I was talking to my brother a couple of weeks ago while he was in the doctor's waiting room. He and my parents share the same family doctor and as luck would have it, they had appointments scheduled back to back! My brother hasn't seen my parents in a very long time, not as long … Continue reading Oh, well i guess they’re still alive than!
No-one, today, dampens my light, my potential, it’s me. We do it to ourselves. When we’re ready to take responsibility for our own lives, we stop blaming others for screwing up our lives. I couldn't agree more! If you read nothing else of this piece I hope you go away with at least that on … Continue reading (Re-blog) Retiring My Emotional Armor — A Fish Named Karen
Sometimes I look around at the world and I wonder. With the things that get posted and the pictures that people make public, I wonder how much of it really is 'for myself'? That's what people say, 'I'm doing it for me' .... but I wonder. If you take away the 'likes', the comments and … Continue reading Doing it for me?
I'm not a religious person. That's not to say that I don't believe in something greater than myself, I just don't believe in what mankind has turned it into. I don't believe in hurting others, starting wars and bashing and belittling in the name of religion. Those things are done by narrow-minded and greed filled … Continue reading Music – Christmas time 😀
I don't know if the name of this site is a dead give away or if most of you are only guessing or ignoring it all together! LoL I always pick my words carefully and most often they mean more than just 'a word' that fits. I chose to name the site nijntje's Babadook … Continue reading Ah, the babadook
I just read a post from a fellow blogger about triggers. I understand what happens quite well, I lived with them for years. I had a tiny bit of a reminder yesterday but I'm glad to say I quickly side-stepped it and moved on, mostly. Obviously I still remember but it's not something I'm dwelling … Continue reading At the oddest moments
This month has been a 'tough' one for many reasons. The boys both doing online summer school and neither of them really wanting or trying. That leaves a lot of 'heavy lifting' in the motivation department for mom. Me not working, which you would think was a great thing, but I haven't been able to … Continue reading Always on my mind ….
Today is the second anniversary of my Gramma's passing. She suffered with Alzheimer's (Dementia). I have been wanting to write about this for most of this month but chose not to because I was trying to be sensitive to the needs of others. A few of you might see the irony in that statement now. … Continue reading R.I.P. Gramma
i write to get out my frustrations, i write to help put ideas together in my head, to slow them down just a bit so that they can completely register. i write to leave my worries and stress behind, i write to keep sane. BUT I don't write everything about my day. I felt the … Continue reading I write …
I love my children, I don't regret having them and I don't blame them for anything. We have had plenty of hard times but plenty of good ones too. Don't misunderstand what I'm trying to say here. Everywhere I read about moms excited and fulfilled by having children and raising them and being moms. The … Continue reading Truths no one wants to hear.