Valentine’s Day 2020

Yesterday was the day of love and the weather decided to dump several inches of snow on us, again. Still, that makes for a nice, cozy day of snuggling under blankets and drinking hot chocolate. Not a bad way to spend the day.

I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine’s Day!

The Groundhog Lied

According to Punxsutawney Phil last Sunday, spring was to come early this year. That prediction was proven wrong yesterday. We went from mild, wet, and brown on Thursday to harsh, frozen, and white on Friday.

It happened overnight; within eight hours the whole world had changed.

And I was left with the issue of getting to work safely and on time.

Fortunately, the roads were still warm enough that nothing was really sticking to them, so I got to work with no problems.

That being said, the groundhog was absolutely wrong. Spring isn’t here and it doesn’t look like it will be for a while. Another six weeks, perhaps. Considering we hadn’t really had a winter this year until now, I guess it’s not too bad after all.

I hope everyone enjoys this wonderful, snowy weekend!

Groundhog Day

Tomorrow is the day that will determine if winter will be over soon or last another six weeks. Not that it’s been much of a winter so far. Of course, I’d still prefer it warm up rather than stay cold and miserable.

Tomorrow is also the Super Bowl. I’ve never been a big fan of football, but it is the 100th season for the NFL. It’s also the first time a team with a female coach has been to the Super Bowl.

Now, I wouldn’t consider myself a feminist by today’s standards. After all, I don’t wish for the elimination of all men on the planet. However, it is a pretty impressive first for women as far as job equality goes. And that is something to be proud of.

So, whether you’re waiting for Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction, the clash between Kansas City and San Francisco, or both – it should be an interesting day all around.

I hope everyone enjoys the beginning of February.

Chinese New Year

Today we welcome in the year of the Rat. Specifically, 2020 is the year of the Metal Rat. If you want details on your particular zodiac animal during this year, I suggest going to chinesenewyear.net. That’s where I went to get all my information.

As I am the sign of the Dog, this year is especially auspicious for me, which is great considering I haven’t felt all that lucky lately. I’m looking forward to a successful year. Not just career-wise, but also in my family and life in general.

I hope everyone has a year of luck, health, and happiness!

Intermittent Fasting

The idea of only eating for a certain amount of time in a day isn’t new, but it can be scary. I’ve tried IF (intermittent fasting) before by selecting the exact hours I would and wouldn’t eat. However, my schedule isn’t so cut and dry. It changes from day to day making it damn near impossible to maintain such a rigid timetable.

So, this time I’m doing things a little differently. I’m fasting for at least 13 hours a day, but the start and end times are dictated by the individual needs of each day. So far, it seems to be working. I’ve only been at it for about a week, but I’m feeling hopeful that I can maintain this particular way of fasting successfully for as long as want. I guess we’ll see.

I hope everyone is having a great first month of the year!

New Year, New Hair

Much like last year, I started this year by changing my hair color from a dingy sort of blonde

to a bright copper red.

The beginning of the year is a great time to make a change. I’m sure there’ll be other changes in my life this year and I’m always hopeful that things will change for the better.

With optimism for the coming year, let’s all have a great weekend!

Welcome 2020!

This week has been a bit hectic, so I don’t have much information to share at the moment. I will, however, expand in future posts on the comings and goings in my life.

In the meantime, I hope everyone’s had a great first week of the year!

Welcome Winter

Winter is officially here. That means that the holiday season is upon us.

No matter what you celebrate this time of year, I hope everyone’s holidays are joyous!

Musical Reaction

Have you ever had a song bring you to tears? Something about the lyrics or melody just triggers an emotion deep inside and you can’t help but weep?

Well, I have. In fact, that happened to me this past Wednesday at 0645 in the morning. I was sitting in my car outside of work, minding my own business, listening to The Sound of Silence by Disturbed, when it hit me. I’ve heard that song many times before, but something was different this time.

I still can’t figure out what provoked the response. Perhaps I just needed to have a good cry. Whatever the reason, it was certainly cathartic. Just the kind of release that’s essential during this stressful time of year.

I hope everyone has great weekend! 

 

 

Hot Chocolate Escape

There’s nothing quite like a good mug of hot chocolate to make the day’s worries disappear. That, and having the time to leisurely enjoy it without the need to rush. It’s been rather cold lately and a warm drink is just what is required to unwind into a few relaxing days off.

I hope everyone enjoys themselves this weekend!