I thought the week before the inauguration was bad? Ha! This week’s commentary really needs no commentary on that topic, so here are a few items of note from the last two weeks of emotionally related blog hiatus. After years of telling myself that maybe i just wasn’t able to do it, I started… Continue reading Oh, you thought that was bad? Commentary, January 27, 2017
It’s been a rough week. Every time you look at the news, snippets of discouragement float out: anti-vaxxers running vaccine safety, the weather, pre-existing conditions, the demise of basket weaving, forced resignations, blank folders, shake-ups—the list goes on. I’m sick of being sick of it all. This week, I need a break from all that,… Continue reading A Series of Unfortunate News Reports: Commentary, January 13, 2017
Sometimes, things come into my possession because others know that I’ll know what to do with them. I have an array of books, photos, odd tchotchkes, and assorted spices that have all become part of my collections because people say, “Valerie will know what to do with this!” Such was the case with the centerpiece… Continue reading #Make52, Week 1: Split Pea and Ham Soup
As the first week of the year draws to a close, I have much to report.
I don’t really do New Year’s resolutions. When I’m being really honest with myself, I know that I’ll fall off the resolution train just a couple weeks into the year. Anytime thereafter when I think of what grand hopes I had for new habits and a new me, I’ll end up feeling bad about not sticking with it, and I’ll resolve to never make a resolution again. For me, there’s some kind of mental block on making resolutions stick when they’re tied to the new year.