An off-kilter week leads to me buying workout clothes, which I never thought I’d do again. But I’ve learned some valuable things that will make my life a bit easier…

I knew I had to get a few things done while I was out and about before taking the dogs to the vet yesterday afternoon (man, that took forever). My trip took me by a big box sporting goods store. My initial intent was to finally get some propane canisters for the camping stove I … Continue reading An off-kilter week leads to me buying workout clothes, which I never thought I’d do again. But I’ve learned some valuable things that will make my life a bit easier…

Those days when you get so much–and not enough–done at the same time…

I suppose it helped that my internet's been wonky the past few days, so a good cleaning schedule became a must. Today was the big day, and if I were to look at my very segmented list of items to tackle and ways to clean and make my spaces more efficient... well, it would probably … Continue reading Those days when you get so much–and not enough–done at the same time…

The oh-so important core of your body, & why it’s a damned nuisance, too.

Maybe I'm being a bit hyperbolic, but I can't help it. I'd finally gotten a chance to sit down after deep cleaning both fish tanks and hauling water most of the afternoon. I was happy to find my internet back on and working after a day without. When I had to get up and get … Continue reading The oh-so important core of your body, & why it’s a damned nuisance, too.

Almost June. My Summer of [self-]love & daring begins… I hope.

My brain has been all over the place this past weekend, awash in too many thoughts to really keep track. Just when I think I had some things pinned down, another would come my way. It was tiring, and working on chores was a helpful distraction at some points. But when my feet were throbbing … Continue reading Almost June. My Summer of [self-]love & daring begins… I hope.

A fascinating clue about why my attempts to create good habits to workout & eat better have failed for years…

Lately I've been catching videos in my YouTube feed from Obese to Beast (which I think is rather interesting and I like his measured approach to analyzing things and answering questions). He made a reaction video to a TED Talk about women's inability to lose weight. I listened to a couple of minutes of it, … Continue reading A fascinating clue about why my attempts to create good habits to workout & eat better have failed for years…

Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter #4), by Thomas Harris

My Copy: 9780440242864 (image from bn.com) This is definitely the shortest book of the bunch, and might be a bit confusing at times because of the pace, but is definitely a page-turner half-way through. I had to stay up til 2am to finish it because it wouldn't leave me alone. Hannibal Rising is about the … Continue reading Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter #4), by Thomas Harris

One of those days… though maybe I’ll be lucky & it’ll just be a crap morning.

I should've known how today would start. I went to sleep with some bad thoughts swirling around my head because of some mail I got yesterday, and spent some time trying to stamp them down, put a positive on 'em, and get some much-needed sleep. Because of it, I tried to sleep in a bit, … Continue reading One of those days… though maybe I’ll be lucky & it’ll just be a crap morning.

Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter #3), by Thomas Harris

My Copy: 0440224675 (image from goodreads.com) I'll admit I saw the movie probably half a dozen times before I read the book, and perhaps that's going to color this review a bit. I finished the book about 1am yesterday, but had to kind of let it simmer a bit because I'm not sure how I … Continue reading Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter #3), by Thomas Harris

Q #162: Why do multi-day headaches always seem to accompany major dietary changes?

I didn't post anything yesterday because the headache I had last night, and then I've got one that's ebbed and flowed most of the day (though I noticed it a lot more after my time on the elliptical trainer). I'm no stranger to headaches. I've had plenty of migraines in my time (though as my … Continue reading Q #162: Why do multi-day headaches always seem to accompany major dietary changes?

Mason Bee Revolution: How the hardest working bee can save the world one backyard at a time, by Dave Hunter & Jill Lightner

My Copy: 9781594859632 (image from bn.com) I was so glad to find this book while I was starting to work on my pollinator garden and the bee houses. It's got a slew of information about pollination and the bees themselves, but also things to watch out for in your yard or garden if you want … Continue reading Mason Bee Revolution: How the hardest working bee can save the world one backyard at a time, by Dave Hunter & Jill Lightner