Things What Made Me Happy This Week

The new BabyMetal single, “Give Me Choco“. Three J-pop idol teenagers demanding chocolate while doing synchronized dances to heavy metal music. Genius! The fact that ReStyle has an entire section devoted to “book-related fashion items“. I rather covet the Grimm Fairytales Bag and matching pendant; the Poe purse is also delectable. And the Magic Spells one. And… I already *have* three book-shaped purses. Professional intervention may be required. Finally, Skottie…

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General catch-up

As it’s been…. hrm, about a year and a half since I last updated this blog, a general catch-up post is probably in order. Also, I can’t believe it’s been that long. Time flies when you’re trying not to Internet! 1. Life: Overall, going very well. My marriage to Jim remains rock-solid and getting better all the time, which is both a miracle and a heck of a lot of…

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Treadmill Desk, Week Two

I’ve been wanting a treadmill desk for several years now, but my partner was skeptical about bringing a large, heavy piece of exercise equipment into our not-exactly-huge house – and for good reason, considering how much dust my old second-hand elliptical gathered before we chucked it out! Early this year, I sourced a company that offered home treadmill rentals: they handled installation, maintenance and taking the machine away once the…

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