Hello all! This is just to say that if you are here for NaPoWriMo, all my entries are over one my side blog, Rarely Tidy Writings! Thanks, and good luck to fellow participants this month!
We have just had the first truly beautiful and seasonally appropriate day here in my little town in MA, and I am just, ugh, raring to go and ready to Spring clean. The warm weather inexplicably makes me want to clean, organize, and redecorate, maybe because when I'm inevitably feeling gross in the 90+ degree… Continue reading Happy Warm Weather!
I've got -- how to put it -- a complicated relationship with my weight. I fully and wholeheartedly believe in "beauty at any size," "down with diets," all that stuff -- but frankly, growing up fat, it is hard to not internalize negative messages about your body, even if you don't globalize them (i.e., I… Continue reading So It’s NOT Just Because I’m “Lazy…!”
I pulled out my paints again for the first time in a month and had... uh, a difficult experience. I guess it's to be expected; I got on a roll prior to April, and then went absolutely cold turkey for a month, and in my natural urge to jump back in with both feet, got… Continue reading Step Back, Try Something Different
And so it end, yet again. Praises be. So here we are at the end of three challenge month for me, and I've gotta say -- it went worse than I hoped, but better than I expected. I was not thrilled with a number of y poems, but I found something, however small, in each… Continue reading Zip, Zero, Zilch (My Energy Level at the Culmination of #AtoZChallenge)
One of my co-workers had to put on her "mom voice" today at work when addressing the kids, and it got us to talking about tone of voice, and how to effectively get through to kids when they were engaging in problematic behaviors. The topic of yelling came up briefly, with us both agreed that… Continue reading Yelling
First, as with most of these things, I have to admit up front I am far, far from being a master of doing these things. There is a discrepancy between knowing or understanding something intellectually and being able to consistently and effectively apply it to your own life. I will say that I'm trying, and… Continue reading Managing Expectations
Wh-what? Heh, uh, what are you talking about? Surely I wouldn't take an A-to-Z Blog Entry and waste it as a half-assed rebranding of Fri-yay! Hahahahaha, oh, you. How you like to kid. ...Yeah, no, that's exactly what I'm doing. Today was rough. Like, there were some wonderful bright spots, but I had a rough… Continue reading Wasting Time