Little crochet bear :)

Little crochet bear :)


2 years ago with 1 note

Friends is Far off Places

Last night I had a 6 hour conversation with a best friend in a far off place. We hadn’t Skyped in months and so spent 12:30am to 6:00 am catching up on life and talking about practically anything else that popped in to our heads. The only reason we stopped talking is because I was practically delirious from lack of sleep. (17 hour time difference, it was only 11pm for him by the time we ended our Skype session).

Realization number one of ridiculously long Skype date: You can tell when someone is your best friend, when they know you better then you do yourself. Sometimes I need a little dose of best friend to get me back on track and that’s exactly what our marathon conversation did. Even though we haven’t really talked in months, we can pick up where we left off, talk for hours on end, and I always come out of it with a tid-bit of me I didn’t know was there. That’s a best friend if I ever knew one. Just had to get on here and express my joy at having someone so special and amazing in my life :)


2 years ago with 1 note

My own christmas song

(To the tune of Oh christmas tree)

Oh Clarinet oh Clarinet
thy silver keys are gleaming
oh clarinet oh clarinet
thy silver keys are gleaming
Thou sounds so sweet in practice room
and also when your so in tune
oh clarinet oh clarinet
thy silver keys are gleaming


2 years ago with 1 note
Acrylic on canvas

Acrylic on canvas


2 years ago with 3 notes

Performing this tomorrow! 


dailydoseosnark:

A calm jar.  I need one of these.  You fill the jar with colored water and glitter.  When you are upset you shake the jar and have to watch it until the glitter completely settles.  The time it takes is enough time for you to settle your emotions.

Absolutely love this…Making as soon as I get home.

dailydoseosnark:

A calm jar.  I need one of these.  You fill the jar with colored water and glitter.  When you are upset you shake the jar and have to watch it until the glitter completely settles.  The time it takes is enough time for you to settle your emotions.

Absolutely love this…Making as soon as I get home.


2 years ago with 26,346 notes
originally dailydoseosnark

2 years ago with 1 note

the 56 best/worst analogies written by high school students ➙

Check it out guys, some of these are just hilarious. All I needed to brighten up my day :)


2 years ago with 1 note

Trichotillomania and Other compulsive behaviors

  I have never considered myself a person with any kind of compulsive behaviors. I always thought syndromes like OCD involved being a total neat freak, or needing everything in ones house to be a certain way. For example, my best friend can’t sleep if even a small knickknack isn’t facing the right way. She’s crazy! I always thought. But while laying here on the couch this evening, I began to wonder about one of the “habits” I had always had. I pull out my eyebrows and eyelashes. I began to think harder about something that was always so natural to me. I pull out my hair. That’s kind of weird I guess. And not just like one or two. I continuously pull out my eyebrows and eyelashes until I can’t pull out anymore. So of course I googled the habit. It has a name, of course! According to the all knowing search engine, I suffer from Trihotillomania. I found this website, kids health.org,  that seemed to sum it up pretty clearly and gave me a little insight to why this happens.

People with trichotillomania pull hair out at the root from places like the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, or pubic area. Some people pull large handfuls of hair, which can leave bald patches on the scalp or eyebrows. Other people pull out their hair one strand at a time. Some inspect the strand after pulling it out or play with the hair after it’s been pulled.”

http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/mental_health/trichotillomania.html#

This describes me exactly. Apparently, this compulsive behavior commonly accompanies other compulsive habits such as nail biting, or skin picking. I am a HUGE nail biter. I bite down to the nub, as my mother says. I had never really considered my nail biting and hair pulling to be compulsive until, well, now. Compulsive behaviors have to do with a chemical imbalance in the brain, which means that one can not just simply stop doing it. People have always told me, ‘stop biting your nails, it’s gross that you bite your nails’. It makes you feel self conscious and less then when people tell you to stop doing something that for some reason you really can’t. 

I think I’ll continue to follow this subject further. I am definitely not a serious case of this compulsive behavior, as it does not affect my life in a particularity negative way. But I was just very interested to find that my eyebrow pulling has a name. And if anyone, anyone at all is reading this (anyone out there?) and has some input, please share. I would love to hear. I think that this is a fascinating topic.



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