Hello World! My pseudonym / nom de plume / pen name, is Pandora Cray: Pandora because I am a strong independent woman whose life is chaos (which is almost entirely my own fault), and Cray because my life is crazy and so am I. But, no, seriously, many of my misadventures are due to the … Continue reading Introduction to Adulting with Wine and Cats
Hahaha trololol punny title. Yeah well I stole the pun and I'm already sick of it. We made it to 2021! We did it! But why do I have depression all of a sudden? Well... 2020 was a nightmare. A seemingly-never-ending nightmare. An unexpectedly-somehow-worse-than-previous-years-with-trump nightmare. And maybe this is some kind of PTSD? Guess I'll … Continue reading Hindsight is 2020
So, I have been getting progressively more blind in my many years of life. As such, I've found that I enjoy having a variety of glasses - because I want my ability to see to match my moods and/or outfits as I please. Unfortunately, there is some difficulty in making that happen. I've run into … Continue reading New glasses, who dis?
This cute and funny video that sparked this encounter and deserves some love is linked here: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJqtBwTP/ (created by @danielson__) "I'm not being racist, it's just a joke" and other bullshit happens all day every day. But some days I encounter it, and even though I know that I won't change any minds, I decide … Continue reading Encounters with Racists
I keep thinking about what kids generations from now (if humanity survives that long) are going to learn about 2020. Because, we have so many highly-specific-to-Covid-19 trends, music, videos, etc, that anyone who didn't know about covid-19 might be very confused about learning. But in school you learn the whitewashed version of the story, so … Continue reading COVID-19 in the history books
So I have traditionally been what some might call a shop-a-holic. Shopping and finding good deals on items that make me and my loved ones happy brings me joy. Black Friday has been the epitome of that emotional experience. Every year I've had a tradition, especially as Black Friday has slipped towards Black Thursday, to … Continue reading Bitter Black Friday Haul
Dresses So, I've recently become rather involved in my new sewing hobby (she said wearing self-made Dino-ween pajama pants WITH POCKETS). Dino-ween flannel fabric composed of four different kinds of dinosaurs in Halloween costumes, a cat in a dino costume, and the phrase "Happy Dino-ween!" And JoAnn's had a sale on sewing patterns. So patterns … Continue reading Dresses, Dressers and Dressing (Stuffing)
So, real talk for a second. I didn't think we'd succeed in beating Trump. There is so much hate in the U.S., so much voter suppression, and the pandemic. I genuinely thought we'd lose, and had resigned myself to the idea of suffering through another 4 years (if I could even live that long). I … Continue reading Trump is (finally) Fired 2020
Halloween is my favorite holiday. And Halloween is usually a social holiday, but this is not how 2020 works. So, I am trying to plan a fun, somewhat lonely halloween and squeeze what joy I can in before the endless holiday family gathering guilt trips begin. So I took off the Friday (Oct. 30th) and … Continue reading Halloween, Sewing, and Candy Mountain
So on Monday, I got a TikTok. And, um, I have a new obsession. "TikCode" to follow me @adultingwithwineandcats on TikTok I posted my first video Monday morning (and even paid for some simple editing software) and had a whole 47 likes by Tuesday morning. Posted my second video Tuesday afternoon. Got some likes pretty … Continue reading I’m on TikTok now!
I've talked about spoons before. I've spoken about my mental illness. But in the practical world, when not dealing with the extremes, this is largely an invisible illness. Even I still fall for the old trap of thinking that I'm just lazy or useless - that I just need to get up and do the … Continue reading Motivation, where art thou…