2018: Another Year; Another Post

Oh hey, another year….and a half has passed. Imagine that‽

Update on those 2017 resolutions:

  • Read a minimum of 1 book a month: Ummm yeah, I completely blew past that goal. I read 35 books in 2017 and am already on book 30 for 2018. Can you say, “Leisure reading is at an all-time high”‽ I am obsessed, in love, giddy about words. Why did I deprive myself for years‽ Silly me. Goodreads is my jam and 50 is my goal for the year. Fuck yeah.
  • Back to Fitness: Well, that went swimmingly for a bit. 25lbs lost…then regained. Dammit. But, I am committed and I’m no quitter. Career changes and gluttony got the best of me. It’s coming off again though. It’s uncomfortable. I’m tired. My body is protesting. This. Does. Not. Work. For. Me.
  • Be Regularly Involved in the Community: Slacking. I cannot tell a lie. Best intentions. All excuses. Too sporadic for my liking. Changing that. Signing up for something this week and am committing to 2 activities a month. Also, I have feelers out with a non-profit (two, actually), that I am wanting to get involved with. Stay the course, mama. yeah, that’s me talking to myself. (I do that… a lot.)
  • Simplify: YASSSS! I have been doing this – but there is still so much more to do. Garage: Still a shit show…. but….many other areas have been addressed. A work in progress. We are progressing. Forward motion. I’ll take it.

So, that’s the update on resolutions.

New Shiz:

Munkees: Amaze balls. Seriously, they are freaking amazing. Punky is going to be 17 (WTF?!) next month. Can I just say, “holy shit, that girl amazes me‽ ” She is so much more mature and together than I was at her age. She’s an awesome human being and I AM HER MOM!!! Lucky me. I am in constant awe of her. Srsly. Love her. So damn much. Boo: he’s still sweet as pie. Oh please, higher power, NEVER let him lose that. His heart is so big it baffles me. I love that boy. He’s one of the kindest souls I have ever met…and I made him. Wow. Mouse: Spitfire. Good lord, where did this little fireball come from‽ Smart as hell, snarky, and a force to be reckoned with. My kids are the BOMB.

Romeo: Still my rock. Still the love of my life.. Life is pretty damn amazing. He is my perfect partner and I am so grateful he is in my world.

I plan to write more. I say this every year and I really, truly hope I mean it this time. If not, well…see you next year! 😛

Our Summer vacation this year was a 10 day RV road trip through California, Oregon, & Washington. WOW. Yes. Do this. Photos are a few highlights from our trip.

Peace and chicken grease. Love and light to all who read this (myself especially).

2018 has been an incredible year and it’s only going to get better.










24-Hour Vacation


Romeo and I have been having a bit of cabin fever as of late. Work, Munkee schedules, technology, and everyday pains of “regular” life were taking its toll and we needed a respite.

We cashed in a couple handfuls of points, packed an overnight bag, grabbed our puppy, and drove a couple hours south.

Aside from our hotel being completely roped off, surrounded by the city’s finest & wholly evacuated (an apparent bomb threat turned arrest, while we cocktailed at a sister property) ~ we had an amazing 24 hours… So amazing in fact, it felt like a long weekend.

Sometimes just driving two hours and sleeping in a different bed makes a world of difference.

And now, back to the grind…

Howdy, SavoredLife!

That’s what WordPress says when I log in….

It should read: Where the hell have you been and why do you keep lying to us about being more consistent in your blogging? I call myself out via my own blog. Guilty. I could say I’ve been “busy”. (Which is and isn’t true simultaneously, for I do have time to screw around elsewhere…)


Methinks I feel like my blog is utterly boring and without direction. However, that is MY life after all (the without direction part that is. Boring it is not!)

Escape. Going to Cancun on Friday. My neighbor booked an all-inclusive vacation with her [ex]boyfriend & two boys. The “ex” is a clue as to why I am now going. For $260, I will be eating , drinking and sunning 4 days away. I’m even considering a night dive or a zip-line adventure, which unless I meet an additional partner in crime on location, I’ll be going at it alone. (She and any form of physical exertion do not complement each other.) Regardless of the actual vacation scenario, I am getting on a plane and going somewhere and that in and of itself makes me enthusiastically happy. Flying is a drug for me. Travel (anywhere by airplane) is therapeutic to me. Now, I just need to get to the point that I can get paid to do it! ***Anyone out in BlogLand need a traveling reviewer/photographer/paid entourage addition?*** (Hey, I tried.)

Bonus: I’ll get to cross Mexico off my Bucket List!

Sayonara Adios (der) for now mis amigos. I do love thee and miss thee and solemnly vow to restore some semblance of consistency. (my intentions are good…)

Check out this toe-tappin’ booty shakin’ number…