Tales From the Couch: Sometimes Life Happens

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I have the best couch buddy ❤

Once again I find myself taking an extended leave from the good old blogging world.  I haven’t given up and disappeared for good, but as the title states, sometimes life happens.

I’m one of those people that always has trouble finding balance Continue reading “Tales From the Couch: Sometimes Life Happens”

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Tightening Up My Budget… Again

I’m one of those people that don’t really notice what the date is.  When I’m at work, I read it off the lower right hand corner of the computer screen and absentmindedly transpose it into whatever document I happen to be working on at the time.  Holidays and long weekends frequently catch me by surprise.  So it was an absolute shock to me when this morning I asked a co-worker what the date was and she replied September the 18th.  That’s right, September the 18th.  At first I thought she was joking. Continue reading “Tightening Up My Budget… Again”

Cleaning Out My Closets; Trying to Simplify My Life and Figure Out My Style all the While Trying to Look Age Appropriate. Yikes!

I have been busy lately.  If you’ve read any of my previous posts you already know that I’ve been working at trying to simplify and declutter my home and my life.  I’ve done another round of house purging, I’ve finally started (after 3 plus years) decorating, I’ve been working my way through clearing out my closets and I have not been having an easy time with any of it.  Through it all the one roadblock I keep coming up against that has made every decision on what to toss, put up, what to keep such a painstaking process is I have no idea what my style is.  I have no idea what type of image I want to project, if I have an image at all, if things are age appropriate and what my image says about me and what, if anything, I would even want it to say.  And yes, this is one of those girly/first world problems/consumerism type posts.  Sometimes it’s just necessary to take a break and head on over to the shallow end of the pool. Continue reading “Cleaning Out My Closets; Trying to Simplify My Life and Figure Out My Style all the While Trying to Look Age Appropriate. Yikes!”

Tales From the Couch: Just Another Random Update Post

I’ve been out of touch for the last bit.  Now that my summer vacation time is all run out I’m back to work as usual, though I’m putting in later and busier days as we’ve been understaffed due to unexpected turnover and sickness, plus I’ve been training new staff. Continue reading “Tales From the Couch: Just Another Random Update Post”

More Advice I Wish My Younger Female Self Had Received

When it comes to being an adult, I have definitely not got it all figured out just yet.  I doubt I ever will.  I still have problems making my bed on a regular basis.  I still feel like I’m playing dress up when I wear a nice blazer to work Continue reading “More Advice I Wish My Younger Female Self Had Received”

Hard Rock; Quartz, and Some Hard Learned Life Lessons

If you’ve been following along with my blog at all, you know I’ve spent a large percentage of my summer burning up my accrued vacation days out at camp.  For those who haven’t, I’ve spent a large percentage of my summer burning up my accrued vacation days out at camp.  We spend many of our days out fishing, sightseeing, adventuring and even visiting.  While there are times we may wish so, every day can’t be a grand adventure, and many days are spent at ‘home’ (or the cabin), taking care of chores, doing a little recovery from the last great adventure, or just indulging in some straight up r&r.  Continue reading “Hard Rock; Quartz, and Some Hard Learned Life Lessons”

Stop Telling Me I Need To Travel

180644_10150373635175254_3188581_nI am a huge proponent of the staycation and advocate strongly for living someplace you love and learning where you live.  Why bother?  Because you spend the majority of your waking hours and life there.  Why would you not want to?  There is always something new to be discovered, something beautiful to be found, something unique to do, a special tradition or culture in which to immerse yourself, and a history all it’s own just waiting to be discovered no matter where you live. Continue reading “Stop Telling Me I Need To Travel”