Well 2015 turned out to be a really difficult year. I wasn’t able to accomplish my main goal for 2015. Which was to move. I really hate it here and I’ve become really unproductive because of it.

And  just a few days ago I found out that a really good friend, who I had not been in touch with in years, died. That really hurt. It still hurts.

But, if something good can come out of something bad then hopefully this pain will lead me to get back in touch with quite a few people I’ve become estranged from.

Time goes by and you assume you will see or talk to people you care about but, as they say, there are no guarantees in life. Effort must be made to maintain relationships.

So, I hope that 2016 will bring me the strength to re-build relationships as well as build new ones. Because when it’s all said and done the only thing that will really matter is who you loved and who loved you.

That’s my lesson from 2015.

I hope that where ever you are you are loved and that 2016 will bring even more love to you. That’s what I hope.

Happy New Year!





It’s that time of year again. Christmas! I wish all of you a very merry Christmas. I hope each and every one of you will spend Christmas bathed in love, if not from someone else then from you loving yourself! Please be safe and enjoy!

And I have a Tumblr. Please feel free to stop by and check it out. The link is here: Valunplugged (NSFW)

Until next time…*eHUG*



Hello, everyone! I wanted to let you all know that I’m still around.  🙂 I haven’t really had the desire to blog in the last few months but hopefully that will change soon. In the mean time, please enjoy the holidays. I wish you all lots of love and warm cozy times during the holiday season.

Talk with you soon!

Super bowl, Super Menu, Super Fun!

SuperBowl Sunday is just hours away! I’m looking forward to the game. My team is Seattle. Not because I really like the team per se but because they are rivals of the Forty Niners and I HATE the Niners.

Go Seahawks!

The GF and I are having another couple over for the festivities. I’m in charge of the food this year. (pray for me) So, I thought I’d share my menu with you.

Homemade burritos – It’s only going to be my second time making burritos. I think I’m going to use roasted chicken as the meat.

Home style potato salad

Fruit, cheese and nut plate – I think I’ll have kiwi, grapes, watermelon, sharp cheddar, another cheese TBD, cashews, macadamia and pistachio nuts.

Assorted tortilla chips/ with assorted dips

Beverages – Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider, Jones Soda, Beck’s and Dos Equis beer.

Desert – Carrot cake


What do you think of my menu?
Will you be preparing food for the big game?
Who are you rooting for?