Save Me San Francisco

I haven’t been here in a while.  It’s pretty easy to slap up a happy go lucky blog post when things are going really great in my life, or when a nail polish goes horribly wrong.  But most of the time I suppose life is a messy conglomeration of disastrously wrong and gloriously right mixed in…

Update All of the Things

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and there really is a lot going on in my life. I figured I owed it to you to share some updates.  Where to begin… Kittens!  I has them!  Mama Cats had her babies just one week after I rescued her (and her siblings) from their hellish situation. …

Mani Monday: I don’t really have a gecko.

I haven’t done a Mani Monday post in forever, and it’s a shame, because nail polish brings me so much joy.  I decided to remedy that travesty today. I did my nails this green shade for St. Patrick’s Day.  I have a grand total of two green nail polishes in my collection, and I specifically…

Bringing Your Whole Self

Lately my attention has been drawn to this concept of “bringing your whole self to work.”  It started, I think, with a particularly challenging day, at the end of which, I found myself frustrated with my not being “more professional.”  (The fact that I can’t even remember what exactly I did, likely means it wasn’t that…

Epiphanies: Part 1

Thought I’d post an update on my continued improvements and deep thoughts.  I saw the doctor for my follow-up appointment yesterday, and he says I’m healing nicely.  My stitches are out, and I’m going back to work Monday, with a little bit lighter schedule planned than normal. My pain is pretty minimal, just taking two…

Have to Believe We are Magic

My mother was amazing at a lot of things, but one skill I’m particularly glad I’ve inherited is her ability to create her own rituals.  On a holiday as traditional as Christmas, there’s a lot to be said for doing the things everyone always does.  I put up a tree, I hang lights, I buy…