Asking for help is the scariest thing I have ever done. At this point (the point where you have to ask for help because you’re between a rock and hard place) you go back to sixth grade in your mind and wonder if you had just studied a little harder for that spelling bee and gone to nationals, would your life be that much different? I love my family. They’re my people and … [Read more...] about A Desperate Cry For Help
Family & Friends
This has been a difficult week. Mr. Brickie's last day of work was last Tuesday so we are at a week of no work. I received a super helpful phone call from someone I adore alerting me to the Public Notice Illinois website to verify the 11/13/2014 auction date. Even when you're expecting the ax to fall there is a certain horror/relief cycle that plays out once you know and … [Read more...] about How We Spent It! (car edition)
I have a few drafts written. One is about how throwing out all the food in my pantry - all the things I cook with from the room I spend the most time in - caused a loss of identity that made me feel completely lost in and worthless. There is another one that's about the bare minimums a person who likes to bake and cook needs to buy in order to have a functional … [Read more...] about So Many Words, Then There Were None
Emotions have been high this month. Something about doing the Minimalist Challenge has really brought home that we are going to be leaving this house. I am not sad about donating things we have had for a long time, I am so nervous about how the move will affect the children. I don't want them to have the same experience I did moving back and forth between locations as a child … [Read more...] about Minimalist Progress Halfway Through September
Monday did not go as planned. If you didn't get to read the three updates to the post that happened at the bottom I'll recap for you real quick: I basically did hardly anything on my magical unicorn schedule of specialness. The couple/few things I did get done were things I would have gotten done without a list. I wrote a blog post and I put the rib tips in the crock pot … [Read more...] about Was That A Failure or A Success?