On the wrong side of the tracks.

I never get tired of seeing the trains cross where I live. I know others get annoyed and irritated by the delay, but I appreciate the required stop to watch and listen. It also provides a unique opportunity that others who live where there are no trains may not have when conversing with their children. … Continue reading On the wrong side of the tracks.

Don’t vote if that’s what feels right.

I’ve shared before about why I vote now, how politics influenced me personally, and why my participation as a voter is important to those who I impacted as a former teacher.  This will be the second run-off election our sons have seen up close.  Unfortunately, unlike before, this election has felt like something I’ve needed … Continue reading Don’t vote if that’s what feels right.

Keep your nails trimmed, doggie tips continued.

It's a bit fuzzy, but that doesn't distract from my point. Playing fetch with a dog gets messy. Tennis balls especially collect moisture, dirt, and debris. The happier and more exhausted the dog is, the more grime you'll find in the cracks of your hands and under your nails. The cracks come from frequent washing … Continue reading Keep your nails trimmed, doggie tips continued.

High Functioning Anxiety- I don’t want to disappoint you.

Many people have high functioning anxiety.  Because they are “high functioning”, most other people don’t realize that anxiety is present.  Traits that others see as positives might sometimes be expressions of anxiety.  Even counselors have missed my anxiety, because I mask very, very well.  More or less, I’m able to fake most of my life, … Continue reading High Functioning Anxiety- I don’t want to disappoint you.

Why I’m still voting.

Living in Georgia during an election year wasn’t previously stressful like it is now.  Prior to 2018, Georgia’s political leanings were fairly reliable.  I had a general idea of which candidates would win and what color Georgia would be on maps when it popped up during news segments.  I also knew from much earlier in … Continue reading Why I’m still voting.