You guys, we really did it. We booked a long weekend to Paris during my upcoming hiatus! I have a lot of trouble booking travel when I don’t know what the future holds for work, and I also have a lot of trouble just locking in decisions in general, so this was a win. My previous two trips to Europe (not including the third one, … Continue reading Oui, Paris! (aka WHEEE PAREEE)
I actually think I’m going to try to write some non-fiction this year, and the first topic might be my interesting, brief brush with hospital life as an outpatient. So I won’t get DEEP into it here, but I wanted to give a quick update in case anyone else out there is frustratedly googling things like Ashkenazi + Jewish + Eastern European + bad cholesterol … Continue reading After All That…
I’m on a roll! All I’ve eaten so far this year is ice cream! Will I keep it up?? (Evidence above… think of it as a metaphor, a bowl ready to be filled by — more ice cream? The events of 2018?) While making lists is on my mind, I thought I’d mention a few things I’m looking forward to in 2018 — I’m not … Continue reading Hello 2018!
You guys, 2017 was a weird, tough year. It was hard not to feel like the world was going in a dark direction. And maybe it still is! It also sometimes feels like the years go by and nothing new happens, or gets accomplished. But with the help of my Instagram feed and also just my brain, here are 17 good/cool/interesting things that happened in … Continue reading Goodbye 2017!
Since last we spoke, Sam and I have taken on a much more interesting challenge than Whole 30… fostering dogs! We had babysat a few friends’ dogs before, and had been substitute fosters for one memorable weekend, but last month was the first time we took in a dog with no particular end date. (And he’s adopted now… so we got another one!) The title … Continue reading FAQs About Fostering A Dog
Our Whole30 experiment is done. Since we got to Day 13, my sister dubbed this period of time, “13 Going On 30.” We woke up today feeling the same as we did yesterday — that is, I wasn’t feeling any more energy than usual, and Sam was still feeling consistently stomach-awful. This morning we actually went to Whole Foods looking for coconut aminos (a soy … Continue reading A Whole Lotta 30 (Day 13 – Fin)
[EDIT: My upset is somewhat cancelled out because work called off sushi in favor of salads. LIFE, you guys!] Well, I’m past Days 10-11, which are officially “The Hardest Days,” when the most people tend to quit. So I guess we can pat ourselves on the backs. Days 12-15 are “Boundless energy! Now give me a damn Twinkie.” And while you are about to see … Continue reading A Whole Lotta 30 (Day 12)
Day 10! One-third of the way! At the end of Day 7, Sam and I were joking that it would be easiest to just eat Charlie’s (grain-free) kibble for the remainder of the month. We were a little punch-drunk from all the cooking. But actually, Days 8 and 9 were not so bad for me. We had our big supply of spaghetti squash for meals, … Continue reading A Whole Lotta 30 (Day 10)
First of all, I want to thank everybody who said something encouraging to me on Facebook or Instagram in response to my last post. It’s nice to know that there are other people out there who are (or have been) in the same boat! But also, you’re making me feel obligated to keep going. Jerks! 🙂 In case you don’t read any further, I must … Continue reading A Whole Lotta 30 (Day 7)
Day 4/5 are supposed to be “Kill ALL The Things.” Yesterday I was fine, but so far Day 5 has been more like… cry all the things? I could say it’s a “chicken or egg” situation, because I have a few things on my mind, but I don’t usually cry over ACTUAL chicken and eggs. Last night I had chicken for dinner. Today I brought … Continue reading A Whole Lotta 30 (Day 5)