never claimed to be flawless

When things went well, I blogged. When they went badly, I blogged. I tried not to sugarcoat.

-Amanda Palmer (my blogging life story)


137 days until my Asheville vacation

161 days until the Ellie Goulding concert

I have my itinerary for Asheville. lol. Why yes, I’m going to share it four months in advance! 🙂

May 17th: 6-hour drive to Asheville. Enjoy the cabin. Stay in. I want to arrive at 10 AM, but the owner of the cabin won’t talk about ‘check-in’ time because the date is so far away. I understand they have to clean it if someone is there before me so ten may be too early.

May 18th: Go to the Biltmore Mansion at 9:30. Enjoy the grounds. Hike. Eat there. etc. I plan on staying there until at least 4 pm.

May 19th: Visit the Riverside Cemetary, Basilica of Saint Lawrence (church), and Blue Ridge Parkway (large park)

May 20th: 6-hour drive back home. I’ll probably leave at 9 or 10 AM.

I may add a few things, but with only about three days there I want to make the most of my time. I also want to enjoy the cabin. I’m paying a lot for the cabin. I would like to enjoy it. I hope I can walk enough to do all that. (I have feet/leg/back problems). I want to hike a lot.

With all the walking I plan to do, it makes me wish my dog could come with me. 😦 No pets allowed at the cabin.  On the other hand, it will feel great not to yell at someone. hahaha. He was on his best behavior when I took him to the state park cabin last year. I was shocked. I was dancing into midnight, and he was asleep. Good times.


As far as the brain is concerned, physical pain and intense experiences of social rejection hurt in the same way.

-Brene Brown

OMG. I have been saying that my whole life! Well, not really. I’ve said that emotional pain is worse than physical pain. From what I’ve seen and personally experienced, I believe my thoughts could be true. Eventually, science will show things my way. 😉

This week I…

Music of the week:  Alessia Cara, Ellie Goulding, Amanda Palmer, Adele, Fall Out Boy, Beth Hart, Hasley, Chris Stapleton

TV of the week: Making a Murderer, basketball

I wanted to throw something at my device several times while watching Making a Murderer. The justice system is horrible. It mystifies me that so many people believe in it. I think these people are naive. I wish I could be like them, but I know better. DO PEOPLE LIVE IN A GODDAMN CAVE OR WHAT? I know they only care about their family. blah, blah, blah. Sorry for the outburst. I am anti-binge watching TV shows, but I watched this series in 4 days. I had to know the outcome.

*********SPOILER ALERT*********

How could a jury convict Brendan? I never wanted to be on a jury so bad. He has a low IQ. Did they watch the confession? He needed a better lawyer. I don’t think his lawyer did a horrible job. At all. But even with a great lawyer, a bunch of naive (to be nice) people probably would have still convicted him.

As far as Steven Avery goes, I don’t think he did it. However, I’m not 100% sure. More like 70%. A bunch of rich people have watched this show by now and know what’s going on. Perhaps one of them can launch a real investigation into who the real murderer is? Someone has to help either Brenden or Steven after seeing this show.  Perhaps they have, I haven’t googled it.

Movie of the week:  none

Books of the week: I finished reading The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer. I love her. I don’t understand why she gets so much hate. She made me cry more than once.

Now reading:

Planner update:

Once I get rid of my stash, I think I’m done with pretty planning. It’s not that it’s not fun. It is so relaxing for me. (I love stickers!) But I don’t want to spend any more money on it.  I’m only going to use the functional things. I will still probably post pics here, but there won’t be much to see once I run out of my stash.

I’m ready to film my “What planners I’m using for 2016” YouTube video. (I’m using two – a personal size one that is also my wallet and an A5 size to capture everything else).  I think I’m going to either film this weekend or in the next few weeks.

I noticed this week that my planner system doesn’t help me with overwhelm when I have a lot to do. Especially when I have phone calls to make. I still delay them because I hate talking on the phone (and in real life). Oh well. Life. Whatevs.