Oddly coincidental

I've had to ask myself the big questions lately: With regards to the one seemingly necessary women's accessory - the handbag - am I one of those fancy tote-carrying types or do I prefer to be as casual as possible? For the past month I've been on the hunt for a new handbag. The only…

Writing a better year

The single orange rose is from a full bouquet of them I got for Valentine's Day. Z knows I'm not fond of red roses. In fact, I like any color except red for roses. Coral/orange, light purple and peach ones are my favorite. I've been writing a lot more to help de-stress and as I…

Saying no – most of the time

It's almost February and I thought I'd do a spending recap for this month. Clothing: $90 - Everlane skinny jeans and Everlane long sleeve tee. Amazon: $54.06 - Jane Iredale lip stain in pink and eye lash extender mascara. Apple: $46.62 - Game app (my unhealthy relationship with Animal Crossing Pocket Camp has been affecting…

Winter hardships

This is the time of year when greenery is rare (except indoors) and warmth is fleeting. Since I'm not taking any outfit photos I chose a few I took last March at Longwood Gardens to cheer up this post. They are more or less visual breaks in an otherwise completely random post of thoughts. I've…

Year of the house

This is my new desk. For the time being I'm using an extra dining room table chair since the ottoman I was using before was too short. I actually like the dining room chair since it forces me to correct my posture. I know most computer chairs are ergonomic to help posture in general, but…

The need for nothing

Happy New Year. Winter is here and so is my Busy Season. I think this is the first year in a long time that I did not get one single item of clothing for Christmas or purchase clothing between Christmas and New Year's. That's not a bad thing. After the failed ban last year and…

Hits and Misses

Considering I started off 2019 with a shopping ban, I ended up purchasing a lot of items when I broke the ban and let the flood gates open to buying whatever the hell I wanted. Granted, I did have very specific things in mind and ironically those things ended up only being "meh" for the…

Itching for something different

The end of the year brings tension, excitement and expectations of something "different" about to happen. Resolutions come to mind. Will new goals penned down stick? Lately I've been rewatching some old anime shows and reminding myself of how much I learn from the characters. Honestly, it doesn't matter if it's anime, a tv show…

Positive Vortexes

Z and I are back from our long vacation through the southwest. The trip lasted forever, or so it felt. I guess that means we really needed a break and packed in a lot of sight seeing and hiking. We visited the Hoover Dam, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend,…

A Sunday

Random thoughts interspersed with random photos I've taken. Yesterday Z and I went to a friend's pool party. She has it every year - going for 5 years now. It's a birthday pool party for her (she and Z were born on the same day so she'll say happy birthday to him when everyone else…