Do you have a side-hustle?

One of my favorite podcasts is “Side Hustle School” by Chris Guillebeau.  He talks every day about different things people do to earn money on the side.  While some of the people go on to earn full-time incomes, the focus of the show is true side hustles, those where people don’t quit their day job…

March Wrap Up & April Goals

As you may know, March was a busy month in my little corner of the world.  Both of the girls’ birthdays were “big” ones this year with one turning 18 and one turning 10 (double digits!).  One weekend I took my older daughter out for a special lunch and then shopping on Saturday, and then…

Family Fridays

This month has been busy, but it is starting to slow down a bit.  As I’ve mentioned, both of my daughters have March birthdays, so we had two weekends in a row of parties and shopping taking up both Saturdays and both Sundays. This weekend we’re going to visit my son’s friend, who broke his…

March Goals & Check-in

March is already more than half over, and today is the first day of spring. Tomorrow we’re expecting another snow storm. I’m not thrilled with the idea, but honestlyI’ve realized that the weather does not affect my plans very often. I either work my day job, or I do work at home on the house…

Linen closet organization, or Why would they put that there?

I’ve been planning on organizing my linen closet for months, but haven’t had time.  I’m pretty sure I started planning it before Christmas.  I finally had a little bit of time and enough energy to consider doing it a few Sundays ago, so I jumped in. As with organizing any small storage area, I’ve found…

Rainy days, Power outages and Applebee’s

Friday we had what would have been a blizzard, except it was too warm so it was just a ton of rain and wind.  As expected, we lost power a little after 4 pm.  I got a text letting me know from two of my three kids.  I was not home yet. I got home,…

Onward and Upward

The last month has gone by so fast I can hardly believe that it’s March. Both of my girls have birthdays this month. One will be entering double digits, the other is turning 18. I’m excited for them, but I’m not really looking forward to either. It was disturbing enough when my son turned 21…

January Goal Check-in

I set monthly goals.  All last year, I set monthly goals that I knew, in the back of my mind, I would not reach.  It was a pointless exercise, and only made me feel like I wasn’t achieving anything.  This year, I decided I would still make a list of 3-5 monthly goals, but I…

Clutter Challenge Update

Between work and home I’ve been ridiculously busy lately, so I haven’t had time to update in a while.  Have you been doing the Clutter Challenge that I mentioned in another post?  I have a bit, but not as much as I’d like.  I thought I’d do a quick review now. Week 1:  Declutter Jumpstart…

Snow Storms and Baby Birthdays

Well, we definitely had snow.  About 8 or 9″ where I am, and lots of wind to blow it around.  Everything pretty much closed down on Thursday, including the bank where I work.  I gave myself a real day off by not scheduling a bunch of chores for a change.  My main focus was to…