I had an interesting conversation with my dad the other day, and I mentioned some of the best decisions I've ever made, ones that have paid forward and paid forward and make my life better today, so here's some musings on that. Warning: It's a long one. The choices: Reading the Dave Ramsey book my … Continue reading The Best Decisions I’ve Ever Made
My parents... were hit HARD by the most recent flood. The good thing is they were hit in 2014 too, and EVERYTHING valuable was moved out of the basement into the ground floor. Their basement, with two sump pumps, held out with no more than 8 inches of water. This is a shot they took … Continue reading And My Parents REALLY Flooded
When we were staying at my Uncle's in Minneapolis, they had us stay in the back room of the Mother-in-Law addition, and I thought it was lovely. We had a blow up mattress, and SO MANY windows, and I couldn't resist taking a photo. Nothing else exciting here - hope you have an awesome weekend … Continue reading Where We Stayed This Last Week
I picked up a smaller table from the relative that gifted me with the knitting machine, and it fits SO much better in our house! Here's a peek: I really like how it came out! And I'm sloooooowly but surely working on learning to use it. I will admit that not knowing how to knit … Continue reading Knitting Machine Final Set Up
I asked for curtains this year for Christmas. Our house has many windows, and most of them have makeshift curtains or no curtain at all. Our kitchen window has a towel hanging in it! Mom and I picked out fabric, and the first one is done! I asked that the one to our front door … Continue reading My Curtains are SO SHINY
While we were in California, we got a really good deal on a Condo from the bride's connections. 10 of us, all family, stayed there, and I took photos because Oh. My. God. I've never stayed anywhere so nice! It was ridiculous... I was SO afraid of breaking things! Because, face it. I'm low income, … Continue reading The Condo We Stayed in was Ridiculous!
While I was at work on Friday, my husband was being a total sweetie. Remember I cleaned up, and I was very proud of myself? My husband was proud of me too. Too bad the tape made it look bad, right? **pause** Well, I came home to this: To refresh you, this is what it … Continue reading **Squee!** Husbandly Surprise
I was quite manic this week while my husband was out at a work meeting, and took it upon myself to clean our entryway. Fully. Completely. I swept, then dust mopped, then mopped again. With the Flylady's mop, which was SUPER NICE. Then I scooted around on my butt (I can't bend over) and scrubbed … Continue reading Manic Cleaning Spree
We've had a difficult time keeping our vanity clean because there's so much stuff on it. I cleared a lot off lately, but it's still frustrating, and I've wanted a shelf in the bathroom for a long time. This weekend, my husband put one in! It was a bit intimidating drilling into plaster, but I … Continue reading A New Shelf in the Bathroom!
Normally, my house's cleanliness is directly related to my level of mania or depression. If I'm depressed it looks like it was hit by a tornado. If I'm manic it's picked up at least and dishes done, if not really clean. I don't like cleaning. And the only time I can convince myself to do … Continue reading FlyLady and Cleaning My House