With all the streaming services there is no need now to have cable. When you can binge watch whole seasons of shows in a few days. We have the three main; Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. What have I been watching on all three?
On Hulu; we watched first Brooklyn Nine-Nine all Six seasons in little over a month. The show is so funny. I would watch 3/4 episodes a day. Casey and I would watch them as we were laying down to go to sleep. I am going to guess most of you know B99; is about a precinct in Brooklyn, New York and the group of mostly detectives that work there and the mishaps they get into. Next we watched Drunk History and we watched all the episodes on Hulu in like a month again before bed. The last eight episodes are not yet on Hulu. The sixth season just finished airing on Comedy Central. It is funny, while still hitting some of the issues we face today while drunk people tell you about famous stories in history.
On Amazon Prime; We watched Good Omens together again in like 3 days. It is so good. Moves at a great pace, with an amazing cast. One of my stand by shows that I can always watch is Stargate: Atlantis. The cast and balance of comedy and drama are a real treat for me.
On Netflix, it is just shows I choose to watch. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is one where I watched part one in like 2 maybe 3 days. The second part, I started on my mom trip to Illinois. I had to wait for the boys to go back to school so I could watch on the tv and not my phone are ipad. This show is not kid friendly. Next is Stranger Things, I had watched the first two seasons previously. Honestly I could watch season 2 and 3 over again. Again I watched Season 3 in one night, I was so bad. I started watching at like 9pm and watched on my ipad in bed after Casey went to sleep to finish wwatching the season that night. I finished watching at like 5:40am. It was so good.
That is what I have been watching on the 3 main streaming services over the summer. What have you been watching? I would love recommendations on new things to check out.
Last month we decided we needed to dive back in to meal planning; we knew though that we eat left overs a lot plus have take away a few times a month. So how many meals do we really need? We sat down as a family and talked about it and decided on 20. The boys gave ideas too, it wasn’t just me thinking of things to feed my family for a month. We sit at the table while we talk and discuss things we like and how we want to try new things. We look through my obscene amount of cookbooks for someone who doesn’t do the majority of the cooking. We also had to plan one of the meals for The Dresden Files Game group. That meal was included in the 20 meals. I bet you are wondering how many of the 20 meals did we make and eat. Well we made 15 out of the 20, with plans to make the other 5 this month. This month we decided that we would go with 15 instead of 20. There were some old stand byes, but we had some stand out favorites and I will share those below and what we are most excited for this month.
July Stand Outs:
Mississippi Roast and Mashed Potatoes (I just googled a recipe)
Shredded Chicken Tacos (we made this up as we went)
Excited for August:
French Dip Sandwiches (Made in the Slow Cooker)
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
What are you planning on cooking for August? Anything exciting you are cooking? Please leave me comment to help give me ideas.
I wrote this before my 34th birthday and set it to go live on my birthday, and just realized it didn’t. So I am publishing it now. I am not reading it again. 8/4/2019
So another trip around the sun is wrapping up for me. It has been a kind year, which is unusual for me. Many of my 33 years have been filled with a lot of different kinds of struggles. Mental health being one of my biggest since I was very young. I have talked about those in the past, this post isn’t mainly about them.
What do I hope that 34 has in store for me? Well I would like to meet more of my friends who live in my phone, haha. Since discovering twitter in 2009, I have met some amazing people who have been life changing. 33 lead me to meeting a few and those people were amazing. Those moments were amazing, memories I will cherish forever. I wish Mary Beth and Family didn’t live in hell to me, haha. I don’t think Emily will ever leave hell either though she talks about coming closer. I have plans to travel to meet one more friend and her family this summer, I can’t wait. Other things, I would like to buy a better couch for our living room. Our living room is huge and the one I picked out on wayfair when we moved in is so small. I want to successfully meal plan and cook more, I have let Casey cook for most of the almost 12 years of marriage. I hate cooking, there is a lot of reasons. I want to eat things no one in my house wants to eat but Ollie will try new food and surprisingly eats like the majority. I want to make more meals in our regular plan. I would like to make it thorough the summer with my mental health stable. I did it last summer, that was the first summer in I don’t know how long that I did. I don’t know if it was because it was constant with things going on. That isn’t the plan for this summer. Our family vacation is happening during the end of the school year and my Dad is coming too. I want the boys to have this memory of this trip with their Pop. I would like to take a weekend away with Casey even if we just stay somewhere local, I want to make dates happen more then once a quarter if that. I want to be a better friend, I feel like I have a lot to learn here. I want to be a better spouse. I guess I want to be better, shouldn’t that always be a goal?
So 33 also had a lot of learning and growth plus a smidgen of that adulty stuff. We bought our first home, honestly if you read my archives never thought that would happen. I tackled mount laundry and kept tackling it, the biggest game changer was getting rid of all but two laundry baskets. Okay that isn’t completely honest, that was game changing but the real game changer was I have a vindictive asshole of a cat and when he gets mad pees on clean laundry. So I can’t leave it laying around, thanks Bra’tac. Your being an asshole as lead me to tackle one of my biggest challenges. I have kept my house tidy for a year, like it has had messy moments and floors are dirty sometimes. Overall though, company can stop by and I am not ashamed or shoving shit in closets. Before we moved I hired a junk hauler and if I didn’t want it in this house it didn’t come. Then once we moved in, if we didn’t want/need it, it left. Holy shit people talk about this all the time, but it never clicked. I completed vlogmas on youtube, that may seem lame but I did it and it was a bug deal to me. I finally openly admit that I agnostic, that was a tough one. I struggled for years to accept that. There is more to this story, maybe it will be it’s on post. The biggest one is I realized is that blood doesn’t make someone your family. I have an amazing family that I have made and support me as I am and don’t ask me to not be who I am. You know who you are and I love you.
I don’t know if anyone noticed but I dove back into blogging last week. After basically being MIA for the last 3 years maybe longer. It wasn’t that I didn’t love blogging anymore. I do, I mean there was a post here and there. It was that I was floundering, I didn’t know where I fit into the blogging world anymore and what I want my blog to be. Believe it are not there was a 6 month period in there where I thought I would let my domains go and just have my archives. Then I was like that isn’t what I want. I enjoy writing, I enjoy sharing MY life (more on that later) and things that make it easier. I knew that I couldn’t be a Mommy Blog anymore, which is what this blog started out as. Does anyone remember “When did I go from a Kid to a Grown Up?”, my blog’s original title. I started it when Ian was 2 months old. I doubt my boys want a full blog dedicated to them and their lives? When I realized I wasn’t comfortable with that genre anymore that is where I started to flounder. I mean I am not out here to get rich from my writing. What do I want to write about, I blogged for 5 years before this blog, sadly those archives aren’t here and I don’t think I could find them even if I wanted too. Mostly the ramblings of a manic college student (not joking spent most of late teens and early 20’s manic). So none of us are missing anything.
Now what is coming to BadWolfBobbi, now that I am no longer a mommy blog. There might be parent post, like a back to school prep post or stuff like that but nothing super invasive about my boys lives. More post about me and my life; my struggle with my mental health, being awkward, geek, and all that jazz. More lifestyle post; more hacks that I have found to work for me, how I overcame the messy house past, and more mumbo jumbo. And most exciting for me is the on going series about TootToot and Siobhan, that is written by Micheal who plays Siobhan. I contribute but the overall idea and writing is his. We have played these characters for two years, they are best friends. The series starts after they split from their party to return somewhere to handle some business. More will be revealed.
A brief catch up with me; we purchased our first home in 2018 (exciting). I recently started therapy for the first time since leaving Colorado. Lost my mom in August of 2017. We lost FootFoot in May 2017. We went on our first vacation as a couple and family vacations. Celebrated our 12 wedding anniversary; 14 years together. Dude that is almost a quarter of my life, he is amazing to put up with me. We got a cat, his name is Bra’tac; he is our furry overlord. We hope we serve him well. Was hospitalized in April 2017, and the months after that until October 2017 were hell. Since October 2017 and a new medication cocktail; my mental health has been the best overall it has ever been in my life. Please don’t think it has been perfect there are still tough times, but they are shorter and farther apart. I quit Facebook (we already talked about that). With no plans to return, it has been over two weeks and it has been great. I got a new to me car that isn’t a late model and is going to last more then a year or two. With that came our first car payment in 4 years, ouch (haha). I have traveled a bit by myself, there is something about taking adventures if you can. I have began to accept myself a little more. I am a work in progress. I am excited to see what this new path for me on BadWolfBobbi holds, I hope you come along.
I love reading, I have been reading more comics and graphic novels lately then I have been actual books. It still counts I am reading. What have you been reading? Things that I have really enjoyed reading right now are:
So far I am really enjoying it more then the show. I am about half through the first compendium. The character development is way better then the show. Abby and Gabe lent me the first the 2 to read and it is taking me a while but I am getting there.
I really like the theory behind this book and anybody being able to get their house clean in manageable chunks of time. No marathon cleaning here and it encourages you to never give up even if you back track a bit.
Things I want to read:
I really enjoy her YouTube Videos, So I think having her method in which I learn the best would be awesome. I also have a stack of Graphic Novels, I want to read. It is just sitting down to read them. I will share more in the next couple week. Tell me what your reading?
I never thought this would happen but one of my first loves and I are breaking up and I will say it is probably for the best. Napping, I will miss you but I don’t know how see you in moderation. I even set alarms and I turn them off and end up making a hour long nap 3 hours long. That doesn’t work for anyone in my house. So bye bye old friend, hopefully I can accomplish more in the hours I won’t be napping.
I am not talking so much about our family budget though to be honest we could be better.
I get $100 a month to spend how I please and I swear that it is gone in like a day and I have no Fucking clue how. And then I am taking money out from our family budget and all that does is hurt my family. You may say just stop spending but sometimes it isn’t that easy, I need to relearn my spending habits and I don’t know where to start? I am an impulse shopper and I know that needs to change. Also I have cancelled all beauty subscriptions even though I did that a while back to be honest. And that saves me like $30 a month and I am not getting over whelmed with beauty crap I won’t use. I want to be able to save some of it so that when I want something a little more ridiculous that I have the money to do it. So tell me how to work on impulse spending and internet spending, I am also the queen of checking out before I have even realize it.
I bought this little camcorder of Amazon last year, and I don’t know why. Wait strike that I do know why, I wanted to make youtube videos. Well I guess I was naive thinking a camera under a $100 would work well. I didn’t make as many videos as I hopes but the last couple I have made I noticed how much the quality had gone down hill. So after talking with C and being shut down on buying another camera, I talk about how I struggle with money here. And being mad for a couple of days, and a little research. Funny how when C suggest something no that will never work. I realized I a spoiled but alas that I have an Iphone 7 Plus with the big memory. Which means while it might not be perfect it will defiantly meet my needs. So wish me luck on this new adventure.
So I have let the boys stay up late a few times this summer. Well flag football starts this Saturday and has three practices a week till school starts. So tonight they asked if they could stay up as late as they could. Knowing fair well that Ian would be the one to push the envelope. And I was right come eleven, Ollie came up and hugged me and told me he was going to bed. I was surprised he made it that long, he loves sleep. I just looked back and Ian is laying on the couch so he might not make it much longer. Why did I agree to this you may ask? Well some off my fondest summer memories is staying up all night (if not all night pretty late) with my Dad playing video games or watching movies. So I want my boys to remember the good times.