these are a few of my favorite things…

I was tagged in two different “favorite/happy things” memes, so I decided to combine them into one post. (Thanks, halcyonsynthesis and perpetualtoska) ❤

One song: Rhyme & Reason – Dave Matthews Band

Two movies: The Big Lebowski, Skeleton Key

Three TV shows: Game of Thrones, It’s Always Sunny, The Walking Dead

Four People: Jax, Dave, Ann, Danielle

Five Foods: buffalo wings, ribeye, almost any cheese, Sabra Supremely Spicy hummus, burrito

Six Books: The Thirteenth Tale, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Red Tent, She’s Come Undone, The Shining, All The Light We Cannot See.

and now…

Just 5 random things that make me happy right now:

  1. candles with crackly wicks
  2. lorazepam
  3. my new iPad mini
  4. Lush Rose Jam bath bomb
  5. tulips

much needed

Last night my bestie came over to see me. I hadn’t seen her in a few weeks, so we had much catching up to do. She crawled into bed with me and we chatted for a couple of hours. I laughed so hard that I actually cried.  I needed that badly. She makes everything better. She has this incredibly endearing quality where she makes you feel like the center of the universe, like whatever you are saying is the most important thing ever.  She is amazing and I love her.

Then the bf came over and we did our usual Tuesday night stuff, which is always good. I love how we always start a show (usually an episode of It’s Always Sunny) and then we end up talking throughout the entire thing. I love how we have fun no matter what we are doing. 

Sometimes it’s the little things that really make your day.

home sweet home

Tuesday night I had a panic attack about moving. I realized that I don’t want to leave. I feel at home where I am, and I enjoy living in the city. So I’m staying. I’ve felt so much better since making that decision.

I’m going to take the money I would have spent on moving to buy some stuff to improve my current situation, like a pantry and a ceiling fan.

I feel really good about this. I have moved almost every year since I left for college, so this is a really big deal.

I know I’ll still have moments of frustration when I’m driving back and forth between the city and west county, but it’s worth it.


The highlights

Vacation day 2:

There were many kick ass water slides. Jackson really impressed me with his willingness to go on the one called The Black Hole. Three times! My kid is a bad ass. (He gets it from me. Just in case there was any confusion.)

My skin is so dried out from chlorine that it feels like it might peel off.

I finally got the water out of my ears. (Thanks to isopropyl alcohol and Walmart.)

Listening to conversation between a 7-year-old and a 4-year-old is highly entertaining. And also adorable.

Watching House Of Cards with the bf, next to the fire, is the perfect way to end these super exhausting days. Oh and the wine doesn’t hurt.

I’ve barely touched my phone for two days, because the people I care most about are right here with me. It’s a great feeling.


I didn’t remember until this morning that yesterday was the one year anniversary of my bilateral mastectomy. I was worried it was going to bother me a lot, but it really doesn’t. I think a big part of that has to do with the fact that I’m extremely pleased with my reconstruction.  As the weeks go by, I like them more and more.

It also really helped that I was having way too much fun yesterday to give cancer any thought. I love days like that.