How To Successfully Manage Your Bullet Journal While Managing Depression

I struggle with depression.

There are good days and bad days, which usually occur in clusters. During a period of good days, I’m on top of the world and can do all kinds of productive and interesting things. Continue reading “How To Successfully Manage Your Bullet Journal While Managing Depression”


Geology Class Field Trip

Both my Geology Class and Geology Lab offered self guided field trips for extra credit. I’m the kind of student who takes advantage of extra credit every time it’s offered, regardless of how good my grades already are, so I did them.

I mapped out the points of interest, printed out the paperwork, and slapped them on a clipboard, then Dave and I hopped on the bus to downtown. He’s not a college student, but he and I share a fascination with cool stuff. Like rocks. Continue reading “Geology Class Field Trip”

McMenamin’s Pub – Raleigh Hills

Yesterday, the (adult) kiddo and I checked off a big item on our to-do list. We were starving afterward, but instead of grabbing a bite nearby in downtown Portland, we decided to check out a popular pub in Raleigh Hills.

I love the drive from downtown to this part of town: Zoom up Hwy 26 to the Sylvan exit, then gracefully fall down the hill on Scholls Ferry Road. If you have driven this route, you know what I mean when I say “gracefully fall down the hill.” If you’re not familiar with this section of Scholls Ferry Road, it’s a steep, curvy road with a 528ft drop in elevation along the 1.8 mile stretch of road from Hwy 26 down to the pub. In other words, it’s steep. And curvy. Did I mention curvy? Continue reading “McMenamin’s Pub – Raleigh Hills”

Genius Organizing Trick

Is the back of your kitchen cupboards a black hole that swallows up canned goods and small packages? Have you ever gone grocery shopping for some basics that you swore you had, only to put them away and find a supply of it in the back of the cupboard? Yeah, me too. I hated it. It was also a royal pain in the tush to finagle the bottom can from a stack of cans three rows deep. But then I stole a genius organizing tip from my mom. Continue reading Genius Organizing Trick