Archive | I am grateful for ________

Deep breaths can get you through anything, including but not limited to a cancer scare

I almost definitely do not have cancer. But confronting the slight chance that I did required a lot of deep breaths. Yesterday I had a follow-up appointment to a standard gynecological exam because a test result came back abnormal. First, the glorious calm of dismissal. The situation wasn’t a big deal and I knew it […]

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Just when you think all hope is lost, a shamrock might surprise you with unexpected resilience

I didn’t mean to kill my plants. In fact, I did everything I could to make sure they got enough water while I was away for two weeks. There is theoretically a way to responsibly abandon houseplants I felt confident in my automatic watering solution, aside from some slight worry when I learned that during […]

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green granny apple bite delicious

Green apples are basically the best and that’s all there is to it but I will go ahead and explain further anyway

Green apples are just great, and I am grateful for them. I could say more, but do I really need to? No, of course I don’t. But even so, I will. Allow me to sing the praises of green apples Perfect snack This magical fruit is both sweet and tart, lightly crisp and surprisingly filling–the […]

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Unexpected growth has inspiring potential.

My snake plant surprised me with a great lesson about how stress can lead to unexpected growth

I am in a wonderful long-term relationship with a snake plant. For the past four years, I’ve somehow managed to keep Planty alive. His survival is significant since, before him, I did not believe I could sustain the life of anything outside myself. Snake plants are great starter plants I still remember my awe when Planty arrived at my […]

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Rothy's pointed flats are stylish and sustainable.

I tried Rothy’s because I wanted work shoes that felt like slippers. Plus they are sustainable fashion.

I don’t really care that much about sustainable shoes. But I do care about comfort and fashion (pretty much in that order), and so I was very curious when I heard about Rothy’s. Rothy’s claim to be comfortable and fashionable and also eco-friendly. (They are made from recycled plastic bottles.) And while a better person would probably […]

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Do not underestimate the value of nail polish perfection.

I used to think perfection was impossible. And I still know I will never be perfect, at least not in the sense of “being entirely without fault or defect.” But perfect can also mean “satisfying all requirements” and “corresponding to an ideal standard,” and by those definitions, I have indeed discovered perfection. In the form […]

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