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*Real Quick

sleeping alone
This is not me, but totally how I feel about Cam sleeping in her own bed!

I promise I’m not going to start posting every single day, but just real quick, I want to share a couple of things:

1.) You GUYS!!! Camryn slept in her own bed last night, for the whole entire night! I tucked her in and climbed into my own (large, uncluttered, stretch-out-able) bed, thinking I’d better get some good rest while I could because she’d be crawling in at some point. Well, I was wrong! I got up this morning to find her fast asleep right where I’d left her. It was stunningly anticlimactic. I mean, we just went to sleep in separate rooms. But the truth is, this is a big deal. I will miss her, but boy do I like sleeping alone!

2.) I put a chair together yesterday. This also might not sound like a very big deal, but I assure you, it is. The last time I tried to put something together on my own, it was a bookshelf, and I think it was probably ten years ago? I worked so hard on that sonofabitch, and when it was done it looked like…either it was drunk, or it’d been put together by a very drunk person. Which I was not. I don’t think. Although, it was ten years ago, so I guess that’s a possibility. I am pretty sure I cried with frustration. This time, I also almost cried with frustration, and perhaps had one small moment of blind rage where I briefly had the urge to fling the whole f***ing mess against the wall, hopefully shattering something, but…I did not do that. I did learn that an Allen wrench can be used from both ends. I wish I’d figured that out a little sooner. It would have made those bolts going in a whole lot easier. But the important thing is, my new office chair is amazingly comfortable, my back will be happy, and I did it all by myself. I’m sitting in it right now. It’s my new best friend.

*I was going to post a picture of the chair here but I can’t seem to do that, so just imagine a really squishy, comfy, awesome office chair with tons of neck and back support, and one arm that leans out a little more than it probably should. Pretty, isn’t it?

3.) I have heard a lot of talk about “bullet journals” and I just want to ask…what the hell is a bullet journal? I’m afraid to look it up, because I always want everything, and it sounds a lot like a sneaky planner…is that what it is? Because I have sworn off expensive, complicated planners. In 2018 and 2017, I purchased incredibly expensive, elaborate planners, and both of them have NOTHING written in them past February. It’s not like you can just try again the next year with a planner…if you don’t use it, it’s just a totally useless book. I mean, I’m obviously going to look it up anyway, this bullet journal, so…look out, I’ll probably be on the bandwagon by tomorrow. Crap.

Everything else is going swimmingly around here! Hope the same for you!


I'm a single mom living life fully after years of intense addiction, trying to navigate life with grace-and failing spectacularly, sometimes. Learning to be a grown up In my 40's, without losing my lust for life, or my faith in humanity. Come, watch the antics. It should be fun (for you, at least).

16 thoughts on “*Real Quick

  1. Oh man – bullet journals intimidate me! I keep a day book for work (I have to record all my hours and give totals and do all my own taxes and stuff so it’s important to the government that I have some sort of record or something) and I’ve always wanted to get a bullet journal, but I just don’t have time to create it! It’s basically a journal with blank pages (or ones with dots or squares) and you create whatever you need – monthly pages, weekly pages, habit trackers, money trackers, etc etc. If you want it, you draw it, or write it in. I’d have to spend like a thousand years just setting it up for the year. No way do I have time for that haha.

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      1. Yeah it is very much like that! haha!! Like they look pretty and everything, but I just need a place to write down how many hours I worked and if I have an appointment. I don’t need anything else lol

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    1. Thank you! I am a little embarrassed- she is, after all, 8 freaking years old. But I must confess, I have enjoyed co-sleeping with my kids, both of them, for far longer than necessary. And I have never regretted it. It’s such a small little bit of time, and once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. 😦


  2. You could make a bullet journal out of a paper bag if you really wanted to. It’s less about the actual pile of paper than what you do with it. I use a basic blank journal. I use it to track how I’m feeling and what’s going on in my life. I draw my own little calendars. I have pages for goals, weekly summaries, accomplishments, affirmations, motivational quotes, etc. I believe the “bullet” part of bullet journalling comes from the idea of drawing out a chart for healthy habits or whatever it may be, and then using bullet marks to keep track of what you’ve done on what day of the month.
    I’m quite possibly the most unartistic person in the world, so I use colored pens and stickers to make mine look pretty.

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  3. Don’t judge bullet journals by the idiotic ones you see on the internet, mostly written by people that don’t work, and have nothing to do all day. I’ve used one for the last year – setup time (for me) takes about five minutes at the start of a week, or month. It’s stupidly easy, and you only write it in as you get to a week or month. Search YouTube for “How to Bullet Journal” – the video you want has 9 million views.

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    1. Thank you! Last night was the second night, and I must admit, the novelty has already kind of worn off. I missed her last night! But I still slept better, and I know it’s better for both of us. She needs her independence & so do I! πŸ˜‚

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  4. I can totally relate to building things. Thankfully I married an amateur carpenter. My fear I IKEA. Whenever I walk into that damn place I swear I get the shakes. My greatest nightmare is working in that place where I am the demo person.

    Now I need to build something just to say I can do it.

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