Working on Us Week #19: ADHD

I feel like I should contribute something to Beckie from Beckie’s Mental Mess’s Working On Us Prompt for Week #19. The prompt is ADHD, after all. It's kind of what my blog is fundamentally about, right? Except writing something on command seems like so much pressure. Maybe I'll do it later when I'm not still … Continue reading Working on Us Week #19: ADHD

Where’s Whoopsie #22: Lavender is Self-Protectively

I'm still here, but longer commutes lead to longer flares. And, longer flares lead to more swollen hands that need to be saved for work. Fortunately (?), my commute will be a lot more manageable after next month because our current place finally raised the rent for lease renewal enough to overcome our inertia about … Continue reading Where’s Whoopsie #22: Lavender is Self-Protectively

Where’s Whoopsie #21: Tea Hydration Solutions

Lavender: “Are you sure I should keep buying Gatorade to function out in public? I could just stop going anywhere until it cools down. In theory, in two or three months it will start being human-livable again.” Partner: “Complain less. Guzzle more. You are the only one being weird about paying for the hydration drinks … Continue reading Where’s Whoopsie #21: Tea Hydration Solutions

Where’s Whoopsie #20: Snow Wrist

Career lessons for the chronically ill: Write out your routine in your planner, including basic self-care essentials like physical therapy and tracking water intake and medications, alongside your work deadlines. It's a nice little shot of dopamine to cross off basic self-care tasks in your planner, and it helps with managing energy levels at work. … Continue reading Where’s Whoopsie #20: Snow Wrist

Trust in Mental Health Treatment #5/Where’s Whoopsie #19: Ire of the Storm

The reason I am awake at 4am is below. It is also, apparently, in the papers (or, at least, the digital online copies of the "papers" since it's 2019 and I don't remember what any dead-tree paper looks like outside of my intimidating sketchbook...) I've been noticing an uptick recently in the number of media … Continue reading Trust in Mental Health Treatment #5/Where’s Whoopsie #19: Ire of the Storm

Where’s Whoopsie #18/Subway Sociology #5: Mixed Martial Arts

First, for those wondering. The bad news is that I don't have a new job quite yet. The good news is that that is because the interview process keeps getting longer each time I go through it. I'm not finished with it yet, but I'm also not out of the running yet, either. There are … Continue reading Where’s Whoopsie #18/Subway Sociology #5: Mixed Martial Arts

Where’s Whoopsie #17: Two-Ply Christmas Lullaby

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me An extra roll of TP.   On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Two bottles of Miralax and an extra roll of TP.   On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Three gluten-free … Continue reading Where’s Whoopsie #17: Two-Ply Christmas Lullaby

Where’s Whoopsie #16: Build Me Up, Butterball

"For pounds up to nine," Peapod's flat fee's pretty fine But they lied, they substituted and then (Ba-dah-dah) Showed up from the store, a turkey fed many times more It's not them, will I let us down in brine? (Hey, hey, hey) Maybe, baby, try to find (Hey, hey, hey) Dethaw time and I'll make … Continue reading Where’s Whoopsie #16: Build Me Up, Butterball

Where’s Whoopsie #15: Trumpkin

It seems to be all the rage this year to carve jack o' lanterns into angry Trump faces. I'm a little disturbed by this - as I see his face enough on t.v. to be bad for my mental health already - but mostly I'm amused. In a world of politicized media, satire - including … Continue reading Where’s Whoopsie #15: Trumpkin

Procrasti-Not-Us

Did you know that the term procrastination comes almost directly from the Latin procrastinatus? This is relevant because I have a new blog page on my main site that does not have a Latin title. This pains my Partner deeply. I think it pains my Partner almost as much as typing pains the hands of … Continue reading Procrasti-Not-Us