This is not another piece about how to maintain one's diet through the holidays. This is a piece about saying fuck it to that nonsense. I've lost 15 pounds since August and that's pretty great. I've found nutritional strategies that work for me both physically and emotionally. Here's why it's working, though, and why I … Continue reading Thanksgiving Day Diet Strategy
It's easy to lose sight of good things when in the midst of a depressive spell. Please remember this: one can be thankful without feeling happy. I am thankful for my friendships. For the roof over my head, the hot water and heat that both work, the clothes I wear, the privileged life I lead. … Continue reading Depression and… feeling thankful?
It's the day before Thanksgiving and all through the house, not a creature was stirring because I don't have to do much cooking this year. I'll work from home today, but only for a few hours. Then the holiday weekend will begin. I plan to go to a friend's house to hang out for a … Continue reading And thus, the holidays begin
It’s been a shit few years or so. 2019 is the first one that’s ending on a true, sustainable upswing. It’s Thanksgiving week, and I am thinking of all the things for which I am thankful. A friend commented the other day that 2019 has been the year of Suzanne, and I realized she was … Continue reading Thanksgiving and taking stock of 2019
Yesterday the clocks changed, and I celebrated the onset of longer evenings by setting up string lights through my entryway, living room, and dining room. One hundred and twelve feet of continuous space. I hung command strip mini-hangers at 18" intervals throughout the entirety of it. It took six hours. Folks, I can't believe I … Continue reading Whoa… I actually completed the whole task
Dear High School Friends and Acquaintances, For a few weeks now, I've been struggling with whether to attend our high school reunion. It's coming up soon and it's a big one; our 25th, in fact. I haven't been to a single one of our reunions. I know. I'm sorry. It's not because high school was … Continue reading Dear Friends, I am Writing in Regards to our 25th High School Reunion… (and am including cocktail recipes)