Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sunday evenings are always a little tough

Knowing there is work again tomorrow always makes Sunday evenings a little difficult. I take stock of what I got done (never enough) and what still needs to be done (always too much) and know that I won't have the energy to get to those things until next weekend.

I did get a little editing done this weekend, so that was a good thing. Next weekend, maybe I'll aim for writing more than massaging. Good to have goals!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

giving, and eating

It was tough to choose because there are so many worthwhile organizations, but I made my choices for #GivingTuesday. I like that PayPal does a thing where you can use their service and you get receipts and there aren't fees, etc. I have also made tomato soup and a nice veggie lentil curry today, which means I will have healthy lunches the rest of the week. Day off for the win! I successfully procrastinated on writing by finding a lot of things to occupy my time. Not as awesome, but I did some pre-plotting in my head, so that was still a step in the right direction.

home today, and Giving Tuesday

I'm home today for various reasons, and I'm trying to catch up on a few writerly things since I don't usually have a whole work day to do these things (it feels like SO MUCH time, but I know at the end of the day it'll have gone by fast), and figure out where/how much to make donations for Giving Tuesday. Like most people, I have limited amounts to give, so I want to donate to charities that strike a chord with me. I donated earlier in the year, through other programs, but I always save a little for Giving Tuesday so I can be in on the fun.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

tea wisdom

On the very tail end of my headcold (the cough always takes the longest to vanish...) I got this nugget of wisdom on the teabag tag. I'm always a little leery of these sorts of condensed phrases and encouragements because they can feel so temporary, so much like a quick fix rather than a deep dive, but I liked this one. It's more of a reminder that as we age, we become more ourselves.

Monday, November 12, 2018

still a headcold

For such a minor headcold, this one is hanging on like a champ!

I got my flu shot in October, but this is definitely not the flu. It is a small-time virus/bacteria that has set up residence. I'm to the point where my nose hurts from all the tissues. Not sick enough to stay home from my many duties this week, but it won't make it pleasant.

I did enjoy several really lovely soups this weekend, though: chicken and vegetable with orzo, creamy tomato, and Manhattan clam chowder (that's the red version). I tried making some sourdough rolls to go with the soups, but I am not very good at making bread and they came out a bit dense. They smelled divine while baking, though, so that's something, and that's with my nose only being at half efficiency.

Sunday, November 11, 2018


I've caught a headcold from someone, somewhere. I'm all stuffed up! I'd hoped to get back to doing some writing this weekend, since it is a nice long one, but it looks like I'm going to be sipping tea, slurping soup, and napping. On the plus side, guilt-free curling up on the couch with a book until my eyes droop closed, since getting up to do things just takes way more effort than I want to exert.

Thursday, November 1, 2018


Chopping some veggies - very pretty colors -- the turnip has stripes!