Apple Watch

The new love of my life is my 42mm Apple Watch Sport with white sport band. For me, it all comes down to freedom from my phone. I hate needing to carry my phone around my house. I don’t really mention it often online, but I’m disabled and in the past few years I’ve had some nasty falls. I needed to carry my phone on me in case I had a fall and needed to call for help. I even bought a “fanny pack” to wear so I could keep my phone on me. Hated that. Apple Watch solves this problem for me. (Phone calls on the Watch work similar to hand-off/continuity on iPad or Mac. Calls are routed through the phone using Bluetooth or WiFi. The Watch cannot make/answer calls when out of range of the iPhone.)

The other main reason I love my Apple Watch is the reminders to stand up and move. A traditional fitness tracker isn’t something I’d need, but the Apple Watch is perfect motivation for me. Without the little hourly reminders I can easily sit for hours at a time and crochet. I really need to be more active and the Watch helps.

Everything else is a bonus. It’s great to see message notifications right away instead of my not wanting to pull out my phone to look. Paying for things with Apple Pay instead of digging around in my purse saves time. It’s so easy to check the weather or breaking news headlines.

One more thing… I have had zero problems with my Apple Watch due to my tattoos. There have been many news stories about tattoos interfering with Apple Watch sensors and I have had none of those reported issues.

Love this car…

I don’t think this feeling will wear off any time soon.

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Punky - 2015 Honda Fit EX-L w/Navi

Punky – 2015 Honda Fit EX-L w/Navi

Finally did it. I bought a new car. I love it so much.


I gotta freeze, so I might as well try and find something positive about the cold. Look, pretty desktop wallpaper! (Frost on my kitchen window.)frosty



My very handsome man..


Disclosure: I recently received a sample pack of flavors and 2 liter bottles from HouseParty, but I have owned a SodaStream Genesis for about 9 months which I purchased myself.

I’ve never been a huge soda drinker. I usually have a cup of tea or coffee. Last year I decided to drink less caffeinated beverages. I bought the SodaStream because plain water isn’t very appealing to me. I thought a few bubbles would perk me up. Who knew I’d love it as much as I do! I still drink my coffee and tea, of course, but now I switch to SodaStream at night.

I love the Diet Dr. Pete, Diet Root Beer, and now the Crystal Light lemonade. So many flavors and very few I don’t like.

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December 23, 2013 we officially added a new member to our family. Meet Lou…


Lou was adopted from our local shelter. They had posted his picture on Facebook and I couldn’t resist. He came to the shelter as a stray with 2 females (one pregnant). He is estimated to be about 3 years old. Breed mix guess are Bernese Mountain Dog x Golden Retriever. I plan to get a DNA test.

In the few days he has been with us, he has brought so much joy to my life. He is such a sweetheart. He also is pretty smart. He’s picked up on potty training and basic commands very quickly. I suspect he has at least some training in his past. He also is great in the car and sleeps in his crate with no fussing.

He and Woofgang are still getting to know each other, but they’ve had some fun playing together in the snow. I think it’s a good sign for a happy future together.


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