Overbooking and Aging

I'm not really old. But I'm no Spring chicken, either. And for those of us who have been in the "over achiever" category all our lives, this whole aging thing is just ass-kicking. No, not a little tiring. I mean, beat-down with a baseball bat, friggin' leaving you taking 3-hour naps in the middle of…

Look At Me…Adulting and Stuff

So the kids finished their final exams the day before yesterday. And since none of them is graduating this year, I've immediately reached "Summer Break" mentality. This makes life complicated sometimes as I cannot remember what day of the week it is, what time it is, and/or where I need to be. However, today I…

Out of Sight Out of Mind (aka Adventures in Homemaking)

Three days in a row, I've gone to the half bath in the girls' room to use the toilet and each time SURPRISE! just an empty cardboard tube where the toilet paper should be. Does this bother me? Of course. I am actually thinking of employing a BYOTP policy in this house. Does it bother…

Stupid Progress!

It used to be, not terribly long ago, that when one had simple or even complex issues with their American-made vehicles, all she would have to do was go to her local auto parts store and buy the replacement part and swap it out. But now, a bad brake light bulb isn't fixable with just…

An A for Effort

I'm probably the least organized person on the planet. I file things horizontally....on my desk....and chair....and table....and floor...and bookcase....and sometimes even IN the drawers. If I don't see the bills, then they don't get paid. Imagine how difficult "paperless billing" is when I forget to check my email. *sigh* And now it's shopping day and…

The Best Laid Plans…

So, when I started this whole "Walking 1000 Miles" thing and I'd planned to get up early, walk my 2-3 miles and then shower and write daily, I had no idea that I'd end up down for the count  with bronchitis for a week and also that we'd be suffering through a 104+ degree heatwave…

My Journey of 1000 Miles Began With 1.7 Miles Today

It's official. I'm about 100 lbs overweight according to all the BMI charts. For MY personal comfort level within my own skin and my clothes, I'll own about 75 lbs overweight. And either way it sucks. Yeah, according to some chart that floats between an Army orderly room and the vapors of the internets, I'm…

Getting Started Is Not As Easy As I Recall

In an effort to assist my son in getting his first real job (read: In an effort to take over my son's life and push him into employment quickly,) I decided to sit down and type up a resume for him. I got stuck just after his name and address. While the email address he…