So here’s some honesty. We need to have more money coming in than what we currently have. Here’s some more honesty. We could probably cut a little bit more, maybe $100/month. Maybe not. We’re not going hungry. We’re not in danger of losing our home. But we’re only getting by. Like many Americans, we’re living… Continue reading Side Hustles? Part Time Job? Help!
18th Wedding Anniversary
Truly time flies. Eighteen years ago today I married the love of my life, my best friend, my partner.
The border collie hoarding case
As my friends know border collies are near and dear to my heart. This is a legitimate rescue who takes in some of the more costly cases in our area. If you can spare a couple of dollars it would help so much.
Johann had part of his jaw removed
This is an amazing rescue organization. Please consider helping if you can. Please share.
Middle Age and Erik Erikson
Sigh…. Sigh…. Really, really big sigh…. This is so hard to write, but I need to vent. Middle Aged. Mid-life. According to Dictionary.com middle aged means “being of the age intermediate between youth and old age, roughly between 45 and 65.” According to Erik Erikson I’m smack in the middle of the Generativity VS Stagnation stage of adulthood. There’s only one stage left after this one. Crap. I’m 49. I’m… Continue reading Middle Age and Erik Erikson
Project Turn the Garage into a Dog Training Area Phase 1
Here’s the before photo. Here’s what I’m up against. Sigh. Tonight I’m putting both bicycles and the lawnmower on the curb with a sign that they are free for the taking. It’s a start.
Less Whiny Follow Up
After whining yesterday and most of today I decided to stop. Seriously, whining not only sounds stupid, it solves nothing. Instead I’m going to list a few things to work on so that a year from now I will not be stuck in the same whiny head space I’m in now. Fair? 1) Get back… Continue reading Less Whiny Follow Up
World’s Worst Dog Mom
Go ahead and engrave the trophy. I’m the world’s worst dog mom. At least I feel that way. We left Jack and Jade out of their crates yesterday while we were at work. First time since we’ve had them they were uncrated while we were gone that long-about 10 hours. Successful experiment! Yay! Then this… Continue reading World’s Worst Dog Mom
Fit by Fifty Update-March 2013
I decided a few weeks ago not to run the Country Music Half Marathon. Don’t want that much pressure on myself right now. The health and fitness journey is going well, however. I’m down 54 pounds. I ran 4 miles today with an average pace of 10:45.
Validation, Kindles, and Contests
In October 2009, totally on a whim, I entered a short story contest. The prize was Kindle 2. I really wanted a Kindle and couldn’t justify the $260 price tag. (Wow, has the price come down since then-paid $199 for my Kindle Fire last year.) On the last day of the contest I sat down… Continue reading Validation, Kindles, and Contests