Update from the Land of Us

To say it's been an easy few weeks would not be accurate.  With work and home, and the time leading into the holidays, it's been freaking exhausting.  Not the physical type of exhaustion either, lol. TeenThing is my mental illness mirror...as in she is more anxiety than depression.  I'm pretty sure this means we balance …

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Musings From a Mentally Ill Mother

So. It is one week past TeenThing's diagnosis. Into week 2 on her meds. So far nothing scary in the land of side effects. We are keeping our fingers crossed that it stays this way. I have been taking time to shuffle through the boxes I have compartmentalized, because let's face it, if I don't, …

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Scotland Adventure Part 3 (#2): When TeenThing Got Sick

Usually it's me.  I either get the head cold at the end of a trip, or right when I get back (Spoiler:  I got sick too, lol). It was TeenThing's turn this time.  The first day she really started feeling it was a gorgeous sunny day.  I really didn't want to stay inside all day, …

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Scotland Adventure Part 2: Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, Harry Potter, and Greyfriars Bobby

Our next couple of trips into town took us to quite a few spots. First stop:  Edinburgh Castle I think I took a million pictures here.  This castle could have it's own blog post!  Things we could not take pictures of:  The Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny.  I did take photos of some …

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Scotland Adventure Part 1: The Arrival and First Full Day

Scotland. Home of my mother's ancestors. Rich in history and culture. Our home for two weeks. We arrived in Scotland early in the morning July 4th.  When we got off the plane in Glasgow it was raining.  Hard.  Once we were off the plane we had to get our bearings and hop the shuttle into …

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