Learned a tough lesson with homemade desserts (even with lots of fruit)… they’re a no-go unless I make drastic changes or find the right recipe…

I managed to somehow get far too much produce the past week and am trying to use up what I can before it goes bad (at least I cleared out some space in my freezer so I can chop up and freeze the pounds of strawberries--whew!). Lost a few nectarines and about to lose some … Continue reading Learned a tough lesson with homemade desserts (even with lots of fruit)… they’re a no-go unless I make drastic changes or find the right recipe…

Knew I had to eat something in spite of my stomach… figured “what the hell” & gave Shirataki Noodles their first shot…

Yeah, my idea wasn't NEARLY as good looking as that picture... though that looks yummy. Well, guess I shouldn't be surprised as to how I was going to do it. What else would a fat girl who is kinda-sorta-afraid-to-try-new-ingredients do when confronted with something they've never used before, and aren't sure they'll like? Mix it … Continue reading Knew I had to eat something in spite of my stomach… figured “what the hell” & gave Shirataki Noodles their first shot…

Be well, folks. This is gonna be a battle for our lives (especially cancer patients)…

I was perusing social media when I found a screenshot that hit me hard. It was a text from someone in a VA hospital that calculated and administered chemo to patients. Because of some more draconian abortion laws (never repealed as Roe was in effect, which rendered them moot), some patients won't be able to … Continue reading Be well, folks. This is gonna be a battle for our lives (especially cancer patients)…

Those days when your brain takes a staycation behind locked doors and you need it around to answer a bajillion questions…

It's a strange phenomenon when you get to the end of the evening and know that you'd done a lot in the course of the day, but for the life of you, if someone asked what, you'd be hard pressed to give an answer. I'm sure a big chunk of it was spent taking care … Continue reading Those days when your brain takes a staycation behind locked doors and you need it around to answer a bajillion questions…

Oh, how the monkey wrenches keep coming… I just hope I can duck & dodge a little better this time around.

It would've been nicer if I'd been a little quicker on the "idea train" this morning, but oh well. There's always tomorrow. I had a good thing going with my exercise and eating schedule. Had a few missteps and some tweaks I needed to make, but nothing terrible. I was going along pretty well the … Continue reading Oh, how the monkey wrenches keep coming… I just hope I can duck & dodge a little better this time around.

I re-acquainted myself with the humble sardine today…

I decided a few months ago that I'd better start adding more fish to my diet. I've read too much the past few years to avoid it anymore. Granted, that's been tricky as hell to pull off considering how expensive seafood is generally (and how freaking unhealthy when it comes to the breaded shit in … Continue reading I re-acquainted myself with the humble sardine today…

Had my first batch of “overnight oats” this morning…

I'm one of those people who love oatmeal any time (frankly, any "breakfast" food any time is good to me). But after deciding to swear off the instant packets (goodbye peaches 'n cream and strawberries 'n cream... [whimper]), I was having a tough time figuring out a good way to have oatmeal. I mean, the … Continue reading Had my first batch of “overnight oats” this morning…

Six months ago I bought some minimalist / barefoot shoes… & it turns out they were a very worthwhile investment.

I wanted to wait until I'd become a bit more consistent with my exercise routine and could adequately feel how these shoes were on my feet day in and day out. I wore them most of the time when out and about, so it's not like I bought them specifically for exercising. And I gotta … Continue reading Six months ago I bought some minimalist / barefoot shoes… & it turns out they were a very worthwhile investment.

A long month spent figuring things out for my mental health: OCD, Bipolar, ADHD, or all of the above?

I touched on this a little bit yesterday, so some of the revelations may feel a bit similar. I figured out this week that I'd been sliding downhill since leaving college behind. I mean, I did my degree for my Bachelor's, then went back fast as I could for my Master's (when no job popped … Continue reading A long month spent figuring things out for my mental health: OCD, Bipolar, ADHD, or all of the above?

When you’re screwed & you know it, & get even more screwed, to the point where you’re ready for the meteor to hit & end it already… but still hanging onto a thread of hope

Well, no meteor, but the dog suddenly revealing what "supposedly yummy treasure" she ingested from who-knows-who's yard all over blankets and the floor a couple hours before bedtime is a helluva substitute for a universal F-you. I'd planned to stay up a while with a list of things to at least get a good start … Continue reading When you’re screwed & you know it, & get even more screwed, to the point where you’re ready for the meteor to hit & end it already… but still hanging onto a thread of hope