Nibbles with Gibbles

Nibbles with Gibbles! SQUEE! No really, I squee-d out loud in the convenient store when i came upon this package of potato chips straight from my childhood memories! I LOVE ALL THINGS POTATO CHIPS. But finding little surprises like this hidden in the corner of a…

Again? Really?

Yep. AGAIN. REALLY. Now I’m starting to think maybe it’s not really as much of a coincidence as I thought the first time—-MAYBE the radio station plays this song all the time every day and I just don’t know because I rarely listen to the radio.…

Me, Myself and?

I? Somehow four months have gone by. My goal for this coming year was to focus on Me, Myself and I. One of the most important parts of this equation meant getting healthy. I was losing weight, taking baby steps. Wearing the fitbit, drinking extra water.…

In a matter of minutes…

Me: Our house would be so lonely without our two giant puppies. (Gives two giant puppies two bones and takes them outside. Jordan decides to bury her bone in the rose garden while Harley continues to munch and comes back inside.) Jordan: Barks endlessly at Harley…

Sudden Interest in Jackie Kennedy

I really have no idea why, but in the last week I’ve found a sudden interest in the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Mindlessly flipping through the channels I stumbled upon the miniseries on the Kennedys staring Katie Holmes. Truthfully I have no real interest in…

This

I’m trying. I’m really really trying. Somehow in the midst of the funk I have found one thing going my way, I’ve been blogging again. Writing. Getting words out of my head and elsewhere. THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY. Well, happy is not quite the word,…

Like Mother, Like Daughter

LOOK! We are having SO MUCH FUN! Said no one ever while visiting their mother in a sad, depressing nursing/rehab home while waiting since 5:30am for a doctor to maybe make an appearance… Ugh. Poor mom. She was a good sport today though. Some days spirits…

Technology Bumps

May the odds be ever in your favor. #mercuryretrograde #partypeople Hold on to your hats. #istillloveyouthough thanks @cosmiclotusjewelry A post shared by Sara DiNatale (@beautiful_tuesday_studio) on Apr 8, 2017 at 10:45am PDT Tis the season.

Puppy Playtime

Does anyone else have a pair of puppies (2-3 years old, not really puppies anymore but they will always be puppies to me) who prefer to play together when one of their parents gets down on the floor with them? I would guesstimate 9/10 times our…

Downward Spiral

Right now. In the midst of depression it’s hard to remember the feeling of “normal” which is why I find blogging about these things so beneficial for me—-when I look back at my words I try to learn and understand where I was and where I…

A Letter of Adoration to My Instant Pot

Dear Instant Pot, In case there was any doubt, I wanted you to know that I love you. I’ve loved you from the moment I opened that beautiful Amazon Prime box… I knew you would be a good fit for Weber Wonderland. The multitudes of crockpots…

Walking Dead Randomments

Might be a tad bit spoilerish, so deal. Sasha had the best possible character arc of all. Kudos. Loved her in the finale. Negan is so freaking badass and amazing and horrible and cocky. Jeffery Dean Morgan is the ultimate. Eugene is obviously not Negan, he’s…

Daredevil Theme Song = Anxiety?

Back in December WHENMYANXIETYLEVELWASTHROUGHTHEROOF i would work 12+ hour days in the office and HWMMS would join me there after dinner so he could stream “free” WIFI to watch Netflix while I worked. Oh and spend time with me. And help lick envelopes. But mostly to…

Mirror, Mirror

And Just Like That Off the Roller Coaster. I really hate myself sometimes. I start doing good things for myself and moving forward and then I hit a wall, get stuck in the muck and erase any forward progress. it happens all the time. It happens…

Variety Club Telethon

It’s nice to know some things in this crazy fast paced online digital mobile age never change…. I don’t know the last time I clicked on the TV and saw The Telethon, 20 years maybe? Gosh likely even more 27 years? And yes, there is only…

Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo? Hmmm. One of my biggest issues, ok, excuses, of starting thinking about starting dreaming about starting and then failing at NaNoWriMo almost every year has to do with the month of NOVEMBER. The last few years especially, November has been one of the busiest…

No Foolin’ This is Depression

My head hurts. Is it really already time to get up? What’s the point? Where the hell did this depression come from? Why won’t it go away? What’s wrong with me? Why am I so tired? It’s only two o’clock? Really? Get your ass moving, you’re…

Happy March! Day 31: Mindful

THANK YOU. For following my silly monthly journey of daily musings. THANK YOU Meesh for introducing me to RainbowImagine¬†who organized the theme tweets for us to follow. It’s been a rough few weeks, dealing with the Big D which has creeped back in along with the…

Healing

This photo was taken heading into hour six hanging with the mom at her doctor appointments at ECMC. We started the morning off, early, and got RIGHT IN to the first appointment (not even a waiting period for me to go grab coffee!) And then right…

Happy March! Day 30: Universe

The UNIVERSE is a fickle mistress. As usual, especially lately, I didn’t want to get out of bed this morning to start the day. On the way to taking Harley to his vet appointment I saw this pretty wee little sign of yellow happiness peeking out…

Afternoon Coffee

Working from home. Making things happen. But it’s only 3pm. More coffee.

Happy March! Day 29: Time

A nice way to pass the time visiting with mom is playing board games. Growing up we played lots and lots of board games. So many games my brother and I would create our own. (This is also something my adorable almost 13 year old niece…

Sign of Spring: Peepers!

The stars are amazing tonight…and the peepers are back at the pond. Peaceful.

Post Brain Dump Cooking Spree

Yesterday my mom had a doctor appointment in Buffalo and was away from the home for several hours. I told her I would bring her whatever she wanted for lunch when she returned. She actually listened, and requested pizza. So Julie’s it was. I made the…

Happy March! Day 28: Lessons

If there’s one lesson I’ve learned this year during my MeMyselfI journey, it’s been to LISTEN and GO WITH THE FLOW. Yesterday, I visited my mom at the nursing home. I wasn’t there for more than a few minutes before I felt physically sick. Headache return,…