Living Alone Diaries: Being Prepared

If you regularly read this blog, then you will know that I have recently had a cold, the first time I've been sick since 2019. Because it had been so long since I was sick (and since I had moved twice since the last time I was sick) I didn't have any cold/flu meds in … Continue reading Living Alone Diaries: Being Prepared

Saturday Scroll: 11/12/22

Are makeup expiration dates really all that serious? How to prepare your mental health for winter. I've never watched Yellowstone, but this prequel with Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren sounds like it will be amazing. Bergdorf's infamous ornament store is now online. The truth behind The Crown episode about Prince Phillip helping to identify the … Continue reading Saturday Scroll: 11/12/22

Friday Favorites: 11/11/2022

I had every intention of writing this last night, but we didn't get back from our work trip until 9pm and it was such a long day that all I did when I got home was feed the cat, lie down on the couch for half an hour and go to bed. I do however … Continue reading Friday Favorites: 11/11/2022

What I’m Buying in November

I'm not planning on buying much in November, not a no-buy but just really scaling it back. I also want to really refocus on saving. I want to have enough savings to be able to apply for jobs all over and not be worried about how much it costs to move there, I want to … Continue reading What I’m Buying in November

Financial Fitness Check-In: October 2022

October was a much more expensive month than I expected it would be or thought it was. There were a couple annual expenses that I forgot about and I impulse decided to buy concert tickets for Maggie Rogers in February. The other financial thing that is a big relief is that I have new landlords, … Continue reading Financial Fitness Check-In: October 2022

October Empties

This was a month of a slight pivot back to lower waste hygiene products. Which felt good to be back to my normal routine. Also, in September I actually made use of the fact that I've been holding on to my empty containers for the whole year and used some of the smaller ones to … Continue reading October Empties

Saturday Scroll: 11/05/22

I am so excited for this weekend, I need to sleep and not talk to anyone. My voice is gone. I don't know why, but every time I get sick I lose my voice. In high school, I used to keep a whiteboard in my locker to carry with me. Also, no one talks about … Continue reading Saturday Scroll: 11/05/22

Friday Favorites: 11/04/22

I am so looking forward to the extra hour of sleep we are getting this weekend, even though it means that it's going to be getting dark at 4:30 and we aren't even at the shortest days of the year yet. I also have my first cold since 2019, and good lord I forgot how … Continue reading Friday Favorites: 11/04/22

What I Read in October

In October, I did the seemingly impossible, I read two non-fiction books. Which is (and was) nearly impossible. I was lucky that Bourdain is so readable and fun because Miss Dior was a tome. It took nearly 7 weeks of lunch hour reading to finish it. Miss Dior by Justine Picardie This was a very … Continue reading What I Read in October