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Hi. Remember me?

Hi. Remember me? Remember that tightness in your chest? Right below your collarbone? The one that makes you feel like a baby elephant is sitting on you? The one that whispers from deep inside that you are just not good enough? The one the takes all of the stuff that scares you and lays it … Continue reading Hi. Remember me?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Today I am thankful for my home, which every single day is becoming more and more the shabby chic home of my dreams! I need a bigger pot for it, but for as long as I have been a plant parent, I have dreamed of welcoming of Monstera into our family of green … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

I am a hypochondriac.

I am a hypochondriac. I am a malingerer. I am a wuss. I am weak. I am always sick. I am always whining about pain. I can’t cope with life. I have a delicate disposition. I suck at life. I don’t try hard enough. I am lame. I am a worry wart. I am a … Continue reading I am a hypochondriac.

Housework isn’t all bad…

I hate housework. Like HATE it hate it. I have never understood when I talk to people who say that cleaning relaxes them. To me that’s like saying “I don’t go to the spa. I find it much more soothing to sit stab myself in the eye with a fork”. What I do like, though, … Continue reading Housework isn’t all bad…

It’s 3AM… He Must Be Lonely

It’s 3AM he must be lonely. And if you didn’t sing that in your head, you clearly did not steal your brother’s Matchbox20 CDs in high school. #blackcats #blackcat #catstagram #blackcatsofinstagram #blackcatsofig #timon #disneycats #disneycat #raggedyman #matchbox20 #3AM #kalidesautelsreads #furbaby #furbabylove

Both and Neither

This is me this week -Pic 1 -dressed up for work and smilingPic 2 - following a doctor’s appointment In pic 1, I am feeling great and ready to take on the world. In pic 2, my hair is matted, I’m in my sweats and I am not ready to take on anything at all. … Continue reading Both and Neither

Today was weird

Today was weird. Today I didn’t do well with anesthesia. Today I felt confused and disoriented. Today I wish that I had had a hand to hold. Today I should have asked for support. Today a simple procedure snowballed into a painful, confusing, disorienting situation. Today I lost my words. Today I worried about loved … Continue reading Today was weird

Orange Shirt Day 2020

Posted @withregram • @kalidesautelsreads Posted @withregram • @morning.star.designs Every Child Matters 🧡. “Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind. A discussion all Canadians … Continue reading Orange Shirt Day 2020

COVID Test Came Back Negative, But He Is Still Staying Home.

This kid’s COVID test came back negative, thank goodness. He has his usual back to school cold/flu. I feel like it bears noting that he got sick regardless of following the safety guidelines that were mandated to schools for Fall. He wears his mask, he washes his hands, and he is in a classroom as … Continue reading COVID Test Came Back Negative, But He Is Still Staying Home.

Things I Seem To Have Missed The Memo On

I am less than three years away from my 40th birthday. This puts me smack dab in the middle of middle age. I am too young to be old, but much too old to be young. I am finding myself thinking lately about all the things that I should know or know how to do … Continue reading Things I Seem To Have Missed The Memo On