Friday, September 23, 2016

I guess checking in after a year without posting is pretty pointless

First things first, Lulu is a lot more poodly than she used to be, primarily because I'm grooming her myself these days. I think she looks nice. More importantly, she's developed mad social skills. She likes people. They like her.

Still tucked away in the same isolated corner of the Midwest.

Got a second tattoo. For the record, ribs hurt. Don't do it, guys. Stick with the meaty areas, I'm telling you. That said, worth it. For anyone who's read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, the relationship between pain and wishes is obvious. For everyone else, screw you - read the book. I can confirm that this sometimes seems to work in real-life and will say no more on the matter.

I still take nature pictures from time to time, but honestly, it's bloody hot here and the bugs are just unreal. I am hoping that autumn improves things somewhat.

That said, it is really difficult to go and do things with just the dog. She's not as into the wild as Gracie was. I feel guilty going places without Lulu, even with that in mind, because I know she'd rather be with me than at home on the couch.

Oh, yes, I should also mention that I replaced my half-dead Jeep Liberty with a used 2013 Subaru Outback in a very charming dark blue color. The make/model came highly recommended. Having car payments again...that makes me sad.

I might as well fess up. My weight is at an all time high. I have mixed feelings about that. I hate not having comfortable clothes. I hate what my family will say whenever I get around to visiting again. Otherwise, I don't really feel anything about it. I am trying to eat healthier, but not enough for weight loss purposes. That takes a special kind of motivation. Not really sure if I should even think that way anymore.

And I leave you with one of my favorite pictures so far this year - a remote lake shore at gloaming in early spring. One of the last grand outings with my best friend before he moved. Totes gorgeous.