He has a name! It’s Knox. After the “other” Fort Knox in Maine. We visited it on our honeymoon and while I was trying desperately to think up names for the little munchkin, that popped into my mind. Shane had vetoed Ollie because there’s a store called Ollie’s that he hates, which was my first … More Kitten Update!
I don’t know about you, but I love podcasts. I listen to them almost all day at work, and when I used to have to drive 4 hours one way once a month I listened to them then too. Since I listen at work I tend to miss details, which makes for excellent re-listening later … More My Top Ten Podcasts (So Far)
Confession time: this whole transitioning to a cleaner/healthier diet has not gone well so far. I mean, I didn’t expect it to go flawlessly, but I thought it might go better than it has. I plan on following it through, though, it’s just a bit of a bumpier ride than I was hoping for. One … More Starting a Clean/Healthy Diet…And Failing At It
I had about 2/3rds of today’s blog post written, and was planning on finishing up Sunday. Instead, my husband brought home a kitten after work. And I am *obsessed* with it. I got nothing done – I had a whole list of things to do and nothing was checked off my list. We’ll be heading … More Meet….Gizmo? Professor Pee Paws? The Kitten.
Recently, there’s been a lot of going through family possessions – my mother and aunt have passed recently and my grandfather moved in with my cousin and still had a fair amount of furniture, etc. As I sat going through another box, I realized something. Going through the leftovers of a life is *hard*, but … More Simplifying My Possessions
I have a habit of buying books and then taking for-ev-er to get around to reading them. Right now, I’m reading a very dense science fiction series (The Revenger Series by Alastair Reynolds) so that’s been a slog, especially since I’ve been in a reading slump anyway. Physical Shelf The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, … More Books That I Still Haven’t Read
Let’s face it, 2020 has lost its damn mind. I won’t list everything here, because holy hell no one needs that sort of reminder while reading a blog post. This post is not about the shenanigans of this year though, it’s about dealing with those shenanigans. Because, honestly, one thing is so quickly followed by … More Dealing With 2020
This past weekend, Shane and I randomly decided to make lobster rolls, even though we live in South Carolina and have both only had them once three-ish years ago on our honeymoon in Maine. Will this journey make people from New England upset? Maybe. Was it worth the money and shelling a lobster without knowing … More We Make Lobster Rolls
One of the things I really want to use Kaleidoscope Beach for is to track my journey to a healthy weight and lifestyle. For now, I’ll be posting a Health Check-in once a month. I really don’t want to share a “before” picture, so I’m not going to. I will have them, but I won’t … More Health Check-in #1
I wouldn’t say Kaleidoscope Beach is a deep and/or super obscure blog name, but it does have a particular meaning for me. I wish I remembered how I came up with it – did I just think of the word “kaleidoscope”? Did it pop up on the WordPress app as an alternative blog name? Was … More What Does “Kaleidoscope Beach” Even Mean?