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…

Creating a mess because I’m trying to help my pets…

I really shouldn't make "stop spending money" pledges to myself out loud... because then something comes up to derail that train of thought. And my mind has been largely derailed the whole weekend. I'm about to fall asleep sitting here after days of worrying and trying to get situated. At least I know I'll sleep … Continue reading Creating a mess because I’m trying to help my pets…

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.

Pushing Myself to Clean Better

Once again, the angels of duty and responsibility have reared their heads and declared war on my demons of procrastination. Though in my defense, it wasn't entirely wasted time. I WAS doing necessary and relevant things outside while the weather was good. But damn, this place is a few dust bunnies and dirt clots away … Continue reading Pushing Myself to Clean Better

Beautiful days are returning to the neighborhood with more tolerable temperatures.

I'm sure most of us Texans have been happy to live in Texas (until now) specifically because we don't get the crazy cold temperatures. You can call us wusses on that if you want, I guess. I suppose it's not much different than the folks who live way up north because they can't stand muggy, … Continue reading Beautiful days are returning to the neighborhood with more tolerable temperatures.

When you’re an impulsive little twerp, “Maybe next year” is more ambitious than it is a form of pessimistic procrastination.

My bank account and my to-do list are the best ways to determine if I'm an impulsive little twerp, and I would definitely put myself in that category. I get sudden ideas that I'd love to act on, and then I try hard to go for them. It's good in some respects, but when money's … Continue reading When you’re an impulsive little twerp, “Maybe next year” is more ambitious than it is a form of pessimistic procrastination.

Trying to pull myself back up and get my head on straight…

Except for those anxious/exciting days when I was messing with my well system, that feeling of being mentally checked out hasn't budged. When it wasn't really dumb stuff or acts of nature working on me, I was just not there. Honestly, if you asked me what I'd done the past few days, I'd have a … Continue reading Trying to pull myself back up and get my head on straight…

Thanksgiving 2020 plans; or, it’s a Thursday that happens to feature turkey or ham…

I'm checking the weather report about tomorrow. My dogs had some "pup-kin pie," the filling that didn't fit in the pie shells that I poured into Pyrex bowls to cook separately (they were so happy). I'd planned to make baked potatoes for over a week and had some veggies I needed to use up, so … Continue reading Thanksgiving 2020 plans; or, it’s a Thursday that happens to feature turkey or ham…

One positive result of the COVID-19 pandemic: I don’t have to invent new excuses to duck out of Thanksgiving invites this year…

I feel like an asshole for admitting it, but with cases surging and gathering sizes being limited--again--I don't have to concern myself with making up reasons to avoid going to other people's homes for Thanksgiving. I'm not so in awe of turkey that I only eat it on certain days and I'm about to make … Continue reading One positive result of the COVID-19 pandemic: I don’t have to invent new excuses to duck out of Thanksgiving invites this year…