Happy Thanksgiving, friends! I suppose I should say Happy Belated Thanksgiving, but I've never been one to only celebrate on the day. We're still celebrating at our house and will continue on through the weekend. I hope those of you who celebrate enjoyed your time with your loved ones and had all the delicious foods … Continue reading Gratitude Part 2 – Kickass Single Mom Emma Johnson
I've been absent for some time now. That's not a giant shock to those of you who've read this blog regularly. Allow me to clarify. I haven't been writing much here for at least a year, but more than that I've cocooned, more emotionally than physically but particularly in this online space - a space … Continue reading Gratitude For Those Who Give Me Life on the Roughest Days – Part 1
Friends. We have to talk. I need your help and input. I am knee-deep in my past life - in the form of pictures, wedding announcements, baby bracelets my children wore in the hospital. For the love of Elton John, y'all. It is getting so real in this organizing fiasco that is supposed to make … Continue reading Dealing With All the Past Life Fashizzle.
The visit from the organizer has done a number on my psyche. It's jacked with my zen. Put a damper on my chi. It's been a week, and she left me with what one might call a manageable list. Except it feels like anything but that... I hate lists. Hate them. They don't give me … Continue reading Out With the Old
It's Friday...hello, call me Captain Obvious. I'm welded to my couch and have little interest in separating myself from it. This is the first day of the week where I haven't had to rush out the door first thing in the morning. It's been a busy one with no end in sight. So many thoughts … Continue reading Writing Through the Unpretty
I'm here, writing again. It's going to be painful, arduous, non-flowy. It always happens this way after a break. I haven't been okay for some time now. I mean, physically I'm okay. And really, I'm managing...but I'm far from thriving. The world and the lens from which I view it is that hazy gray color … Continue reading Drastic Measure Time
If I ever get around to posting all the thoughts in my head and notes scribbled in my journal, I won't know what to do with myself. It's been a hectic few weeks as we prep for a new school year while moving boxes out of our old house as we get it ready for … Continue reading So Many Thoughts on a Steamy Friday…
I've mentioned that I have focus issues. I know. I repeat myself regularly. Stay with me. I'll do my best to not bore you with the ALL the hairy details. Recently, I was talking to a friend who's also a busy mom. She takes care of her small farm, runs a business, and is active … Continue reading Smartphone Quandary
Hello, my dear Grief Happens readers. I've missed you! I'm fighting the urge to vomit out everything that's going on in my life. I mean...I want to share, but it feels like too much. Not too much in the normal way that I typically feel like it's all too much, though. This feels heavier and … Continue reading A Quick Check-in…
I'm back! I attempted several drafts...in December...then in January, trying to succinctly sum up last year and offer hope for 2017. But truthfully, I've been a little down. 2016 was a good year for Grief Happens. I posted regularly, saw an increase in views and gained more followers, but for some reason, rather than feeling … Continue reading Happy February!