Things I’m loving this week


Dandelions. One person’s weed is another’s flower. I love the little dots of yellow sprinkled through the lush, green of my overgrown grass. I’d let most of our yard grow into meadow if I could.  #sorrynotsorry

ice maker

A functioning ice maker. This is one of those things you don’t realize how much you need/use/love it until it craps out and you’re messing with ice trays again. Fortunately, I’m married to a guy who can fix almost anything (cars and plumbing excepted) and he ordered the part — then rewired it to fit — and we are now flush in frozen water again.

sam in creek

Creek walks with Sam. He LOVES to go to the creek out back and runs and runs and runs. Unfortunately, he then pays for it for several days, limping around because he is no young pup now and has quite a bit of arthritis. I wish dogs had double the lifespan.


New bands for my Garmin. I don’t know WHAT is wrong with the original band on the Garmin VivoActive 3, but it was causing rashes and scarring the outside of both of my wrists (cause I would switch arms to give my left wrist a chance to heal). I googled it and I am NOT alone. Many, many, many people have complained of the EXACT same problem. I finally decided to try replacing the band and I have zero issues now. The new band doesn’t seem to trap or hold moisture (fungus?) like the Garmin band did. I will totally join a Class Action suit against Garmin — seems like the thing Class Action Suits were created for.

Things I’m not loving this week


Covid-10 memorial. Not sure where to put this — I love that there is a memorial at Blasco Library in Erie. I hate that we need one and that there are so very many doves. This is a sobering reminder of how serious this virus is. And, yet, so many refuse to get vaccinated. At the risk of sounding heartless, I don’t even care anymore if anti-vaxxers choose not to protect themselves. My family is safe. Do what you want, I guess.

Formal dance courts. How are things like Prom Courts and Homecoming Courts still happening in 2021? They are silly popularity contest that reward — by and large — the most vapid, conformist people-pleasers at any high school. JMHO.