You guys. I almost let my one year blog anniversary go by without calling attention to it. That does not work for me! This needs to be noted. Why? Well, this is the first time I've stuck with anything this long without getting some sort of reward for doing it. Blogging is tough folks. There … Continue reading Blog Anniversary!
This is something I have wanted to do for a while, but waited until it was less emotionally loaded. When Grace passed on July 2nd, I knew I would write a post on the costs associated with her life regarding pet insurance and vet bills. Not only to satiate my own curiosity about pet insurance … Continue reading Grace: Pet Insurance and a Sick dog – A final tally.
Friends, When you are told you must have a heart surgery - no matter how big or small - you start to think about things in life like regrets. Two years ago my father and I discussed taking a trip to Maine so he could show me where he grew up and I could meet … Continue reading Opportunities and Regrets.
Hello friends! Have you completed steps one and two on this practical steps when the ish hits the fan journey? Fabulous! Let's get into it. Step three is all about bridging the gap between step one's inventory and step two's shortfall list. If you are like me and created a spreadsheet you could easily create … Continue reading Practical Step 3: Bridge the Gap
Now that you have completed step one by taking inventory when all the ish hit the fan in your life through health challenges or job loss you are ready for step two. I hinted about this in step one, but to complete step two you need to create a complete shortfall list. Don't get lost … Continue reading Practical Step Two: Shortfall
So. Everything has hit the fan. You've lost your job. Your health is screwed. Something major has happened. You are freaking out. Overwhelmed. Pick a place to start. Here is my suggestion for practical, actionable works. Take inventory. Of everything. How much food do you have in your house? Pantry and freezer? How much pet … Continue reading Practical Step One: Inventory
Thank you, everyone, for your emails, comments, and support. I am incredibly grateful for them! I had a few weeks of just overwhelmed and rudderless, but over the last week or so found my footing. I was so angry at first, here I am FIRE blogging, building an office to coach people, and now I'm … Continue reading Practical steps ahead.
Things are difficult right now. I lost Grace suddenly and unexpectedly and am grieving. I have developed new health issues. Yes, new, as in more. I've had an MRI, worn a heart monitor, had a treadmill stress test and am scheduled for an upcoming echo. My nerve condition has appeared to worsen, or may even … Continue reading Hello, my friends.
How can we save money on entertainment? Any Fire/ financial independence blog out there will tell you to cut your ties to cable. I have done so, but it is not as easy for everyone. If you are home bound and isolated it is often your only source of entertainment or interaction. While that is … Continue reading Ways to Save: Cable
Recently I wondered about how many doctor appointments I had last year. Since I have a personal policy of chasing down all idle curiosities I pulled out last year's planner. 51. I even left out a few lab only appointments, but balls! 51! When people think about how chronic illness can eat up a person's … Continue reading Lost Time. Or: 51 Doctor Appointments