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I haven't been here in a minute because my life has been insane! After a long period of deterioration, my grandmother passed away last month. Just prior to that, I had signed up for an ice skating class that I had previously had to cancel. There was no way in hell I was cancelling again (sometimes your priorities can get a little wonky in times of crisis), so I had to stuff the classes in between trips home. I'm glad I did it, but that turned it into a less fun experience than I had hoped. Also I'm buying a house. Like, as we speak. It's a lot! Overall I've been pretty at peace about things. My last experience of losing a grandparent was very poorly handled by my family and my relationships with that side of the family have never really recovered. My mom did everything she could to make sure I didn't have to go through that again (all while dealing with losing her mom), and it's made a huge difference.

I've been catching up on Star Trek because my brain is trained to demand it when I am stressed, and the last season of Picard was incredible. I followed this up with reading Patrick Stewart's new memoir, which was a delight. I also rewatched the 1993 Disney live-action version of The Three Musketeers for the first time in many years, and it still slaps. I am convinced I'm the only person who's ever seen this movie.

I'm a vet and this is kind of a niche post, but I just thought it was rude to call me out like this: https://www.instagram.com/p/C3ElPTvOzDO/

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I lean whimsical in interior design and just bought this delightful Pancake Wall Hanging (I don't intend to use it to hold utensils) just yesterday online! Can't wait for it to get here! Loved that article about the kitchy kitchen. No beige or gray walls around here!

https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/pancake-hanging-utensil-holder?category=SAYTPRODUCT&color=020&type=REGULAR&size=ONE%20SIZE&quantity=1

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Happy Friday, Lil Swipes! I've been dragging all week, and I think it's because I finally started therapy, which is helping me AND breaking me at the same time. I grew up in a stoic German home, where expressing emotions was not welcomed, so I've been stuffing feelings for 59 years. And they all want to come out and play now?! But feeling things HURTS! I don't know how all y'all have done it all these years. This feelings stuff is miserable, but I'm hoping they get easier to bear with time. It was so much easier to just keep crazy busy and refuse to stop and feel things. So grateful for the empaths and people deep in their feels out there -- you are the real ones.

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Happy Friday, lil swipes! We made it! It's been a long week and I'm so glad it's over. I've got plans tonight and tomorrow that I'm very excited about and they've been the thing getting me through the week.

We moved from GA, where I've lived my whole life, to NC last October. While I love my job and our new apartment, we haven't made any connections or friends and it's been really difficult. My husband is also still looking for a job so we're a bit stressed on that end. But, I've found a new book club that's meeting for the first time tomorrow so I'm hoping to make some connections there.

My husband and I have been watching through True Detective, which I've never seen but he has. I'm enjoying it a lot so far, especially seeing Rachel McAdams in a gritty role.

I also found a new therapist this week and found out my insurance is waiving copays for virtual visits so I get to start therapy weekly again for free! I am the biggest fan of therapy and am very excited to jump back in.

Have a great weekend, friends!

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Thank you for the reminder Erin about contemplating giving something up for Lent. Right after my divorce years ago I gave up β€œfear” for Lent. I agreed to drive to Mexico with the church youth group to support their Easter break mission trip. My van was hit from behind in Mexico (no one hurt) and totaled. Long story short, Lent is no joke. I’m thinking of giving up self pity this year. But a little afraid of how the dying/living may happen 😳

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Feb 9Liked by Erin H Moon

Happy Friday, we made it! I was do sitting half the week, so it' has felt rather long.

β˜€We are getting a brief winter weather reprieve here in Detroit, which is delightful! I went for a walk without a coat yesterday and it cheered my soul.

🎭 My SIL and I are going to see Wicked on Tuesday! She's never been, so I'm delighted to be able to share this with her.

πŸ’ŸI've been wearing all my pink clothes the last few days and I'm going to make a bright pink sweater this weekend. I'm hoping a regular rotation of fun colors will boost my mood a little bit.

That's all from me friends, have a great weekend!

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Feb 9Liked by Erin H Moon

Noah Kahan released Stick Season (Forever) today and his collaboration with Brandi Carlisle is all I needed today πŸ₯Ή

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Feb 9Liked by Erin H Moon

A couple of years ago, we put Rifle Paper peel & stick wallpaper up in our kitchen in the pattern Garden Party and I love it so much.

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