Friday, January 19, 2018

Uncelebrated successes

I'm not talking about the big promotion or the big race or the big win - I'm talking about the small fry stuff - the unsung hero happenings that build a good day.  

For me:

Seeing three dryer balls in the dryer, which means no rogue wool ball is hiding in a sleeve or pant leg

Getting Gus outside before he walks and poops excitedly throughout the house

A night in my living room without Game of Thrones 

Going into a store or to a website to purchase a specific item and finding out it’s on sale 

Changing the sheets without having to shoo a dog or three off the bed

Sailing through every light because they’re all coming up green

Stepping onto the train 10 seconds before the doors close

Making the right call on the beach when it starts to rain - to stay thinking it will be a quickly passing shower or leave thinking it will be a downpour and have those things happen

Finding a new pizza place close to home

A big chore taking less time than I thought it would 

Plucking a book off the shelf without reading anything about it and loving the hell out of it

No unmatched socks after laundry is put away

Trying a new product and loving it

Using all the fresh food before it starts to turn with no waste

Happy Friday! What are your quiet fist pump moments?

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday Thoughts - from the churches to the jails tonight all is silence in the world

1. I listen to the Clarence Clemons sax solo on Jungleland once a day and I think to myself hot damn. I say hot damn. 

2. Things I don’t get this week: the appeal of matte cars, why you would walk down the street with your phone in front of your face on speaker and yell into it, why my phone needs me to tell it to always capitalize I, how two of us use so many dishes. 

3. A lesson: I called for a massage appointment and my regular lady was off but I was insistent on getting my ass in there Tuesday. Tuesday night I got a massage where the nice woman rubbed me down very lightly with a vat of oil for 50 minutes despite me requesting an increase in pressure twice. I am not sliding down a slip n slide sans water so who the hell needs to be rubbed down in a vat of oil? If my impatient ass could have waited another day... 

4. Reese’s peanut butter eggs (the best shape) and Cadbury creme eggs are in stores for Easter. It’s January. I know this because I bought a Cadbury egg after my massage disappointment and ate it like a hungry wildebeest.

5. Bruce has his Camp Bow Wow interview today so I'm working from home to take him to that on my lunch hour.

6. Sara from Journey of Doing is in Philly for work so I was happy to meet up with her yesterday at Bluestone Lane attached to the Warwick, my favorite hotel lobby in Philly.
7. I read a non-fiction book this week. I know. Me. Nonfiction. This year it feels more important than ever for me to understand how we got here, what I have actively or passively done to contribute to that, and what I can do going forward to help dismantle the systems like the one discussed in The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. I learn by reading so back to the school of mind expanding books I go.

8. Super pumped for the Women's Marches this weekend. Let one motherfucker ask why people feel the need to gather together in our streets. Just one. Info on the Philly March here and the Doylestown Women to the Front Rally here. Both sponsored by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Find an anniversary March near you here.
9. Reminder:

10. E-card of the week:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The January Seven

Like Jane Eyre, I can tire of the routine of eight years in one afternoon.

I don't believe in doing something I've always done simply because I've always done it. If something stops working, I stop doing it or change how I'm doing it. Habits are good until you forget why you started doing it in the first place.

I used to make yearly goals. When that stopped fitting, I went to monthly goals. When that stopped fitting, I made quarterly goals. When that stopped fitting, I dropped the goals. That has stopped fitting, so I'm back to monthly goals with parameters for 2018. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted the parameters to be this year. I cane up with two areas of focus and five directives.

Here are January's. Obviously I'm not limited to these things, but these are the things I am focusing on with intention this month. I'll post my seven in the beginning of the month then go back and update that same post after the month is over for personal tracking purposes. I'm not posting this shit for people to read in two separate posts, that's boring as fuck. I'll link back to the original post in a Thursday Thoughts if anyone cares how I did.

Wellness - this is mind/body/spirit so some things on here in coming months may seem weird to you and if that's the case then it is something for my spirit lol
1. Chiro +
2. Squats every time I go to the bathroom
3. 100 ounces of water/day
4. Walk Bruce
5. Morning & evening skin care like an adult instead of a dirty child person

Community - not just my neighborhood, but the world around me, causes I support, etc. This header was involvement for a long time, and then it was improvement, but the goal of anything I involve myself in is to improve my community so I settled on community. Sometimes this will be close and personal and sometimes it won't be. 
1. Donate to Juntos
2. Attend meeting to oppose ICE raids
3. Women's March in Philly & rally in Doylestown
4. Meet the Candidate John Fetterman Event
5. Comfort packs for homeless in Suburban Station twice this month

1. Making a new bread
2. Camp Bow Wow for Bruce

1. A new coat
2. Electrical work for the shore
3. Jim Breuer tickets

1. Purge baskets around the house
2. Update entertainment center decor
3. Once a month photos

Logging on for a purpose

Mindless scrolling

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I feel like I’m always...

I feel like I'm always...

Filling up humidifiers 

Saying BRUCE!

Standing on bitterly cold train platforms waiting for late trains

Sitting on a train

Wishing I was at the shore

Answering “Steph, where is _______?”

Drinking coffee

Thirsting for water

Anticipating a new book

Researching face products for dry, very sensitive skin

Being inspired by others to do things big and small 

Finding pee where there should not be pee

Replacing the toilet paper roll everywhere I go

Getting rid of things but never enough things, since I'm always doing it

Rolling my eyes at what is passing for government 

Wriggling around like a rabid raccoon caught in a trap to take my jacket off at red lights

Trying to do better once I know better

Rubbing a knot out of my neck


Moving a dog so I can get comfortable, only to have another dog immediately fill the newly vacant space

Making lists

Forgetting to put things on lists

Folding laundry

What do you feel like you’re always doing this winter?

Monday, January 15, 2018

TWTW - the one with the outings

After Friday morning fuckery, I arrived home soaked to the skin and worked from home for the remainder of the day, attempting to quell my un-directed murderous rage. MFD picked up his new desk from Marshalls and I thought about how to organize all of his shit. Bruce destroyed a flip flop that MFD suggested I repair with "glitter nail polish." I'll just let that sit there. Pugs and pug paraphernalia everywhere, thank you and good night.
Saturday morning breakfast at The Hattery in Doylestown with my knottie girls and AEB's newest cute chill cherub baby. I picked up flowers and veggies from Doylestown Produce, trolled Marshalls  looking for shore house mirrors (no luck), and survived a Saturday afternoon trip to Wegmans.
I put my flowers up, made dinner, filled out the entertainment center with newly ordered canvases from past trips, and chilled out reading, drinking tea, and eating scones. I've never liked a scone before. Thanks Wegmans.
Sunday morning I visited my niece and nephew which is a good way to start the day. Back at home I did some shore house rental booking and paperwork, sheet changing, laundry doing, all that fun stuff before Miss Autumn's first birthday party. Reading and work work to round out Sunday night.
Weekly food prep: Breakfast is kodiak waffles with real maple syrup. Snack is apples or bananas or hard boiled eggs. Lunch is greek bowls. Dinners are greek bowls or pasta with veggie meat sauce from the freezer or salad.

I've thought about this man a lot the past two years with regards to justice, equity, equality, and how they are or aren't present in our society and who they're present for. As the need for people to take to the streets and assemble for rights/against hateful policies has risen, I've re-read Letter From a Birmingham Jail a few times. I truly don't understand how some people seem to willfully ignore how vital the right to assemble has been to the history of this nation. No equality has come easily. People have been out in the streets for things many of us enjoy today.

To add on to Rep. Jayapal's statement, I think he'd sure as shit call on us to impeach the racist in the White House.

No day off for me. If you're off and doing any sort of service or observation of your own making of Dr. King, let me know! 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Choosing the Perfect Color Combos for Every Room in Your Home

Happy Saturday, people. Today I'm sharing an article submitted by Alec Neufeld . Alec is a retired builder, now freelance writer and part-time general fix it man. He has strong opinions on the use of alternate energy and is also an avid sports enthusiast.

In talking with friends, I think I'm a little unusual on the color picking for homes. I pick a few paint colors, hold them up against the wall, and slap one on. I don't agonize over it. Likewise, I don't agonize over matching things in rooms. I prefer an eclectic look and to be surrounded by things and colors and textures that I love. If I find something I like, I buy it, and I make it work or I return it. Still, solid tips here if you are doing some decorating:
When it comes to choosing the perfect color combinations for your home, the possibilities are endless. But a fun way to go about doing so is to focus on color combos that project specific moods and feelings throughout your home. These color schemes will help you choose the perfect look and feel for every room in your home. 


If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen, then you need to find countertops that are going to complement the color of your cabinets or backsplash. Although changes like a new paint color or stained cabinetry are fairly easy to accomplish at any point of your home renovation, it can get expensive if it’s not planned out properly. Therefore, it’s important to find the right combinations to achieve your desired look no matter what your style or budget may be. Paint colors like grey and white can give your kitchen a fresh look and match with practically any surface or texture from granite countertops to dark stained wood cabinets to stainless steel appliances. These combinations will give your kitchen a modern, clean look that fits perfectly in any home.

Living Room

Since your living room is the most common area of the house, you’ll want to have color combinations that are warm and inviting. Some common colors like neutrals, browns, greens, yellows, and other subtle pastel colors will provide a calm and peaceful vibe. To complement your paint color of choice, you’ll want to make sure you choose the right flooring, too. Neutral-colored carpet is usually the best choice for living room floors since it adds a warm, cozy touch — literally and aesthetically. If you have hardwood flooring, it’s a good idea to add a soft area rug that maybe has a fun pattern to tie the whole room together. These inviting elements are key since living rooms are often the center of attention in your home from hosting get-togethers to relaxing nights in.


More often than not, homes tend to have multiple bathrooms, which allows for different color schemes and decor themes for each bathroom. Perhaps this is the one room in the house where you can truly let the creative juices flow. Bathrooms have countertops, cabinets and flooring so you’ll need to choose a color that complements all three. But since bathrooms take up such little space in the home, it’s safe to choose more outgoing, brighter color combinations with fun patterns. Painting your walls a happy color like yellow can brighten things up and add a fun pop of color. For larger bathrooms, like the master bedroom, that tend to have built-in amenities like jacuzzi tubs, you might want to choose deep colors to create a relaxing space. Like the living room, neutral hues may be your go-to colors for a spa-like ambiance right in your master en suite. 


Bedrooms provide more room for creativity since they are very personal spaces. Your bedroom is the one space that is 100% yours, but picking the wrong color for your bedroom can drastically change your mood. It has been shown that choosing red walls for your room could be associated with anger, and raise your blood pressure and heart rate! Since your bedroom should be your “happy” place for optimal sleep and relaxation, you should avoid harsh dark hues. Instead, it is recommended to choose lighter hues, like lavender or sea foam green, that tend to have a more calming effect for a more tranquil bedroom atmosphere. 
When carefully planning out your color combinations, keep these ideas in mind to create the perfect mood for every room of your home! 
How do you approach home decor and choosing colors? 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Shit MFD Said: Vol 45

Commenting on the Khaleesi in Game of Thrones
Me: Wow, she’s got a lot of bronzer on
MFD: Did you ever stand in the heat of a dragon? It’ll bronze you real quick.
Me: It’s tv makeup. You know that right? She didn't actually stand in the heat of a dragon.
MFD: You don't know that. 

Watching Hoarders
MFD: Steph, I think I’m going to start collecting dolls.
Me: I hate dolls.
MFD: What kind of dolls would you like me to start collecting first? American dolls?
Me: They’re called American GIRL dolls, and no to ALL dolls.
MFD: Dolls are coming.

Me: I can’t believe you didn’t get any frozen appetizers.
MFD: I had no room. I was holding everything.
Me: Rookie mistake to go into Target without a basket.
MFD: An intentional mistake. An intentional maneuver, actually. Money saving maneuver.

Puts on Benjamin Button
Me: No.
MFD: Steph, you’re reading and I've been wanting to watch this movie since it came out.
Me: No.
MFD: I’ll Be 90 and Benjamin Button myself before I see it if I don’t watch it now.
Me: That’s fine, I’ll be dead then and won’t care.

We are out of hot coffee so MFD is drinking my batch of iced coffee
Me: Mae needs to go out.
MFD: Now I have to go outside in the snow with this ice cold coffee
Me: I do it all the time.
MFD: It’s probably warm for you with your ice cold heart.
Me: Yes it is! That's right.

Eating burnt microwave popcorn
MFD: I might have to make another one.
Me: Yeah, it’s burnt.
MFD: It tastes like college.

Me: Are you going to make grilled cheese too?
MFD: Grilled cheese does not go with split pea soup.
Me: It's cheese and bread...melted and toasted. It goes with everything.
MFD: No.

Me: We need to get Gus a wheelchair
MFD: You know he has you so wrapped around his little finger that for the rest of his life you are going to be carrying him all over the house and the neighborhood and the shore in this little chair and people are going to be feeding him grapes and he’s going to say my mom does my bidding
Me: That's not true. Grapes are poisonous to dogs I would never let people feed him grapes.
MFD: That's all you can dispute. 

During an ice event
MFD: I don’t know what people are bitching about, I didn’t fall once
Me: I fell! It’s slippery!
MFD: Nope! Not with Yaktrax on.

Me: Mike. When you put the toilet paper on
MFD: I know, put it on the right way.
Me: Yes, so it pulls over from the top.
MFD: That’s the wrong way. It’s easier to tear off from the bottom

Me: After 14 years of living together...this is madness.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday Thoughts - when I win your heart I'm gonna paint it cherry red

1. I was in the car last week when this song came on. I've been obsessed with it ever since after having forgotten it existed for the past 30 years. Then I watched the video and became even more obsessed. It is terrible and marvelous in its terribleness. Oh, 80s. What a time to be alive.

2. This is what happens when your car is parked on the street during snow and ice events that are salted, continually pelted by passerby castoff grime.

3. I need to go to Target tonight, and since I'm going after a meeting, MFD is going to be with me. There's too much co-shopping going on recently for my liking. I like to be in and out like a cart pushing ninja and he is the middle of the aisle dawdler.

4. This week in dog town, I am awaiting a new $60 orthopedic bed for Gus that he will surely turn his nose up at, and Bruce is getting his booster shot today so he can start going to Camp Bow Wow once a week to play. Mae continues to attempt to rule with a judgmental fist.

5. Things I do not recommend: this Sweater from Target - loved the color online, not so much in person; Dermalogica Ultra Calming CleanserSkin Smoothing Lotion, and (not pictured) the exfoliant - Pay one million dollars to have my face look like it was rubbed with sandpaper and decorated in hives? No thank you; and Toms Ella Bootie - I got them in black cherry (no longer avail) for the color, but they are way too narrow for my feet. There are a bunch of Philosophy products that are about to go back too. I feel like I am treating drugstore skin with cadillac products, but I have Korres and Lush to cycle through before I slink back to the dingy aisles of Rite-Aid.

6. I'm sorry, I can't. All of his insanity about the anthem and he does not know the words and can't stand still for it? Stop it right fucking now. Speaking of not understanding, if you need help decoding the transcripts of the Fusion interview Feinstein released, check out this Twitter thread.

But what do I know. He's the stable genius, after all.

7. I know many of us are looking for someone to pull us the fuck out of this mess, and people are all Oprah 2020! but this is how I feel about her Golden Globes speech - it wasn't about her. It was about us. "This was a speech about how seeing someone else model the fight against racism, sexism, and injustice activates us to fight alongside." Yes, yes, and fuck yes. Please read that opinion piece.
8. Feministas: Check out this article about how to raise empowered women starting in middle school. I don't think it covers everything but we need to be talking about this earlier and not sending women out into the working world thinking they can be perfect and not knowing how to deal with setbacks and failure.We are still raising girls to please others too much to the detriment of themselves. I'd like to drop the girls are princesses who will be saved by men or who are entitled to a perfect life schtick also. Princesses have a place and it's in the imagination and playroom. Not in real life. And do you follow wearemarchon on Instagram? They are counting down the days to the Women's March next weekend and it is everything.
9. Reminder: Being satisfied with yourself is not stagnation.

10. E-card of the week:

Whatcha got?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

What Women Need to Know About Self-Protection

Hello all - I need a break after yesterday's SUYB so today I'm sharing an article submitted by Maggie Hammond, a retired nurse and freelance writer, exploring and writing in the U.S. in retirement. An advocate for public health and nursing qualifications, she feels passionate about raising awareness of the current strain on public health organizations.

Reading over this, it made wonder if men are ever nervous or uncomfortable walking alone to their cars at night, and if not nervous or uncomfortable, then certainly extremely aware of surroundings? I have taken some self defense classes. I don't own a gun but know many women who do (shocker - I'm a liberal who does not want to take your handgun that you use to defend yourself...I just want it to be harder to buy and maintain-requiring tests, skills, safety, etc., this is clearly a separate post). I do carry a whistle...I know, no comparison. Anyway enough of my blathering and on to Maggie's article:

As a woman, you're likely familiar with the nervous, unsettling and uncomfortable feeling you experience walking alone to or from your car late at night, traveling to a foreign destination alone or just being in an unfamiliar place. The unfortunate truth is, as a woman, these experiences are common and preparing for these fearful scenarios is key in self-protection.

Self-Defense Classes and Moves

It is no secret, but a matter of taking the initiative to equip yourself with the tools and skills to protect yourself in a confrontational situation. The skills and moves acquired from a self-defense class provide women with the knowledge and confidence to protect themselves. Various MMA, kickboxing, krav maga and self-defense courses are helpful in training your body and mind to handle high-stress scenarios where you must defend yourself. If you're unable to take a formal class and receive training, an article from Prevention magazines titled 5 Simple Self-Defense Moves Every Woman Should Know explains simple moves like the straight punch, front groin kick, knee kicks, bear hug defense and choke defense every woman should practice at home. Being able to think critically and quickly in these situations will help train your natural instincts and protect yourself properly when faced with different attack situations.

Choosing a Hand Gun

Purchasing a handgun and being equipped to use it for self-defense purposes is a good safety precaution and could save your life in a high-risk situation. It's important to remember that owning a handgun comes with great responsibility and requires research to find the perfect fit. The non-profit Women and Guns, which promotes personal safety through awareness and firearm training, provides some great tips for women buying a gun that best fits their needs. Size and accessibility become very important during heated moments where you might only have a few seconds to react accordingly and defend yourself. Every 90 seconds, there is a woman somewhere in America that falls victim to sexual assault. These are staggering and alarming numbers. Purchasing a handgun and receiving training could protect you from falling victim to these statistics.

PANIK Smartphone App

There are many gadgets that you can buy to protect yourself, but one gadget you already have in your purse or pocket is your smartphone. Equip it with the PANIK app to notify all of your friends and family if you are ever in danger. The app will sound a loud alarm and use your phone's LED screen to blink furiously and bring immediate attention to your area. Enter a pin number so that the attacker cannot turn the alarm off once it is sounded. Link the app to your social accounts to activate an automatic status to everyone in your network when you're in danger. If you want to notify only a few close people, the app will also link you to loved ones via text message, notifying them of you're location and that you are in danger.
Whether you choose to use an accessory like a firearm, train in martial arts or use technology to protect yourself, educating, preparing and conditioning yourself is vital to staying safe in any situation. Choose a self-defense class to give you a confidence, find the perfect handgun for your needs and carry your PANIK alarm in your pocket to ensure you don't become another unfortunate statistic.
Ladies, what measures/thoughts do you have or take for self-protection?

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Show Us Your Books: January 2018

Happy New Reading Year! 

Linkup Guidelines:
This link up is the second Tuesday of every month. The next linkup is February 13, 2018.
1. Visit and comment with both of your hosts, Jana & me
2. Display the button and/or link back to us on your blog post
2. Visit other blogs who've linked up and talk books as booknerds are wont to do

Engrossing Reads

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn - I must have pre-ordered this, because when it arrived from Amazon, it was a surprise. I dove right into it and it had me on the move as much as one can be on the move while reading, which is a sedentary activity. I got only one of my guesses correct. This will be a popular book. A lot of people, like me, will read it in the first wave and take it as it is and like it. Many people will read it in the second wave, expect perfection because of its popularity, and crap on it. Third wave readers will be more in line with first wave readers. Hashtag predictions Hardback, own

Undone (Will Trent #3) by Karen Slaughter - This packed the biggest punch of the three Trent books I've read so far. I will continue with the series. Philly library hardback, read in December

Violent Ends by 17 authors - Seriously well done book comprised of chapters by 17 different authors of perspectives of those affected by a school shooting. Read this. Philly library hardback, read in December

Passed the Time Just Fine
Next of Kin (Detective Buddy Lock Mysteries #1) by James Tucker - This has been on my kindle for quite a while. Not a bad start to a series. I am forever in search of series books I know I will like just fine. I'll try another. Kindle e-book, read in December

Lie to Me by Sabine Durant - The main character reminded me of many great grifters I've read throughout my reading years. I liked how the author choreographed his demise. free e-copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, read in December

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon - YA and a super cute love story peppered with some culture. I am not a huge love story reader but I loved Dimple and Rishi and Rishi's brother. Philly library hardback, read in December

Dead Scared (Lacey Flint #2) by Sharon J. Bolton - It's so weird. I like these, but like the first one this one took me forever to read. I'm not sure why, and I don't think it will stop me from continuing. Flint is a ballsy character and I like that. Philly library hardback, started in December and finished in January

I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman - A very interesting premise with some fumbles in the execution. It also felt like Lippman was trying to inject some suspense into a story that didn't need it. Philly library hardback, read in January

The Serial Killer's Daughter by Lesley Welsh - This was possibly overly long for what it was and a little surface but I read it in under 24 hours. I was lured in by the title, of course. Who doesn't want serial killer books for Christmas? ho ho no Paperback, own

Not Worth It

Did Not Finish

Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller - Thirty pages in, I said I ain't doin' it. Nice cover though. Philly library hardback

What have you been reading? 

Monday, January 8, 2018

TWTW - the one with a lot of nothing

Does the title give away the whole weekend? Maybe.

Friday I worked from home because it was fucking cold. I stood working from 12:30-5:30 at the counter and now I really really want a stand up desk at work. We got a photo of our shore house, lots of big drifts but otherwise it looks okay. Aside from the downed wire. I called the electric and cable companies so hopefully someone goes and checks it out. MFD picked up Brother's Pizza for dinner and I read most of the night.
Saturday I slept in and read when I got up, with the intention of organizing stuff in the early afternoon. Eight hours and a new book later, I finally showered and got rid of a bunch of shit on the top floor. So basically, here are some dog photos that sum up the day.

Sunday up and at 'em prepping food and paying bills. Then I left the house for the first time since Wednesday night (that's shut-in status, yo) for a trip to Marshalls. With MFD. Which is not as enjoyable as a solo trip because it takes much longer. I couldn't find him forever. Then I saw him...wearing his Griswold hat, carrying a huge ass wreath, trolling the Christmas clearance. We did end up getting the desk and chair we went for to set up his basement office. In a fit of hanger we stopped at Chili's and it was abysmal. MFD at least made it funny obsessing over feeling weird about wearing a turtleneck in public.
A quick stop at Produce Junction for this week's flowers before heading home.

Weekly food prep
Breakfast is scrambled eggs. Snack is power breakfast muffins, kiwi, or Noosa yogurt. Lunch is pesto chicken and roasted sweet potatoes two days, a meeting another, and dinner leftovers the other two. Dinners are london broil and baked potatoes with steamed broccoli and chicken thighs thrown into the crock with homemade cream of mushroom soup and carrots. I'll probably serve over rice but it could be a soup in its own right.
I spent the evening reading, looking at my new bread book thanks to Rachael's recommendation, picking shit up, and telling MFD 100 times things that need to go out in the trash.

It's a glamorous life.

Also. Oprah is the queen and time’s up. 

It's been a while since I did nothing but read all day. I loved Saturday so much. And tomorrow is Show Us Your Books so you can find out what I thought of those books. See you back here for that.

Today it's going to get over 25. Heat wave.

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