The Write 31 Days prompt for today is: The struggle is real. What’s yours? For nearly the last two years, I’ve been doing the work of pulling myself together. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a chameleon, and I hate it. There was an art to being safe in my childhood home. […]

  • It’s my first ex-anniversary, and boy are my arms tired

    Twelve years ago today, I made some vows with and to another adult human. The vows were real flippin’ easy ones, and they were the same for both of us. They were so easy, and the ceremony was so fast, that the photographer missed the kiss for the first time in his 50 year career. […]

  • This post was filmed before a live imaginary audience.

    Today’s Write 31 Days prompt is: Audience. I’m constantly trying to sneak things past my own internal censor. She’s a fiend with a massive sharpie. (Sometimes a sharpie is just a sharpie.) I have what my biopsist described as a “nice crop of nodules” on my thyroid. It’s uncomfortable to swallow, talk, and/or breath. Makes […]

  • Sundowners in Whoville

    This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: WHO. I really want to write something about Doctor Who here, but my brain is too tired to be clever. There isn’t enough coffee in the world, after being up most of the night with my Maggie Mayhem cat, who is 18 1/2, and has the occasional […]