Practical Ways to Manage Depression


  I am one of a great number of people who feel a sense of urgency to talk about Robin Williams.  I feel the need to talk about the strangeness of how an actor could impact your life; greatly.  I am most impressed to talk about depression.  I feel saddened to think about his struggle & how that affected his life; and family. I have struggled with depression my whole life.  I can remember it from elementary school.  It makes me think of Dexter’s dark passenger.  Depression is like a dark passenger in your life.  I feel a weight on my life.  It’s like a heavy garment that I wear.  It makes me tired and grouchy.  I don’t want it. […]

How I Made Ruffle Pants from My Daughter’s Old Clothes

From MudanBlossoms on Etsy

I am pretty crazy about ruffle pants.  You know, like these: I have made several of these for my daughter because they usually cost anywhere […]

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I was in elementary school (I don’t remember what year exactly) & my family was at the lake with my Uncle Curt & Aunt Jackie. […]

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DIY Book Page Wreath by Brian Carreno

Have you seen those wreaths made from book pages?   A guy who works with my husband is quite crafty and made one.  He was kind […]

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