When I’m really stressed out, I try to ignore my feelings. Sure, I’ll tell you what’s wrong if something specific is going on but you will, inevitably, have to listen immediately to my plan for solving that specific problem. I am a problem-solver of the highest order. Years of practice and execution of plans has made me efficient and confident. There are very few times I get … [Read more...] about Outside Focus – A Birthday Story
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I finally got another date night! We got a sitter and Mr. Brickie and I went to a local fest and hung out in the beer tent and watched a couple bands. We ran into people we knew and it was a great night. Seriously, we had so much fun and it reminded me I’m not getting out of the house enough. Between you and me, I know I’m not going to get out of the house until August when … [Read more...] about One Step Backward, Two Steps Forward (Finance & Fitness)
I know you know this but I wanted to share a few ways money is making my life easier. Not loads of money, just a little bit of money, makes a big difference. I will say that my community makes a lot of these things possible as well. If we didn’t have inexpensive camps or an awesome school supply place money wouldn’t matter. School Supplies. Our local school supply place? … [Read more...] about How Money Makes Life Easier
My friend Carla is a very smart woman. https://www.facebook.com/carlabirnberg/posts/10153919560479466?pnref=story But you know what? The Next Level? It doesn’t mean anything at all. Taking something to the next level is a concept that can mean whatever you want it to be. It’s a new-fangled way of telling people not to stray off the path if they want to get to a … [Read more...] about So Much Work for a Lateral Move!
Last year Mr. B participated in a bricklaying competition. He came in second place because he started his pattern a row off and had to tear down two courses and start over. Tomorrow he participates again and is determined not to make the same mistake. Since Mr. B has been a bricklayer and I hear him tell stories about solving problems or getting things done, it’s really … [Read more...] about Bricklayer Competition Part Two