My Favorite Things About Winter

My Favorite Things About Winter

I hope everyone is as excited for the new year as I am!

As I promised in My Favorite Things About Fall post, I am blogging about my favorite things about winter.

I love winter, it’s my favorite time of the year and there are so many reasons why. I included my top five in this list so this post didn’t become a 30 page essay on why I love winter. Without further ado, let’s get into it. Continue reading “My Favorite Things About Winter”

My Thoughts on Christmas

My Thoughts on Christmas

I love winter, but I’ve never really loved Christmas. I find Christmas movies obnoxious and Christmas music grating like nails on a chalkboard. I hate red and green together, and the insane consumerism surrounding at least America’s Christmas is absurd. To say I can’t stand Christmas is an understatement. I still feel this way about all things stated above, but I’m learning to adapt Christmas to my needs and expectations and avoiding all other versions.

I haven’t been excited about Christmas in a long time. I used to be excited because it was a break from school and gifts were fun. Now, I dread the holiday season and can’t stand receiving gifts or the overwhelming onslaught of “Christmas cheer.” Continue reading “My Thoughts on Christmas”

How I Care For My Diabetic Cat

How I Care For My Diabetic Cat
Cat laying on a woman's lap in a red chair
If I’m in the living room, Sylvie is nearby or on my lap or belly. Ignore the cat hair on my lounge pants, you can’t escape the cat hair in my house.

My cat, Sylvie is sweet, does silly things, and is diabetic. Sylvie will be 11 years old in February and he’s been diabetic since 2016. He is happy and healthy and I had to change my lifestyle quite a bit to accommodate his needs. Having a diabetic cat is not a death sentence, it just requires more love and care than is normally expected for a cat. Continue reading “How I Care For My Diabetic Cat”

Why I Don’t Eat Almonds or Dairy

Why I Don’t Eat Almonds or Dairy

I love food, but some foods don’t love me. I have spent most of my adult life constipated and in pain. I was in such constant pain that when I finally removed the foods in my life that were contributing to the pain, I actually began noticing when other foods upset my stomach.

I know TMI, constipation, but here’s the deal; a lot of people deal with this but no one really talks about it. I definitely rely on other bloggers to help me make it through life, but when it comes to the inability to poop, I found nothing. Everyone has a supplement they say you should try. Been there, done that, my constipation is severe and a lemony powder mixed into my morning glass of water wasn’t going to cut it. I didn’t necessarily want a magic fix, I just wanted to read that someone else understands and was going through the same thing.

I chalked my constipation up to my antidepressants (more on my mental health here), which are known contributors. Google searches told me to eat more fiber, eat almonds, avoid dairy, etc. It was the same advice over and over again. I had labeled my digestive system a lost cause. I thought my lactose intolerance was the only thing I had to worry about and my constant constipation was merely a part of how my body functions. Continue reading “Why I Don’t Eat Almonds or Dairy”

My Favorite Things about Fall

My Favorite Things about Fall

Fall used to be my favorite season because it’s cozy, colorful, and very rarely will the weather inconvenience you.

Recently, I’ve been enjoying Winter the most. I crave the juxtaposition of cozy life inside while its cold and uncomfortable outside. There’s nothing more inviting than being warm and happy inside while it’s dark, cold, and snowy outside. But I digress.

Where I live, we get summer and winter. Spring doesn’t exist and fall is extremely short most years. Since fall is fleeting, I feel like I need to enjoy it as long as I can.

Now that we are halfway through November, I thought I might share some of my favorite things about Fall.

Without further ado, what I love about fall in no particular order.  Continue reading “My Favorite Things about Fall”

Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger Award

I was nominated by Clare who writes Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage for the Sunshine Blogger Award, which is a peer nominated that’s purpose is to feature bloggers that have inspired or helped other bloggers or bloggers that create inspiring content. As a relatively new blogger, I’m so excited for this nomination and can’t wait to share other bloggers that write content that I love. Continue reading “Sunshine Blogger Award”

About Me: 5 Facts

About Me: 5 Facts

It’s the end of the first week of September. It’s still hot as hell (WHERE ARE YOU FALL?) and I’ve been preparing for a 10 day road trip that I start this weekend. I realized, I really haven’t done anything recently (or ever) to tell you about me and my life (outside of my phone addiction challenge). I think this week is a good opportunity to do that. Next week I will post about the road trip so keep an eye out for that!

To be honest, I was looking at a bunch of pinterest pins about journal and blog prompts in the patterns of “30 days about me.” I’m not ashamed to say that sometimes I need help thinking about content. When looking at these prompts, I realized that either I would never want to answer some of them, they don’t apply to me, or I have no idea how I would answer them. There is always one suggestion; some arbitrary quantity of facts about the you. I think that’s a good place to start. I selected five because, I’m not particularly good at sharing. I share too much, or not enough. So I’m going to share five things about myself that I can go into detail about. I’m still searching for the balance between just enough and too much. If you have any suggestions for how I find it, please let me know!

Without further procrastination, here we go.

Here are five things about me Continue reading “About Me: 5 Facts”