Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Anxiety is running high lately. I am sick of being sick and stressed. I feel the creepy depression fairy knocking at my door and the bug spray is only getting me so far. My addiction to food and pity parties are growing stronger to try and cope, which only makes it worse. My only safe space to vent right now is through photoshop and journaling, a place where only I know the meanings of things that are there, even if they are burried under layers.

Friday, November 14, 2008

My life in a few pictures

To say that things have been hectic lately would be an understatement. My life's theme for this school term has been as follows: If it isn't one thing its another and if isn't another, its my mother. Anywhooooo, here are some pictures of the last two months that I am rather fond of. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


With a lull in the activity for the morning, I have decided to post some of my other pics from previous trips and outings. These are pictures that for some reason or another appeal to me and while not photographically excellent, I like them. :)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Video of Saw Musician on Alberta

Fun with Fotos!!!!

On a recent photo outing with my friends Debb and Matt, we discovered two very very cool things.....one being the Ashram where we were able to take the most beautiful flower pics and the second being the Alberta Street art fair. Two totally different places that were so much fun to shoot and honestly, just to be there was cool enough! Amazing people and amazing art! Here are just a few thousand of those shots:

The colors of the people, their art, their flowers, their dancing reminded me of a garden of humanity-the coolest sort of humanity.

And the not so human bits of humanity were there representing the "keep Portland weird" posseeeeee.

Music and dancing everywhere!

Ashram flowers:

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Yachats pics

Back from the beach, here are a few decent shots I took. :)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Ok, here it is, the worst picture of me in my pre-gastric bypass days. The gal next to me was my best friend until I lost her to the bottle. I put up a good fight, but after I had Sydney, I could no longer spend my time taking her to detox in the hospital in the middle of the night or dealing with her issues. I have been thinking about her a lot lately. With all of my current health problems, I sure could use her to cheer me up, she could always make me laugh, even when I was crying. I am bathing in self pity and feeling so sorry for myself that I have become all doom and gloom in my own head, of course. God forbid I actually reach out and let people know I need help. I am off the anti-depressants because I can no longer afford the $100 a month they cost, I am broker than I have ever been and just got another $7200 in medical bills to add to the existing $22,000. I was in so much pain that I went to the nearest hospital instead of going to direct to OHSU where I get my discount and they, a week later, have already stuck me with the bill!!! Lori, where are you now????

Friday, June 13, 2008

Good days rock

So today, I spent over five hours at the zoo with my daughter and my two nephews-it was a blast and I got a few pretty cool pics. I feel much better now that I have been out of the house a few days in a row doing something other than going to school. :)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The truth

I have nothing to bitch about. I have nothing to bitch about. I have nothing to bitch about. Why do I feel uneasy about that? What have I been avoiding thinking about or doing? Why have I let the housework fall by the wayside while I shove unimaginable amounts of food in my face? Why do I feel let down that I may actually get a 4.0 this term, no A-'s? What is wrong with me? I am out of focus and I have great grades, a wonderful child, a discount at OHSU for medical care, another car to replace the one that died and another home and I am not content. What am I going to do with myself all summer?


My mind is all aflutter, our move date is locked for June 29th, mom is already gone and Shelby, Sydney, and I will follow. All finals turned in as of yesterday and I wonder why I am feeling so down-as if there really is no purprose for me all summer long, no goal, no straight A's to strive for, nothing. But the dreaded move from a place that has been "home" for 27 years.