May 22nd. I love it.

So much love this week.

First up, naps. I love it. Although this isn’t the first time I’ve had a full weekend off lately, it felt different because we have no more events to look forward to. I took advantage of a lazy weekend and took some cat naps (Maisy did join me for a really good, long one) and even had two today. Not on purpose of course. That is what makes them the best.

I love it.

Next up, the zoo. I love it. You’re probably thinking “you just did that” and you’d be right. The weather was so perfect and we have a membership so we can go whenever we want so how could we not go? We spent extra time with the sea lions (my favorite) and indulged on the best lemonade in the city (I’m not kidding).

I love it.

Finally, movies. I love it. This week, we went to see Captain America: Civil War and The Nice Guys. Based on the trailer for Captain America, I wasn’t expecting much but it was actually pretty great! Whose side are you on? I’m team Cap. The Nice Guys was pretty good, too. Really an Gosling never hurts you and it was funny.

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

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May 15th. I love it.

Crazy, week, friends.

First up this week, “Little Rascals.” I love it. Bud and I tried to find something to watch on Netflix last night and we scored big the the old school “Little Rascals.” The one with Bug Hall that we both grew up with. It was the first time I’d seen it in forever but I still find it hilarious. And I understand the jokes more now. Haha. I wonder what else Netflix has now!

I love it.

Next up, dinner at Copeland’s. I love it. Because Bud and I like to be fancy now and then, so we went to Copeland’s. For those of you not privy to what that is, think Cheesecake Factory. I had absolutely wonderful eggplant shrimp something (it’s hard to explain). So good! Whatever the sauce was that they smothered it with was, it’s a game changer.

I love it.

Finally, Maisy getting fixed. I love it. Now that she’s no longer trying to find a boyfriend, she is much more tolerable. The all night meowing is done (she’s much quieter in general) and she’s still kinda drugged up so she’s super mellow. We’ll see what kind of cat she becomes in the next month or so.

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

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May 8th. I love it.

Love.

First up this week, The Jungle Book. I love it. We actually went to the movies this week and saw Jungle Book. I thought it was great. The boy that plays Mowgli is awesome and I love Bill Murray as Baloo. I could have done without King Louie’s song, but I’ll let Jon Favreau have his fun.

I love it.

Next up, locking the cats out of my room so I could sleep. I love it. Maisy has been absolutely terrible at night with her whining, crying, and trying to climb up the windows (I’m not kidding) so this weekend, I locked her out. I slept great! Until Yogi started licking my face at 5:30am (then he got kicked out too). It’s my weekend off! I need sleep!

I love it.

Finally, adventure days with Bud. I love it. Today was busy busy. It started off with breakfast at Caffe Latte Da, a trip to the aquarium, a quick stint at the zoo (we just wanted to see the sea lions and giraffes), Plum Street sno-balls, Skyping with Bud’s family, and sushi! What a wonderful day!

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day

I’d like to take a moment to thank all of the wonderful teachers I’ve had throughout my academic career. It is because of you that I was able to gain success in college and in the real world, and you better believe I still use your lessons today.

But there is one teacher that has always stood out amongst the others.

This is an open letter to him.

Dear Mr. Sears,

I just wanted to take this time to thank you for everything you’ve done for me. It was in your class in 7th grade that not only gave me great books to read (that I have since bought for myself because I love them so much), but your class was the first one in which I was taught how to be a decent human being.

The period that we spent with you everyday held more than language arts. You made us think for ourselves, argue for our beliefs, and even role-play about bullying. You probably weren’t aware, but I got bullied a lot in 7th grade from people that I thought were my friends and it because of many of your lectures and your encouragement to be who I was that made the rest of my career at Perry Schools manageable.

I always appreciated your organization and your strict rules (like never, EVER be late for class or you will get locked out) because they made me feel comfortable in a place and around people that would be the total opposite of that. Although I wasn’t aware of my Asperger’s Syndrome at the time, I can now see why I was always happy to be in your class.

Now, we are friends on Facebook and I absolutely love seeing your family grow up and all of the positive words you write daily. I thought I would let you know that I’m now working on pursuing my teaching license in English so maybe I can have the same impact on someone, someday.

Sincerely,

Carolyn Deas

May 1st. I love it.

April showers bring May flowers. And what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims.

First up this week, chocolate milk. I love it. But this milk that I’ve been creating is no plain chocolate milk. I also put caramel syrup and it becomes an absolutely delightful drink that feels fancy, but isn’t fancy at all!

I love it.

Next up, finding a new hobby. I love it. I’m trying my hand at crocheting again (this is something I tried forever ago with my grandma) as a way to get me out of my own head during my down time. Because of my OCD and anxiety, my mind never stops working but with crocheting I’m focused on the project. So far, I’ve made accessories for Yogi and Maisy, pictures forthcoming.

I love it.

Finally, rainy Sunday’s. I love it. Today I slept in til 10:15, watched Expedition: Unknown, Police Academy, and Coming to America. I didn’t even get out of my pajamas til 2pm and that was only because I had a work function. Why does the rain make for perfectly lazy days?

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.