Peanuts

I've discovered in shell salted peanuts, and I'm loving them.  I had never actually had them before, but we had them one night at my in-laws so I bought a bog. Now, Tundra ADORES peanuts and peanut butter and peanut flavored anything. So I tossed him a few (shelled) peanuts. They bounced off his face, … Continue reading Peanuts

Losing My Job

I hadn't talked about this before, just thought about what would be appropriate to post.  I was definitely down the week I discovered this and didn't want to say something stupid or too down. I'll be losing my job in September.  It was limited term employment, but they were expecting to renew.  Instead, office politics … Continue reading Losing My Job

Goodbye Forester

Here's our last photo of our three cars together.  My husband's is the blue Subaru Legacy Sedan, my current car is the green Subaru Outback Wagon, and in the background is our sad Subaru Forester. The SF generation of Subaru's have problems with blowing head gaskets, which our lovely Forester did.  This was especially frustrating, … Continue reading Goodbye Forester

Interesting Things Just for You: Asian Boss YouTube Channel

Asian Boss is a channel that interviews in Asian on a variety of topics.  Some are asking the general public questions, and some are serious interviews with an expert on the topic. These are subtitled, and I feel they're both accessible and respectful to the people interviewed.  Quite a few of them are in Japanese, … Continue reading Interesting Things Just for You: Asian Boss YouTube Channel

Interesting Things Just for You: Lioba Bruckner YouTube Channel

I had the last week off, and I swear all I did was watch YouTube videos.  Here's one of my favorites! Lioba Bruckner does artwork in a variety of mixed mediums, including my favorite mixed medium of watercolor and pencil. I really enjoy watching her images progress, and her narration is generally light and cheerful. … Continue reading Interesting Things Just for You: Lioba Bruckner YouTube Channel

Interesting Things Just for You: Watercolor by Shibasaki YouTube Channel

This watercolor channel is one I've been watching because I am SO BAD at watercolors! And, come on, is this not Bob Ross's long lost brother?  He's super chill and the videos have English Subtitles, so he's fun to listen to while he's painting! If you like Bob Ross, you will like this man. I … Continue reading Interesting Things Just for You: Watercolor by Shibasaki YouTube Channel

Interesting Things Just for You: Ask a Mortician YouTube Channel

I got some bad news this last Friday, and I'm not doing so hot, so the next few posts are entertainment only, focusing on the YouTube channels I've been binging this weekend. The first is Ask a Mortician, and I've actually been watching her channel heavily for several weeks now. I absolutely love how direct … Continue reading Interesting Things Just for You: Ask a Mortician YouTube Channel

Everything Was Stable So Time For New Medications: Let’s Talk About Weight Gain

UGH. I was doing SO WELL on the meds I was on, fairly stable, rarely swinging full manic and a livable amount of depression. But I made the mistake of mentioning, at my most recent psych appointment, that I was lactating from the Invega. My doctor immediately wanted to know for how long. Four years?  … Continue reading Everything Was Stable So Time For New Medications: Let’s Talk About Weight Gain