You ever have one of those days that were just the worst? I swear, that day was today for me. It didn’t seem like anything went right today. So here is a list of things I do to make days like this a little more bearable.
- Eat something sweet. Yes, as an obese food addict, this probably shouldn’t be the number one go-to. But man, there just seems to be a sense of calm while you’re munching on a cupcake, and the whole world around you just freezes.
- Watch cute cat videos on youtube. Yes, okay I can admit it. I’m an obsessed cat lady, and not much brightens my mood more seeing a cat spring up into the air after being frightened by his own shadow.
- Play with my own cute kitties in real life. I have some adorable little kitties, and sometimes giving them a squeeze is all the comfort I need.
- Make my loving boyfriend cuddle me. Sure sometimes he cuddles me without me having to force him. But there have been times I’ve had to bribe him, and that is okay. As long as I get my way!
What’s on your bad day emergency list?
My boyfriend’s home has been in his family since it was built in 1940. It’s a beautiful colonial style home, and I love it, but man sometimes I think it could use some updating. I’ve been browsing this website, and there are some beautiful, affordable options!! I don’t think I would go too crazy, because there are some really beautiful things about my kitchen. For instance the walls are wood paneled, which to some would seem a little retro, but for me it makes it feel like a real country kitchen!
I feel the cabinets could use some help though. They are in terrible shape! I suppose we’ll see though.
When I became a vegan, nearly a year ago, it was a split second decision. I saw what was going on in the meat and dairy industry, and I was appalled. I knew right at that moment that I could no longer be a part of a system that was so cruel to living beings, so I immediately stopped buying animal products for myself. I couldn’t expect my loved ones to give up meat dairy and eggs along with me, so I felt very alone, but that didn’t matter to me. I knew I was doing what was right. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m a terrible gift shopper. Especially when the person I’m shopping for has everything!! I keep saying I would rather us just spend our money on a fun trip or something, because neither of us needs a single thing! We’re pretty much covered. But I wouldn’t mind getting him a little something. Just a stocking stuffer, or something he actually needs. But what? I thought maybe I should buy schaller, but he has enough of that stuff. I guess we’ll just have to see. Maybe I can drop some hints to see if there’s anything he wants without being obvious. Wish me luck!
Lately I’ve been a little sleep deprived, a lot frazzled, and quite possibly in the beginning stages of going insane. I have compiled a list of my most recent behaviors, tell me if I’m right to be concerned.
1. You stop trying to hide that you’re talking to yourself when in public. At the grocery store, walking down the street, wherever. I have full on conversations with myself. People look at me, and I smile at them. They must think I’m seriously nutty. Read the rest of this entry »
In this busy time, couponing has been the only thing that has kept me sane. Well, not the couponing itself, but the fact that over the last year, I’ve amassed a huge stockpile of free or cheap food. I can go into my guest bedroom and pick out the ingredients I’ll need for dinner, which is so much easier than going to the store! So anyone who thinks I am insane for having two large shelves full of food in a two person household, well, they’re probably right. But at this point in time, all I am is thankful!!
Hold on a minute, my head is still spinning.
Okay, so where in life’s little manual does it address those periods of time when things just won’t stop? It seems like it just keeps on coming! There’s always some urgent pressing issue that requires my immediate attention. And not even just one at a time, 5 is more like it. So needless to say, I don’t have a whole lot of time to sit down and actually get a blog out. Even when I desperately need to put my thoughts into text… Read the rest of this entry »
I forgot just how much work a new puppy was! I think in that loving haze of puppy breath, and those soft floppy ears, you have trouble thinking about anything else. But puppies are into everything!! I’m kind of lucky, because Dexter hasn’t really had a lot of accidents. You can’t see me, but I’m knocking on wood right now! If I’m not careful, I’m going to have to find something like a harrisburg nc carpet cleaning service. And if the tinkles weren’t enough, there’s plenty of things to chew on! What is in the least way appealing about paper for a dog? What is so irresistible? It doesn’t taste good!!
I have my work cut out for me. We’re working on it though. This dog is so smart, he’s picking up on everything I teach him so fast! I think we’ll be just fine.
I’m certifiably insane. Yep, I mean… I haven’t been diagnosed, but I’m pretty sure if I were to see a doctor he would force me into a straight jacket immediately. He would say “Michele, you don’t know when enough is enough, and you continue taking on more when can’t handle what you already have.” And he would be abso-freaking-lutely right. Want to know what I’m going on about already? Read the rest of this entry »
Food is an interesting thing. Before going vegan, I spent so much time thinking about it, but not really understanding it. I thought about what sounded good. I thought about what to eat for lunch, what to eat for a snack, and when to eat it. I thought about it while I was doing laundry, images of hamburgers and milk shakes danced through my mind while I was at work. I thought about how cheesy and melty and yummy the nachos I had the night before were. It was quite possibly present in two thirds of the thoughts I had. Read the rest of this entry »
I forced myself to watch a movie called Earthlings the other night. I had heard about this movie, I knew it was extremely graphic, and that I wasn’t ready to see that. What I had seen from other movies was enough for me. But I don’t know… I felt I owed it to myself and the animals cruelly slaughtered for our benefit to watch it. As hard as it was, and as much as I cried, it was worth it. It’s important to know what is happening in this world, to know what you are contributing to. Read the rest of this entry »
Okay, I’ve discovered yet another dream of mine. I would love to open a little bed and breakfast. I think there’s something really rewarding about offering someone comfort and hospitality. I’ve been looking at Hotel Supply Online, and I think I could easily convert my home into a beautiful, comfortable place for people to stay. Read the rest of this entry »
Just wanted to take a moment to say happy birthday to my favorite child molester. That may make me sound like such a jerk, but come on ‘Murica. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. What grown man goes so far out of his way to get little boys into his bed, if he’s not up to something? But eh, he’s the king of pop! So it’s all okay. Let’s praise him, and love him, and act like nothing is wrong. Read the rest of this entry »
I often dream about being up on stage, jamming out like a crazy person. My dreams of super-stardom are kind of silly. I’m a terrible singer. I sound better than a few of the people I’ve seen on American Idol, but not by much. So here I sit, dreaming. That’s what I’m good at. I look at equipment online. Guitars, amps, pedals. I hunt for the latest bogner ecstasy red pedal review, trying to decide if I would ever really get it.
Some day though. Some day.
… well ever! I’m still a little fuzzy on who “myself” really even is. The truth is, I’ve always been dominated by some stifling something.
I’ve faked being happy and cheerful, when I was extremely insecure, due to my physical appearance.
I’ve had to fake caring about someone, when really I was done and just felt obligated to them.
I’ve had to keep my mouth shut about my opinions because I knew there wasn’t one person who agreed with me. And who really wants to feed themselves to a bunch of piranhas? Because that’s what people really are. They find the different, and then they rip it to shreds. Read the rest of this entry »