Gray Thursday

aka Thanksgiving Day. This year I went to a “Black Friday” sale, on Thursday. We’re going to call it “Gray Thursday.” It was unplanned. I don’t usually care about Black Friday and I didn’t particularly care this year either. It just so happened that my oldest daughter wanted to do Thanksgiving dinner this year on her own. Awesome! A day off from cooking. Since she lives over an hour away, that meant we needed a hotel room. No problem. Except I forgot to pack a hairbrush. Such a minor thing but completely necessary! I woke up Thursday morning, made some

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Scatterbrain

As if it isn’t obvious from perusing my blog posts, I suffer severely with a common ailment known as scatterbrain! Each morning I wake up, make my way down the stairs while being sure to dodge the dog barreling down the stairs beside me, shuffle into the kitchen to let the dog out, feed the cat, fill the coffee maker, then scroll through my email on my phone while smoking my first cigarette of the day. The dog scratches at the door to come in, I fill my 20 oz coffee mug with freshly brewed caffeinated goodness, rinse and refill

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Cell Upgrade Time

I’ve been thinking about upgrading our phones for the past month and I’m about ready to go ahead and take the plunge, but I really want to have a decent case ready and waiting for when it gets here. I’m a little ridiculous about that, because I’ve found that the better it’s protected while you’re using it, the higher the resale value when you’re ready to move on. Though, honestly, I haven’t been re-selling and I haven’t been upgrading the way I used to in the beginning. These days, it’s more like, one or two of us get a new

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Need to Read

It’s come to my attention, sadly, that I simply do not read enough. I read all day — just about every day, it seems — but it’s always online stuff: short articles, snippets of things, research information, blogs, etc. I can’t remember the last time I’ve picked up and read an actual, tangible book. You know, the kind where you have to turn the pages manually? They usually smell a little musty and are made up of actual paper and ink and binding glue… When I first moved here I was excited to finally live somewhere with an accessible physical

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at it again!

Yep. I’ve been doing a little tweaking again. Same basic set up but a slightly cleaner framework. Also took a few minutes to add a bit to my About page — though I’m still not really happy with it. It feels really weird trying to decide what to put on there… I am kind of missing the colored category tags I had before — will have to see, but mostly, I’m kind of liking where it’s heading at the moment. Anyhooooo… Finally got some sleep, which is fan-tab-u-lous! I was wearing myself pretty thin walking around in a zombie-like state there

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