Category Archives: IJS (I’m Just Saying)

When Loving You Is Wrong, Seriously

As a parent, we do our best to love our children despite their faults, real and imagined.  It is what makes us parents and oddly enough, grown-ups. But sometimes, we over love our children, mainly when something traumatic happens to them that we either didn’t catch or couldn’t control.  This doesn’t make us bad parents,Continue Reading


July 1st is essentially the first day of the rest of the year. Your chance to start anew if you will.  What are you going to do with this fresh start? Me? Glad you asked. I am going to make some changes in me that are LONG over due.  It is time for me toContinue Reading

What say you?

You know, I have been thinking a lot about the things I write and how I work hard to make sure each post either makes you think or smile or both. And yet I hardly ever get any comments on my blog. This makes me sad. I work really hard on these posts and toContinue Reading

Whose stuff is this?

Oh Em Gee How many times a day have you had to say ‘Whose shirt/game/puzzle/jacket/shoe is this?’ Me, I say it AT LEAST 4292635982365981632593 1/2 times a day. No seriously I really do. The Clones, Batman and Superman, are almost 10 (only in their minds, they are really almost 6), and have a tendency toContinue Reading

Do You Know What This Month Is…..

It’s My Blog-a-versary!!!!!!! *cue Tony Toni Tone please* Wow. What a ride this last year has been. I didn’t think I could be a blogger. All the people  knew that blogged had a lot to say about a lot of things. Me? I had a lot to say about mostly nothing, mainly because I amContinue Reading

Choose Your Fuel

So I may have mentioned once or twice that I have a slight deep love addiction for coffee. And like any good addict (dam that sounded all kinds of wrong), I am always in search of the next best thing. The next strongest, smoothest, richest, warmest (hmm, sounds like a great man!) coffee – cuzContinue Reading

When Humor Saved My Life

I know I have been quite open about my life lately and while you may not care (but I know you do), it is cathartic for me to let go of some past emotions, baggage if you will. I have an innate sense of fear that I am working on releasing, and part of lettingContinue Reading

Guest Post: Channeling Childhood – Who do YOU want to be?

I have been doing a lot of soul searching lately in an effort to become a better me.  Part of this journey is learning to find my voice, versus the voice people expect of me.   I am also learning to listen to other voices that actually have something to say and can send me onContinue Reading


Hello, my name is Captain Hysterical and I am an addict. It has taken me MONTHS to actually finish that sentence.  It is said that the first step to recovery is to admit you have a problem.  Well, I have a problem. I am an addict. Now before you go and get The Betty FordContinue Reading

Losses, Gains and Tryptophan

Loss: I woke up this morning to a text letting me know my aunt had passed in the wee hours of the morning.  Its Thanksgiving Eve, this isn’t supposed to happen.  Although to be fair, I cannot think of any other day where this would be ok.  So my day started off kinda sucky, andContinue Reading