Category: Randomness

This is Life Now

Pandemic. Such a surreal thing. It’s a thing that only happens in movies and on TV, right? It doesn’t happen in real life? Nope. It totally does. And I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise all the millions of little, and not so little ways, humanity was just not ready at all. Personally, I’m not panicked. I have a basic…

Out With A Bang

Never in my life have I done something so literal. My son and I sent the year out with a bang. I giant, wheel sqealing, glass flying, airbag deploying, Jaws of Life bang. At about 7:45 on New Year’s Eve, 5-ish minutes after leaving our house, headed to a party, we were cruising down Dublin-Granville Road and another driver turned left…

Qualifications For Kindness

One of the things I do in my new job is answering our “Hotline.”  It’s a number people can call to report any potential or suspected illegal construction work being done in the city. Most of the calls I get are valid and require investigation. However, most of the calls I get are also from people being douchebags because their…

Long Time No Stuff

It has officially been a long-ass time since I’ve written anything.  I credit the fact that my life has been pretty nice recently and I haven’t had any emotional shitstorms to work through. But to be honest, if I’m gonna do this blog thing, I need to do it no matter what. So this is my official attempt to get…

Another Year

17 years ago, in the wee hours between November 29th and 30th, I held my fathers hand as he left us. It was and will always be one of the most important moments in my life. If you’ve lost a close family member you know it never really gets easier. That’s not the right word. It gets more normal maybe, but life…

Pin Check

* NaBloPoMo Day 22 * I’m addicted to Pinterest. I will fully admit that. Somedays I surf Pinterest more than Facebook and Tumblr put together. I have all of these amazing boards curated with a very, very wide variety of things. From home DIY projects to amazing recipies. From sketching and drawing tutorials to crochet patterns. Boards of shoes and…

20 Things

* NaBloPoMo: Day 21 * Today … enjoy 20 Random Facts about me. Full Name: Kimberly Renee (Benner) Calland Three Fears: Fire:  I have a situational/irrational fear of fire. I can handle a nice camp fire that is contained and I don’t mind burning candles in my house, but I my last house had a fireplace and I was terrified to…