I have not written lately because anxiety is a monster and I could go on a lot of rants about a lot of things and share my thoughts on how the world is burning and I maybe think
a new plague is in order? But instead I’m here with a schmaltzy bit of feel good reflection because, like Hilary Duff once said, “breathe in. breathe out.” Continue reading “Decade: In Review”
A little over a year ago, Houston was hit with a very serious hurricane and a very intense flood. We weren’t harmed too much but we were stuck in the house for a week. And somehow, someway we wound up watching a lot of food documentaries on Netflix.
There was one that was basically like “plant-based diets cure diabetes.” It was hyperbolic and obviously biased but, for whatever reason, we were really motivated to try it. So in between handfuls of gummy worms and fruit roll-ups (all technically vegan I’ll have you know), we decided to try our hand at veganism and eat a strictly plant-based diet for a week.
Continue reading “Vegan…ish”
I have been sick in bed this past week which sucks because 1) being sick is the absolute worst and 2) there is so much to catch up on. March, in spite of its bad rap and mediocre weather, was pretty great all things considered — and really ended with a cherry-on-top, once-in-a-lifetime sort of experience that took us to a little place called THE SAHARA DESERT.
Continue reading “One Year Later”
So I’ve been thinking a lot about 2017 and the new year because hello I’m nothing if not basic. And the truth is, it was a great year. For me.
…it was also a truly terrible year for society and the world at large. I mean, some real ugly truths reared their heads last year. And to be honest, it really affected me.
Continue reading “Reflections”
Supposedly there’s a hurricane on it’s way to ravage Houston. Which means I’m working from home (or hardly working) as the rain “threatens” to fall. We have a tub filled with water, a stack of canned beans, and I managed to grab the last box of ice cream sundae poptarts in the store yesterday.
I don’t know why I can’t take this storm seriously. Maybe it’s all those false alarms about snow storms in New York? Or the fact that everyone loves a good bout of hysteria? But I think mainly I’m resentful because we were supposed to vacation in Florida next week and now we might be rained out.
Thanks a lot, Harvey.
Continue reading “Shelby vs Hurricane Harvey”
I was having dinner with a four year old the other night. She looked at me, got up real close and whispered, “What are those spots in your face? Did you get a dog bite?”
Talk about shade.
Continue reading “Under My Skin”
I love birthdays. People make fun of me for how much I love birthdays. I drag my birthday out so much no one even knows when my real birthday is. Why exactly am I like this? Beats me.
I mean, you know I love being extra, so that could be part of it.
Continue reading “Fave Five”