OK, I admit it … I am starting with my Christmas planning for 2014.  And today is October 31st.  My youngest daughter will be trick or treating tonight, and my oldest will be hosting us at a family get-together at her house this evening.  So yeah, technically I guess I should wait until tomorrow to write this post. But then, …
Well, it’s been quite awhile since I have checked in and updated my “health journey,” so I thought it was about time.  Things have been crazy, and not necessarily in a good way.  Being unemployed sucks, and it has played hell with my motivation to get healthier.  Plus, the weather here has taken a turn …
Yes, I am a professed “chocoholic.”  I love chocolate. I blame my grandmother, my dad’s mom.  She was a dyed-in-the-wool chocoholic before there was even a name for that particular condition.  She used to tell us that she ate a hot fudge sundae every day that she was pregnant with my dad.  When I was …
This is a question that I should have asked myself and my husband much sooner than I did.  My husband, Robby, passed away about 3 1/2 years ago from a brain tumor.  We were forced to face this question head on during the year that he fought his cancer.  Just this morning I was reminded …
I have been struggling with this a lot lately … alternating between these two extremes.  Feeling worthy and confident one day, then worthless and rejected the next. The reason for this introspection?  I lost my job. This was my job as a 911 call taker.  The job that I loved and felt good about.  The job where I …
Have you heard about the Debt Snowball Method for debt reduction?  It’s a great system to get rid of debt, and it’s worked great for me.  Here are some of the things I have learned about how get the most out of it: Write out your debts – Ouch!  This can be a little painful.  …
Everywhere you look lately – it’s all about Halloween.  Now you need to know up front that I don’t make a big deal about Halloween.  I reserve my money and enthusiasm for other holidays.  That’s not to say that we don’t do anything for Halloween – we just don’t go all-out, full-bore like many folks. …
Here’s the deal:  things change when you become a widow.  Yeah, I’m in a contemplative mood this morning, so brace yourselves – I feel the need for a rant coming on.  You’ve been warned. I just need to get a few things out on paper (or my computer screen, as it were) and out of …
  I watched “Moms Night Out” a few nights ago, and immediately decided I wanted to write a review of it.  I had been waiting awhile to see it, because I am too cheap to go see a movie when it’s in theaters.  Just kidding; truth is, I don’t have the time to go see …
Well, it’s been two weeks since I started using the OZ Naturals skincare products that the company provided for me to use and to review on this blog.  I have been faithful to use them, morning and night, and I must say – I am impressed with them.  I was fully expecting to find them …
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