Words I Loathe #1: Deserve

Everyone has a few words they can’t stand. “Moist” and “panties” rank high on my list. Ew. Thankfully my oldest knows this, so she uses them often. Yippee. One keeps coming up that bothers me a ton. It’s not the sound of the word, like the two above, but the meaning or perceived meaning. DeserveContinue reading “Words I Loathe #1: Deserve”

I am a Homeowner!!

That house I talked about in Playing Adult outside of Ithaca, NY…it’s ours as of yesterday 😃 I am so excited! So many ideas and plans, and there is so much room inside and outside! I’ve lived in 21ish houses, one ship, and multiple long-term hotels over my 32 years (I get a different countContinue reading “I am a Homeowner!!”

Afghanistan Rambling

I caught myself thinking “at least I don’t have to worry about that anymore” when I heard Marines were being sent back to Afghanistan to assist in the evacuation. I was immediately heartbroken and embarrassed to have even thought those words. I trained for years to go to Afghanistan. I “grew up” into the MarineContinue reading “Afghanistan Rambling”

Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #6: Selfcare(ish)

I’ve been stressed. PTSD, anxiety, kids, anxiety, Marine Corps, anxiety, medical board (taking months longer than it is supposed to), anxiety, home buying, anxiety, marriage, anxiety, housekeeping, anxiety, and a sprinkling of…dare I say depression? Not really sure what that is but it’s bugging me. Today was a “take-a-bath-with-your-kid-while-watching-Scooby-Doo” and “pour Ovaltine on your spoonfulContinue reading “Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #6: Selfcare(ish)”

Balloons, Poop, and Chopsticks

I’ve mentioned in a few posts that my youngest, G, is a four-year-old wild-child. She’s intense. Kid still licks windows and floors. Also chews on sticks and leaves while asking me how airplanes fly and why plants grow big. She’s smart, determined, but defiant to the max. It’s fun and difficult as a parent. FridayContinue reading “Balloons, Poop, and Chopsticks”

Homeschool, shmomeschool!

My mom homeschooled all five of my siblings for at least a few years. It came up regarding me a few times…I vividly remember threatening that I would move in with my dad if I was pulled out of public school 😆 I loved school. When I had my first daughter I swore she wouldContinue reading “Homeschool, shmomeschool!”

Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #5: Wipe the Butts

I love being a mom. Totally my greatest joy. Motherhood is simple—just add all of your raw emotions, jumble them up, and juggle them at full-speed. Occasionally you drop a ball or two and they burst open and everything spills out. Joy, fear, love, sadness, happiness, frustration, anxiety, pride, fulfillment, exhaustion, surprise, amusement, regret, stress.Continue reading “Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #5: Wipe the Butts”

Well, You Failed Therapy

I finished up my Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) appointments this week. I talked a little about it in Milkshakes and Meditation…it was hit-or-miss on days that felt helpful or not, and days that felt rough or not. In the end I was told I “showed some improvements but the results weren’t what they wanted.” IContinue reading “Well, You Failed Therapy”

Playing Adult

I mentioned in Finally a Trip to Ithaca, NY that I couldn’t wait to get back to Ithaca. That happened much quicker than I expected…my MIL came into town last week so Chris and I decided to capitalize on her being here and make a weekend trip up north. There was a house we wereContinue reading “Playing Adult”

Finally a Trip to Ithaca, NY

Took G to Ithaca for a quick trip last week. It’s even more beautiful than I imagined! I still can’t believe I’m going to Cornell! Buying a house is stressful and scary. G and I really like ice cream. I’m totally all-in on this farming thing and I think Ithaca is the perfect place toContinue reading “Finally a Trip to Ithaca, NY”