Category: PERSONAL

Hello Monday

I have been using Lightroom for a few days now to edit my photos, since my new camera uses RAW CR3 files, and my older version of Photoshop Elements did not support that specific file, and I really don’t LOVE Lightroom yet. I find it annoying that this program slows down my computer so much, just to edit some light/colors. I am paying monthly … Read More Hello Monday

We went to Yellowstone!

Well our vacation is officially over. My family and I went to Yellowstone and the Grand Teton! We stayed in Island Park, Idaho for 10 days, and traveled up to the West Yellowstone entrance less than 30 minutes away. We had fun in the snow (yes winter hit early), and we had fun sight seeing! This was my first trip up north to those … Read More We went to Yellowstone!

Taking a break from depression – sort of

I can’t choose when I am depressed, but I can decide how I handle the times when I am not depressed. This week has been fairly nice – less depressed. I think my brain is just preoccupied with our upcoming trip to Yellowstone. I am very excited and nervous about this trip. For one, I have never traveled with a dog before. So I … Read More Taking a break from depression – sort of

The new neighbor

Our neighborhood is changing… Earlier this year, both of my neighbors had life altering events… One passed away, so her house went up for sale. And my other neighbor had dementia and was moved to a safer place of living. The first house sold to a lovely woman and her two children. The other house is being redone – to be rented out eventually. … Read More The new neighbor

Regret

I don’t have many fears. I am not afraid of heights, or going too fast. But I fear regretting something for the rest of my life. Making a decision that will live with me forever… you can’t turn back time. I don’t regret many things I have done. I don’t regret meeting my ex…my son’s father. With out meeting him, with out his lies… … Read More Regret

Custody arrangements

I have my son 11 months out of the year, which is amazing. But this month is the one month of the year that he visits his father in Indiana. (We live in New Mexico, so it’s pretty far.) It’s always hard to send my child off to see his father. I appreciate the fact that his father does see him in the summers … Read More Custody arrangements

Don’t let other’s bring you down… just don’t.

It’s irritating when people try to bring you down. It’s even more irritating when you realize you have been letting certain people make a negative impact in your life for far too long, with out speaking up for yourself, or the ones you love. I make it fairly obvious that I suffer from MDD (major depressive disorder) and a social anxiety disorder. Don’t let … Read More Don’t let other’s bring you down… just don’t.

Dealing with Depression

This past month has been full of ups and downs. This past year has been full of a lot of joy, but also some losses as well. Last year we lost my husband’s uncle, and this year we lost his grandma. I am dealing with switching my son over to home schooling, and changes in my work. I work less than part time now … Read More Dealing with Depression

Losing a loved one today

Last week I made a post about having to deal with family stuff, and today things came to an end. My husband’s grandmother passed away at the hospital today. She was one of the first people to welcome me into this family and I am feeling a great loss here. Not only is my friend gone, but my children’s great grandmother is gone from … Read More Losing a loved one today

I am trying IPSY for the first time

I have heard a lot of different things about the company IPSY and their monthly bags, but I wanted to try this for myself . *This is NOT a paid promotion, I bought this monthly bag MYSELF, with my own money and am not being paid for this post* I ordered my first bag in mid-February, and the Ipsy website notified me that since … Read More I am trying IPSY for the first time

Making ramen

Short post tonight. I just got this cook book as an early birthday gift from a friend who apparently knows my Amazon wish list address 😂. (My birthday is March 9) I may blog or vlog me trying to make some recipes. I have never made ramen fresh before but I enjoy going out to eat it. I think this will be fun! Let … Read More Making ramen

Bribing children to be good

I don’t bribe my son very often to be good, not with money or toys, but this week we tried some very cheap bribery. My son saw a cool $1.48 bath bomb at target and wanted it. He’s only 10, so a bath bomb would make taking a bath fun and he promised to be good at school. As you can see from previous … Read More Bribing children to be good

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