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On Peace
Sunday, November 11, 2018      2 comments

Did you know that the celebration of Veteran's Day is a celebration of Peace? ... Read more
On Poverty
Friday, August 03, 2018      4 comments

From the teachings of Saint John Chrysostom: "When you see on earth a man who has encountered the shipwreck of poverty, do not judge him, do not seek an account of his life but free him from his misfortune. "Need alone is a poor man's ... Read more
On Civility
Tuesday, June 26, 2018      2 comments

emoticon From Elie Wiesel ... Read more
470 Days: Last Update 05/02/2019
Saturday, May 19, 2018      6 comments

My job is pretty much unbearable at this point. The things I'm good at and like to do are not valued, while the things I stink at keep getting shoved onto my desk. Add to that the fact that the building facility group keeps making unpleasan... Read more
Had a good January
Friday, February 02, 2018      5 comments

No promises that the good streak will last, but I do feel like I did well in January. Starting to get a grip on my workplace chocolate problem, kept to my walking goal pretty well, and have done REALLY well on weekends. Here's to an even be... Read more
Sunday Night update on Shoe Challenge
Sunday, January 14, 2018      3 comments

I glance to my left and all my daytime shoes are in a pretty tidy little row near the door, just where they ought to be! Fancy that! My feet are resting on my slippers (I keep slipping them on and off to control the temperature) which is al... Read more
This month's challenge: Shoes
Sunday, January 07, 2018      9 comments

Yes, you heard me. I need to get a grip on this shoe show. I only have a few pairs, so no, I don't need to cull them or stop buying them. What I DO need to do is start leaving them where they're supposed to be! I know, in the grand scheme o... Read more
Last Call for Healthcare.gov Signups!
Friday, December 15, 2017      1 comments

Today is the last day for signing up for health insurance on the national exchange. Some states that have their own exchanges (like California) have ... Read more
"The Self Improvement Trap"
Wednesday, December 06, 2017      4 comments

I know we're all still just steaming along on the holiday train and New Year's is far awayOH! WAIT! New Year's is right around the corner! ... Read more
Want to understand the tax "reform" proposal?
Sunday, November 26, 2017      9 comments

The "101" version. First, how much money do you stand to get if this passes? Here's a simplified version (the percentage is the percentage of tax cut = note how uneven it still is): Single, No kids $30,000 income = $188. ... Read more
Health Insurance Open Enrollment Time!
Saturday, November 04, 2017      4 comments

Well, the administration has cut the advertising budget for healthcare.gov, and cut the enrollment window for the PPACA, so it's up to the grassroots to make sure that people know that IT'S TIME TO ENROLL, FOLKS! ... Read more
Time to call your Senators
Thursday, September 21, 2017      4 comments

The latest iteration of Trumpcare (Graham-Cassidy) is terrible news for senior Americans. According to a report by AARP, millions of seniors nationwide will see their health care premiums and out-of-pocket costs skyrocket if the bill becomes law... Read more
2017 Plans
Monday, January 02, 2017      17 comments

I have pretty modest goals in general, so there's nothing earth-shaking here, I just want to set a few things out as reminders to myself. WEIGHT: I don't weigh myself often, so I'm not going to put a number goal here. By the end of 2017 I'd... Read more
A little project for my son
Monday, July 18, 2016      13 comments

My husband found this little worktable project online and I just HAD to reproduce it for Kyle. He's a tinkerer and has been relegated to a dingy corner of the basement. Maybe having an awesome workspace will get him motivated to get more project... Read more
FlyLady Routines 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016      9 comments

Sorry to bore you all, but I just wanted a place to post my new FlyLady routines. My old routine is actually more of a rut, and it's time to streamline the Weekly Home Blessing once again. Saturday: ~ Thoroughly clean/disinfect the bat... Read more

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