I Will Not Be Silent

How to even begin this post.  This subject cuts so deep and so personally that I'm almost at a loss for the words to express how I feel.What do you do when a friend has made the conscious and willing decision to stay with her abuser?  Do you remain silent?  Doesn't that actually enable the abuser?  I choose not to remain silent....more
Denise Thanks, honey!  I just hope she listens... more

Studying

I spent the majority of my Labor Day weekend with my nose in a book.  I have a weekend class coming up and I spent the weekend noting my chapters in advance of the class.I realized that I enjoy the actual process of going through a chapter, pulling out the relevant facts, and putting them in a neat format on a piece of paper.  There is something about the detail of the process that puts me in a deep state of concentration....more
@Karen Ballum LOL!!  I promise...I won't tell!! more

Frugal Workouts

Ugh...the bad word...workout!  As much as we don't want to do it, we all know we need to.  You can accomplish the goal though without expensive equipment or a gym membership....more
@CristinFrank And I just added your book to my Amazon wishlist...looking forward to reading it! more

Frugal Workouts

Ugh...the bad word...workout!  As much as we don't want to do it, we all know we need to.  You can accomplish the goal though without expensive equipment or a gym membership....more
@CristinFrank Great post!!  Unfortunately, 35 is so far behind me it's not even visible in the ... more

Frugal Workouts

Ugh...the bad word...workout!  As much as we don't want to do it, we all know we need to.  You can accomplish the goal though without expensive equipment or a gym membership....more
@TahnyaKristina I'm with you!!  My yoga pants are from Marshall's...so are my sneakers!  As a ... more

My Weak Spot!

I received my Herrschner's catalog in the mail Saturday.  For those who haven't heard of it, it is a craft catalog with the most beautiful things inside.Truthfully, that catalog is like porn for crafters.  It is page after page of kits, supplies, and patterns.  The unfortunate part?  I'm not rich....more
@Karen Ballum Me, too!!  But so far I've resisted the temptation! more

Not a Napper

I am not the type of person who takes naps.  For some reason, I just cannot seem to lay down at a random time during the day and fall asleep.  I envy those who can, but I've never quite learned the knack.Yesterday I actually took a nap.  I was so exhausted, I fell asleep while reading for about an hour.  When I woke up, however, I didn't have that refreshed feeling everyone talks about. ...more
@Denise I think that is the true women's curse!! more

Sweeps Routine

I enter a lot of sweepstakes.  A LOT.  After doing this for quite a while, I've learned that a routine helps make the process much easier....more
@Denise I am now!! more

Not a Napper

I am not the type of person who takes naps.  For some reason, I just cannot seem to lay down at a random time during the day and fall asleep.  I envy those who can, but I've never quite learned the knack.Yesterday I actually took a nap.  I was so exhausted, I fell asleep while reading for about an hour.  When I woke up, however, I didn't have that refreshed feeling everyone talks about. ...more
@Denise I tried again...all I feel is guilt for what I should have been doing! more

How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation

Considering the fact that I will be in school for the rest of the summer, I though I would get a jump on the traditional end of summer essay.  This is what my summer looks like:...more
@Denise I will try to do better this semester.  Last semester was my first ever...I think I may ... more