Can I Be Sad?

I feel guilty grieving. Granted, I feel guilty about most things. It's just who I am. I never want to inconvenience someone or claim what isn't mine. And a lot of the time, I feel like grief belongs to those closest to the deceased. And I've always hated that word—deceased. It reduces the whole person [...]

What Constitutes a Crisis?

November ends now and I just realized this would have been the only month ALL YEAR during which I didn't blog, and that can't happen. But then I wondered what I'd even write about, because honestly the only stuff in my head right now is a ton of ramblings that resemble what I think might [...]

So Fresh, So Clean

I don't know about you, but nothing—nothing—makes me feel more accomplished than a full day of cleaning. It could be spent scrubbing, vacuuming, folding laundry, I don't care. As long as I can go to bed knowing a guest could show up and not be disgusted by at least one corner of my house, I'll sleep [...]