4 Years.

Today makes year 4 since my sister Amanda (the OG Dr. Wise Money) committed suicide. Today I’ve made my bed, put away laundry, organized my spare closet, and taken a bath. Later I’m going to paint my nails for the

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

Watch “Kukuwa African Dance – Feel Good Friday 15 min” on YouTube

A genuine gem, pure joy to witness.

Really Pretty Things I’m Not Buying Now and Not Ever

Since the start of last year, I’ve significantly cut my discretionary spending (especially, especially on clothes, which I later expanded to other ‘problematic’ categories). Something that happened since the pandemic is I’ve drastically cut all spending and really begun to

I did it! I organized my arts and crafts supplies!

It only took almost a year (see: I’m Trying! — to organize my arts and crafts supplies dated, embarrassingly, 04/19/19) and the onset of self-quarantine due to a global pandemic for me to finish organizing my arts and crafts cabinets

An Introvert’s Guide to Staying the F#$% Home

We know now that in order not to overwhelm our healthcare system and hospitals, anyone who is able to, should do their best to self-quarantine. Staying at home as much as we can is a matter of social responsibility to

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: Birthday Puzzles!

Over the weekend I received a puzzle in the mail for my birthday, as is tradition. (If you’re like me and now need to see it done, here it is.) My new puzzle has books (with punny titles!) and a

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

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