Now I want a new bed

Setting up my new apartment is slow going. Part of that is because I am, by nature, LAZY (remember the mirrors issue?). But part of it is that as soon as I tackle one project, I find another.

For example, I sold one of two nightstands only to realize “Oh, hey! A new headboard would really help my bedroom look great.”

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All these terrible anniversaries

I knew to dread Christmas. Because obviously, Mom and my first Christmas without Dad would be hard. My body created a buffer of sorts: I was sick in bed with bronchitis for three days beginning Christmas Eve, leaving Mom to fend for herself. I was so ill I couldn’t even feel guilty until later.

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I anticipated that the month of February would be painful between Valentine’s Day and Mom’s birthday. Dad was a romantic who enjoyed planning surprises for his wife and took pride in his gift giving.

I had no idea how painful my birthday would be. The first October 16 without Dad in this world, how it hurt. I was heartbroken all over again. Continue reading

My new home

Would you like to see it? Yes? Cool!

Here’s a sneak peek but I’ll do a full post once I am better settled.

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OK, you probably weren’t looking for the neat and clean, before I moved my junk in pics. I’ll try again soon. As always, I am taking my time decorating (aka I am lazy). Continue reading

The big letdown

I approached Sunday’s arrival with nerves but excitement. Why? Because I told my friends at PS9 Pets that I would take Serge home with me on a foster-to-adopt basis.

20160527_165443After a few days, I would then see how my allergies did and how I felt about the responsibility of having a pet. Growing up, I never had a pet–unless you count tropical fish where were mostly cared for by Dad. Continue reading

As a picky eater, I LOVED this

Have you seen this Jimmy Fallon bit with Blake Shelton?

As I have told you before here, here and here, I am a somewhat picky eater (and yes, I’m embarrassed about it). I’ll eat sushi rolls and have had sashimi, but that uni shooter would NEVER HAPPEN.

It’s time: #TheBachelorette premieres tomorrow

The 12th season of The Bachelorette, starring Joelle “JoJo” Fletcher, is upon us. I’m looking forward to the madness and comedy–particularly given that I think we dodged a bullet with this whole situation.

If you have any doubts about ABC‘s choice of Bachelorette, please look up the perceived runner-up’s Snapchat. Annoying-ness quotient: 2,124,756 on a scale of 1-10. Trust me.

 

🎶🎶Guess who's back back back… Back again 🎶🎶

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