Walking into fitness environments is tricky territory for a fat person. Most of us are definitely there to be less fat. I understand this. But, there are a growing number of us there who aren't trying to "lose weight" or "get skinnier". I am one of those people. I adore weight lifting. I love a … Continue reading Just Let Me Be Fat
I was prescribed Metformin for treatment of my PCOS about 6 years ago. I tried really hard to take it, but it made me violently ill. I never made it to the full dose because I could never get passed the half dose. My doctor kept telling me eventually it would get better. But a … Continue reading Why I Stopped Taking Metformin & Why I Don’t Trust Doctors
I love my little dog. He came to us wet, and squirming, and cold, and in need of us. Abandoned in an alley behind our neighborhood, his whimpers were the only sign that a wee life was about to be snuffed out by a freeze on its way. Had we not heard his whimpers, he … Continue reading A Little Dog
Summer storms are blowing through the valley, sweeping remnants of allergens and pollens with them, making way for new allergens and pollens to settle in. I'm watching Agatha Christie's Poirot, the best, in my opinion, version of the many Poirot adaptations available. I am curled up with a blanket and longing for cool weather. I … Continue reading Nothing and Everything Matters
It happened so fast. Auto-pilot. There are these moments that occur when I'm no longer forcing my hands to do their task: they're simply following pre-destined programming that understands my boundaries and understands when I have finally taken all I can. The message came in, a flurry of letters and words and sentences and accusations … Continue reading Stand, and sometimes lay, in love.
As we approach the three year anniversary of my mother's passing, I am wrapped in nostalgia and memories of the night we learned she'd passed and the conversations that have taken place since then. I can see it all so clearly again. I sat in silence for several minutes processing. My brother draped his arm … Continue reading Speak Ill of the Dead
Hello, friends. I've missed you. I missed myself as well. I think I missed myself most of all. I took time away from the writing for a myriad of reasons. I needed time to do some "away from keyboard" work. Outside of writing I also teach. I also raise a family. I also do DIY and … Continue reading I Needed Time