Monday, January 29, 2024

Weekly Round Up: The Future is Now

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads. If there is one update that I did not expect to be giving you this week, it is that the future is now.  We were adopted by Future Dog!

Friday, January 26, 2024

Let's Have Fun With Vinegar: A Cleaning Success Story

Friends, we're here today to talk dirty.

Or clean depending on your point of view.  This is the story of how our master bathroom went from looking shabby to spiffy thanks to a $3.79 investment in a gallon of distilled vinegar.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

A Matter of Planning

Hey Friends, today we're talking about my understanding of planners and bullet journals.  This post was inspired by Anne's comment on this post (PS here is the link to Kae's blog that she mentions).



  • Yes we need a central Cool Bloggers Forum to discuss Cool Blogger Stuff in detail.
  • I wanted to tell Anne more about how I organized my "I made it up myself" Excel sheet, but it was too bulky for a comment.  Is it enough material for a dedicated post?  Let's find out!

Monday, January 22, 2024

Weekly Round Up: Let's Not Go Places

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week a winter storm meant giving up the weekend that I planned for the weekend that I was meant to have.

We have quite a bit to talk about just for the normal "weekly round up" and I've got at least two posts' worth of other stuff to dish on, so I think we're looking at a Monday - Wednesday - Friday posting schedule this week.  The extra topics are planners and cleaning.  Hey come back!  I'll do my best to make the cleaning one interesting.

Today let's talk about my winter weekend at home, epic food, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the hot new documentary that rubbed me the wrong way, and books books books books books books books.

Heads up: I will be discussing (and dissing) a show called You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment so skip the watching section if you don't want the spoilers.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Tales of the Sheprador


The biggest criticism that I have of blogs in general and mine in particular is that there is not nearly enough dog content.  Today I am here to do something about that.

ICYMI Stepdog passed away in November after a mercifully brief battle with cancer.  When I wrote about it I said that I would come back later and tell the story of everything that came before.  This is the promised happy post about this wonderful dog's long and healthy life.  

Her backstory.  How she went from being my husband's ex-wife's dog to my stepdog.  What she meant to each member of the family.  A Day in the Life Pre-Pandemic Edition and a Day in the Life Pandemic and Beyond Edition.  Her many nicknames.  A bunch of random dog stories, lots of pictures, and some Sheprador Poetry.  Her Dog Ambassadorship which led to many of our friends and family adopting dogs. 

Monday, January 15, 2024

Weekly Round Up: Currypalooza


A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition I launched Currypalooza 2024, cooked up a bunch of seasonally appropriate eats, and as usual I've got movies and books to talk about.

Monday, January 8, 2024

Weekly Round Up: Hello Winter

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition the weather outside got frightful so we made chili, I've been hiking up a storm, and I've got lots of TV and book things to talk about, including an old book that is very much in today's headlines.

Monday, January 1, 2024

Weekly Round Up: Goal Digger


A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition we had a very random dinner, I found something to keep me busy on the fitness front, I've got a new book to talk about, and no one is saying that I'm a goal digger but...I've got a few things to share on that front.