Like a Lullaby

Da Goddess @ 12:54

There is nothing so good as a restful night’s slumber.

As I inch back toward baseline, I am grateful for those who put up with the wreck that had been me without meds, me in pain. me cranky. Baseline, folks. It’s within sight!


How Do You Spell Relief?

Da Goddess @ 19:39

I spell it h.y.d.r.o.c.o.d.o.n.e.

And “cymbalta”. And “ambien”.


It’s been almost two freakin’ months without meds. Can you guess who’s already taken her meds?


Handmade Gifts

Da Goddess @ 04:06

Since I was flat broke this year, I had to make my gifts. The following are what I gave to family.

Dad's horse

J and J horse

C and D peacock

Mom's peacock

You may recognize these images from photos I’ve posted here. Yep, that’s where the inspiration came from!

Going from photography to painting (with watercolor pencils, tentatively at first, and then using a wet brush to finish the job) was a big jump for me. I was nervous as hell, but I’m happy with what I accomplished. I’m also feeling braver and will tackle more of these projects in the future. It’s kind of exciting! It’s like I gave a gift to myself in the process of creating presents for others. Woo hoo!


Christmas Viewing Notes

Da Goddess @ 21:41

“Right or wrong I’m here to fight. Unless you run away with fright. And if you wonder who I be, it’s me it’s me, it’s Ernest T.” – From “Malcolm at the Crossroads” ep of The Andy Griffith Show, which was on earlier today.

My favorite song on The Dick Van Dyke Show appears in the “Alan Brady Show Presents” episode (along with another episode, but that’s not the one I saw…this is and it’s appropriately themed). “I Am A Fine Musician” is just…the best!

Caught the Train Behind The Music show, too. Their song “I’m About To Come Alive” just about killed me. “Don’t give up on me, I’m about to come alive…”

Also: The Princess Bride. And A Christmas Story.

Christmas Treats

Da Goddess @ 06:31

From my family to yours, I hope your day is beautiful!

Wishing You the Loveliest Christmas

Da Goddess @ 00:01


Merry Christmas!

Da Goddess @ 12:24

Merry Christmas!

O Holy Night

Da Goddess @ 03:08

And finally, here on Christmas Eve, my favorite version of my favorite Christmas song.


Sunday Funny

Da Goddess @ 05:32

Whoever wrote the copy for this product deserves a Clio or whatever it is they give ad writers these days. They had to have been watching lots of porn before sitting down to work on that ad.

The jokes just write themselves.

Hose. Yeah.

My Wish

Da Goddess @ 04:29

I Heard The Bells

Da Goddess @ 03:26


A Most Thoughtful Pause

Da Goddess @ 20:23

Vodkamom has a post about being a teacher this time of year.

We did this in a friendly, thoughtful and caring way, through discussions that came up in our rooms. They weren’t directed by any policies, mandates, or outlined in any directive by the school district. They happened naturally and beautifully.

That passage in particular made me cry. We’ve over-PC’d our children right out of the most amazing experience of discovering new and exciting things about other people and other cultures because we aren’t allowed to share stories organically, but rather are forced to present lessons on other cultures and traditions and religions. Give a child a chance to be fascinated by someone else’s stories and their curiosity will be piqued. Make them sit and listen to a “lesson on culture” and you lose their interest.

My wish for teachers everywhere is to be able to go back to the days when you could have Christmas and Hanukkah decorations in the classrooms, could take the time to sit and listen to the children share, and when it was okay to hand the teacher a bottle of vodka for their first dinner cocktail of Christmas break.

Merry Christmas, teachers! Y’all rock!

Silver Bells

Da Goddess @ 09:56

Super Funny for a Saturday

Da Goddess @ 05:12

Just don’t read these if you’re around someone trying to sleep. Or if you’re doing anything solemn.

Promise me.



Have the tissues ready because I laughed so hard I had tears streaming out of my eyes.

ya go.

And Then There’s Christmas

Da Goddess @ 03:22