an experiement in car-less-ness

My income has the potential to vary radically from month to month. Generally it’s pretty consistent, but this month…ouch. So I did that thing we all do when we need to cut costs and I reviewed what I could reasonably cut out of my budget. And I came back to the thing that I always come back to. My car payment. Aside from rent, it’s my biggest single expense. When I was married, TheHub and I had two cars. One that was paid for and one that was not. When we split, he took the paid for one and I…

And so it begins…

Sometimes I forget that my daughter is nearly a teenager. She’ll do something really obnoxious and I will sit there and wonder “what the hell is going on with her!!??” Oh, that’s right……she’s 12. *********************************************************************** My daughter did not inherit my cleaning genes. I usually just keep her bedroom door closed and pretend it doesn’t exist, but about once a month I’ll have her really clean it. This weekend I asked her to clean her room. It was pretty bad. About an hour later, I found her sitting on the couch watching iCarly and I peeked in her room. Yep….still…

35 – the year everything was ok….(?)

I’m sittin’ here on my porch, blogging away on my laptop, sipping a glass of wine. My boys are playing in the front yard, my daughter is sitting next to me eating dinner. Early tonight I rode my cute little bike to the bank and back. I have new ink, tickets to two great shows coming up, a cute little house in an amazing neighborhood with cable and cute bedding and lots of candles. I just school shopped for the kiddos and they all have cute first day of school outfits and all the supplies on the list the school…