Category Archives: Personal

In the Air Force now

On June 13, we dropped Ambrose off for basic training. Air Force BMT takes place at a base here in San Antonio, which was a double-edged sword. On one hand, he had to go through that training in brutal heat. … Continue reading

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July 2022 in Review

Does anyone else feel like it’s still May? I don’t know if I’m stuck in that traditional caught-in-time, always-behind feeling of adulthood, or if this is worse than usual because I’ve literally avoided being outside as much as possible for … Continue reading

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A True Feral

This is a hard situation to write about, and it was even harder (and more traumatizing) to live through. In my last post, I mentioned that I would be picking up a mama cat and her three babies to foster. … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Taking Some Time Off

I know I haven’t been on here very much anyway, not since April – posting less, rarely getting on my feedly to see others’ posts, etc. I’m not reading much, I’m not writing much, and I’m in a personal funk … Continue reading

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Updated Goals for 2022

With my current 2022 goals mostly in shambles, I’ve decided to update them for the second half of 2022. Physical Health Complications, side effects, and new medical conditions made former goals unachievable in the time remaining, so I’ve scrapped them … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – To Move or Not to Move

This is a decision that’s been weighing on my mind. The last time we moved back to Texas, I swore we would never leave again, but so much has changed and I’m struggling to determine the best course of action. … Continue reading

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June 2022 in Review

Ugh June. Usually a fairly good month, after the oppression of May, but the unrelenting heat, stressful goodbyes, re-rise of covid, and horrific politics has made June probably the worst month of 2022. Oy. It’s been a monotonous haze of … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Struggling

The last few weeks have been really tough. It feels like I’ve spent months running marathons, and now I’m collapsing as my purpose, time, energy, and reason are all disappearing. First, Shai and Hulud move on to their next stage … Continue reading

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And off he goes…

There have been a lot of goodbyes lately. Yesterday, Ambrose went to a hotel for the pre-basic-training overnight stay. Today there is likely a ceremony to swear him in before he gets on a bus bound for the Air Force … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Cat-shuffling

Last Sunday, I talked about surrendering Shai and Hulud to the animal rescue for surgery and adoption. The absolute hardest thing in surrendering these kittens is that I had no control over the situation once they left my hands. I … Continue reading

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