A Thing That Happened at Home the Other Day

A Thing That Happened at Home the Other Day

In June we’d lost our old boy, Beta. We thought we were done with cats because we had already had the best one ever. Finally, last Saturday the boy and I stopped by Morris Animal Refuge to inquire about donating

Money Diary a la R29 but then I fell into The Time Sludge mid-week

DAY 1 – $0 6:20A My little dog needs to go potty. I take her to the roof deck. It was her sister’s Gotcha Day yesterday and they had cake for dinner… could cake be the culprit for this rude

Learning to Read Black-American Writers

I started reading in English in 2002. I studied Puritan Literature in undergrad. I used to wholeheartedly want to write my PhD dissertation on the Civil War poetry of Melville and Whitman; my twin heroes of a time, at the

Plant Stand Part 2 of 3!

Remember when I sketched a lot of plant stand configurations trying to optimize my plant storage? As of today, construction has begun. It took no joke eons to get someone to cut this 12ft plank down to the lengths I

365 Days of Gratitude, Day 5, from the infirmary.

Today I grew rather under the weather again (fever of 102!), but I still have gratitude to express. I’m grateful I made my flight last night and could make my meeting today to move the project of our forever home

365 Days of Gratitude: Day 2.

This is a late entry for January 3rd, for which I missed the deadline by 2 hours and change (assuming midnight PST cutoff). In my defense I had gone out to dinner, then when I returned my mom practically met

(S)LOW BUY: April 2019 Spending Breakdown

I know every month I change things up, but I’m learning that curbing unnecessary spending involves fighting a moving target. When I started spending breakdown for January, I had a problem buying random stuff online I don’t need. It turns

300th Post! YES it’s about PLANTS!

Well, looky here, my our this blog’s 300th post! I have been extraordinarily busy and very absent on this blog, but we still made it to 300! I don’t have any of the more time-consuming serial posts ready yet, so

(S)LOW BUY: March 2019 Spending Breakdown

Happy Tax Day! Last Month’s credit card statements are in, and, here we go:   First off, last month I said I needed to watch my Amazon spending, and I happily report I did just that! In March, I made

Plant Appreciation Post: Wall Mounted Ferns

Last summer, the lovely Mini helped me wall mount two of my ferns. Well first she accompanied me to Terrain where we picked up the beauties, then she helped me get them situated. So after she blessed them with her

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