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ShareTweet I quite my job after two hours. I choose to refrain from telling you why. I guess I’m going to school and hoping for more blog clients that need some organization. I’m trying to be positive about this. Going to watch Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talk again. … Read entire article »

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0600 and my world is about to change

ShareTweet I could sleep for another hour and a half, but today is a big day and my body has decided now would be a good time to be up. I quit drinking coffee, and yet, here I sit, just wishing something warm was in my hands. I’m a/c cold, this morning. A summer norm, for me. I had a very productive day yesterday. I filled out my FAFSA, online, and applied to go back to school. I have to go in, this morning, and see if I did everything right and take in all my legal documents proving I’m eligible to go to school and such. I have my taxes but can’t find the W2’s. Now, logically, this shouldn’t be a problem, but somehow I think its going … Read entire article »

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I have no left or right brain!

ShareTweet Right Brain/ Left Brain Quiz The higher of these two numbers below indicates which side of your brain has dominance in your life. Realizing your right brain/left brain tendency will help you interact with and to understand others. Left Brain Dominance: (16) Right Brain Dominance: (16) Right Brain/ Left Brain Quiz … Read entire article »

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Home Made Laundry Soap

ShareTweet Making Home Made Laundry Soap has become so simple, to me, that I’m quite disgusted that I’m using some commercial product, right now, because I got behind on grating and drying some Zote. Here are the basics to start with: My recipe is very simple: 2:1:1 (2 parts dried powdered soap, 1 part super washing soda (sodium carbonate), 1 part 20 Mule Team Borax (sodium borate)) First I grate the Zote (my favorite choice for soap) in my food processor.  I lay it out into a plastic box to dry a couple of days, then I use my magic bullet or blender to make soap into a fine powder. (A friend, of mine, used Ivory Soap bars and it works beautifully, too.) There have been times when my super washing powder and/or borax is very … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Domestication, Frugality

Keepin’ it Real : What’s been up in the last few months

ShareTweet I’ve been thinking long and hard about writing this post.  I think its necessary as I rebuilt, from ground zero. The last year has been very difficult for me.  I’ve struggled to find my own identity, as I mourned and grieved, after burying my father.  I branched away from blogging because I just couldn’t keep my thoughts straight, enough, to write about anything. I’m over thankful for my great friends who have kept their faith in me, that I could come back to the blogging I once loved so much.  And, with that thought, I do feel I am back. Being hacked, a few months ago, was a serious invasion of my privacy, for no one’s real benefit.  I don’t know who enjoyed messing with me so blatantly.  I have no faith that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, Everyday Nothing, Unexpectations

Menu Monday – August 2, 2010

ShareTweet I’ve been having a lot of problems in the kitchen, lately.  With so much going on, I’m just out of ideas. I’m hoping to get some things going by making better plans, for dishes, others can make, here too. Monday: Hoagie Roll Pizza Tuesday: Taco Tuesday (ground meat and rotisserie chicken from the freezer) Oops forgot.. Birthday Dinner Tuesday Night.  The boy is 19! Wednesday: LowCountry Boil Thursday: Sloppy Joes on Kaiser Rolls, Butter Basil Green Beans Friday: Ground Pork Burgers, Asian Cole Slaw Saturday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, angel hair pasta, garlic bread, green salad with HM Ranch Sunday: Tamale Pie , Broccoli Casserole (substitute 1/2 cottage cheese for 1/2 mayo) Find More Menu Plans at I’m an Organizing Junkie … Read entire article »

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I am a mom to adults

ShareTweet The boy drives now. These last few days, the children were away at Youth Conference.   The boy drove and parked his car at the church. For the first time, I didn’t have to go, in the evening, to retrieve kids from activities. It was nice.  I could get used to this.  Increased insurance costs aren’t quite so bad.  tonight. … Read entire article »

Filed under: family and friends, Unexpectations

I’m always gonna wanna make it move..

ShareTweet When one loses a parent, life seems to go into an unrecognizable mode, for a while.  Some days you don’t know if you’ll ever feel 1/2 normal again.  It has taken me just over a year to be able to function, at full capacity, again. Amazingly, in that year, I’m not sure how I accomplished anything.  I did do the best thing I could do, for myself.  I went back to the pyschiatrist.  It was my chance to just focus on me and work on climbing back into the world I once could run through. I will always be saddened, that my dad chose to hide his illness from me.  I will always feel that I lost my chance to really show him that I could be a successful daughter.  All I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Forever and One More Day, Inspiration, Unexpectations

Ephemeral Pursuitz #51 Make HomeMade Play Dough

ShareTweet Just in time to start working on my 101 in 1001 Dayz posts, again! via skiptomylou.org Thanks for sharing, in the craft camp, Jill. Hat Tip to Maria, at Meckmom.com … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ephemeral Pursuitz, Inspiration, Linky Love

Here’s What I Know..

ShareTweet After 5+ years of blogging, being hacked really spun me around.  Now, we start over.  One blog at a time.  One day at a time. “At some point you have to make a decision. Boundaries don’t keep other people out, they fence you in. Life is messy, that’s how we’re made. So you can waste your life drawing lines, or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines that are way too dangerous to cross. Here’s what I know, if you’re willing to throw caution to the wind and take a chance, the view from the other side, is spectacular.” ~Grey’s Anatomy … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos

Elizabeth Gilbert got me with “Peculiar” :)

ShareTweet I love this video. I find it weekly inspiration. Seriously. Just show up! Ole! I finished Eat, Pray, Love, for the second time. I purchased Committed. I’m ready. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, Inspiration

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