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RIP Lump

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Another sad day.

Just about two weeks ago, we found out that Lump, everyone's favorite hobo throw rug, had nodules in his lungs. He'd already been eating less and less and acting like he was in a bit of pain, so I had a feeling that this was the end, that the cancer that had gotten his sister had caught up with him. We did what we could, medicating him, spoiling him, spending all the money we could throw at the problem trying to help and hoping the nodules were only pneumonia, but they weren't. After a week, when he'd stopped eating altogether, we knew he was ready to say goodbye.



Somehow it was harder to lose him than it was to lose Snap, I think because losing him was like losing her all over again. He was sort of the last tangible bit of her we had, so now that he's gone, we have to really admit she is too. Plus, I adopted him, Snap, and Martin all together 16 years ago, and it's a hard reminder that Martin, as the oldest of the three, is likely nearing the…

Coming Soon... Passage Through Moonlight

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Fun news! Amber Morgan and I have cowritten a wild romp through werewolf romance with THREE love stories in one amazing package!
Three very different women, bound together by pack, pulled apart by circumstance.

Saboteur of Silver
Alpha wolf of Ascending Moon, Cara has led her pack of werewolf women with a firm hand for her entire adult life, thinking of little else. When a hunter dares cross into her territory, dares to threaten her family, she can think of no better way to spend her evening than putting him six feet under. That is, until he gets his hands on her.

A Dangerous Unmaking
As the Beta wolf of Ascending Moon, Ruri knows it's her duty to support and protect the Alpha at all costs. But must a Beta support an Alpha who's putting the pack at risk by sleeping with the enemy? Ruri's made sacrifices in the name of loyalty before, and nothing can sway her from her dedication to her sisters. Or at least, that's what she'd always believed before laying eyes on a b…

March Rundown

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March was a bust! Blurgh. I failed in everything except getting enough sleep, which was mostly because I was too tired to do much else. I had to be at work almost every day, which made my asthma and allergies really bad, which knocked me out. I'm not sure if my weight stagnation was due to stress or just laziness or what, but I wasn't having ANY weight loss for awhile so I basically gave up. I'm pretty unhappy with myself.

As of today, April 2, I weight 156, which is 7lbs heavier than I weight at the start of March, which makes me feel really shitty. I'm having a pretty hard time with my stupid failure to keep myself in check, honestly. I'd been doing pretty well in January, and even mostly in February, and then I just shot myself in the foot.

It's harder still because I'm spending a full two weeks in Europe for my birthday later this month, and I know I'll come out of that trip heavier just because there's so much good food I want to try all over …

February Rundown

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Wellll I don't feel like February was as successful as January, which is weird because I tried much harder at the beginning to stick to my calorie limit and my fasting commitment. The only thing I can figure is that it wasn't as successful because I ate a LOT of sugar during February. I stopped in at my friends' ice cream shop a lot, ate candy a lot as a treat, and drank a lot more Coke than in January.

Soooo, my plan for March is go go sugar-free for the month. I'm hoping this helps both boost my weight loss before my birthday month, but also helps with my rolly mid-section that seems to have gotten even more puffed up this month than last. Ugghhh. Bodies are the worst.


I added some new things to track for February, including my allergies, my asthma, and my body image, which only seems to be good after a weight drop, hmm.

Just like last month, my calories fluctuated a lot, though I'd like to think I did better at sticking to or below my calorie limit. I always go…

Gratitudes: Week Eight

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I got little sleep early in the week, but once I managed to get a full day I felt great! So, naturally, this week I'm messing myself up again by not sleeping enough. I'll get better, I swear!
18 February  Cody was dog-sitting over the weekend and through part of the week, so I was home alone with the cats, which is great except when vomit happens. I don't do so well with barf, but apparently Maxwell knows that so when Reuben horked, he took care of it. The less said about that the better.
19 February I don't have the tax refund yet, but supposedly it should be more than enough to throw into savings and have at the ready should something go wrong. Hooray! Hopefully it hits my account soon. 🤞🏼
20 February I have no idea how, but I discovered the My Favorite Murder podcast and I'm LOVING it! I've been listening to little else, despite the fact that the hosts have suggested other podcasts that I've grabbed and ALSO enjoyed the first few episodes of! It's a …

Gratitudes: Week Seven

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Last week felt like a whirlwind! I got no sleep most of the week, though it was for a good cause; I ate so poorly I gained 6lbs, but only after hitting my lowest weight since (I'm guessing) middle school; I got expensive, fancy candy from my mom, and I got my taxes done!

11 February Friday, I randomly asked on the Facebook event page for Mamrie Hart's book Seattle show if there were tickets left, because I was considering going. I realized after I commented that I volunteer Mondays and that going would mean I would get NO sleep, and also that Cody and I would have to work out the car situation, so I shrugged it off. THEN! I woke up that night to a SUPER nice woman offering me HER two tickets FOR FREE! She couldn't make it, and was just looking to give them away! Holy moly! I accepted, invited my friend Jen, and we headed down to way south Seattle to the show! It was magical and hilarious and I'm SO grateful to the amazing lady (also named Jennifer!) who gave me her tic…

Gratitudes: Week Six

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This week was my SIX YEAR Veganniversary, guys! I'm so happy. I wish I'd been vegan for longer, honestly, and if I could go back in time I might slap my younger self and ask her what she was doing  still participating in needless animal exploitation, but I can't DO that because I don't have a kooky scientist neighbor and it's not the 1980s (thank god), so all I can do is celebrate that I've been vegan for over half a decade and make tofu from scratch.
Anyway, here's Wonderwall my gratitudes.
4 February
There was some weirdness with the delivery of said tofu supplies, which I think must have come down to the delivery driver being stoned or something. I was home all day last Sunday and then at around 11am, I got a notice that the package could not be delivered because I didn't give the delivery company my "gate code." I don't have a gate code. My fence is such a piece of garbage I barely have a gate. I checked on the website and the package …