Summer 2018 recap

Oh man. So. This summer has been… something. Life, death, fear, grief, rising through the ashes. Lots of carbs (then less of them) and many miles driven. I don’t want to get into the details because you know them already, but suffice it to say that I’m very glad to have people I can turn…

Uncomfortable

You remember how I said that maybe “uncomfortable” was going to be my word for the year? I changed my mind. That can stop at any time. I meant the positive side, the growing, the stretching, the doing of scary things. Exhilaration. Saying yes.

April 2018 recap

    Wait, where did April go??   I showed myself compassion and love: A few of my favorite things: I worked from patios, I went to patios without working, and I read a lot. I dogsat for The Best Dog Ever and got some snuggles while also getting paid. I tried a new Lao…

March 2018 recap

  Ok, March. Here’s how that went down. I showed myself compassion and love: A few of my favorite things: I visited a flower farm, hung out with a lot of dogs, had a bonfire and spent time on patios. I read my updates from the Shine app, which is pretty great for reminding me…

Oh, hey there

How do I catch up? Mostly: 2017, man. Wow. It was a tough year, and to be honest, Trump’s presidency and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad things he and our elected officials are capable of took the wind out of my sails. And my job sucked, and then it was gone. And then…

2016 recap

Well, I didn’t do a great job of keeping up with this, huh? Steph and I were talking about how we’ve both fallen off the wagon (I moreso than her), and we think maybe some kind of simplified, more frequent check-in will help. Neither of us wants to let the blog go, so we’ll work…

August 2016 Goals Update

Oh man, I’m the worst.* This is my second post of the year? Really?? Well, let’s see where we are. CRAFTY THINGS: Knit a pair of socks. The sock cuff has grown. It’s actually rather sock-like! Knit a pair of mittens. Still in progress. Get better at calligraphy. Haven’t done much here. Do something creative for at least 30 min. a…

2016 goals

Whaaaat, two posts in one day? That’s right! (Am I still putting off packing up my apartment? Maybe!) My 2015 goals were kind of a wash, and I think that comes down to a few things. First, I was busy—like, really busy—at work. I hate when people say that because it sounds as if they’re…

2015 goals check-in

Goodbye, 2015. And good damned riddance. The last half of the year was fraught with family stuff, and work was ridiculous because I was the entirety of my department for most of the year. Here’s how my goals progress went down. CRAFTY THINGS: 10 projects. I made jewelry dishes and worked on some knitting. Um, that knitting is…

December goals check-in

Have I seriously not written since January? I am the very worst about keeping up with the blog. If I call it a December check-in, then I’m technically early, right? CRAFTY THINGS: 10 projects. I made jewelry dishes and am learning pointed pen calligraphy. That’s definitely a project! (So far, I haven’t spilled ink all over…