Honestly, I don’t know what causes it. The overwhelming sense of dread that creeps in on Sunday night before bed. The feeling that makes me afraid to turn off the light and snuggle under the covers alone with my thoughts. No matter how many lists I write, alarms I set, or reminders in my phone…I… Read More The Sunday Night Panic
Do you worry like I do? I thought when I was young worry was a feeling. Like, “I feel worried” and I was either worried about something happening or not happening or just worried in general. I thought the way to deal with the worry was planning. If I had a plan for every possible… Read More What if all this work I’ve been doing can be applied to other things?
I have a book on my counter that was due on the 10th. I haven’t finished it yet, I’m slogging through to the end like a tortoise in molasses. I’ve even started reading a new, better, more shiny book instead but can’t seem to let the other one go until I’ve gotten to the very… Read More Kettlebells – First and Second Workout (With YouTube Links)
One of the things I have been asked more than a few times is how we deal with being poor. My knee-jerk instant response is, “We know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.” Once in a while someone gets smart and says, “Really? That just keeps working?” or my favorite, “Didn’t… Read More 5 Ways We Deal With Poor People Stress
So I’ve been dealing with bills I racked up the last time I went to the emergency room. This is actually a good thing. The reason I’ve been having these problems is because I have primary and secondary insurance. See? A good kind of problem. I assumed my Medicaid (The poor folk insurance not the… Read More My Shady Ambulance Bill Story
We had some chicken thighs hanging out in the fridge for a while (my “as snotty as they sell at Walmart” brand) and even though a very lovely, dear, kind, almost nun-like lady is shipping me an extra meat grinder for my KitchenAid, my cooking instincts told me this meat wasn’t going to last that… Read More Chicken Nugget Recipe (or, Let’s All Try Not to Get Salmonella!)
The past few nights have been rough. I would watch the preschooler during the day while Mr. Brickie worked. Then, Mr. Brickie would come home and take care of the kids while I worked. Needless to say, he hates this arrangement. When we first got together he was all, “I’m so liberal when it comes… Read More Crock-Pot Ground Beef Stew Recipe Madness