Feeling Oddly Triumphant After Being Out-of-Sorts All Day; or, Fixing Things Really Boosts That Self-Esteem…

This was turning out very crappy today. And no, I don't mean it's because I'm single and it's that damned Valentine's Day. Hell, I almost forgot about it til I saw kids coming off the bus with heart-shaped chocolate boxes this afternoon. That's more like it. I'd love an anatomically correct heart for V-day. I … Continue reading Feeling Oddly Triumphant After Being Out-of-Sorts All Day; or, Fixing Things Really Boosts That Self-Esteem…

I swore I wouldn’t… but yeah, got a few more feathered friends for myself for Christmas (facepalm).

I gave myself about 24 hours to make a final decision in this regard, and it would've made sense to take far longer... but I just couldn't help it. I know, it's a common excuse, for addicts and shopaholics and the like. Is it possible to be addicted to parakeets? Maybe this'll be a new … Continue reading I swore I wouldn’t… but yeah, got a few more feathered friends for myself for Christmas (facepalm).

My DIY Faucet Replacement (Part 2); or, some glue-happy sumbitch really made my night interesting… & painful.

I'm starting to develop a major appreciation for plumbers and the know-how they have, and the skills and time it takes for their labor, because my hands are sore as hell after all the pulling and tugging and the like I had to do the past several hours. Also explains why they seem to all … Continue reading My DIY Faucet Replacement (Part 2); or, some glue-happy sumbitch really made my night interesting… & painful.

Choices & Chances, or, learning to finally use this quarantine period to my advantage…

To be clear, I'm pretty sure I DON'T have Covid-19. I had some minor symptoms that began to pile up earlier, but it very well could've been some other illnesses coming together (allergies, stomach irritations coming and going) added to the skyrocketing anxiety I was starting to have, making things feel worse than they actually … Continue reading Choices & Chances, or, learning to finally use this quarantine period to my advantage…

That moment when you realize you actually suck at making & sticking to a personal schedule…

It hit me out of the blue, and I don't know why. Maybe it's because I'd brought up my sticky notes app on my desktop earlier to pass on some info to a friend, and saw some other sticky notes I'd forgotten about. 3 had aborted attempts at a daily schedule, with rainy day vs. … Continue reading That moment when you realize you actually suck at making & sticking to a personal schedule…

The Jaws Log (expanded edition), by Carl Gottlieb

My Copy: 9780062229281 (image from goodreads.com) I actually finished this book a few days ago, but I was stewing about how you can think of it. Jaws has been my fave movie for ages, so to read a book about the background of the movie? Why the hell not?! Well, this book doesn't have as broad … Continue reading The Jaws Log (expanded edition), by Carl Gottlieb

When you’re of two minds, yet somehow using neither of them…

That's the best way I think I can describe the past week. Realizing that I need to make serious changes, losing sleep over the things I'm NOT doing to help my job situation, making plans... and then just somehow letting things slip away. I've been trying to get back into therapy, but it's been a … Continue reading When you’re of two minds, yet somehow using neither of them…

I figured I’d take my time & wing the to-do list the past two days… & boy, I got lost.

I'm trying not to giggle while The Pixies' song "Where is My Mind?" goes off in my head. Because I have no clue what the hell happened the past two days while I was at home. I do remember getting a few things from the store, some really crappy eating choices, and then a bunch … Continue reading I figured I’d take my time & wing the to-do list the past two days… & boy, I got lost.

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…

The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter #2) by Thomas Harris

My Copy: 0312924585 (Image from bn.com) Hannibal Lecter is back and smoother than before. Reading about him is like a slow burn of a good long leg stretch, feeling that tension, and then the knee locks and you feel the jolt of an abrupt pop and the burn after makes you anxious. The Silence of … Continue reading The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter #2) by Thomas Harris