Where Has the Time Gone?

Hello, there. Wow. It’s incredible how, when I need longer days because I have so much to do, they just disappear in the blink of an eye! There is absolutely no excuse for not posting, but I will explain to you, dear reader, the cause of my absence.

You see, this coming week is the accumulation of the last four months of work. In order to not be absurdly stressed, I decided that I’d work on preparations the week prior. So, I have been working very hard on that. In addition, I am moving out of my place in a week. And, of course, you know how it is, dear reader. It’s amazing how spread out you can become in just a few short months. So, now that much of the preparation for both my stressful week and my moving are finished, I can finally focus on writing more content for the blog! It has been very difficult to not write, because it makes me so happy to write to you. But, work before play, as they always say!

I hope you are doing well, and enjoying the holidays, wherever you may be.

—Chloe

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The Airplane Peanuts

Hello, there. I ate the peanuts on the plane. I know, I know. I’ve read the articles, too, dear reader. You know the ones, where the author begins with Five Worst Snacks to Eat on the Plane or something to that effect, and proceeds to report that eating salty foods on planes will be our demise. I don’t know about you, but when I read these sorts of articles, I feel compelled to go on a plane with the writer. Why? Well, because I would like to know if they actually practice what they preach. You see, the overly-salted peanuts have always been a staple in my flight kit, no matter what it does to me. It doesn’t feel like an actual flight until I have my peanuts. I suppose it’s because I’ve grown up eating peanuts and sipping apple juice on planes (though I don’t like apple juice anymore). It’s a tradition, of sorts. Or, perhaps, it’s a bad habit. Continue reading

Keeping the Holiday Humbug at Bay

Hello, there. During the holiday season, it can be quite difficult to be away from home. For the first time in my life, I am spending much of my holiday season (not the actual holidays, thank goodness!) away from friends, family, and the daily sights I associate with holiday times. I think that if I struggle with this problem, many others probably struggle with it, too. And if you don’t, dear reader, then count your blessings. Perhaps this post will remind you to be thankful for what you have. And for those that will be away from home this season, I hope the tidbits I share will help you get through (and enjoy) the holidays. Continue reading