This last week was one for the books. Many long days with work and the stress that comes with being in negotiations with employers who clearly don’t value their employees in any meaningful way. By Friday evening, I was toast. I told my husband that this week-end, all I wanted to do was garden and create. Yesterday, I played in…
During my divorce, I moved to an apartment that was about a block and a half away from the Pacific Ocean. From my balcony and over the canopy of trees, I could see the ocean. If I left my sliding glass doors open (I had three! One in the master bedroom, guest room and living room.), I could hear the…
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Let me tell you about Sophronia
Sophronia Thrush is my great-great grandmother on my dad’s side of the family. I never knew of her existence until a few years ago. After my separation from the ex-husband, I was looking for a place to live. I needed to be some place that would bring me healing from the hell of the last six months I spent trying…
Self Care when Life is Busy
This week is going to be a hectic one for me. I have negotiations in three different places which started yesterday. I also have a couple of days with negotiations starting early (think 8ish) and other meetings in the late afternoon/early evening. Thankful to Marley Spoon as I won’t have to think about what to fix for dinner in the…
Somehow I stumbled upon this app called Fabulous (here’s a link to try for free – I think it’s first come, first serve. What I love about this app is that it’s all about building up healthy habits based on what you want to achieve. It’s not focused on dieting or making you feel bad about yourself. When I first…
I Have an Addiction
And here it is below. And I’ve ordered more today. Don’t send help. So, gentle reader, what’s an addiction of yours? Also, what are your favorite types of flowers to have in your garden?
I have the best new husband ever. Since he’s mostly retired and I still work full-time, he does most of the every day housework that needs to be done around here. While I mostly fix dinner on the daily (now with help from Martha Stewart’s food delivery service, Marley Spoon), he does the dishes, the laundry, making the bed, weekly…
Taking a Bite of the Big Apple!
Tomorrow we leave on our next adventure. We will be going to New York City for a full week. We have lots of adventures planned. We arrive tomorrow evening where we will be staying at The Lotte. Below is our full itinery of things we will be doing. Let me know in the comments if you’ve been to NYC and…
There was a lot to hate about the pandemic, like not being able to see loved ones, hanging out with your neighbors, traveling, dining out and all the ugliness that a certain orange one encouraged in his followers. There was a lot I hated about it and I greatly struggled in the first few months of it. I did not…
Hopefully, you have updated your bookmarks to come visit me on my new website. You should notice that I’ve made a few changes. I now have my etsy store linked here. I hope you’ll browse and decide to buy something. I struggled a bit with commodifying what I’m doing, however, more than a few people have asked to buy things…