She Lived

Today would have been my mom’s 69th birthday.  I took off work, mostly because I had to work Saturday.  I didn’t consciously take off because it’s Mom’s birthday, but I think maybe The Universe was looking out for me. I decided the best thing to do to celebrate would be to eat the chocolatiest cake I…

Fluff Lust

You know how they say some animals have blood lust?  Like they get a tiny whiff of blood, and they just turn into crazy killing machines that much have all the blood? Rudy has fluff lust.  He gets a scent of the white deliciousness, and he must have it all.  Or at least get it all…

Sometimes You Have to Find Out for Yourself

I haven’t posted about juice for a while because I haven’t juiced for a while.  I was inspired to jump in again after seeing a juicer in a friend’s kitchen.  Today’s concoction is a little bitter, I suspect due to the lack of cucumber.  I usually use a cucumber, some greens, a piece of fruit,…

Mani Monday: Zoya Rue

This week’s mani is Zoya Rue.  I saw this color online and thought I needed it.  Then when it came in the mail, I kind of thought, “Rue? Ew.”  I thought it would be a pinkish nude, but it looked more purpley greige in the bottle.  I went ahead and tried it, and I actually…

Best Thing Today

I was visiting a classroom of two-year olds.  There is this one little girl who I kind of adore.  She’s a tiny little Asian girl who is always wearing the cutest, most unique clothes.  She’s so sweet and smart and adorable, like a delicate little flower. Today’s lunch was spaghetti.  And they did their whole…

Words Means Things

My ex used to say that. I just finished editing a grant proposal for work.  It constantly baffles me when intelligent people write badly.  When spelling or grammar is wrong, it just looks so wrong to me.  It practically jumps off the page (or screen) and personally assaults me. And when it’s right, it’s so…

Mani Monday: OPI Just Lanai-ing Around

This week I decided to try to Essie Gel-setter top coat with an OPI polish and see if it worked as well (or better) at creating that gel-like finish and staying power.  I actually found that this week’s manicure lasted even longer than last week’s!  That may be due to the fact that I spent…

Things I Never Thought I’d Hear Myself Say

I’ve decided this needs to be another regular feature on my blog, because it happens so often.  Today’s thing I never thought I’d hear myself say: “No, Honey.  You can’t take Mommy’s underwear outside.”

The Meadow Report

One of my favorite spiritual teachers these days is Mastin Kipp from TheDailyLove.com.  I subscribe to his emails, follow him on Facebook, and I recently read his book, The Daily Love:  Growing Into Grace. The book was really good, but just a bit too Jesusy for me.  His website and social media stuff are not Jesusy…

I’m Magical

This word has never been a huge part of my vocabulary, but for some reason, The Universe has been bringing it to my attention this week.  A few days ago I had a supervisor at work tell me I’m magical. Yes, that’s nice and all.  It’s less nice when you hear the full context.  “I know…