Be Nice To Each Other, Every Day

25. November 2014 Gina DeNicola 2
Be Nice To Each Other, Every Day
I’m not a logical thinker; I’m an emotional thinker. But I often try to find the logic in things. This morning I woke up, like most of the World, to the disaster that is Ferguson, MO. After a one-sided debated with an unsuspecting, still half asleep husband on minorities, slavery and the American Indians (all ...

Cocooning Yourself Into Oblivion

20. November 2014 Gina DeNicola 2
Cocooning Yourself Into Oblivion
I’ve noticed that I count days – 81 days since I closed the bakery; 17 days since I stopped bartending; 9 days since my last blog post and three days since I left the apartment. In the last almost three weeks, I’ve read four books. While that may sound envious, it’s not good, it’s not ...

Less Really Is More

Less Really Is More
The culmination of weeks of job hunting has boiled down to two specific jobs. Job one is a definite and job two is 95% a sure thing. Job one leaves next Tuesday, and job two would leave in two weeks. There are so many variables with both jobs when it comes to our personal effects, ...

Psychiatric Wards, Uncertainties & Naps

Psychiatric Wards, Uncertainties & Naps
I know I’m supposed to have my shit together by now, after all, it’s been 44 days since I closed the bakery. However, yesterday, as I laid in the fetal position on my bathroom rug, crying uncontrollably, I thought to myself, I should be over this, I should be happy, I should be composed. Yesterday, ...

Failed Expectations, Good Or Bad?

Failed Expectations, Good Or Bad?
I know I was supposed to be impressed, and I guess I was, but there was no blood in this moon.  It was a typical lunar eclipse or at least it looked like that to my tired untrained eyes, with an equally tired dog wondering why we were up before she wanted to be up. ...

Baking, Tours And Love

17. September 2014 Gina DeNicola 3
Baking, Tours And Love
I was a single mom for a good part of my kids childhood. I don’t remember a lot of their childhood.  It was a long time ago, 23 years ago, and because I was a single mom, working two jobs to make sure we had food on the table. But the one thing I do ...

“What Would Julia Do?”

10. September 2014 Gina DeNicola 0
“What Would Julia Do?”
My aunt asked me that question yesterday. “The question really is, what would Julia do?”. What would she do I wondered? She wouldn’t be in this situation to start, but if she were, she would make the most of it I suppose. From all that I’ve read of her she was a carefree, devil may ...

Breakfast, Jobs, Lemons & Sundays

07. September 2014 Gina DeNicola 0
Breakfast, Jobs, Lemons & Sundays
I had all the right intentions in the world on Saturday.  We were going to go out to breakfast, something we haven’t done in over 14 months, and then walk to the Dragon Races downtown.  I woke up with great intentions and a great mood, the day, however, end the polar opposite.  While we were ...

Things I’ve Learned From Running

05. September 2014 Gina DeNicola 0
Things I’ve Learned From Running
If running has taught me anything over the years it would have to be, some days are harder than others. Today was a good running day, but a hard life day. Today I struggle with “what’s next” and I find that it’s harder to deal with “what’s next” in 825 square feet with your husband ...