It Feels Like The End Of A Very Long Fast

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Many, many years ago, I did a long fast. A juice fast. A 40-day juice fast. I didn't eat solid food for 40 days, and I only drank fruit juice, veggie juice, and water. You know what's interesting?  The first 35 days or so of that fast were easy.  Really easy.  I just settled in my mind that I was on a long fast, and that I just needed to … [Read more...]

Delays, Disappointment, Decisions, and Dreams

Well, y'all. Get ready for a post full of randomness. I have so many thoughts whirling around in my head, so this post might be like an exercise in free association. Just picture me lying on a couch in a psychiatrist's office spilling my thoughts on anything and everything that comes to mind. :) Let's start with the house... Due to circumstances … [Read more...]

Getting Down To The Wire

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Y'all!! One month!! That's what I have left to get this condo ready to put on the market. One month. Thirty-one days!!! I woke up in a panic this morning with that thought buzzing through my head, and a knot in my stomach. I tend to have what Matt and I call "Wonder Woman Syndrome", where I think I'm capable of far more than I really … [Read more...]

Thoughts On Starting Over…Completely

Shower curtain with pleated ruffle accents

Good morning, friends! Yesterday I finished up removing the recessed lighting from above the bookcase area in my living room, and then I spent the rest of the day cleaning up the mess, organizing my tools, throwing out junk that I'll never use again, and getting more things ready to go to storage. Oh...and cleaning! My in-laws are coming on … [Read more...]

How Should Power-Tool-Using DIYers Handle Less-Than-Understanding Neighbors?

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Are you a power-tool-using DIYer like I am? If so, do you have any neighbors that are less than tolerant of your noise? If so, I'd love to know how you handle it. I've lived in my condo for 6.5 years now, and in that time, I've never once had a neighbor complain about my power tool noise. I try to be very conscientious about when I'm using my … [Read more...]

Why Can’t We All Just Be Nice?

if you cant be kind be quiet printable from west willow designs etsy store

Happy Friday, y'all! Today, I just need to get something off my chest. It's something that has consumed my thoughts for the last four weeks or so. I want to talk about the lost art of being nice. Be Kind printable, $8 from West Willow Designs I don't know if people in general really are becoming meaner and ruder and more obnoxious, or if … [Read more...]