Category Archives: Life

Moving and Other Sundry Things

How did packing and moving go?

This morning I tried to fry an egg with chopsticks. Would not recommend. 

My family and some guys from my small group came and helped me move, though, which was awesome. Everything is packed, stored, and cleaned. I only need to re-pack my bags to be ready to go! It is starting to really feel real that I am going. 

I took 14,000 steps today and am ready to go take a nap. But oh wait…it is 6:20. I guess I can wait for bed. 


New Hairrrr

The problem with being an all or nothing person:

Hair stylist: “Wow! We cut off 6 inches!”

Me: “But why do I still have hair.”

Day 2

Day 2 of 2019:

Still packing + no laptop = 5.5 audio books completed today.

It is my least favorite thing (organizing) with my favorite (books). At least I am super productive!


Packing up apartment = not fun

Finishing 3 audio books = an excellent start to the year

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, peoples! Thank you for being part of my 2018. 😊

2018 Reading Goal (Update)

We’re hitting my favorite time of the blogging season! The part of the year where Larry comes out and sings a silly song.

No wait, that’s not it.

It is the part of the year where I review the best and worst books of 2018!! And with 255 books complete, you better believe I have a lot to say. I did not have a list of ‘Mind Blowing Books’ last year, but no worries, you’ll get a good one this year. 

However, this is actually an update to say…you’re going to have to wait. I have a major paper to finish and 4 scholarship application essays to edit in 3 days. Then I’m packing up my apartment and getting ready to move. My goal is to slowly write the majority of my Best and Worst book posts over the next few days and then schedule them while I’m on a flight to Thailand. That way, you won’t miss a day of me! 

Between the books and travel, stay tuned, things are going to get good! (And also, thank you all for tolerating these very brief posts over Christmas.) 

Vegetable Portion Sizes

Sometimes, I buy too many veggies because I forget I live alone and I buy a family size bag of baby carrots. 

Other times, Wal Mart strong arms me into it. Take kale. For some inexplicable reason, I decided kale sounded amazing. So I went to Wal Mart to buy some. But do you know what the smallest bag of kale you can buy is?

1 pound. Which doesn’t sound like much, but let me tell you, kale is fluffy. A pound of kale is like the size of my pillow. 

Of course, I bought it anyway and it tastes great and probably has a better chance of getting eaten than my bag of baby carrots. But still. I demand choices! I thought this was America.