Well, the upswing was great while it lasted. Read More
Admittedly, I’m not very close with my family. I’m not in contact with my extended family and my relationship with my older brother is still strained from our mutual hatred of each other growing up (not to mention that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to really forgive him for the physical abuse I suffered at his hands for most of my childhood and adolescence).
But, I am pretty close with my parents. I know that the fact I can even say that is something to be thankful for. There are many people who aren’t close to their parents, or even who have to actively avoid their parents for one reason or another. Not everyone can say their parents are kind, or supportive, or even love them.
My parents love me and that’s a blessing. Read More
I will admit, I don’t watch a lot of “live-action” (ie: not animated) TV, anymore. Typically, if I’m watching TV, it’s just so I have background noise while I clean or something. But, there are a few shows that catch my full attention when they come on and I’ll even go out of my way to watch (or at least DVR).
Here’s what I’m watching (and you should be, too)! Read More
When I talk about motivational music, I usually mean the music that makes me want to get up and do something with my life. The songs that make me feel stronger and invincible. They’re few and far between, but they’re there.
And you can bet your ass they will give me a surge of motivation to get shit done… usually at 2am when I can’t actually get anything done.
But, hey, it’s a step. Read More
That was the reply I received to a status update I posted on Facebook in February this year, regarding my going to church, meeting people, and making friends. I can’t say I was terribly surprised to receive such a reaction; up until a year or two ago, I identified as a polytheistic Pagan (about a year and a half ago I began to identify as an agnostic witch). Adie and Church were just two things which didn’t go together. Read More
So, my ex and dear, dear friend, Pup, got me hooked on using wooden crates as shelving. When he first suggested it, I was pretty hesitant–how… rustic. I have much more of a sleek-gothic-meets-angry-punk style. But, I agreed because we didn’t really have many other options at the time. Those crates are super cheap at craft stores like Michael’s and Joann’s and prefabricated box shelving is not cheap.
(I tend to avoid free-floating shelves because they’re bad Feng Shui–yea, I’m one of those people.)
It didn’t take me long to get hooked. Now, with a few exceptions, I use crates for all my shelving. Like I said, Michael’s sells these unfinished crates for cheap (the “half crate” one I used for this project was only about $7 and they almost always have coupons to get the price down even more). They come in a few different sizes and styles to fit your needs (these small ones are my faves because they’re great for holding DVD/BluRay boxes and I have a ton of movies). Because they’re unfinished, it’s incredibly easy to customize them to fit your décor. I’m currently in the process of refinishing mine to match my black-and-white-striped bedroom theme.
So, let’s get to it! Read More
Last week, I talked about all the incredible new friends I’ve met over the last year or so. Like I said, making friends has never been easy for me. I was never the person who had a big group of friends–I always had a few select close friends I could count on.
And I can still count on them. Read More