Back to Life


Have you noticed I’ve been blogging every day? Wait. Don’t say anything. It will jinx it. But you can comment if you want. That’s what I should say from now on when people say I don’t blog enough. I should say: comment more and I’ll blog more! And commenting in the safe world of Facebook DOES NOT COUNT! Not that I don’t love your Facebook love. I do. I’m just not a stellar Facebook user.

Anyway, here I am back to life in my small smelly apartment that does not have a fireplace or apple cider doughnuts being fried in the kitchen. My cat sitter was great and totally changed the cat box while I was gone but I stayed away an extra day and I haven’t gotten around to it today. Too busy doing other back-to-life things like:

time to put the groceries away

Grocery shopping! We had NO food. It was fun trying to make Bug’s lunch this morning. Leftover pumpkin pie instead of a sandwich because we are out of bread? Bug thought that was great. She loves pumpkin pie, which is awesome since so do I.

time to do laundry

Laundry. Plah. That was also challenging this morning since all of Bug’s favorite black Hello Kitty skinny shirts and leggings were dirty. She wore a green shirt, tights and cut off jeans over top. Winter, California-style.

need to declutter my desk

And of course work. My desk is a big cluttery mess. But at least I have happy cheery snowflakes in my windows and oranges on my desktop. Tis the season!

piggy gym bag

I’m also back on the work-out-at-the-gym wagon. I thought walking Bug back and forth to school everyday was enough exercise for me but apparently not. Either that or the community dryer here shrinks everything! Heh. So I have a cute piggy gym bag to help motivate me. I’m actually liking the gym, they have a zumba class every day at the perfect time! That never happens for me usually.

I pretend the spots are snow

Meditation. Those spots you see on my window, pretend they are snow.

feeling like chopping it all off

And a shot of me so you don’t forget what I look like. Heh. You can’t really tell in this photo but my hair is getting really long. It’s finally getting to the length I’ve wanted it for the last two years and you know what that means, I feel like chopping it all off! Why does this always happen to me?!!

So how was your Thanksgiving and how are you adjusting back to normal life? I think I need to vacuum.

Hum Bar

hum bar

You know what’s great about living in the second story of an apartment building surrounded by trees? Every time I look out my window I see birds and squirrels. It’s like we live in a tree house.

We have a chipmunk living in the tree right outside our dining room and it has been a great source of entertainment for both Bug and I and the cats as you can imagine. I’ve yet to properly photograph Chip but I will one of these days because he is a barrel of laughs.


I recently installed a hummingbird feeder on our patio and those hummingbirds have been downright aggressive about it. They buzz in and out like beetles whether I’m near or not. Sometimes I think they are getting annoyed with me for standing in their way, the way they twirp and tweet right in my ear.


So I decided to take advantage of the situation and photograph them. I took about eleventy zillion photos so I decided to rip them into an animated gif so this post wasn’t too terribly long or boring.



Here’s a close up if that was too hard to see. Isn’t he (she?) pretty? So far I think there are four hummers who frequent this feeder. It’s been quite amusing to watch them swerve and bob to get in and out of my enclosed patio and then around each other. It’s a pretty popular spot.


As is the other side of the window.

humming bird protection squad

I need to make an animated gif of these two loons one of these days.