Well, That’s Not What You Want to See

So, I use this free online tarot card reading site sometimes.  I’m not entirely sure I believe in it, but somehow it does manage to hit the nail on the head most of the time. The last two times I’ve used it, I swear, this is what it has said: “Card 1: How you feel…

Sparks Fly

I recently bought a new comforter.  My comforter addiction is slightly less consuming than my nail polish addiction, but more expensive per pop, I suppose.  I’m never satisfied with my comforter and always looking for the perfect one.  It made my ex a bit insane.  “I know I just bought a new comforter two months…

My Name is Janet and I’m a Nail Polish Addict

As vices go, nail polish is a pretty mild one.  I suppose.  It brings me joy.  Most of my life is about me being serious and responsible and reasonable.  Nail polish is silly and girlie and serves no purpose other than being pretty and fun (and sometimes sparkly).  Plus they have clever names that make…

Grapple-ing with Whether to Eat This

Today’s juice includes a “grapple.”  One of my co-workers brought it to me.  It’s supposed to be an apple that tastes like grapes.  It looks like a regular apple.  It smells like grape Kool-aid.  I’m sure it is not organic.  I’m fairly sure it’s genetically modified, or chemically treated, or both. I think it mostly…

Something Beautiful

One part of my job requires me to visit child care programs on a regular basis.  I’m always there to help, never to get anyone in trouble.  I’m not one of those people.  Teachers and kids alike are usually happy to see me. This morning I went into a classroom, and a four-year-old girl asked…

Hand Stands and Hot Air Balloons

I went to a great yoga class yesterday after work.  It was hard, but in a really good way.  I love a gentle, restorative yoga class for stress relief, but I also love a yoga class that challenges me a bit. I’ve had some wonderful yoga teachers over the years.  I learned lessons from each…

More Musical Frogs and Less Yard Work

You know that thing you hate doing?  Can you just not do it anymore?  That thing that you dread.  The thing you worry about and stress over.  The thing that every time you do it, something goes wrong, and you end up mad.  What if you found a way to never have to do it…

Juice with Lucy

I’ve recently started green juicing.  My mom introduced me to it, and when she passed away, I inherited her juicer.  I kind of couldn’t bring myself to use it, until the other day. I’m working on taking baby steps to improve my mental, physical, and spiritual health, and it seemed like a daily green juice couldn’t…

Pilates is Hard, Ya’ll

A friend invited me last week to try the Pilates class at the local rec center with her.  We both kind of didn’t feel like it when the time came, but we had made a plan, and we both honor our commitments!  (Get a workout buddy!)  I do yoga, and I walk regularly, but I know…