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…

2017 goals: January progress

1. Do what I can do to make a difference. In January, I was sworn in as a resident board representative on my local neighborhood council. In my zone, we have about 100,000 people, including students from our local Cal State University. I ┬ámarched in my local Women’s March on Jan. 21. I counted homeless…

Benches, Part 2

Procrastination for the win! Because I was lazy, the hairpin legs I wanted were $20 less per four-pack ($49.99 vs. $69.99) on Amazon. I bought them and we bought screws at OSH, and now, ta-da!    Benches, complete with green hungry hippo. I still need to put vanish on them, but at least we have…

2017 Goals

We’re going into a very weird year for me. I feel…. off. Uncertain. I’m not sure what will happen to my rights in the next four years, and it’s the first time in my life I’ve actively worried about it. And that makes me feel empathetic because I know there are many, many others worldwide…

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…