Totally overwhelmed. Fer realz. I've determined that if I don't sleep for the next 3.2 months, I will be half way caught up with my life ....more

feeling hot hot hot

In the summer slug of it all....more

OK, I'm alive

OK so that's the longest that I've ever gone without posting.  Thank you all for still checking in, and heck, I even appreciate the anonymous hang up call (pretty sure I know where that came from). lol.I think I just needed a break from the blog for a while. I've been doing this for around 7 years now fairly regularly so I must have needed some free time to relax.  I've been trying to write a post for a month ...more

Good things come to those who wait.

Do you remember me telling you about this door?   I told Gene multiple times over the winter that we needed to install it early in the year because by the time summer came around it was gonna be hotter than a motha.I think he agreed last summer with the deck was "lesson learned".  Don't put off tomorrow what you can do today ....more

First world problems

 I've gotten to the point in my career where I can spend 500 bucks, get a very small box and there's ...more

A new ride

A few months ago, at the beginning of winter, I reported that Tanner purchased a new kayak.  A couple weeks ago, said kayak *finally* made it on the water.  I, being mommy of the year (always), drove 15 miles just to take a few pics. Which he didn't like because they weren't senior picture-y enough.  ...more

Our new adventure!!

We are proud to announce our new adventure! www.ruralbride.com ...more

Workin' for "the man"

And sadly, I think at this point, "the man" is just me.  ...more

Toy Triumph

About 15 years ago, I was at a pretty different place in my life. We (my ex and I) were having a rough go of it.  We were pretty broke to say the least ....more

Office bathroom mini remodel

Our building where our office is located years ago used to be a car lot/gas station.  What I've found over the years, is that when a place is build, designed and ran by men, it's mostly utilitarian.Which makes fluffy pretty things harder for us girls.Our bathroom at the shop looked exactly like it had been occupied by men for a really, *really* long time.  Brick walls, painted concrete floor (that's pretty beat up) and a mirror hung by a 6'5" ...more