About a month ago, I bought a pillow. Little did I know, I bought a pillow for Aeris. She has completely taken it over, especially at night. Her nighttime routine used to involve her snuggling up between Matt and I for a little while before relocating to a more comfortable location. But now that pillow… Continue reading Aeris Conquers All
Maybe you’ve kept up with my tear duct saga, maybe not. So here’s a brief recap: With increasing frequency (once every few years, now at least once a year), my eye has gotten very watery/has had some gunky discharge, indicating that my tear duct is blocked. So I’ve tried medicated eye drops and antibiotics and… Continue reading It’s Gonna Be Surgery Soon
When we got Aeris, she was more of a handful than I anticipated. I remembered our quiet, docile, elder cats. I had no idea what I was getting into with a six week old kitten. She was, and has remained, a rambunctious scratcher and climber. When she was young, I threatened many times that if… Continue reading Throwback: On Declawing
Matt bought a wobby stool. Intentionally. Sometimes I think that my husband just hates being comfortable, but he says that it’s supposed to ease pressure on your joints and force you to make micro-adjustments while perching on it that help (kinda) build muscle strength over time. As I said, I think he just hates being… Continue reading Of Wobbly Stools and Busy Days
(As part of our care club through the vet, Gwen is eligible for yearly x-rays, which I took her in for on Monday. What follows is a post I made on Facebook, which I’m copy/pasting because it sums things up pretty well, and this way, I don’t have to re-write it.) We got Gwen’s xray… Continue reading About the Sassico
I just wanted to highlight my other website – www.fictionaldiscipline.com – as I’ve actually been updating that a little more frequently than this blog. (Knock on wood, I’d like to update both, but I’m very proud of getting a rhythm going over there!) Fictional Discipline is where I’m going to post things like book reviews,… Continue reading Fictional Discipline
I love little mantras that I can come back to and chew on periodically. The cliff notes of personal development, if you will. One such note is this:“What do you need where you are at right now?” Literally, I need supper to finish cooking, because it smells really good and I can’t wait to dig… Continue reading What do you need RIGHT NOW?
I didn’t mean to drop off the face of the earth. Really. I didn’t. Things just got a little hectic, and then at a point, it just seemed easier to wait and reboot. Basically, there was a death, a funeral, a trip, a really-gnarly-cold, and then a month’s long scramble to catch up on everything… Continue reading Welcome to Twenty-One
We’ve had our KitchenAid blender for something like 8-10 years. I’m not really sure, but it’s been around a while. It’s kind of like when you’re trying to guess the age of someone, and you say they looked 60, but then you remember that your parents are in their 60’s, and the lady in question… Continue reading Smoothies for All!
You can’t shame yourself healthy – you can shame yourself into six pack abs. Maybe you chuckled when you read this. Maybe you said, “Psh, I’d take the shame and six pack abs!” I know there were many years where I’d have said that – well, honestly, there’s still days where I’d say that. But… Continue reading Health Shame