• Gratitude,  Jodythinks,  Love/Life

    Saying goodbye

    Another month, another wake. This time though, I am not the one offering my condolences but one of the people being offered theirs, because our family lost our Nanay. She wasn’t young at 89. She had already outlived all other grandparents by at least 5 years. It wasn’t a surprise, as she had been in the hospital for around a month, and we had known when they found a mass that it wasn’t going to be long. We couldn’t go for treatment because of her age and already existing health issues, and we had resigned to just making her feel comfortable. We say it’s a blessing to have her out…

  • Jodythinks,  Songs to listen to

    I think you should listen to Sia’s Elastic Heart today

    Sia has an amazing voice and heart wrenching lyrics that are sometimes obscured by her larger than life persona and videos. Listening to her hurts, like you feel pain and suffering and raw emotion when you do. By far my favorite song of hers has to be Elastic Heart. And I will stay up through the night And let’s be clear, won’t close my eyes And I know that I can survive I’ll walk through fire to save my life And I want it, I want my life so bad I’m doing everything I can Then another one bites the dust It’s hard to lose a chosen one You did…

  • food,  Jodythinks

    To more meatless meals (Say that three times fast)

    So I’ve been trying to eat less meat on a daily basis. Mostly because of my carbon footprint, some because I recently met a vegan that really showed me what a good vegan meal tasted like and explained without malice or condescension why he does it, and a little bit to see if it really does save money. I have to tell you, I have not been a healthy meatless eater. I’m still getting used to less intake. I’m not sure if it’s because there’s no meat in the meals or because I’ve been cooking what I really want to eat, but I feel like I’ve been eating more. I…