I Left My Heart in San Francisco

It’s been over a month since my trip, and a lot (A LOT) has happened since then, but this post is important to me, and I decided better late than never!  (I’ll fill you in on the other stuff later.  I promise.) So, as I’d said, I lived in San Francisco from about 5th grade…

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…

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…

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…