My Favorite iPad App Games

I’ve always been a fan of puzzle games. I was barely old enough to read when I started enjoying word search puzzles. By 5th grade or so I was into Sudoku. Tetris, Snake, all of those simple games could keep me entertained for hours.

It drives my boyfriend a little crazy, but I really like app games too. I don’t usually think to talk about the games I enjoy but I thought I would share fora ny followers who might … Read the rest

A Life Update

There is an affiliate link in this post.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a diary style life update. None of my blog post ideas for this week were grabbing me passionately so I thought I’d just share what’s new instead.

Blog and job wise things are going really well. I generally expect January through March to be my slowest period of the month, because that has been the case for the past 3 years. However, last month was … Read the rest

Tips For Coping With Facebook Politics And Avoiding Conflict

I’ve been seeing a lot of people writing about how tired they are of Facebook content being so focused on politics right now. I have felt that way myself. I’ve been seeing this sentiment expressed by people on both sides of politics. I’ve been thinking about this concept of everything being so black and white and intense right now, and how to stay calm. I’ve come up with a few thoughts that have helped me quite a bit the last … Read the rest

Our Flexible Food Budget

I first got serious about living frugally and saving money about 5.5 years ago. I was in college and it money was tight. I quickly realized that while most of our bills such as rent, car insurance, and so on were not flexible at all. However, a few bills were We could use sweaters and blankets so that we could keep the thermostat down. We could turn off lights or appliances that weren’t in use to save on electricity. However, … Read the rest

9 Years Of Dating

It just hit me on New Years Eve that it was the 10th one that I have spent with my boyfriend. We hit our 9 year dating anniversary back in October. We spent that first new years eve together after dating for just 2 months, and we’ve been together for each one since.

This whole year (until our anniversary) we will be celebrating things for the 10th time. 10 seems like a significant number. So the fact that we’re still … Read the rest

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Without Pain?

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, geneticist, etc. This is my personal experience iwth getting an official geneticist diagnosis for ehlers danlos syndrome without chronic pain.

A while back I shared a blog post about my diagnosis process with ehlers danlos syndrome. It seems to me that more and more people are learning about and getting diagnosed with ehlers danlos syndrome. I have no idea of that is statistically true, it just seems like I am hearing about it … Read the rest

5 Completely Painless Low-Calorie Food Swaps

I decided to work on trying to lose weight a little over a year ago. My boyfriend was ready to make a lifestyle change and I wanted to support him by joining in myself. He was on a specific plan (Nutrisystem) but it required that he purchase a few grocery items to supplement the food they sent him. I started looking around online to find low calorie swaps to make it easier to cut calories. I saw all kinds of … Read the rest

What To Expect First Gynecological Exam

This post has some TMI in it. It’s about gynecological exams (pap smears). Please discontinue reading if this subject bothers you.

I have a confession. I put off my first gynecological exam for a few years. I was told by one doctor at 18 that I should start having one, but I had heard from others that it’s okay to wait until 21. I asked about this and the doctor gave me the go-ahead to wait. However, I knew when … Read the rest