I was out of my mind. I wanted out of that cave so bad. I climbed, shakily, looking up at the pinhole of light that was the exit. I climbed that ladder like you wouldn't believe, smashing my knees against the rungs and smearing guano all over my arms and chest as I clutched the ladder like my life depended on it.
Goodness me, it has been quite some time since I last wrote. I was busy gearing up for my first overseas trip to Amsterdam and Germany. But first, a story. When I was in fifth grade, I went on my first overnight school trip. We went to a place called PEEC in the Pocono mountains … Continue reading Hello from the Other Side (of the Atlantic)
On a regular day, the history of my mouth isn't something I even think about, but the moment I walk into a dental office, that familiar smell nearly knocks me to my knees with dread. Memories of countless times before, sitting anxiously in the waiting room, flipping through magazines, wishing I was a model with naturally perfect teeth, wishing … Continue reading A Life in the Dentist’s Chair
A week from today the NFED family conference will be kicking off. My mom and I are heading out to Colorado this Saturday for a little vacation before conference starts. Boy do I need it. Yesterday I found out that one of the three other people in my department is quitting. I almost cried when … Continue reading Vacation Required
It seems I have been slacking with posts again. I am often thinking about this blog and what story to tell next, or what issue to discuss. Sometimes I think it would be cool to have a way to transmit thoughts directly from my mind into the computer, but then again, that could be pretty … Continue reading Busy Bee or Drama Llama?
Yesterday was a gorgeous spring day and literally the first day of 2015 that we could leave the house in short-sleeved shirts. Of course we spent most of the day outside, cleaning up all of the sticks that fell through the winter and raking up all of the leaves that had been plastered to the … Continue reading A Mouse in the House
Hey ya'll! My apologies for the serious lack of posts lately. As often happens, life seems to rise up and consume my time like a ravenous beast. I haven't even taken time to do my morning Zentangles this week, which is an outrage. Here are some of the things I've been up to: Last Saturday … Continue reading A Brief Recap of Recent Life
Once again, I've let slip my morning writing habit. Of course, this time it has been in favor of spending the time drawing instead of writing. So creatively, I feel like I've been accomplishing something. Unfortunately it doesn't really translate to the blog. Or does it? Despite all my fun drawing in the mornings, I've … Continue reading Illustrated Personal Rant Session
This past Thursday I had to get a root canal. I've had two before and found them to be among the least annoying dental procedures I've ever had. Despite that knowledge, I still felt that familiar sense of impending doom as the hours passed and my appointment time drew nigh. Logically, I know that I … Continue reading Oral Fixations