The Recents: 6 February 2017

I’ve been in a funk for a little over a week.  It started with feeling sick but not really having any specific illness – the usual headache, stomachache, lethargy, etc.  The kids and I took the weekend to recover, i.e. I tried to nap and do nothing while they trashed the house and ate cereal…

The Recents: 22 January 2017

Am I the only person who finds it hard to believe that it is 2017?  I want life to both speed up and slow down at different points, but it is still difficult to wrap my brain around how quickly life is passing.  I remember thinking the year 2000 was such a huge deal, and…

The Recents: 15 June 2016

I feel like U.S. current events are the big “recents” right now.  Between the nightclub shooting in Orlando and the 2-year old taken by an alligator (also in Florida), there are plenty of things I could discuss.  I have thought about them, discussed them with friends and co-workers, and here are my thoughts: – The…

The Recents: 7 June 2016

I have been dreaming about work.  And Key Spouse stuff.  And all my pregnant friends.  Nothing too scary or traumatic, but I feel like if you are dreaming about your job or other worrisome things, then you need a break!  I love my job and my volunteer work.  Perhaps because all of it will be…

The Recents: April

I am terrible at deadlines.  It is one reason I decided very early on in my college education that I could not enter into a journalism or similar field.  I can write anything that is graded within a certain amount of time, but without proper motivation (i.e. a grade or financial compensation), I will miss…

The Recents: 31 March 2014

Sad news friends:  my iPhone has a scratch.  It is not a deep scratch and is not effecting its performance.  Despite this, I am a little sad.  I have had every version of the iPhone up to the iPhone 5 (current phone).  I have dropped it, had one stolen, and have had one just quit….

The Recents 26 March 2013

So I missed a date for my weekly “recents.”  Oops!  I’ve been doing a lot during the day lately, so I’m exhausted at night.  But here they are, your weekly dose of aralacarpenterdaily recents… Music: I love All Time Low.  I really do.  Somedays, I cannot stop listening to this band. TV/Movies: Catching up on…

The Recents: 3 March 2014

HOW IS IT MARCH ALREADY?  Yes, angry capital letters.  This year is going by swiftly.  Here is your weekly dose of all things aralacarpenter: Music:  Randomness!  “Hospital Bed Crawl” by The Hush Sound, “When The Darkness Comes” by Colbie Calliat, “One Direction, Justin Timberlake, and “Oh, Calamity!” by All Time Low.  They were just performing…

Let’s try something new

I follow multiple blogs, including one called The Bloggess.  She is hilarious.  I was laughing out loud to one of her posts so hard that Andy made me read it out loud to him.  Anyways, she does a sort of weekly roundup in which she lists things of relevance to her and the blog.  I like…