Creating a mess because I’m trying to help my pets…

I really shouldn't make "stop spending money" pledges to myself out loud... because then something comes up to derail that train of thought. And my mind has been largely derailed the whole weekend. I'm about to fall asleep sitting here after days of worrying and trying to get situated. At least I know I'll sleep … Continue reading Creating a mess because I’m trying to help my pets…

I figured I’d take my time & wing the to-do list the past two days… & boy, I got lost.

I'm trying not to giggle while The Pixies' song "Where is My Mind?" goes off in my head. Because I have no clue what the hell happened the past two days while I was at home. I do remember getting a few things from the store, some really crappy eating choices, and then a bunch … Continue reading I figured I’d take my time & wing the to-do list the past two days… & boy, I got lost.

An off-kilter week leads to me buying workout clothes, which I never thought I’d do again. But I’ve learned some valuable things that will make my life a bit easier…

I knew I had to get a few things done while I was out and about before taking the dogs to the vet yesterday afternoon (man, that took forever). My trip took me by a big box sporting goods store. My initial intent was to finally get some propane canisters for the camping stove I … Continue reading An off-kilter week leads to me buying workout clothes, which I never thought I’d do again. But I’ve learned some valuable things that will make my life a bit easier…

A wannabe green thumb tackles shrubs for the first time…

I've planted vegetables, fruit bushes, and quite a few trees. But I'd never messed with shrubs in my yard because it just seemed like something too big and too small at the same time. I mean, either pick a tree or a little plant that can go into a bed with others just fine. Well, … Continue reading A wannabe green thumb tackles shrubs for the first time…

I Swore I Would Stop Shopping Online for a While… But My Parakeets Need Boyfriends, Among Other Things…

Oh man. I thought I had it made with my cranky parrot's old cage. I had to put a fat dowel rod down to block the one area my craftiest parakeet could exploit to get out, but otherwise it was nice, big, and roomy. But if I add two more parakeets, it's gonna get crowded. … Continue reading I Swore I Would Stop Shopping Online for a While… But My Parakeets Need Boyfriends, Among Other Things…

My Garden Weekend: saving time & running ragged all at once.

I'm still trying to figure out this weekend and what all I got done or could do. Then again, intense sleep depravation doesn't help recollections all that well. I just hope I got enough done that I can look at in the morning and be satisfied, and come up with a fair-weather plan for the … Continue reading My Garden Weekend: saving time & running ragged all at once.

My stress-buying tendencies are the worst… but maybe something good will come from this online trip.

I don't remember where the idea came from or why it had to hit me so hard. Maybe it was the exhaustion of the past few days. Maybe I saw an advertisement or old video that talked about planting trees and conservation efforts and the like. All I know is I re-joined the Arbor Day … Continue reading My stress-buying tendencies are the worst… but maybe something good will come from this online trip.

One thing I realized I’m thankful for during this virus-time: I live alone.

Considering how easily I get mind-numbingly bored (and you, dear readers, have bumped into a few of those posts), that might seem surprising. My kids, so to speak, are feathered, finned, or have paws and floppy ears. It hit me today, while people are so worried about their families and I'm doing all I can … Continue reading One thing I realized I’m thankful for during this virus-time: I live alone.

Finally knuckled down & did something that made sense for my goals: I bought a microwave.

That may not seem like much, but I haven't had a working microwave in over three years and was totally okay with never getting one. Every one I was looking at was so damned big when I considered it before. I have plenty of counter space, but most of it isn't very deep in this … Continue reading Finally knuckled down & did something that made sense for my goals: I bought a microwave.

Amazing how a grocery chain can enact an emergency plan & have it’s sh** together long before the government even starts to…

I have an H-E-B grocery about a dozen miles from my place. I went there on an errand when this whole mess was shutting things down (in the first waves of the Toilet Paper Wars, too). Things were orderly, and I wrote about it last week, so I won't rehash the whole weird day. I'll … Continue reading Amazing how a grocery chain can enact an emergency plan & have it’s sh** together long before the government even starts to…