I have an AlphaSmart Neo 2, and I love it. Previously I had the original AlphaSmart in high school. FreeWrite has some similar products, but the price tag on them made them an automatic NO. We're talking $600+ for an item that doesn't do much more than an AlphaSmart Neo 2... which I might note … Continue reading I Don’t Think You Got the Memo, FreeWrite
First of all, this is NOT an affiliate link. Second of all, the only reason we bought a mattress is because our current mattress now has a class action lawsuit for having fiberglass in it. More importantly, the instructions on it say to take off the cover and wash it... leaving fiberglass all over the … Continue reading We Bought a Purple Mattress
Taking all of the classes I'm doing right now has thrown a wrench in my plans for writing this fall. So, here is what I'm currently planning to do. This is of mild interest to most folks, at best, but makes myself accountable here, in front of you. Biggest priority: Writing three short stories, one … Continue reading My New Writing Plan for this Fall
A few of the preparedness types that I follow have been aggravated by a study done through Cornell University and FEMA. A study on preppers. First of all, here is the study in full. And here is a break down of interesting data from a prepper site. They point out some differences between the standard … Continue reading FEMA Does What Now?
If you're an author, and you want to buy ONE class on how to publish, I'm thinking Sarra Cannon's Publish and Thrive is the one. I'm 100% serious about this. I spent all weekend at my in-laws' house, and there was nothing to do, so I was going hard at her class and... wow. So … Continue reading Publish and Thrive
I haven't always been financially stable. At my sickest, I was living off of the kindness of friends and the food pantry, and I remember vividly how hard that was. I also remember the ridiculous number of can of green beans I got every week. (Green beans have very few calories, and I can't eat … Continue reading What Should I Bring to the Food Pantry? 9 Essential Items You Wouldn’t Expect
Since I'm having surgery soon, when my doctor offered a chance to have help filling out a medical power of attorney, I jumped on it. It sounds really intimidating, but it wasn't bad at all. I think the entire appointment took half an hour, and a lot of that is because I already knew what … Continue reading Medical Power of Attorney
Tomorrow I have a consult for getting my tubes tied. With EDS, any surgery can be a huge risk, and while we've known for years, my husband and I, that we don't want kids, we had avoided doing the surgery because of the risk. I have an IUD, it works well, and for years abortion … Continue reading Consult for Surgery
With the cooler weather this week, I pulled old plants and planted anew for my fall garden. They're coming up! Radishes coming up! The carrots take a little longer. *smile* Beans! The peas aren't quite ready yet. ALL THE LETTUCE! Along with some stragglers that self seeded. This tower is swiss chard, onions, and perpetual … Continue reading Fall Seeding Garden Update!
We bought a new standing freezer for food storage from my garden, and I'm slowly filling it. That said, the set up we had for it was awkward. Even with my chair pushed in all the way at the kitchen table, the door didn't want to open far enough to let us take things out … Continue reading My Freezer Don’t Fit