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!

Too Tired

Sorry everyone, but I’m too tired to write a real post.

I hope this is a restful weekend for all!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have a lot to be thankful for this year. For starters, I had family I hadn’t seen in a while come in for the holiday. Plus, I didn’t have to cook a big dinner; we went out and someone else cooked for us all. Although, this morning I decided to make breakfast – eggs and waffles.

The rest of my thanks are more personal and harder to put into words, so I’m not going to try. However, I will say that my life, while not perfect, is pretty darn good and I will always be thankful for my family.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!

Movie Time

 I had to work this morning, as happens from time to time, so I’m not much for doing anything else at the moment. Therefore, I have camped out on the couch and am watching several live-action Disney movies on TBS. It’s something I find quite relaxing, especially since I’ve already seen them all before and know that I like them.

I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend!

First Snow of the Season

It snowed for the first time this past Tuesday. It only snowed a few inches, but it’s stayed so cold since then, that there is still snow on the hill behind our house.

I was hoping the snow would hold off until the new year; my hopes have obviously been dashed. Oh well. The snow is still beautiful to look at and I’ve gotten much better at driving in it. So, all is not lost.

I hope everyone has a safe and warm weekend!