Category Archives: Personal

A Room of My Own

Reorganized home office after working from home for a year!

A Room of My Own

Reorganized home office after working from home for a year!

Open ring-binder bullet journal

My Anti-Planner

I love watching YouTube videos that show planners and bullet journals being set up and filled in. I kept a long-hand journal from about age 10 to age 30, and I always expected to return to journaling someday. Since that

Open ring-binder bullet journal

My Anti-Planner

I love watching YouTube videos that show planners and bullet journals being set up and filled in. I kept a long-hand journal from about age 10 to age 30, and I always expected to return to journaling someday. Since that

Life Update – January 2021

Hi everyone; I’ve missed hearing from you, and I hope you are as well as possible during these times. I am relying on my American readers to play whatever big or small role you can in restoring democracy and kindness.

Life Update – January 2021

Hi everyone; I’ve missed hearing from you, and I hope you are as well as possible during these times. I am relying on my American readers to play whatever big or small role you can in restoring democracy and kindness.

Thriving in a Home-Based Life

I have now been Working from Home for 21 weeks. I love domestic life, but I never imagined I could integrate work and personal life to this degree. I am enjoying it while it lasts. As I mentioned in earlier

Thriving in a Home-Based Life

I have now been Working from Home for 21 weeks. I love domestic life, but I never imagined I could integrate work and personal life to this degree. I am enjoying it while it lasts. As I mentioned in earlier

A Day in Covid Lockdown

Today’s post is a photo journal of a Saturday. I was inspired by the Photo an Hour posts that Janet (blogger at JBistheinitial) used to do, like this one. I decided in advance to keep busy all day so I’d

A Day in Covid Lockdown

Today’s post is a photo journal of a Saturday. I was inspired by the Photo an Hour posts that Janet (blogger at JBistheinitial) used to do, like this one. I decided in advance to keep busy all day so I’d

Life Update March 2020

For this post, I’ll backtrack and tell you what I’ve been doing since New Year’s. Notice I didn’t preface that by saying, “Now that I have extra time on my hands…” My new work-from-home routine has kept me as busy

Life Update March 2020

For this post, I’ll backtrack and tell you what I’ve been doing since New Year’s. Notice I didn’t preface that by saying, “Now that I have extra time on my hands…” My new work-from-home routine has kept me as busy

Be It Resolved

Last year I set two mini-resolutions (new habits). The first was to hand-wash my personal dishes every night. Rom and I alternate making dinner, and whoever cooks also cleans up, giving the other the night off. However, after work, I

Be It Resolved

Last year I set two mini-resolutions (new habits). The first was to hand-wash my personal dishes every night. Rom and I alternate making dinner, and whoever cooks also cleans up, giving the other the night off. However, after work, I

Staff collaborating on data

More Exacting Than Ever!

It has finally happened. My personal and professional lives have merged and I am now 83.67% more exacting than before! Just kidding on the percentage. I was seconded from my regular library job to work on a data-heavy project that

Staff collaborating on data

More Exacting Than Ever!

It has finally happened. My personal and professional lives have merged and I am now 83.67% more exacting than before! Just kidding on the percentage. I was seconded from my regular library job to work on a data-heavy project that

Life Update – August 2019

I haven’t posted the usual monthly updates on my quiet little life this year. Time for a catch-up! I last posted about daily life in January. For January and February, we hibernated – no spending or out-of-home entertainment. It helped

Life Update – August 2019

I haven’t posted the usual monthly updates on my quiet little life this year. Time for a catch-up! I last posted about daily life in January. For January and February, we hibernated – no spending or out-of-home entertainment. It helped

My Life in Food (Story of a Fussy Eater)

As a child, I didn’t like meat because of sensory issues. I didn’t like the look of the soggy red packages from the store, or the cooking pans full of fatty drippings. I didn’t like the effort of trimming off

My Life in Food (Story of a Fussy Eater)

As a child, I didn’t like meat because of sensory issues. I didn’t like the look of the soggy red packages from the store, or the cooking pans full of fatty drippings. I didn’t like the effort of trimming off