Well, friends, 2020 is finally over. We made it. This year was a rough one, to say the least. And, I think we've all tried our darnedest to stay as positive as possible throughout the year. I'm beginning 2020 with deep breaths and candles. I, personally, have learned quite a bit about myself this year. … Continue reading Dear Reader: Thank you.
The past week has been a blur. Brain fog strikes again. All I want to do lately is curl up in my bed with the pup and a cup of coffee and read. But, all I've had the energy to do lately is lay in bed. I've done some Christmas shopping, and I can't wait … Continue reading
Today was a good day for soup and reading and puppy cuddles. I woke up naturally at 6 am. Let the pup outside. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't have to carry him down the steps to the grass this morning. We've gotten a lot of rain recently and the pup does NOT like … Continue reading A day of cuddles
Upkeep on the house has been interesting lately. With younger sister moving back in and chaos still ensuing from clearing everything out of bedrooms and the dining room and living room. And, eventually I've found that taking some quiet time to care for the house plants and watch the bird feeder grounds me. Which, is … Continue reading Another Grounding.
I occasionally do this thing where I decide that I am going to do something. Sometimes, this want culminates in house plants and pet fish and then a planted aquarium. Here's how it starts: I spend countless hours researching and compiling information and planning out how I would go about the task, and then researching … Continue reading One day.
The day-to-day has felt like a lot lately, and I've stumbled back into reading. I've missed it. And, I hope to continue to slowly enjoy my reads. Currently, I'm reading Elena Ferrante's The Story of a New Name and I've missed this writing style. The audible narration is also soothing, so if that's your thing, … Continue reading
My younger sister has moved home for the foreseeable future. With her, one puppy, two kittens, and so. many. boxes. Boxes in the living room, in the kitchen, in the basement. Extra food in the pantry, extra spices in the drawer. And so much tea. We are blessed to have her back. We had a … Continue reading A welcoming
One of the tasks that gave me the most stress throughout the flooring process was the need to move my 20 gallon fish tank into a room in which they would be safe from whatever magic the builders had to do to the floors. Big magic requires big space. The process: Remove plants from tank. … Continue reading Fish tank moving day, round two.
August... is an incredibly hard month for me, usually. It brings back memories of people that I miss. This year, those memories are bitter sweet. My house is being worked on. Things are coming back together. Rooms look like rooms again. And, in the time of 2020, I'm able to call loved ones and check … Continue reading to august
Lately, Hallmark Channel movies have been a blessing to my mental health. Their aesthetics and easy plots are soothing after a long day. I honestly did not know that we could even watch the Hallmark Channel through our cable provider. I don't typically watch cable (save some trash reality TV shows) and honestly haven't watched … Continue reading Sometimes you just need a little angst