Category Archives: The Pig’s Life

Posts that are about me or my life.

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Things have been pretty tumultuous. Mom has been randomly falling asleep and can’t drive because of it. They have yet to sort out why she’s having the problem. Getting to the diagnosis can be so convoluted and frustrating. There isn’t really anything anyone can do until we know what the problem is. It also leaves room to ruminate on all the “what if…” thoughts. Been trying to be supportive by giving her rides when she needs them. Seems fair since they toted my ass around for a long time before I got my license. It hasn’t been much. Just one appointment. Read the rest of this entry

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Reading Challenge


Every year, I set myself a reading challenge through good reads. I love to read, but for some reason usually put this pleasure on the back burner. When I set myself the reading challenge, I find that I read the way that I want to. No idea why this challenge helps me do this, but I am grateful for the tool. Each time I open a book, I am excited to enter another world. Each time I close a book, I am left with a sense of satisfaction and a strange thoughtfulness that doesn’t come at any other time in my life.  Read the rest of this entry

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And just like that, Halloween has come and gone. The holiday always zooms by. I feel that the party went well. A little more disorganized then I’d like, but I think that over all it went smoothly enough. Seemed like everyone had a good time and that is what really matters. I feel that all the work that went into it was worth it. Read the rest of this entry

Halloween Crunch!


Halloween is almost here. We’ve got things well lined up, but I still feel the pressure to get everything right for the party. I have the piñata done. That’s a huge relief. Monkey was awesome and gave me a lot of help. There are a ton of hours in that! My costume is pretty well set, just a few adjustments need to be done. I still have no idea what I’m going to be doing for the make up. I couldn’t get any of the white make up products to actually cover in a bold white and stay put when I started putting the glitter Read the rest of this entry

Looking Forward


There’s a lot coming up for me.

This Friday we are going to New York to visit a college that Dragon is interested in. Long drive.  Read the rest of this entry

Halloween!


Been looking towards Halloween which is just around the corner. Best holiday ever! We’re going to have a party this year with a witch theme. Not the Wizard of Oz style witch. The nature witches. Been buying things for our costumes which will include head dresses. I have most of the stuff and am pretty close to being ready to start putting things together. I plan on taking lots of photos of the process so that I can share that with you. I will be posting that over on Read the rest of this entry

Lazy Days


Things have been lazy in my life. Spent the last couple days loafing and playing video games. D3 for the most part, but some LBP3. Been nice to spend some time with Dragon and Monkey. I needed the break. There is still a lot to get done in the house and I feel a little guilty about not working on it. But as a reminder to myself and all of you out there: we need to take care of ourselves too!

Home Again


We arrived home in the wee hours of the morning today after a long day of travel. Something that has brought to my awareness is the immediacy that we have come to expect in our fast food culture. There are times that we have forgotten the amazing connection that we have with the world. In the days prior to cars and planes, it would be unlikely that I would even know about events in California let alone travel to them. Yet, my sense of this travel is still Read the rest of this entry

IOCDF Conference


What is IOCDF? International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation. Their goal is to create a community that includes providers, family and those with OCD. They work towards breaking down stigma and promote research. You check out their site over here. Read the rest of this entry

Travel


Long day of travel. I woke up at 2330 (yesterday) and got on the go at 0130. Didn’t arrive at the hotel until 1230. There is a time difference that adds two hours to all of this. Yeah, I hate traveling. It’s one of those things that seems to be tedious for the sake of tedium. Started with a drive to the airport. About 2 hours. This was not too bad. Talked Read the rest of this entry

Mistakes & Adventures

What I've always wanted

BioethicsBytes

Multimedia resources for teaching bioethics

Rediskot

Art shenanigans of Xenia Bougaevsky

Crochet Thread

A Modern Interpretation of Vintage Crochet by Ann Reillet Featuring Many Original Designs

Elzeblaadje

Crafting with hook, needle and yarn

Son's Popkes

Crochet animal patterns designed by Sonja van der Wijk