Some days I find it hard to function. Being bipolar means when I’m up, I can accomplish anything I desire. I’m high energy and positivity in the flesh. But when I’m down everything is just too hard to deal with. Getting out of bed is a struggle and all I want to do is sleep … Continue reading Suicidal Tendencies…and I Don’t Mean the Band
I've noticed as I look back over the years at my ebb and flow in this life that I have developed a pattern. Around the same time every year (usually in the spring), I vow to become healthy. I focus on that for a few weeks and then something happens for me to give it … Continue reading If it Tastes Good, Spit it Out…or Season It!
I thought since I'll be cooking Vegetable Beef Soup for supper one night this week, I'd share my "recipe" and talk a bit about cooking. Now, obviously I've become a plump lady as of late and I know it has lots to do with a sedentary lifestyle and a hormonal imbalance (I'm turning 40 this … Continue reading Vegetable Beef Soup Amanda Jewel’s Way
I spent most of my weekend pounding out a couple of articles for a local magazine. Writing is my passion. Without the written word, I'd most likely go crazy. But this weekend, my drive to create felt more burdensome than usual. It had nothing to do with the content; I was excited about both of … Continue reading Southern Proud
Growing up, Sundays were a day reserved for Sunday school, church, and family time. My parents and I attended Plantersville United Methodist Church. We lived in Brewer until I was around 11 years old, so we would drive in around 9:30 a.m. to go upstairs to the children’s chapel while my parents went to their … Continue reading That’s What I Love About Sundays
It seems only natural that the first post on this blog should be about food. It's what we southerners do best! It may also have something to do with the fact that it's 1:00 and I haven't eaten lunch yet. Two and a half years ago I was fit. Not thin, mind you, but I … Continue reading Food is Life