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Flying the Coop

Another chapter, a new adventure…

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  • Thinking About Life Goals

    Thinking About Life Goals

    In my last post, I talked about my desire to get to doing things. One of the reasons for that is to get past the “planning and preparation” stages that I so often eagerly jump into but just as often don’t progress beyond. Now, the reason for that is partly because I’m just that way…

  • Matthew’s Restart Plan

    Matthew’s Restart Plan

    My last post was two years ago (almost exactly). I’ve written a few draft posts in the intervening time, but haven’t completed any of them or felt comfortable what I ended up writing. So let’s ignore the time gap and jump back into things! Now that the COVID-19 pandemic is seemingly “over-ish”, you’re probably seeing…

  • Today…was a day.

    Today…was a day.

    This post was written after an intense Tuesday I had a few weeks ago. I didn’t finish writing it, but I decided to post it anyway. Oh, my goodness. What a wild day I had today. Care to hear the tale? 😬 Allow me to set the stage. There’s been a lot of dramatic changes…

  • It’s a new season!

    It’s a new season!

    Welcome to a brand-new season of life here in the after times! What a time, eh? I’m sitting here on the sofa; staring at the screen, considering what to write. There’s so much that I could write about, but where to start I don’t know. Much has changed in my life, yet much has stayed…

  • It’s been a long time…

    It’s been a long time…

    …but not that long. I’m back now and that’s what counts. Besides, I’ve been unable to blog for various reasons. Sounds like it’s time for an update! What’s new with me I think that I told you about leaving my job a few months ago due to health problems relating to my Crohn’s. Well, that’s…

  • This week in Matthew’s life…

    All week I’ve been thinking about some really interesting posts to write here on the ol’ bloggy blog, and I started drafting one of them. However, I have yet to finish writing it, so I’m going to do a short update on some current goings on! Currently listening to Galavant Once we caught up on…

  • Where to start?

    Where to start?

    I sometimes have high expectations for myself. 🤨 Okay… very high expectations. 😑 Yes, yes. I often have unrealistically high expectations for myself. This blog is one of those things. Even though I don’t end up putting too much effort into what I write on here (most things end up being silly and totally great!),…

  • Weekly, not daily!

    Weekly, not daily!

    I’m gonna start blogging again. However, instead of writing a new post every single day, I’ll be posting once a week. Unless I feel like there’s more to say, but my weekly minimum post count shall be one. Over the past few weeks I’ve been clicking through my blog and rediscovering some aspects of my…

  • Let’s just pretend everything is okie dokie…

    My blog is still having problems, but they aren’t as persistent these days. That’s good! 🙌 I’ve been feeling quite crumby lately because of my silly Crohn’s. Oh well! In the “most-exciting-thing-that’s-happening-right-now” department, my sister, Steven, and I are hosting a murder mystery dinner party in a few weeks. We have big ideas and few…

  • Actually nope…

    So the problem is still not fixed. I’m kinda on the verge of giving up at this point. 😑 Stay tuned for more stupid posts about the problems my blog is having! -M3

  • Could it be?

    After months of investigation and procrastination, I believe that the issues plaguing my blog have been completely resolved and vanquished!! Let the blogging commence! -M3

  • It’s still having problems…

    My blog is still having that same problem intermittently, albeit less frequently. At least now I think I know what the problem is. I just have to submit a support request to my hosting provider, which I should do sooner rather than later. Will I get that done today? This week? This YEAR? Find out…

  • IT’S BACK!!!(?)

    IT’S BACK!!!(?)

    Goodness gravious!! I think my blog is working properly again!! 😄🎉 So…….. I know, I know…… I didn’t publish a new blog post EVERY DAY for an entire year. HOWEVER… I was writing blog posts as drafts for some of the time that my blog was broken. Not all of that time, but I kinda…

  • I got all da IKEA!

    On a whim, I decided to go to IKEA with my new friend Steven! Why? Because IKEA. And also, we had money and needed to get out of the house. And of course I had to have my usual mac and cheese, right? Except that I decided to forgo that and instead get veggie balls…

  • Cuddles with my muppies.

    Cuddles with my muppies.

    I miss my muppies. They used to sleep with me on my bed, all cuddly and warm. It was especially nice on cold nights. At least I have Nigel… my big big teddy bear that a friend gave me. M3

  • Already?!

    Already?!

    We’re already halfway through the month. Yeah. For realsies. I, for one, am really frustrated by that fact because I’m trying to do more. I’m really trying to get back on track and it feels like my body just won’t cooperate. I’m sleeping a lot but having troubles falling asleep, my stomach doesn’t want food…

  • A new friend!

    I met up with a person for lunch and I didn’t die. Exciting, right? We got along really well and lost track of time talking and walking around downtown. A fun day with a new friend! Gonna go to sleepies now. 🙂 M3

  • Nope.

    Not doing this tonight. I just… I just can’t write a blog post tonight. Today was a super busy day and I didn’t even get everything done. Rar. Such… frustrate. Keep it chill!! Or don’t. I’m not your mom. M3

  • Sleep is weird.

    I’m doing a lot of sleeping these days. At the same time, I’m struggling to get enough sleep. Yanno? That doesn’t seem to make sense, but it’s where I’m at. I’ll lie in bed for hours waiting to be taken away to dreamland on the sleepy time express, but the train just sits in the…

  • I finally pulled out my paints.

    I finally pulled out my paints.

    I’ve been meaning to pull out my painting stuff all month. Tonight I finally did it! I cued up Bob Ross on Netflix and got messy. Oh, hey! I just realized that they didn’t say, “take chances, make mistakes, get messy,” in the new Magic School Bus series. That’s one of my most favourite quotes…