Leftover Chicken Ramen Noodle Soup

I went grocery shopping on Tuesday.  I meal planned.  I was all set for this week and then when I got home and open my fridge it was stuffed so full of the holidays I couldn’t put my groceries away. I did a quick clean out so I could get my groceries to fit, but…

January Bullet Journal

Once upon a time I srapbooked. I would spend hours and days mounting my pictures onto paper, “journaling” and then loading them into archival quality scrapbooks. I really liked that process, until I didn’t. I realized I was creating a burden, honestly. By the time the Princess would have reached adulthood (which is coming in…

Binge Watch Post Mortem: The Mindy Show

Originally Aired:  Fox for three seasons/Hulu for three seasons Currently Available:  All six seasons on Hulu Dates Aired: 2012-2017 Starring/Where Do You Know Them From: Mindy Kaling/The Office Chris Messina/Argo and You’ve Got Mail (extra, but it’s one of my favorite movies) Ed Weeks/Dirty, Sexy Funny Anna Camp/Pitch Perfect Ike Barinholtz/Mad TV Xosha Roquemore/Precious Garrett…

In Which We Return to the Word of the Year

For several years, I chose a word of the year. It was supposed to be a word to lead me, to help me make decisions and insprie me. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t. Big Daddy and I have had a lot of Big Serious Discussions™ lately about our direction. Our lives and our…

2017, in a nutshell

Personally, 2017 was a good year. Growth. Health. Happiness. But, it was really hard to absorb the good of those things with the trash fire that is our current president burning behind us. It’s hard to celebrate our health when we know our sick friends who depend on the Affordable Care Act and CHIP will…

Best Books of the Year

Ya’ll I didn’t make it to 100 books this year. I wanted to! I really wanted to and I got soooo close, but reading is something I can’t force. I’m either reading or I’m not and if I don’t want to read there’s nothing to be done for it but for me to wait it…

Feminism; to my daughters

It’s been on our lips since the fiasco last November that I don’t want to refer to by name anymore.  Splotch.  Blight.  Dumpster fire.  That covers it.  Big Daddy and I have spent a lot of time in conversation about what it means to be a woman in American now (and what it meant twenty…

Good Mornings

I am not a morning person. I really don’t know why. I love fresh starts and new beginnings. I love the vast possibilities of the start of something new, but I don’t like mornings. I love sunsets. I love chirping birds. I like sitting in the quiet with a cup of coffee, but I still…

Joyful

Littlebit has been counting down to her birthday for weeks.  She is convinced she’s going to get a phone.  She’s made rational arguments about why she should have one including the names of her friends that already have one. Last spring, at Littlebit’s IEP meeting (she STILL cannot say her r sound) her speech therapist…

Best Books of August

August was another fairly prolific reading month seeing me log eleven book towards my 2017 goal of reading 100.  I’m currently sitting at 81 books, so I feel like I’ll probably make my goal this year!  I may opt, once i get to 100 books, only read book as they come in from my holds…