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Update: Debt, Illness, Books
Saturday, March 13, 2021      8 comments

A quick update: Debt: From January 1, 2021 to March 1, 2021, my total debt load has decreased by $735.26. This means, in the first quarter of 2021, I paid off $735 worth of debt. Not too shabby. My goal to pay off my Wells Fargo card... Read more
Financial Weight Loss ... DEBT LOSS
Tuesday, February 16, 2021      6 comments

From January 2020 to January 2021, I was able to decrease my total debt load* by $6,678.48. I am pretty damn proud of myself, and am unbelievably motivated to decrease the debt load even more this year. Wells Fargo, you're going to be the n... Read more
Bite Your Tongue / Daily Journal #1
Monday, October 12, 2020      6 comments

No, really, don't do it. It hurts. My guess is I was clenching my jaw / grinding my teeth last night while I slept because the tip of my tongue has a nice gouge in it. I don't have straight teeth (one day I will!) and so my tongue gets cau... Read more
In My Own Way
Wednesday, October 07, 2020      1 comments

Ha, now that I re-read the title, I realize that it can be read two different ways. 1. In My Own Way -- The sordid tale of one woman's attempt at finding her 'self' ... in her *own* way. 2. In My Own Way -- The true story of how I pre... Read more
What is all this crap and why do I have so much of it?
Sunday, October 04, 2020      8 comments

UGH! I HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF! AND NOWHERE FOR IT TO GO! I spent my day today slowly cleaning up the heaping mountains of randomness in my bedroom.... which basically led to me just dragging it into the living room, creating a bigger mess out... Read more
October 1st
Thursday, October 01, 2020      5 comments

A lot has gone on this year. I can't believe it's already October. It's almost like nothing has happened this year because every day has been the same mask wearing gloomy anxiety filled H-E-Double Hockey Sticks. And yet, here we are. A cow... Read more
"I don't want to be fat anymore!"
Sunday, September 27, 2020      9 comments

My sister yelled at me from her bedroom yesterday. I told her, "Well, you're where you need to be in order to make the change, then. It really takes being at that point to know that you're ready to start making these changes." The reality ... Read more
The thing about balance...
Sunday, September 20, 2020      5 comments

... is that it is HARD to negotiate. I also despise when people add "life" into the balance equation. "life" isn't part of the equation, it IS the result/sum/product. Trying to balance work + personal creativity + domestic responsibi... Read more
Social Media... I'm over it.
Saturday, September 12, 2020      5 comments

Scrolling through social media at 2am will tell you one thing, and one thing only: Society is in desperate need of attention and verification. I rarely share photos anymore, or post anything about my life, because I've been trained t... Read more
Heading into the 4th Quarter
Sunday, September 06, 2020      5 comments

It is unbelievable to me that we are already at September 6, 2020. What in the world happened to this year?! Up here in northern lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, you would have no idea there was any sort of pandemic going on had eve... Read more
The Crud / Life Balance
Sunday, February 23, 2020      3 comments

It turns out, a sinus infection was hiding under the guise of my migraine last Sunday. I was down for the count Sunday through Thursday. Things at work went okay; there was a tiny flare-up between some employees, and personally, I don't necessar... Read more
RECIPE: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins with Beets!
Sunday, February 16, 2020      2 comments

Dark Chocolate Chip Beet Muffins Dark Chocolate Chip muffins with a secret ingredient: BEETS! Nobody will ever be able to tell there’s beets in them! Prep Time 10 mins | Cook Time 23 mins | Total Time 33 mins Servings: 20 Mu... Read more
2# Gain + Migraine
Sunday, February 16, 2020      3 comments

Sad to report I gained two pounds -- have a feeling it has to do with the amount of sodium I've consumed the last few days and will be doing what I can to get that in check. I have a migraine -- though not as fierce and painful as they wer... Read more
A Few Things: NSV, Food, Life
Monday, February 10, 2020      4 comments

1. I promise I'll take a photo of the chocolate beet muffins before they're all gone. If I don't, I guess I just have to make more... darn. 2. NSV: I bought these super cool plaid slacks for work last summer. They *almost* fit and I wore t... Read more
Spoonful of Sugar...
Sunday, February 09, 2020      8 comments

I just finished reading this article: "Why This R.D. Says Not All Sugar Is Created Equal" sparkpeople.com/resource/nut
rition_articles.asp?id=2466 And it reminded me of a moment in my life that has had a direct impact on my inabilit... Read more

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