Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Four Tried and True Tips for Introverts Re-entering the World

Step 2: Help out. 

I’m a bit socially awkward, so I counter that by keeping my hands busy and helping out. Filling drinks, helping in the kitchen, giving the dog a belly rub, organizing games. It takes the pressure off having to make small talk—and people generally appreciate having an extra set of helping hands around...

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Tried and True Tips for Introverts Re-entering the World



Tuesday, April 20, 2021

I found solace from the pandemic in my own kitchen

Right now I have chili in the crockpot, as I actively ignore the canned variety of the same exact food, collecting dust in the cupboard. I whipped up waffles topped with strawberries and cream for breakfast today while freezer burn advances on my Eggos.

My goodness, who have I become?

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I found solace from the pandemic in my own kitchen.






Tuesday, January 12, 2021

I never wanted my MIL's curio cabinet

My mother-in-law’s collections went beyond standard bric-a-brac, she had baubles for every season.

Multiple times a year, this woman changed up her special cabinet. And you can bet she dusted it faithfully. It even held a position of prestige smack in her living room, visible as soon as you walked in the front door.

Though I always tried my best to be polite, I’m sure she clearly got the message that I did NOT want a curio of my very own. 

But then life happened.

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I never wanted my mother-in-law's curio cabinet. 

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Three things I'm done fighting about

We’ve all been stuck inside together for months, and sometimes the world feels like a big old pressure cooker.

On top of all that, my son just started high school.

In order to help us survive, and even continue to enjoy each other’s company, I’ve decided to stop caring — and nagging — about three things when dealing with my teen.

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