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Once upon a time, there was this girl….

Just kidding.  (I do that a lot. No, seriously–A LOT!!).  So I tossed around several different names for this blog before settling on “Excuse me while I scream,” as it seemed to best suit my life the majority of the time. Don’t let the name fool you. By first glance, you might think I need to scream out of sheer frustration. To that I’d say you might be right, but only some of the time.  You could also possibly hear me screaming when I decided to scare the crap out of my children by making them think I’m about to jump some railroad tracks a split second before a train decides it wants to win…or to simply snap them out of their state of ‘cartoon coma.’  (Yes, I have thought about saving NOW for their future therapy. It’s on my to-do list). I’ve been known to howl in laughter too. In fact, that’s probably my favorite expression of all–laughter. Even in the most difficult times, if I can find the funny in something it just makes life’s jagged little “pill” a little bit easier to swallow. (Are you singing Alanis Morissette now? You totally are, I know it).

The second title for my blog I threw around was “Lost and Found,”  cause it seems I’m losing some things and finding others. Some profound, some mundane; I have lost my mind, lost weight, lost my identity, lost my cat, lost hope, and lost kitchen utensils (it’s the damnedest thing).  Likewise, I’ve also discovered/found a new and improved, sometimes sick and twisted version of my mind–a 2.0 if you will. I’ve found the weight back again, found a new cat (R.I.P. Lacey), found myself being hopeful again and found out that it is okay to lose your identity momentarily as long as you’re willing to search for it again. Are you starting to see where I’m going with this?  Now I think I picked the wrong blog name…seriously, did I pick the WRONG blog name? OMG!? Moving on–I never did find those missing kitchen utensils. I’m still seriously befuddled by that one.  Not like a fork or a spoon, NO, like a spatula, a paring knife, a big slotted spoon, things like that.  One day I will stumble upon the black hole they’ve made their way into and maybe I’ll also find a missing sock, the lid to that one storage bowl and/or the meaning of life.

Anyhoo, you get the point. I could go on and on but I figured you’ll understand it all a little bit more as you read through the cobwebs of my mind in the time to come. You will find my blogs to run the gamut of emotions and topics. There are several topics that have caused me to put pen to paper over the  years and eventually (don’t rush me) I’ll get around to transcribing those for you to lay eyes upon, gasp at, laugh at, cry or judge. Yeah, you read right–go ahead and judge if that makes you feel better. You probably won’t agree with everything you read here. In fact, I’d prefer if you didn’t. It really isn’t necessary. Think for yourself!  It’s an actual legit thing. It’s allowed and encouraged in fact! *gasp* Maybe you’ll think about some things in a way  you’ve never thought about before or maybe you’ll just escape your crazy life and laugh at mine for a while.  🙂

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