If you’re new to our “weird/random/oversharing” corner of the Internet, or, if you need a refresher, check out Random Questions – Post #1. For the veterans, welcome home. Make yourself comfortable! Random Question #5 Who are you? How do you define yourself? Are you who you’re related to? Your career? Your interests? Your quirks? So… … Continue reading Random Questions – Post #5
Thank you to everyone who donated money to my friends. I'll apologize now if I repost it a few times - they really are in a horrific situation that may drag out a long time in court. I want to say - The generosity you all have shown warmed my cynical, black heart. You've also … Continue reading A quick thank you…
The Smiths #SmithPartyOf3 I'm not one to ask for money. But, this isn't for - or about - me. My best friend, my hetero-lifemate, and adopted sister, her darling husband who dotes on her, and my nephew, need help. I know everyone is strapped for cash. But please donate. And please share the GoFundMe fundraiser. … Continue reading Please…help…
As I said in the intro to this rambling parade of cat pictures, Loki lived up to his Norse namesake. From a tiny kitten, to a brat teen, Loki charmed everyone he met. Even my Dad, the die-hard dog fan. It was during the last four years of his life - the Tough Times - … Continue reading Loki: The Life & Trials Of One Black Cat – The Tough Times
This is so true. Having fibromyalgia, I already had some issues after social events (no matter how awesome they were). Talking about it is the first step – It’s more common than you’d think!
Many people experience a social hangover or comedown after spending time with friends. Some people know it as con-drop. Others just recognise that social interactions have the cost of a night of rumination and worry or a morning of scattered brain. These experiences are not widely discussed, which means that folks can feel really ashamed when they have a hard time after an otherwise pleasurable social event. I think this is a great moment to start talking more about social hangovers and come downs because they are very likely to get more common as more places come out of lock down and people start to socialise more. The shift from relatively few social interactions to a great deal more social contact, and particularly contact with larger groups of people, is likely to cause increases in social anxiety, higher levels of adrenaline and cortisol in our blood as we have social…
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Welcome back, dedicated readers and silent lurkers just here for the cat pictures! This is the second post re-telling the life of my cat, Loki. For those of you who wandered over here, and have no idea what I’m talking about – here’s where I felt it necessary to explain the premise, and here’s the … Continue reading Loki: The Life & Trials Of One Black Cat – Middle Ground
Loki was born around the first week in July in 2010. When the vet gave that estimate at his first check-up, I picked July 4th for his unofficial birthday. Because it was easy to remember. I had wanted a cat of my own for a while. When my ex-husband/boyfriend-at-the-time (long story – don’t drink around … Continue reading Loki: The Life & Trials Of One Black Cat – Early Years
So, after sorting through almost 1,300 pictures and videos of Loki, I chucked all 12 pages of my original rough draft for this post. Maybe the images made me realize the post sucked. Maybe it just raised different feelings and memories. I choose to believe the latter. 😆 As I said in my recent post, … Continue reading Loki: The Life & Trials Of One Black Cat – Introduction
Don’t buy the hype. BMI doesn’t take muscle mass, which weighs more than fat, into account. Body-builders are often “obese” by BMI standards.
I found this on Facebook on July 29, 2020. It was originally shared by Heatherina Lavender on May 25, 2018.
This was utterly shocking to me. I’m ashamed of how shocking it was.
No wonder Americans have issues with eating disorders!
The resounding comment I got when I shared this on my Facebook page/profile was about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Many of my friends have it, but almost all of them were not properly or appropriately diagnosed for YEARS. And that is completely unacceptable.
I remember learning about PCOS in “Family Life.” I think The Care and Keeping of You, by American Girl, may have covered it? I can’t remember for sure. I also read Girlology multiple times through the library.
Here’s some more information about PCOS:
- The ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens, male sex hormones that women typically have in small amounts.
- Some women do not…
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