Category: Random

What love means

This past weekend was wonderful. But it went by so quickly, it was almost a blur. Isn’t that always the way when we are with the ones we love? Saturday evening, my kids and I attended an outdoor barbecue at the home of some dear friends. It also served as a surprise engagement party, where I was asked to give…

There’s no place like home

I couldn’t wait to leave my hometown when I was 18. In my opinion, Greenfield was the most boring and backwoods place on earth. I saw the same people all the time. I did the same things every day. I was young and knew everything, and all I wanted was to get out of there and see the world. Travel.…

Nine

Sometimes on Sunday mornings, I just sit and stare at this blank canvas…thinking of all the beautiful and insane things I could impart to you today. I recollect stories. Some are joyous. Some are hilarious. Some are unspeakably painful. This morning the memories are flooding in…as I am missing my grandpa. He left us 9 years ago today. I wish…

Lost

A few days ago in a classic yours-truly klutz-fest moment, I dropped my $650 iPhone directly into the toilet. I screamed as I dove in after it, ripped off the case, dried it feverishly, and even put it under the hair dryer. I thought I had saved it. It wouldn’t ring for a day or so, but all of the…

Kitchen Cabinet Remodel for less than $300

We have lived in this cute little brick ranch for 12 years now. I love our home. But I love my hometown more. Remember being 18? When you friggin knew everything and couldn’t wait to leave and explore and do bad things and never ever ever ever return home, except for holidays? Yeah, me too. Then life happens, you have…

Save me

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am constantly looking for ways to save money. Why is that? A year ago I was making half of what I’m making now, and back then I had to sell handmade jewelry just to survive. Then I got a promotion and subsequent raise at work…yet somehow, I found very quickly that I…

Divided We Fall

I don’t write much about controversy. I don’t rant about politics. Or religion. I don’t engage in debates on Facebook. I make it a habit to steer clear of the latest social media trending topics. Blue/gold dresses and gender-specific restrooms are not my typical blog fodder, because to be honest, in a few days those topics will have been forgotten.…