Does depression and anxiety suck? Heck, yes.

So, yeah. I'm having one of those days. As someone who was diagnosed with depression in my early 20's and generalized anxiety disorder in my 30's, there is nothing worse than when someone tries to "fix" me with all the things I've already done or tried to do a million times.  The following statements/questions irritate …

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Beauty: Nude by Nature

A little while ago, I made my way into my local Shoppers Drug Mart to buy a replacement brush for the makeup I was using at that time (Pur Minerals).   Here's what the brush looks like: The very first brush I got was included in the starter makeup kit, and I loved it.  The bristles …

Teenagers are A**holes

My step-daughter started high school this past September and in 2 months has become a completely different person.  I'm being told by friends that have already passed (and survived!) this milestone, that this is completely normal. This may be normal, but it's annoying AF to me.  We used to share the house with a bubbly, …

Deserving of a Blog Post

Whether a TV series is good or not is subjective, I know.  Everyone has their unique tastes and preferences.  Personally, I love binge-watching a good comedy TV series, whereas my hubby hates watching any comedy shows for more than 1.5 episodes.  (WHAT?!?!) If you're looking for a great comedy TV series to binge-watch, or just …

Slump hiatus…

After that last post, I'm doing what I always do after a blogging hiatus:  remember why I do like doing this and a million post ideas come flooding back and I want to get them all down before they leave my head and I forget about them. I've always liked crafts.  I always wished I …

Patience…a new approach?

Today, I thought I would try something different and be patient with myself. All the blogging attempts I've made have all ended up the same way: Think of clever blog name Choose theme Make posts consistently (for a few days, weeks...you get the idea) Stop posting Forget I have a blog Remember I have a …

A Guilt Trip Like No Other…

My relationship with my mother is in a much better place today than it was, say, 10 years ago.  But, my mother has a certain "gift" whether it's conscious or not, she's always been able to lay on a good guilt trip. After my first divorce, it was all "Your dad and I totally support …