Category Archives: Life is like that

In which Silver Kitty goes to the hospital

Silver Kitty is sick and is in the hospital. She’s having some digestive issues. These are issues she’s had before; this is a flare up of a chronic illness. On the way back from the hospital, we talked about her … Continue reading

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One more row

I started a new shawl this weekend, even though I had a perfectly lovely shawl already started. I wanted something that wasn’t going to require a lot of concentration. Saturday was World Wide Knit in Public Day, and I wanted … Continue reading

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Ya, but does it work?

I was asked on instagram is my forest growing and pomodoros really helped me get things done and I believe that they do, so I want to tell you an anecdote from this morning. Following a meeting, I picked up … Continue reading

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At the intersection of OH GOD and I CAN’T.

I am in a hell of my own making. And, I’m being dramatic. But, while I’m being dramatic, it isn’t untrue. I could have been a healthy, put-together, reasonable person who filed paperwork on time (any time in my life … Continue reading

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I Did a Thing

I submitted my dissertation manuscript yesterday to my committee. If you are unfamiliar with the process of receiving a doctorate, in linguistics it works like this: you research and write up what is more or less a book length, multi-chapter … Continue reading

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White Noise

I’m one of those people that has trouble blocking out sound. Most days, it doesn’t matter how focused I am or excited I am about the work I’m doing, ambient noise easily distracts me. I’ve found, though, that if I … Continue reading

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Planning

Two and a half years ago I got into weekly planning. I needed to get better at time management and I wanted to have a way to see goals and track my progress, so I found a planner that was … Continue reading

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Knitting

I used to knit about twelve projects a year. I liked knitted socks and shawls. Occasionally I’d toss in a hat or a pair of gloves, maybe a scarf. But, for the past three years or so first the number … Continue reading

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10 step skin care routine

I have become one of those people with an obsessive and lengthy skin care regime. It started simply enough. I had a daily set up on habitica to moisturize and use some of the treatment products that I already bought. … Continue reading

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Favorite Apps: Habitica

Sometimes, it is hard to get stuff done for yourself. Sometimes, you need to know that your actions really do have tangible effects on others. It is for those days that I keep my to-do list in the app Habitica. … Continue reading

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