I have several continuing clean-up projects planned. Mostly I just need motivation. However, housework is one of the biggest sources of calorie-burning in my life, so I really do need to dredge up some motivation from somewhere.
First is ... Read more
Halloween post mortem
I had a very nice Halloween this year. Although my son wasn't home for me to take
trick-or-treating (which is a HUGE amount of walking and great exercise!), I got to give out candy, which I really enjoy.
I admit, though, that I have a pr... Read more
I thought I had Halloween solved - since my older kids are away at college, I would have to take my youngest trick-or-treating; thus, no one would be home to give out candy...thus, I wouldn't need to buy any. However, it turns out he will be tr... Read more
Money woes and joys
Sometimes things just fall my way, in what I could call coincidences, but which sometimes seem to be a bit more than coincidental.
Case in point: this month has been one of several lately in which there has been way, way more month than mo... Read more
Customer Appreciation and pets
My son and I had a very nice time at Customer Appreciation Day at my bank. I never heard of a bank doing such a thing...they closed off the parking lot, grilled hot dogs, brats, etc., and gave them away together with free beer, wine, water, and... Read more
Rudeness and Politics
I really can't believe how completely rude and insensitive some people can be. I will also add that I hate discussing politics unless I am with friends. I hate to walk into a situation where things get heated, mostly because vocal conflict (we... Read more
Pinterest in Person
I had an awesomely fantastic time today at a friend's house. She was holding a "Pinterest in Person" event, the idea being that Pinterest is all about what we are interested in - say, crocheting, gardening, cooking, etc., but it is very solitar... Read more
Things are going a bit better with my broken toe. I actually didn't tape it to the next toe over, because I knew it would hurt too much for me to actually be able to tape it. I did manage to find one of those medical-type sandals people wear w... Read more
On top of everything else...
So I was careful and ate well yesterday, and was quite proud of myself as a result. I was also feeling like I was accomplishing things. Just overall seeming like a very good day. After dinner I was heading to the recliner to read for a little... Read more
Laughing at myself
Today I fixed broccoli for dinner, cooked in just a bit of water. As I was about to drain it, I decided to be lazy and just drain it into the empty teapot that was sitting on the stove. No big deal, right? I would just empty it out later and ... Read more
Some time for me
I had such a nice time today at lunch. I actually organized a lunch for a friend who is new to my parish. I wanted to introduce her to a couple of my other friends from the parish. Ideally, I would have invited at least six or seven ladies, b... Read more
Not much energy today
Well, after yesterday was so full of (for me) intense exercise - which I am sure most people would consider very minimal - I just didn't have the energy today to do much of anything. To include getting out of my chair. I made a spark recipe wh... Read more
A Small Triumph
It probably doesn't compare to most of the triumphs posted by other sparkers, but today I finally finished mowing my entire lawn. I have a very small front yard, and a very, very big back yard. I honestly don't think I have ever had the entire... Read more
I am really, really tired after a week of serious cleaning and an evening of serious lawn mowing. I do think I got a significant amount of exercise and that makes me happy, but I am so tired I have to wonder if it was worth it. And I am starti... Read more
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Fall Cleaning Part II
I was spot on in my last blog - it took a total of five days of hard cleaning and decluttering, but I am finally more or less finished - with the downstairs of the house. I just about killed myself, though - I am exhausted! And every single da... Read more