Catching up – Nov 20 & 21

Post birthday day was just fine. I went to work where we had a potluck planned for the holiday. The contribution I signed up for was whipped cream. But I also bought some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies because yum! Also, as I mentioned earlier, I made some seasoned nuts. I bought roasted unsalted mixed nuts…

Better day

Shortly after I finished writing my post yesterday, my mom called. She shared that she had been triggered to grief the day before. It’s her story, so I’ll let her tell it if she wants, but we both agreed how unexpected it can be. We shed a few more tears then got on to other…

Quiet night

I had a meeting downtown today at noon, so after it was over, I was able to come home and work the rest of the day from my living room. That was nice. After work, I changed, turned on the TV, and started making dinner. I made a huge amount of pasta (probably 6 meals…

Shopping and (watching) Baking

I was fortunate to have the day off today. My internal clock woke me at 6 am, so I got up and went out for breakfast. I went to Breakfast Republic where I usually have their breakfast sandwich which is pretty good. I took my book and enjoyed a lovely morning. At home, I read…

on the menu: shrimp

This morning, I took a package of shrimp out of the freezer determined to finally cook it. The package was from Blue Apron, raw, tails-on shrimp. I had thrown out the BA recipe some time ago, but as I’m trying to eat a little bit better, or at least cook a bit more, I was…

2 Years & Cookies

Today marks my 2-year anniversary of moving into my awesome downtown apartment. Crazy to think about that passage of time – how I’ve become more myself (I think), how I’ve lost a bit of weight, how I’ve become (maybe too) comfortable on my own, how my family unit has shifted, and how I can sit…

A body in revolt

Last Friday, I got home a wee bit early and promptly devoured the food I had in my fridge. Yes, it was probably a bit much, but it was turkey nachos, with black beans, 3 kinds of peppers, tomatoes, and cheese. Not completely terrible, but my stomach hurt a bit afterward. I took a walk…

Vacation – day 8: Methil => Kirkcaldy => Aberdour => Edinburgh

We were happy to leave Methil. I didn’t sleep much, though my sleep was okay during its 5 hours. And, weirdly, my sleep machine kind of broke in the morning. The button to turn it off stopped functioning, so I can still use it but I have to plug/unplug to turn it on/off. So that’s…