Christmas 2022: June is Now a Hat, “WTF, Mariah Carey” and Being the Light

Hello to my four readers! Are you still alive? Am I? Do we all still have Wi-Fi? If you’re in any of the places which has suffered a devastating tornado or hurricane or blizzard or war or uprising, or if you live in Milwaukee proper… you may not now have life or internet access. If […]

Joy Divided and Halloween Rising ⚡️💔⚡️

Wow. It’s been a minute since I’ve posted anything on this site which I pay $120+ to maintain and don’t have the time to use… But I love the five of you who read and then comment… it’s like a really specialized form of social media as you’re not on my other social media or […]

Struck, Hacked and Haunted… yup, It’s the Same-Old, Same-Old. How You?

For my 4 readers, I’ve long discussed the dangers of driving in Milwaukee. Last Friday, I was hit so hard my car was deemed totaled on the scene. It took insurance days and days and drama and stress but eventually they said the same. A driver had hit my car so hard in my passenger […]

Social Work Self

My dear Bird Best Friend made me a feature item for my “desk” at work. I asked her to make me one because it reminds me of exactly how I feel in my new job as a state social worker: Crazed Overwhelmed Trying desperately to do good and spread joy and wellness but… I will […]

Turning Over a New Page and Of Course There Is Maybe a Ghost On It 😂👻

Well well well… what has seemed impossible for perhaps five years total has amazingly happened! I’ve been offered a “real job” where I’ll be paid to do what I feel I was put on this planet to do: HELP PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP. I’ll soon start my new job as Care Manager for a small […]

Nuclear war?

We live in a globalized world. What’s happening to a country on the other side of the world affects the lives of those living in countries on the opposite side of the world. While bombs aren’t falling on my head, seeing them fall on civilians in Ukraine is nauseating and feels super close somehow. I […]

To Mastiff or Not To Mastiff

My epilepsy is stretching… Uh-oh. The fact that I’m aware of it stirring is alarming because it’s difficult to do under the cloud of medication I take to keep it still so, when I can sense its movement… I used to tell friends I was “happy” about having epilepsy because it served as a kind […]

My Own Private Shit Show: The Art of Coping

This week’s blog is focused on the events of my daily life and how I’m using perspective to prevent them from driving me completely insane. Letting Your Car Go We paid off our car. Which means we’ve given it permission to completely fall apart. You’re free, Marshmallow. While a mechanic was trying to figure out […]

The Darkness

There are some nights – tonight and last night – where I think “I’m just going to bed. This day has felt too terrible too long and it simply needs to end. Here’s to tomorrow.” But then tomorrow comes. And it feels the same. My fucking IUD removal (or Mirena crash which many doctors deny) […]

“Regular Sick” or Infected 🙀?

I feel terrible. Sore throat, headache, body aches and feeling like I’ve been run over by a truck. So, as I wait for my COVID results, I am trying to heal my body and mind. It’s likely I’m not infected. Mostly because… I’m an introvert and so, as each week in the past few months […]

What Do You See?

This post is about death, grief, loss, unexplained happenings and also murals… Fair warning and, if you’re here for the murals, just scroll down to the end. The Context/Background So I wrote a ghostly storybook ⬇️ And in this book I summarize all the scary, unexplained and sometimes magical stuff which happened when my husband […]

Maybe I’ll Have a Happy Electrified Ending

This blog is a little late this week because I spent Monday and Tuesday doing “real” work aka editing a grant application (for a friend but she paid me my rate and it was the closest thing I’ve done to “real” work in a long time). So that felt good. That update is for those […]

Monday: Electrodes, Needles, Nerves, Static, a Bed and Four Men and an Epileptic Crammed in a Tiny Room

I’m not going to lie. That 👆 sounds like a very messed up porn. Gross. Which is why I don’t feel a lot of people could do an EMG test. Because if you’re not “good with” needles, or have an issue with claustrophobia or with being electrocuted, or being essentially naked on a bed in […]

Brain Update: To Fall or Not to Fall

“Are you afraid of falling?” “No.” The neurological specialist nodded thoughtfully and I redirected my thoughts to reflect on how “Stephen Hawking” fell a lot in the beginning of the movie The Theory of Everything. ☹️ The reason for this rant is how I went to the dreaded appointment with an ALS specialist because I […]

If I Was Rich, I’d Have To Get My Cardio Elsewhere: A Shoveling Tale

Milwaukee got pummeled by snow this weekend (church was canceled even) which meant the weekend was largely spent shoveling. I like shoveling because it provides me with cardio and the gratification that comes with putting work in and having it pay off. Immediately. Our apartment is on a corner so, as we are to shovel […]

Double Life of Sorts

I have to say, as I prep for/engage in two job interviews for positions this week, I also have this little voice inside which says: “What’s the point? You’re doomed.” Well, it’s not quite that dramatic but that’s essentially its core messaging. Why? If you’re a new reader, I received the death toll of genetic […]

All Lab Rats Go To Heaven: An Epileptic Puts Her Foot Down

2020 has not been easy for anyone. After all, even those investors and tech CEOs who made a shit ton of money in 2020 off the public health crisis like war profiteers couldn’t just roll down to their local to get a beer or bottle of Cristal without assuming some risk. Tough times for us […]

Dead On My Feet 🦇😺 and I Hear the Four Horses Are Warming Up… Just in Case (Election 2020)

If you follow this little blog, you’ll know I coped with rather terrible medical news a few weeks ago by focusing on how this year I’d be hosting a Vampire’s Dinner Party on Halloween night. IT HAPPENED! This orphan finally used my parents’ Noritaki China dishware, glassware and silverware which years ago I salvaged from […]

It’s My Birthday and I’m in Space and Won’t Be Able to Make It This Year

My birthday is this week or… technically, it’s at the very beginning of next week. For the record, it’s 10-4… you know, like in the police code. In other words, “OKAY”. I was once in the back of a police car and they said “10-4” and I said, “That’s my birthday!” I love birthdays. And […]

Working from Street: “Dile B for Birder”

So, for two weeks, I’ll be outside. 😺 Long story shorter, a couple months ago my husband @muellerlowlife applied to do a mural for the city of West Allis as part of a project led by Wallpapered City, LLC, a local consultancy firm which sources artists for large-scale murals. Sooooooo… my other half (“David”) diligently […]