We all want success. Whether we seek success in our careers, our finances, our interpersonal relationships, our health, or our ability to play quarters, I think we can safely say we don’t want to fail in reaching your goal. (Okay, success in playing quarters may depend on your absolute goal rather than your ability to […]
Little Bit had to make an important decision. Her Daisy troop scheduled a Saturday trip to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham for a Girl Scout Animal Adventure. Not only would Little Bit hang out with her buddies, she’d also work towards a new patch and enjoy the kid-friendly museum activities. So, we […]
I think of myself as pretty modest in my wants. I never wanted a pricy car, a fancy wardrobe or a boat bigger than a Sunfish. I don’t watch the Kardashians, or the Housewives, or any of those unreality shows. If you twisted my arm, I would admit that a beachfront cottage would be nice…except for the property taxes…and the insurance…and the chance it would all get wiped away in the next passing hurricane. So why did I spend a voyeuristic Sunday afternoon lusting after million dollar mansions?
I spent the rainy weekend parked in front of the TV with my family, watching the best in the world swim, cycle, and play beach volleyball. It was Little Bit’s first real exposure to the Olympics. She was too little to pay attention in previous Olympic years, but this time she watched fascinated as the […]
We are finding ourselves overwhelmed by paper. Bills, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, receipts, lists, Little Bit’s works of art. If we let paper build up for a day or two, we’ve soon find we’re barely treading with our head above water. We have a tendency to keep paper way too long, and it easily overwhelms our limited […]
Happy 4th of July! Amidst all of the picnics and fireworks, it’s important to remember that today we celebrate the United States of America. It may not be perfect, but for me it’s home. I love my home. America has problems. Americans struggle every day and most folks are unhappy with politicians and scared of sudden […]
Last week, I got an email saying that I’d gotten an Amazon credit of $69.84 from the Apple settlement. In my freer spending days, I spent a fair amount on e-books that someone thinks I paid too much for. I’ve double checked my account, and the Amazon credit is there. Yay! Unlike numerous emails for free […]