It's THAT time of year, and we had our taxes prepared at our usual preparer's office, with the same person we've been seeing for... 10?... years. We always enjoy seeing her, and she likes us because we always have all the paperwork we need AND we pay quarterly so it's not a big bill. Our … Continue reading Tax Time!
So, the release date for my novel has been moved from June 15th to July 15th due to work due date conflicts, but I'm still puttering along with it. Here you can see my progress with no spoilers: You can see on the right that I've revised 7 of 15 chapters, and on the left … Continue reading My Cover Mock Up!
According to my planting charts, it's time to start some of my plants indoors! Here's a quick rundown of the seeds I bought that I'll be starting. The tomatoes including two I did last year that did amazingly well and the stuffing tomato to try out. Ground cherry not included in this planting:: And then … Continue reading It’s Time~!
My husband and I tend to have quiet Valentine's Day celebrations. Going out is a pain, not to mention frowned upon currently, and I can spend my money on wiser things than an expensive dinner and movie. Instead, this year we stayed home and made Lo Mein, and we watched this movie: You can find … Continue reading Wolf Children: Our Valentine’s Day Movie
It's been a bad two months for car repairs. My husband's 2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan had suspicious fumes in the cabin, so we brought it in. Below: his car, my current car, and in the background my old car. Head gasket leak, and they couldn't tell us how long it would be until it was … Continue reading Finally! Both Cars Are Home
When we bought our house, Community Block Grant reroofed it and put in a floating laminate wood floor in the living room because there was no flooring at all in there. The kitchen floor was rough, but they wouldn't work on it, so we put rugs over it to protect our feet from splinters. Closer … Continue reading Help! What Do You Know About Floating Laminate Floors?
There have been some massive storms moving through the country, and a lot of people are without heat or power. But Tundra is a dog, and all he cares about is that he can play in the snow. He hates the camera, so I had to be sneaky to get a photo. He was rolling … Continue reading Snow Dogs Be Snow Dogs
If you know me at all personally, you know that I manage our budget and have quite a system for it. I use the You Need a Budget website: It has a monthly subscription fee but lets me manage my budget so, SO easily. I manually input everything, manually split out pay checks into categories, … Continue reading Let’s Talk Money and Managing Debt Repayment
I've been making masks off and on as we need more of them, and the most common complaint is that they're too tight. They're not too tight on me, but that's just me. So when my brother needed new ones, I experimented with the length of elastic on them. On my usual masks, the elastic … Continue reading Masks for My Not-So-Little Brother
I was twelve when I moved to Wisconsin with my family to live with my grandmother. It turned out to be fortuitous that we made the move because my grandmother had the beginnings of dementia. We were able to care for her, keep her at home for the last years of her life. As soon … Continue reading Found at Last! Books From My Childhood