Wednesday, November 30, 2022

NaBloPo: I'm Out!

True confession: "I'm Out!" was the original title for my November 3rd post.  It was a hectic day and it was after dinner and I had no post.  I wrote that yes it was a nice thought to jump in on NaBloPo at the last minute but it was already too stressful to get it done.  And then I started blabbing about my day to give an example and before I knew it I had a post so I took out the "I can't do this" intro.

True confession: "I'm Out!" was the original title for my November 4th post.  I recycled the intro about how writing is hard and the problem wasn't that I didn't have ideas but that I didn't have time to develop them.  And then I started blabbing about my day and suddenly I had a post after all, so I kept the "it's hard" part and took out the "I can't do this" part.

And that's the last time that I started a post with the title "I'm Out!" until today.  But it's the last day of NaBloPo, so it's OK to be out.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

NaBloPo: A Streak Saving Post

Oof Friends, my brain is fried tonight.  In run streaking there's a thing called a streak saver mile where you run just one mile to keep your streak going*  This is a streak saving post.

  • Did the workout thing.
  • Did the work thing.
  • Did the dinner thing. 
  • Currently doing the sitting on the couch thing.
  • Procrastinating on the "I didn't get around to cleaning the bathrooms last week so if not now when?" thing.

Alright, Ima get off this couch and get it done.

*PS for the non-runners out there run streaking means that someone runs EVERY day, generally for a minimum of one mile.  It does not mean streaking as in no clothes, though surely there must be a society of streaking run streakers out there somewhere.

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Monday, November 28, 2022

NaBloPo: The Monday-est of Mondays


Yikes, I feel like I had a four YEAR weekend instead of a four day weekend.  Here's what's going down in my world.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

NaBloPo: Exciting Things To Tell You About My Weekend


Exciting things to tell you about my weekend

1.  It was a weekend.

That's it, byeeee everybody!!!!!

No wait, let's get some more detail in here.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

NaBloPo: A Big Ol' Movie Round Up


Ah the aftermath of Thanksgiving.  The downside to our big family get togethers is that everyone tends to take home what they brought so it's hard to put together leftovers.  We have turkey, gravy, and rolls.  Last night we made a batch of mashed potatoes to add into the mix.

By now you surely know how I feel about turkey, so I took a pass and pulled a serving of gochujang pasta with meatballs out of the freezer.  The fellas will get another meal or two out of the turkey and then we'll freeze up the rest and I'll bring it back in a turkey pot pie or something like that at a later date.

Friday, November 25, 2022

NaBloPo: Thanksgiving Recap


Hey Friends, we had an epic Thanksgiving with the fam yesterday.  Here are all the deets!

Thursday, November 24, 2022

NaBloPo: A Wild Thanksgiving Eve


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!  Here's what's gone down since we last talked.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

NaBloPo: The Eve of the Eve

It's the Eve of Thanksgiving Eve!  Prep is underway so it's another short post tonight.

Holiday prep update: The kitchen has been deep cleaned and I bought the final round of groceries that we needed.

Apropos of nothing update: I bought makeup tonight for the first time since before the pandemic.  I had to stop wearing eye makeup in my 30s due to eye sensitivity, and then when the pandemic started I stopped wearing all makeup except for special occasions.  My concealer was totally dried out and I figured that my foundation wasn't in great shape either due to, you know, being at least three years old.   It was time.

Question of the day: do you wear makeup?  More or less than before the pandemic?

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Monday, November 21, 2022

NaBloPo: The Leftovers

Sigh, I'm in a bit of a NaBloPo rut.  My big idea for today's post just does not want to be written so we'll fill in with scraps.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

NaBloPo: Another Quick Hit

Hey friends, it's an "I've got exactly five minutes to get this done" kinda day for blogging.

  • Everyone is back home from Boy Scout camp!  As a result the house is piled high in Boy Scout camp debris.
  • Stepson #2's music school had a student recital today.  It was his first time playing in public and he nailed it.
  • It's still wicked cold outside.
  • And that's it!  That was so short that I don't even need a jump break for today's post.  See you tomorrow!

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

NaBloPo: My Work Here is Done


This morning I headed out to Costco and then sent my status update to our family Thanksgiving planning group text: "my work here is done".

Friday, November 18, 2022

NaBloPo: My Blogging Backstory!


It's a chilly but otherwise chill Friday up in here.  What to write about today...ooh I know.  Let's kind of pick up where we left off at the end of my cooking backstory and talk about what I'm doing here in the first place.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

NaBloPo: Quick Catch Up


Friends this is going to be a short one tonight.  Let's bullet point it!

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

NaBloPo: Notes from the Day


Wha it's the half way point for NaBloPo and I'm still in it????  How did that happen?

Monday, November 14, 2022

NaBloPo: Two Pet Peeves

Hey Friends, for the most part I try not to get my dander up about the small things in life.  But I do have a small list of "issues" and two of them came up recently, so I thought that I would rant a bit about:

Pet Peeve #1: people telling other people how often to wash their hair

Pet Peeve #2: sleep trackers

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Diary of Kindergartener: The 5th Annual Weekly Eats Roundup


How time flies!  Five years ago I transitioned from being an irregular recipe blogger to a regular weekly "what I ate" blogger.  The weekly eats post is now old enough to go to kindergarten!  Today we're here to do our annual look back and highlight the best of the best.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

NaBloPo: The Saturday Report


Hey Friends, I have more than five minutes to talk today!  I'm on the back end of a meal prep session, which means that I've done all of the hands on work and washing up, I'm just sitting around waiting for stuff to finish cooking.  So let's chat!

Friday, November 11, 2022

NaBloPo: 5 Minutes

 Hey Friends, I have another 5 minute time limit on posting tonight so bear with me.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

NaBloPo: Brinner


Hey Friends, I have a five minute time limit on posting tonight so bear with me!

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

NaBloPo: My Cheatin' Heart

Hey Friends, we're kickin it old school tonight with a no pictures post! I'm fresh off a job interview and processing some things.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

NaBloPo: Quickie


It's slim pickings around here for blogging content today.  Let's start with a shot of the huge moon and then let's bullet point it.

Monday, November 7, 2022

NaBloPo: Monday Matters

Well this is quite interesting.  Since I've been posting once a day I shouldn't have enough material to fill up my normal Weekly Roundup post but somehow it's pretty close.  To be fair there's really nothing to talk about for workouts or TV, but I got eats, a book, and some snarky werk talk.  Let's go! (Wait I stole "Let's Go" from Caroline Girvan so I guess we have workout talk after all).

Sunday, November 6, 2022

NaBloPo: Status Update


Update #1: it's day 6 of 30 of NaBloPo and not only am I still in it but it's also starting to feel more natural to sit down at the computer and post of bunch of mumblings on the internet every day instead of once a week. 

Update #2: the family party last night was a ton of fun and now we have leftover pizza for days.

Update #3: I broke my non-running streak of 73 days today.  My current status is "not a runner but not a non runner".

Saturday, November 5, 2022

NaBloPo: Weekending


Update #1: its day 5 of 30 of NaBloPo and I'm still in it

Update #2: the weather is unbelievably gorgeous.

Friday, November 4, 2022

NaBloPo: Fridaze

 Update #1: its day 4 of 30 of NaBloPo and I'm still in it

Update #2: bye bye fog, it's gorgeous out.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

NaBloPo: The Irony


Update #1: it's day 3 of 30 of NaBloPo and I'm still in it

Update #2: it's still foggy as frick up in here.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

NaBloPo: Notes of the Day


Ooh day 2 of 30 of NaBloPo and I am still in it!!!  Here's what's going down in my world:

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

NaBloPo: I ain't got time for that


November is a great time for blog fans.  It's National Blog Posting Month which means that some of my favorite bloggers write daily posts.  

I've thought about it for the past few years, but there's no way that I can commit to a daily posting schedule.  This year when folks started talking about it, I made some noise in comments that yeah maybe I would do it but as the time got closer, once again I realized that I just ain't got time for that.  Besides, it's just going to be a bunch of "what I ate" plus random pictures of all of the Halloween candy carnage on the streets that I saw on my lunchtime dog walk.

And then as I saw all of the new posts coming out today I got a case of FOMO.  I still don't want to commit to posting daily so what to running there's a name for when you aren't registered for a race but you show up on race day and run anyway.  It's called "banditing".  So I'm going to sneak on to the NaBloPo course and run for a long as before I have to drop out because I wasn't prepared.