Laugh, If You Can

Life can be a big jerk. Something our family is good at is finding the humour in adverse situations. This past week has been rough with a family member's surgery, but we've been able to have a laugh (Thanks Snapchat). Laughing has gotten me through some pretty rough times. Example: When I was first diagnosed …

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Update from the Land of Us

To say it's been an easy few weeks would not be accurate.  With work and home, and the time leading into the holidays, it's been freaking exhausting.  Not the physical type of exhaustion either, lol. TeenThing is my mental illness mirror...as in she is more anxiety than depression.  I'm pretty sure this means we balance …

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Musings From a Mentally Ill Mother

So. It is one week past TeenThing's diagnosis. Into week 2 on her meds. So far nothing scary in the land of side effects. We are keeping our fingers crossed that it stays this way. I have been taking time to shuffle through the boxes I have compartmentalized, because let's face it, if I don't, …

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And Then There Were Two

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. My apple, she fell and bounced into a tree similar to her momma. My smart and funny TeenThing was diagnosed with depression and anxiety this week. This journey started a while back, and we had to go through a process of elimination (two rounds of …

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Scotland: The End

The trip of a lifetime. Our whole time in Scotland was like a dream. Then I got sick, lol. This meant some shuffling around of activities, but we had a complete blast the last few days out and about in Edinburgh. We took one beautiful day and did some walking tours. Our first tour was …

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Scotland Adventure Part 3 (#2): When TeenThing Got Sick

Usually it's me.  I either get the head cold at the end of a trip, or right when I get back (Spoiler:  I got sick too, lol). It was TeenThing's turn this time.  The first day she really started feeling it was a gorgeous sunny day.  I really didn't want to stay inside all day, …

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Scotland Adventure Part 2: Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, Harry Potter, and Greyfriars Bobby

Our next couple of trips into town took us to quite a few spots. First stop:  Edinburgh Castle I think I took a million pictures here.  This castle could have it's own blog post!  Things we could not take pictures of:  The Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny.  I did take photos of some …

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