Migraine from Hades

I was starting to get the hang of starving each morning. Really, that’s what it was. I decided I needed to read more on exactly how intermittent fasting worked so I could explain to myself why I was putting myself through that every morning. The best...

A closer look at fear

There’s a lot of talk about how there are likely many people walking around shedding this coronavirus without knowing it. They’re asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic or whatever other label they’ve created.  The family has been in this house for 4...

Quarantine 15

I keep seeing memes joking about how we are all sheet-caking and will gain 15 pounds when we get out of this Pandemic Life. I do love a good meme. Until my knee started making that gross dog chew toy noise and my lower spine felt like it isn’t fully connected....

Grieving our Losses

Quarantine. Am I right? HA! In the stages of grief, I believe I’ve completed the course. I’m sure there will be continuing education credits I’ll be forced to endure, but here, in week 4, I have a solid grasp on the mood swing that is Pandemic Life....

Herstory

As I stumbled out of bed and made my daily trek into the bathroom to pee and brush my teeth, I walk by an obscenely large builder-grade mirror over the sinks. So every morning I get a good view of the state of my body through the lens of half-focused eyes and bad...

The Next Right Thing

I’m struggling. I know trying to get to a healthier size is a task that is going to take more time, attention and energy than I probably have to give it right now. But I also know that I don’t like when my wedding ring is snug. Also my lower backache is...