Archive for May 2013

Check your Facebook privacy settings!

Mine are set quite private. But somehow, and I haven’t quite figured out why, the settings began to be public beginning yesterday. I thought I’d fixed it, and proceeded to post two new pics of my nephew that I had found. Yeah, I have a nephew. My brother and his wife have this cutie pie... Read more »

Homeless teens in Chicago : When parents are not being parents

Homeless teens in Chicago : When parents are not being parents
When I read about the number of homeless teens in Illinois and Chicago, it reminded me of all the times when I fantasized about running away, and when dad, in his rages, said I could go live on the streets where I would be raped if I didn’t like what he had to say. I... Read more »

You mean, I don't have to suffer?

You mean, I don't have to suffer?
It is so weird to actually take care of myself. Okay, I still tend to be unduly hard on myself, and am often in denial about how crappy I feel even as I write statuses and posts about how crappy I feel. I keep wondering, even as I write, whether I’m crazy or whiny or... Read more »
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When you're 25, married, and sick, everyone thinks you're pregnant

Every spring I get disequilibrium that leaves me unsteady and mildly car-sick. Yesterday morning, I had a migraine on top of that. Did you know that migraines can act like morning sickness? Except I didn’t realize it was a migraine at first. I didn’t even think about morning sickness, either. I was just extremely nauseous... Read more »

When abusers disguise themselves as good people

When abusers disguise themselves as good people
“He is such a good man–you guys are lucky to have him as a father.” “You guys are so well-behaved! Your parents are doing a good job with you.” and “I thought you were a big happy family.” “I never knew. I thought you guys were an exemplar Catholic family.” It was all about appearances.... Read more »

Anxiety is weird, or, Worrying about being certifiably crazy

Anxiety is weird, or, Worrying about being certifiably crazy
I’m dense. For about the last 1.5, 2-weeks, I’ve been feeling restless, lethargic, and irritable. I was wondering what the heck was wrong with me when even the little things drove me NUTS when, objectively speaking, I had nothing to really be irritable about. My husband would talk about work, and after about 5 minutes... Read more »
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The dragon on the side of the road

The dragon on the side of the road
I learned about St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s dragon quote yesterday while reading a book, and have been pondering it. If you are unfamiliar with it, here’s what St. Cyril said: But a dragon lies in ambush for the traveler; take care he does not bite you and inject you his poison of unbelief. Seeing this... Read more »