I am thinking about changing the name of this semi-regular series from Slightly Cracked Observations to something like; The Really Stupid Shit I See, or something similar. Actually slightly cracked observations is a great name for it because it’s a little more subtle but some days, I could care less about subtlety. Like today. I… Read More Slightly Cracked Observations on…The Elf Shouldn’t be on the Shelf
I’ve noticed a disturbing trend lately. My youngest kids are still in school, and they participate in school, church and sports events. The kind where parents sit watching their respective children with pride, either be recognized for an achievement or perform as a collective whole with other children. The kind where parents want to get… Read More Slightly Cracked Observations on…Recording those Precious Moments on Your iPad
Yesterday was Patriot Day in remembrance of 9/11 and my kid’s school held an assembly to honor the veterans and those currently serving in the military. Incidentally, the school is K-5 grade. Not one of these kids honoring their flag, veteran’s and the victims of 9/11 was even alive when it happened. To them, it’s… Read More Slightly Cracked Observations – Respect and Patriotism
(Living up the AZ intro) Well who knew this was here? Apparently it’s a rather well-kept secret here in the part of AZ I live in. I have actually driven by it numerous times and didn’t even see it. I used to live less than 2 miles from it. My first outing in an effort… Read More Living up the AZ – Who Knew This Was Here?
I didn’t always live in the desert. In fact, I have lived in many places and climates, but I spent the majority of my formative to young adult years in the mountains of Colorado. Well, by the mountains. The eastern slope, but the mountains were a part of daily life and if you knew where… Read More Living up the AZ
Today is my son Joshua’s Birthday – again. It seems like not so long ago I wrote him a letter for his 18th birthday, and I guess, in fact it was merely a year, which may seem like forever when you are younger but I have noticed go by ever so much faster as we get older. A… Read More An Unexpected Turn of Events
Life is funny sometimes. Ok a lot of the time. I have to laugh because there is nothing much else to do when things don’t go as planned, crying is not an option really. If you read part 1 and part 2 of the Single mom’s (dad’s too) summer survival guide, you know it took… Read More Single Mom’s (ok Dad’s too) Summer Survival Guide – Pt 3; Sometimes you just have to wing it
There seemed, in this place, the normal cliques of society working, only in standards no one normal could possibly recognize. Riley hadn’t quite figured out the hierarchy, having kept to herself as much as possible since arriving. She studied groups intently however during meals and other chances to be social, to see if she could figure… Read More Strange Bonds for Social Circles- (I’m not alright)
Morning was always an odd experience inside the locked ward at Mercy General. At first, when the mind perceived it was not exactly asleep and coming to, the sounds and smells were odd but quickly comforting in the fact of the safety of being in a place one didn’t have to make all the decisions.… Read More Mornings in the Looney Bin
Because day to day living isn’t hard enough to navigate with bipolar disorder or other SMI (serious mental illness) let’s add dating and see if you can manage a relationship too. So you go online, find the dating site of your choice and start to write your profile when it occurs to you; Is there… Read More Dating Dilemmas for the Crazy; when to spill the beans.
When I was a little girl, I traveled quite a bit more than in recent years, lucky enough to go to England at 10 or 11 to visit my aunt, uncle and cousins. Times were different back then, as many of us know, and my parents put my brother and I on a transatlantic flight,… Read More Ugly American?
Why is the sky blue? Why do the flowers bloom? Why when I’m whiny and mad, do you send me to my room? Why, oh why ask why so much ? Why fault someone who does? Today’s Mental Moment … is about the dreaded why. Why we don’t like it and why we should consider the value… Read More Why ask Why? Mid-Afternoon Mental Moment
Running Naked with Scissors – it’s an attitude. Know your abilities Test your limits Be brave Listen to your gut do what feels right take chances don’t quit Don’t apologize for who.you are Think Believe in yourself Let go of propriety Give it all you’ve got Be accountable Be kind Help those in need Don’t… Read More How to Run Naked With Scissors..getting past who you are expected to be, to who you are meant to be
Dear Ignorant Hater , I understand you are afraid of me and know that fear causes you to act a dick, attempting to make me feel less than you think you are. I’m tired of proving you wrong when you aren’t looking, tired of expending energy to try to help you change your mind and… Read More Dear Ignorant Haters- how about you suck eggs?