A weekend of savings

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I had a fruitful weekend. To be more precise, I had a fruitful 25 hours. Two nights of bad sleep during the week apparently equated to 11 hours of sleep Friday night and 12 Saturday night. Whee. But in and around that, I managed to get a few things done. And quite a bit of money saved. First of all, I (finally) set up a hair appointment. I Continue Reading

Sunshine is the best disinfectant

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And I seem to be fighting a cold. So I guess it was the perfect time for Tre from House of Tre to nominate me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Here are her questions: 1.  Could you live in a tiny house? No, no, a thousand times no. With me working from home and Tim on disability, we need space. Not that 1,500 square feet is huge, but it's Continue Reading

Freebie Friday


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A rough representation of our bills. Image by Keith Williamson

It's just not a good month. Even ignoring the zillion appointments things have been tough. There was Tim's hospitalization. And this month's saved savings are going to suck, since I haven't been organized enough to shunt money over. And then there's the bills. The credit card balance due in September is going to be more than $2,000. Here's Continue Reading

Why you? Why not?

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Someone recently put up a rant on the Guillain-Barre Syndrome Facebook page. One of the things he said is that he always thinks, "Why me?" Here's my response: "I've asked that. After several non-responses, I took that as an answer (or lack of schizophrenia) and saved my energy for rants and/or pity parties. (I throw some of the best.) Continue Reading

Sponsored by…

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After a lot of thought -- and yes, a strong desire to see a bit more profit off this blog -- I've decided to do some sponsored posts. I've avoided doing them in the past. I tried one the first year that I blogged. I felt weird about it afterwards and have steadily avoided them since. Also, I don't like that most sponsored posts are guest Continue Reading