As a teacher, spring break is a different beast than it was as a student. I can say I have truly never looked forward to breaks and vacations more ardently than as a teacher. This particular spring break was even more of a god-send than usual. I don't ever seem to stop talking about how… Continue reading Spring Break
I'm sitting on the couch feeling nauseous as ever. A few hours ago I was nauseous because I needed to eat something. Now I'm nauseous because I did eat something. I had leftover Alfredo pasta with broccoli and chicken from last night. The pasta sat well, the broccoli and chicken no so well. I took… Continue reading Bleh
In early January I made a discovery that is really going to change my life. Our lives. It's going to impact our jobs, our income, our debt repayment, our budget, our family dynamic, our health. It's going to make some parts of life a little difficult for a time as we adjust, but at the… Continue reading The Discovery
Some days I swear I'm just sitting here juggling water, if you can imagine that. I imagine that. I imagine all of it just washing over my hands while I wonder why I tried to juggle it in the first place. Stupid. Before getting married I was always afraid that I would be bad at… Continue reading Juggling Water
This is actually a serious question. Are you a spender? A saver? A debt-repayer? Are you an investor? An entrepreneur? A philanthropist? Better question - what do you want to do with your money? Does money decide what you do with your life, where you travel, what you eat? Or do you decide all the… Continue reading What do you do with your money?
I think in order for attempts to be significant, they have to have some kind of value towards progress. I'm not sure that I'm hitting that mark, but on my nice little 30 item "dixie list" as my sister calls it, I've been able to check some boxes. Maybe saying "boxes" in the plural is… Continue reading something like progress
Let me back up a little. Mary moved in in August, from the faraway, almost mythical land of Idaho. Idaho, which is filled with nature and the wild and livestock and cowboys and indians. Most notably for Mary, were the cowboys and their horses and bulls. You see, Mary wants to become a bull rider, or… Continue reading Tomorrow we’re going to the rodeo!
I emailed this list to my sisters the other day and asked them how reasonable they think this is. They all seemed to think it was at least a great idea, and several have asked that they can do some of the list items with me, which I'm all for! You had to see this… Continue reading 30 to 30
On Saturday I ran another 5K. The last time I did that was two years ago, and I'd been building up to it for a while. While practicing and training for it, I'd decided that after the race I had no need to ever run again. No need and no desire. That part still holds… Continue reading 5K II
The day before yesterday my sister Gabrielle got the news she had been waiting for, quite literally for years. Gabrielle is moving to Switzerland in August to join a small convent of traditional nuns. Gabrielle... my sister. My friend. My Gabrielle. We have known this was coming for some time, if I'm being honest. I've… Continue reading Off to the Nunnery