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Second Obsession of 2020: Mango

Second Obsession of 2020: Mango

Thank goodness for these new obsessions too because 2020 is shaping up to be an interesting year in a really not-great way. Bradley and I had been discussing adopting a bird or two for over a year now. We were thinking maybe a pair of […]

My First Obsession of 2020

My First Obsession of 2020

Within the first week of the new year, I made a comment on Facebook that I was starting things off right by becoming addicted to Stardew Valley. It all started when my partner bought a Switch in 2019; I hadn’t really given it a second […]

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Hello everyone and 2020. So far, so interesting. I realize it is now February and one typically decides and promptly proclaims their resolutions for the new year on or around New Year’s, but it wouldn’t be “Waity for Katie” if I did that kind of […]

A story worth the wait

A story worth the wait

Hello again everyone. Thank you for your patience during our entirely unintentional hiatus. I hope you are all staying warm during the holidays and experiencing more joy with friends and family than stress over figuring out what to buy them. (And if you don’t celebrate […]

New Home

New Home

Remember how I was attempting to post on a weekly basis? Wasn’t that a fun exercise? We’ve been pretty busy over the past month, and not in the normal life-chaos-busy, but productive-executing-life-change busy. My partner and I wanted to move to a better area that […]

Stories in Gaming

Stories in Gaming

One of my favorite activities when I was younger (after reading of course) was to play video games/watch my older brother play video games. Not the first person army shooters or grind fests, because I’m terrible at game mechanics, and those types of games often […]

Productivity is finally organizing my GIANT stack of greeting cards

Productivity is finally organizing my GIANT stack of greeting cards

Saturday started a little odd. I woke up around 8am feeling like I wanted to get THINGS done. But I didn’t know what kind of things. We’re still looking around for a new place to live (update: we are looking to move in the same […]

Happiness is watching Rachel&Jun Videos

Happiness is watching Rachel&Jun Videos

Lately nothing has been more effective in alleviating mental storm clouds or doldrums for me than watching videos by Rachel and Jun. They have three channels on YouTube and three adorable cats. Main Channel. Casual Channel. Jun’s Kitchen. I came for the content on Japanese […]

The Impact of the Notre Dame

The Impact of the Notre Dame

When I was studying abroad in Paris the fall of 2013, I struggled to navigate the city. I wasn’t confident in my language skills and I certainly wasn’t confident in my sense of direction. Paris was the first city I’d ever lived in. The ancient, […]

Portrait of a Day: The Filing Cabinet

Portrait of a Day: The Filing Cabinet

(Wherein I tell a long story about acquiring a new filing cabinet that also has a warm, fuzzy moral at the end). I like to be organized, and I’m fairly diligent about extending this sense of organization to my paperwork. Nothing made me feel better […]