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ArtemisThanks, sweetie.

:):) 1 month ago


I like shoes. And no, I’m not getting rid of them. Well, at least not for the next few years, until I have another one of those “spring cleaning sprees!” :P 1 month ago

ArtemisNot bad overall.

Sure is better today then it was yesterday. But perhaps that was because of some drama and bs at my practicum. Ya know… just life stuff. 1 month ago

ArtemisP to h to D

::deeeeeeeeeeeeeeep breath:: 1 month ago

ArtemisThanks, cutie.

:) 2 months ago


When was the last time you had toast? Two days ago
What kind of bread is your favorite to toast? I like multi-grain.
What is your favorite topping for toast? PB
Do you like French toast? Yes, especially if it’s stuffed with blueberries.2 months ago

ArtemisThank you.

Mmm, maybe. :) 2 months ago

ArtemisMarch 22nd of this year.

<3 2 months ago


congrats, sweetie. Super happy for you. :) 2 months ago

ArtemisI'm just one of those

oldies but goodies. Not that active and not that regular but there are a lot of memories here. 2 months ago

ArtemisI don't know about that.

Sometimes I can’t remember my name or what day it is. But I’m trying. Just trying to remain in the moment, here-and-now, and take it one step at a time. :) 2 months ago

ArtemisShe's around. :)

She’s been super, super busy with school, life, and all.

I’m in my second year of PhD school. I’m teaching, assisting another class, taking a full load, and doing practicum this semester. I’m also driving back and forth between home and school. I’ve gotten an apartment that I share with a roommate who is in my program as well. I’m there four days a week and then I drive back home every Friday afternoon to stay for the weekend. My working hours are super long, so by the time I get settled in, it’s homework time and then sleep. In the morning, it starts all over.

So, here I is. :):) 2 months ago

ArtemisThis is one of my favorite quotes

by Helen Keller…

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”

I think it says it all. All we can do is try and do the best that we can with what we’ve got. :) 8 months ago

Artemis 4 years ago

ArtemisWhat about a "fake" one?

Not sure how much they cost, but it might be a nice investment one day. 8 months ago


I try, but I don’t always succeed.

How do you see yourself? 8 months ago


Which group would be the easiest to live under? Extreme compassionists.

Which would be the most difficult? Extreme ignorance/apathy worshippers.

Which one are you choosing to live in already, if you were to honestly look at your patterns of consumption, diet, exercise, or awareness? I don’t live in any of them, and I can honestly say this. I can’t stand consumerism; however, that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy retail therapy once in a while. I try to eat as healthy as I possibly can without sacrificing things that I like. I also exercise regularly. Sometimes I exercise less because I’m just busy up to my arse with school, but then, I make time specifically for that. Finally, I think I’m as aware as I can be of things going on around me, but there will always be something that I’m missing.8 months ago


1. How are you feeling today? Tired but ready to get this crazy and never-ending summer semester over with.
2. Are books usually better than the movies? Yes. Books are awesome.
3. What is your favourite genre of music? I don’t really have one. I like many different varieties of music.
4. Would you say you are an introvert of extrovert? Intro.
5. Do you prefer computer games or board games? Board games.
6. Kisses or cuddles? Both!
7. What is your favourite smell? Anything lemony… D&G has this perfume called Light Blue. It’s my absolute fave.
8. Have you ever had braces to make your teeth straight? Nope.
9. What is your age? Do you wish you were older / younger? 33. I love being in my thirties.
10. If you were to meet me, what would be the first thing you would say? Hi, I’m D. How are ya?8 months ago

ArtemisHave you?

I’m glad she saw through it all.

Life is not simple. Sometimes we end up in situations where we are damned if we do and damned if we don’t. I don’t know what would I have done if I were you… It always bothers me when people say, “Oh, I would never!” Oh, bullst. You don’t know st if you have enough nerve to say something like that. Never say never because you never know, unless you’ve walked in that other person’s shoes.

I think that you did the best that you could under the circumstances. Sure, you can always look back and say, I could have done more. Should have, could have, would have doesn’t serve you well. And she clearly recognized the situation for what it was.

Good for you. Good for her. Glad things worked out for both of you. 8 months ago


Ha! 8 months ago

ArtemisLove you back.

Very, very proud of you. 8 months ago


It is hard to talk about something like that because people expect you to somehow “fix” it. Oh, just snap out of it. Get out there and see just much worse other people are than you.

I know how much. I wasn’t born yesterday. And if I could “fix” this, believe me I would. I wish I didn’t have to struggle. I wish this wasn’t a battle because that is what it feels like sometimes. Sometimes it lasts a few weeks, other times months.

Running away from it doesn’t help. Wallowing doesn’t either. So, the logical answer here is finding a balance of acknowledging it, doing your best to take care of yourself, and using it to your advantage. Having been through it gives you strength because you know what it is like. 8 months ago

ArtemisHe just wants something simple...

I’ve showed him pics of other choices that I thought that would look nice on his finger, but that was really a waste of time. He said, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no… That. “That’s where we started!” I know. That. “God damn it, G [insert first name] D [insert last name]!” ::sigh::

grumble, grumble


There goes that Russian temper again.

“Kiss my ass.”

Ha! 8 months ago

ArtemisThank you!

Well, the good thing is that he knows exactly what he’s getting into. I told him from the start, what you see is what you get.

He always says… “God, that Russian temper…” That’s right. And don’t you forget it! Hey, that’s the same temper that will kick someone’s ass if they say anything shitty about you. Just sayin’. 8 months ago

ArtemisI'm sorry, sweetie, that you

have to deal with it, but I get it completely. I have struggled with it for years. You have to remember to take good care of yourself when the days are hard. It is easy to fall into the whole thing of “Why me?” Not that easy to climb out.

I think you’ve got a good and realistic attitude about it. Just remember to be as compassionate with yourself as you are with others. :):)

hugs8 months ago


Well, ya know… ;) I do love to cook. 8 months ago

ArtemisAnd ya know

I loves ye as well. :o) 8 months ago


No worries, Shellster. I know you’ve been super busy. I’ve been keeping up with that. I’ve been just as busy myself. But, somehow, in the midst of all of that, I managed to sneak away a little life.

Thank you. He’s my rock, and I’m very grateful. This man has seen me at my worst as well as my at my best. He’s seen me just throw my hands up in the air and say, “I’m done with all of this. I just can’t do it anymore.” He is my best friend. He treats me like I’m a freaking goddess and sees the best in me through it all. I don’t have to be anything other myself and that’s a LOT. I know I’m a handful. ;) 8 months ago

ArtemisVery, very nice. :):)

Thank you! :) 8 months ago

ArtemisOkay, I have a question...

Have any of you heard of Zoara or used it?

I’m planning on buying my sweetie his wedding band. Something simple but classy too (14K white gold 5mm). So I’ve looked at Kay Jewelers yesterday and Zales. They did not have a whole lot of selection. I know it’s just white gold wedding ring to them, but it’s not to me. Zales had two kinds: classic and comfort fit. Kay just had one—comfort fit (although they called it something else but I know it has to be basically the same thing). I’ve checked Zoara and they have a lot more selection. You can get “low curve,” “slightly curved,” etc., etc. It can be quite overwhelming, but I think I may just have found the one. (see the image)

Any suggestions? Tips?

The ones I saw at jewelry stores just didn’t do anything for me. Not that I know that this one will either because I can’t hold it and look at it, but I just have a feeling that this maybe it. But, then again, not sure.

And don’t give me that, “Oh he’ll love whatever you get!” Damn it, I know that. I want to get him something special, even if it looks simple. :):) 8 months ago

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