My projects move slowly and this one took six months. Not because it was so difficult, but because I take forever to make decisions and some things required help. If you recall, I manifested a Friheten from Ikea for $0. Or $11 for loading fee. After deciding I wanted one I put it out in … Continue reading Ikea Friheten hack!
A brief PSA: Take care of yourselves. Manage your stress. True self care is necessary. Ask for help and support. Make dates to laugh with people. Get outside and breath in the freshly made tree air. Nothing is more important than this. The cardiologist let me know at my last appointment that 2019 was essentially … Continue reading We can break our own hearts.
Of all the possibilities I had considered, what actually happened was not one of them.
Hello friends! I'm pleased as punch to share I'll be having my heart surgery just before Christmas! If it goes well, it will be a 4- 6 week recovery. If it ends up going worst case, it will be months. Let's hope for best case! It all depends on what they find once they get … Continue reading Heart Surgery Update for Thanksgiving!
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