Holidays, Life, Lists

Hello, 2018

I’m really no different than anyone else when it comes to having a, well, not-so-great track record when it comes to sticking to New Years Resolutions. And yet, here we find ourselves, year after year after year after year… making more goals, and not always keeping them. But while I’m definitely one of those people… Continue reading Hello, 2018

Holidays, Home Dec Love

My Home Office Christmas Decorations

When we bought our house, we quickly decided that the extra two bedrooms would be an office for each of us. Both Jim and I have work-from-home components to our jobs - his when the weather is bad, and mine during breaks from teaching as I plan and lecture write - and it’s immensely helpful… Continue reading My Home Office Christmas Decorations

Holidays, Life

November Wrap-Up and December Goals

Once again, November has come and gone, and I’m left confused and dismayed about how it passed by so quickly. Like, seriously - I swear it was just the beginning of October the other day. How did this happen? How is Thanksgiving over already? How are we almost two weeks into December already and I'm… Continue reading November Wrap-Up and December Goals

Book Love, Holidays, Life, Lists, Pet Pictures

Happy New Year Everyone!

Well, it’s that time again, blogosphere. It’s a new year. And of course, inevitably that means it’s RESOLUTION TIME. Yes. Once again, as I always do, I’m going to come up with a list of things I want to accomplish/work at in 2016. I haven’t been terribly successful with this kind of goal making in… Continue reading Happy New Year Everyone!

Holidays, Nail Polish Love

Mani Monday (Tuesday? Whoops): Christmas Edition

I'm a day late for Mani Monday because I was hanging out at my parents' place with Hilde and the Plooper (and my parents too!), but I do want to share my Christmas manicure with you guys before the year ends (like, holy crap, where did the rest of December go exactly?). Like last christmas,… Continue reading Mani Monday (Tuesday? Whoops): Christmas Edition

Holidays, Life, Pet Pictures, Photography

Happy (Very Belated) Thanksgiving!

I hope you all had a lovely holiday! Ours was busy, but joy (and dog*) filled - and even though I’m still working through my 30 days of Gratitude and Reflection Challenge (I will finish it eventually - I will just probably start sprinkling in regular posts in between now that November is over and… Continue reading Happy (Very Belated) Thanksgiving!

Holidays, Life, Magpie Writes, Pet Pictures

30 Days of Gratitude and Reflection – Days 6-9

I said at the beginning of this that I’d probably be doing some “catch-up” type posts as I work through this blog challenge, and I was not wrong. The middle of November is always crunch time at work, and my schedule makes posting truly daily pretty much impossible because of the time it takes to… Continue reading 30 Days of Gratitude and Reflection – Days 6-9

Holidays, Life

30 Days of Gratitude and Reflection – Day 4

A Food Item: COFFEE Today I am thankful for coffee, in all its iterations. Coffee, espresso, lattes, coffee beans, coffee grounds, coffee flavored whatever. Just, coffee. It keeps me running, and keeps the number of civilian casualties as a byproduct of me continuing to function down to a minimum. I really don’t know how I’d… Continue reading 30 Days of Gratitude and Reflection – Day 4

Holidays, Life, Pet Pictures

30 Days of Gratitude and Reflection – Day 1

Something You Do Every Day: Interact With This Nerd This is Olive Olive is my apartmentmate’s cat. I introduced her to you guys when we got her, and last Christmas regaled you with the story of how she reacted poorly to having the Christmas tree up. You also may know her from the background of… Continue reading 30 Days of Gratitude and Reflection – Day 1