Personal Life Update

Dave and Phyrra in front of rainbow wings

Hello beautiful creatures! It’s been a while so I thought I’d share a personal life update with you. I’ve had so many different things happening lately in my life.

First up, life after being fully vaccinated against COVID has been great. Dave and I have been slowly reintigrating back into the world after being half-feral at home. We’ve started by attending outdoor events with friends and practicing social distancing. I’ve seen friends in small groups indoors.

I’ve now been inside a restaurant and eaten a meal with friends indoors, though I still prefer to do curbside pickup or delivery. Not gonna lie, I preferred delivery prior to the pandemic, because I love the comfort of my own home or my friends’ homes. And I finally set foot inside an Ulta recently because I placed an online order for in-store pickup.

When I go somewhere indoors, I wear a mask. I’ve been wearing these purple masks that my friend Erin shared with me or other masks handmade by friends.

Mickey’s Birthday Party

Mickey's Surprise Party

The first ‘big’ life update event I attended was a surprise birthday party for Mickey that Nattie and Jenni threw. We had a fabulous time! Being able to see friends and hug them has been the best!

Iron Anik Games

The next big life update event that I attended post-COVID was the Iron Anik. Iron Life Athelets and the Foundation for Scottish Atletics joined forces to raise awareness for brain cancer and help cover medical expenses for Aniks Pepin, an athlete who is battling brain cancer. This event mixed classic Highland Games strength events with Strongman competition events. My friend Tania competes in the Strongman community and invited us to attend. We had such a fabulous time I didn’t even remember to pull out my camera to snap photos. However, you can see a video of a border collie adopting me at the event!

Sky Diving

Phyrra and Tania together in a photo
Me with Tania
Phyrra and Carlye smiling
Carlye and me
Dave and Tania after they went skydiving
Tania and Dave after they skydived

Yesterday, Dave and Tania went skydiving for the first time. While I seriously thought about jumping out of the plane with them, I couldn’t quite convince myself to do it, though I’ve been planning to go indoor skydiving for several months. I watched the two of them jump and they thought it was a lot of fun. Carlye came and hung out with us while Dave and Tania waited to skydive.


I wanted to share a work life update too. While I really enjoyed my new job that I started in January, it was quite draining with the constant video meetings. This position helped me with my self-confidence, which I needed. Recently my bestie Jessie offered me a position within her company as her assistant and I accepted. I will be starting a new job with her soon and I’m really looking forward to it.


I have yet another divorce life update to share. It is such a painful experience to go through. I’m still in the throes of my divorce, but hoping it will be over with in the next few months.

Other Tidbits

I’m currently working on having my blog updated and redesigned for 2021, since this year is my 13th blogaversary. This blog became a thing in May 2008. The new mobile design is so much easier to navigate that I cannot wait for it to be live! My friend Jamie is doing a great job on the redesign.

I’m still struggling with my PMDD. My next step is to see a reproductive psychiatrist and see if she can help. I’m also trying to get in to see a gyn who specializes in PMDD. However, these doctors are booked out months in advance and it’s hard to not feel frustrated with my situation.

I’ve been dealing with online harassment, which has not been fun. It’s seriously made me think about shutting down my blog and getting rid of all my social media profiles. While I love blogging, I do not love to be harassed. If I set a boundary, I expect it to be respected. If it’s not respected, I cut people out of my life. Remember, you do not owe anyone else closure. You do not need to toxic people in your life. You can cut them out. In case you missed it, here’s whyย I don’t talk to my toxic mother.

Below are some mental health articles you might enjoy.

Upcoming Reviews

Now for a makeup life update. I have so much makeup on deck to be reviewed, but my problem has been finding the time to do it. During the week I haven’t had time, but I’m hopeful that I will with my new job. And I’ve been filling my weekends with seeing my friends face to face, whom I’ve missed terribly. Below is what you can expect to see from me in the next few weeks.

So there’s my personal life update. This is what has been going on with me. What’s been going on with you?


  1. Thank you for sharing. I hope you love your new job. My parents and I did not have a great relationship. My dad had a very violent temper and used to hit me. My mother and I were great when I was little but be ame very critical of me for most of the rest of my life- the way I dressed, my hair, weight, etc. But then in 2000 she asked me to move back and take care of her because of the abuse of my 3 much older siblings. I moved back in 2001, it was not fun, being a caregiver 24/7, dealing with the lawsuits and harassment if my siblings and my mother never defending me even when my older brother tried to choke me to death, his 2nd time at trying to kill me. My parents valued the 2 boys over the 2 daughters. I did not know you were going thru a divorce. I gave never been married. I wish you the best. I know this can be very stressful. As for the harassment on social media, it is ridiculous and fb, ig does nothing. I just block them and report it if it is really bad. If it is someone on a company site I report it directly to the company, they will usually ban that person. I have not been on fb as much, during these past 2 yrs people have gotten much worse. You know the old saying “if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all”. Wishing you the best. Hope your 4 legged kids are doing well.

  2. Hi! Iโ€™ve been following you for a long time, from the time. Thank you for updating me about Ofra, will never buy from them again. I love that you keep blogging, so many bloggers from the older era are gone. So glad you are still around and active.

  3. Thanks for sharing; sounds like a ton of positive changes, mixed w/ the odd sour grape. Congrats on your new job, hope this one’ll suit you better overall, and DO skydive if you get the chance. It’ll be one of those memories to draw force from the rest of your life. Also seems like you got that stalking under control? As you should. Good going.

    In the makeup dept, must say almost all of what you list is news to me, and while I (thankfully) just am finishing up my 3rd major haul and don’t feel all that easily tempted, the Haus Labs, Ofra Galaxy, Artist Couture & Lime Crime Glory palettes, as well as (esp.) the jouer duo reviews do draw my attention. Actually, I’ve been eyeing cream multisticks for a while … the jouer swatches are a bit confusing though, and not too coherent.

  4. I’ve been wondering how you’ve been. Congrats on the new and less stressful job. I’m sorry about the harassment. WTF is wrong with some people that they have to make others miserable?

  5. Thanks so much for sharing. I feel like I know you but that I missed out on some chapters of your life. I am sorry that the mess of the divorce is still happening.

    1. I’m glad you were finally able to get out & have some really good moments. I’m sorry to hear about the harassment & that there are people out there who make it a career out of being asshole. I know those kinds of people. I truly enjoy your blog & hope that you continue to keep it up.

  6. I always wonder if Iโ€™d have the courage to sky dive – I love the idea of it but donโ€™t know if I could do it!

    Iโ€™m so excited about your new job, and your redesign! I know how hard youโ€™ve been working behind the scenes ๐Ÿฅฐ

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