books I read in October 2018

October was not my month. But I did read a lot, so... you win some, you lose some. Books I read in October: Only Human (The Themis Files #3), by Sylvain Neuvel In the second book of this series, the 10-year-old Puerto Rican girl was voiced by what sounded like a Spanish-speaking, heavy-smoking 60 year … Continue reading books I read in October 2018

one thing at a time

So, I know I was all like, "I'm back on track! I'm going to post all the time again!" ...And then you didn't hear from me for a month. I'm sorry. It turns out that when you have two jobs and circus training and friends and a relationship and school, and then you temporarily take … Continue reading one thing at a time

coming up roses

I haven't had much time to write lately, and the blog has fallen by the wayside these past few months. And, though in the infrequent posts I do manage to get out, I mostly complain about the amount of work I have to do right now, that isn't the full picture. But (psych!) I'm not … Continue reading coming up roses

you think you know me

The internet is obviously taking over our lives, and, for the most part, it's incredibly convenient. I find it helpful that Google can pull up my search history across devices, and moderately successfully target their advertising. On a good day, I'll see ads for clothing (beautiful jackets, stunning heels, and vintage jewelry) and kitchen utensils (do … Continue reading you think you know me

giving thanks

At family gatherings where you suddenly feel homicidal or suicidal, remember that in half of all cases, it's a miracle that this annoying person even lived. Earth is Forgiveness School. You might as well start at the dinner table. That way, you can do this work in comfortable pants. - Anne Lamott With Thanksgiving (eh) … Continue reading giving thanks

I’m trying

Every time I go on Facebook or Instagram or walk out my front door, I'm confronted by people who just got engaged, or who have been recently married. (Full disclosure: I live on a street dubbed "Bridal Row," so this should not be entirely unexpected. The brides-to-be on the street, however, are not who I was … Continue reading I’m trying

when the stars (don’t) align

You didn't think I'd make it through this diet thing without at least attempting a compliant dessert, did you? My brain is all sorts of all over the place and all I really want is to make (eat) tiramisu. Unfortunately, the Whole Life Challenge, and also it's already that time of year when it gets dark too … Continue reading when the stars (don’t) align