Things I’m loving this week


Chase Fraud Alerts. Good thing Chase Bank is paying attention to my credit card account because this time of year, I’d never have noticed a random $107 charge from a “clothing store” in China. Kudos to Chase who flagged it and shut that s%$# down quick.


The weather/December sunshine. No, I don’t miss the snow. I don’t care if we have a white Christmas this year, or ever. I love this weather — cold, but clear — perfect running weather!


Delilah. She’s a puppy. And a corgi. And her name is Delilah. What’s not to love about her? (My sister might mention the frequent “presents” she leaves around their house, but…).

My songbird. I’m in awe of Kelly’s voice and her willingness to stand up in front of hundreds of people and share it. She recently did a whole song solo (“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”) at her school’s annual Christmas Chorus Concert, something I couldn’t have done without a 1/2 a bottle of “liquid courage.” Also…I love this dress she wore, which she picked out herself.

Things I’m not loving this week

Trumpbook. For the love of God, I think every fourth story on my Facebook feed in some way references Donald Trump (mostly negatively since I’m a liberal, tree-huggin’ Democrat) and I am SICK TO DEATH of him. Go Away! If only I could block things from my feed by keyword. Get on that, Facebook engineers!

“Hotline Bling” by Drake. No song on the radio — not even “Aqualung” or “Watch me (Whip Nan Nan)” — can make me lunge for the dial as quickly as this assinine song about a guy who is totally bummed out that his booty call has moved on and is going out with her friends and having fun and not calling him anymore, which is such a shame because (and I quote), she “used to always stay at home, be a good girl.” I’m guessing she doesn’t call you because she realized you’re a jack@#! man-child.

Dry skin. Love hot showers on cold days—hate what it does to my skin. #lizardgirl.