April 2019 Brain Dump

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I have a lot on my mind this month and it all has to do with self-care. I declared 2019 the Year of Self Care and I’ve been working on that. I had intended to post on it frequently, but, realized, I needed to take care of myself before I talked about it. Huh, how about that?

I’ve been taking steps and did want to share those with y’all. First, I did all the medical things I’ve been putting off pretty much forever. So far this year I’ve gone for a pap smear and had my very first colonoscopy. Eeeeesh! Both of these were yuck for different reasons. The colonoscopy’s prep is miserable. I won’t go into detail, but just suffice to say it sucked. The procedure wasn’t bad since I slept through it, but the recovery has been hard. I feel like the desert and can’t get enough water. This is still going on after 2 days. And I just feel woozy and yucky, which is the anesthetic working it’s way out of my system.

The pap was worse. If you didn’t know I’m a survivor of sexual abuse so to say it’s hard is putting it mildly. Let’s just say the whole things sucked a big old bunch of donkey balls and we’ll leave it at that.

So, for positive steps. I found a really great meditation app I’ve been using called Stop, Breath, and Think. I really like it and it’s helped a lot. I was also turned on to a website by a really awesome friend of mine called the Pussy Portal. It’s this huge educational tool to help a woman regain her power and get healthy. I’ve been going through the classes and utterly love it. I think in this time of the #MeToo movement this website is so needed.

I’ve also been writing. So, yay for me!!! Reclaiming my power in a different way. If you have any questions about things I’ve done please leave me a comment below or email me at gwendolyncease@twc.com.



January 2019 Brain Dump

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I have so many thing on my mind lately. The state of the world, politics, why is high fashion so weird . . .my thoughts are endless. But let me share just some of what’s on my mind.

If you know anything about me, you know that I’m a crafting crazy. I always say I’m a Jill of all trades, but Mistress of none. So, I knit, embroider, cross stitch, make jewelry, make my own spa stuff, help Sis when she messes with her miniature projects. Now, I’ve decided I want to teach myself to water color. Yeah, I know, but it’s just something I feel I need to do. I’m sure I’ll be crap at it, but I don’t care.

I’ve labeled this year the Year of Self-Care and I downloaded the coolest app called Stop Breathe Think and I love it. It’s meditation, but more than that. It has a journaling section and it walks you through yoga and falling asleep. It’s good stuff.

I’ve also decided to try and teach myself Spanish or reteach myself. I have this app called Duolingo and it’s really good. The lessons are super short and I like it too.

Why is it when you need to work a cat will insist on being cradled like a baby, but when you’re free the cat is nowhere to be found?

Why are the stories in the news always bad? Couldn’t we maybe have 1 good story to every 2 bad?

I still don’t understand how people can back the current president. The man is a liar. He lies so much I expect his pants to just burst into flames at any moment. If they did, that would be really funny.

Why do some people think that if the person in front of them stops at a stop sign they don’t have to stop for it? Are they special? Do they not see it? Do they not understand what STOP actually means?

Cold weather is stupid. That’s all. It’s just stupid. Once the holidays are over the weather needs to be sunny and 65.

If I won the lottery, I wouldn’t stay at my day job. Even though I like my day job, yeah, I’d be so done.

Wow, I think that’s about all for me. If you want to share a random thought, you are more than welcome to jot one in the comment section.

Jessica    Bronwyn     Kris

Brain Dump or Junk Just Floating Around in My Head


On any given day, my brain is awash in random thoughts. I will share some of this with you. And, before I begin, let me just apologize in advance. Since, yeah, way random. So here goes:

Okay, so I’ve had my ears pierced since I was 11, which was a really long time ago. Huh, I also started my period that year too. Anyway, so, ears pierced at 11. Why did the hole in my left ear close up? I mean, for pity’s sake, I’ve had these holes for  . . . a really long time. So, why and how did just one decide it was time to close up? Yeah, let me tell you, piercing your own ear does not feel good.

I love my friends. I have the very best ones ever. You might think your friends are great, but sorry you’re wrong. I love seeing my friends, but the problem comes with traveling. I love to travel and go places, but truly, I’d rather stay home. I am an introvert. Most people who know me act all surprised at this, but yes I am. If given the chance, I’d rather stay home and read a book, but I want to see my friends too and most of them live out of town. If someone could come up with a teleporter I’d be ever so grateful. Then I can visit and still be home to snuggle with my kitten and sleep in my own bed.

Cats are assholes. I love my kitten don’t get me wrong. Plus, she’s super cute.


See, told you, super cute kitten

But, no matter how cute she is, she’s still an asshole. She loves twisty ties, the bigger the better. She plays with them, fetches them, drops them in her food and water bowl the works. She will also drag them up onto the bed in the middle of the night and proceed to chase and fight with the twisty. All the while trying to lay on me. Really?? Oh, then she comes over and sticks her big old face into mine since she wants to lay on my pillow for 15 seconds. Once she’s made sure I’m awake, she leaves. Asshole.

Why do people have to be such assholes? The news is full of them. But what’s the point? What is this person gaining by being a total assholes? Unless they don’t think they are and, if that’s the case, someone close to them needs to smack them in the head and tell them to knock it off. This is why I really don’t like to go out. People, as a whole, suck. I love individuals, but as a huge group we are just one big suckage.  I’ve shared this opinion before and I always get people who agree with me. So, if we all agree with this then why are there still assholes out there? I’m sure it will take a better person than me to figure it out.

And, these are some of my very random thoughts for today. Now go and check out my fellow author friends and see what’s on their minds.

Bronwyn      Kris     Jessica D.     Siobhan