Sunday, June 5, 2016

Whole 30

I've been staying at my friend Aimee's Casita (sounds fancy, doesn't it? It is). While here, she and her husband have been doing the whole 30 diet. Basically it is the paleo thing, meats, vegetables, fruits, no grains or anything fake.

There is no way I could do it right now, but I am sticking my feet in the water as it were trying to figure out what foods are in and what I like etc so that when I am finally in a house (soon Lord, please) I can JUST buy stuff that is paleo and do the diet. The two hardest parts could very well be the no alcohol and no cheese!

I've been surfing the net looking for recipes etc that I figured I could handle. So... stay tuned as I start getting closer to a 30 days of clean living and eating!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Things had gotten boring

It's been quite some time since I last posted. I keep wanting to post, but then I don't. Why? I don't know. Perhaps I thought my life was boring. I'm pretty sure I've fixed that problem.  Let me catch you up. Since I last wrote:

1. I have sold my house in Dallas (for a pretty penny which is still not enough!) without having a new house picked out. Turns out I could afford for me to have housing or the dogs to have housing, but not all of us. Currently, Dixie is at her grandparents, and Buddy, Jenny and Gracie are at Pappy's Pet Lodge, and I'm couch surfing.

2. I quit my job without actually having another job in play (Let's just say that is how bad it was at the old place.) Within a week it was like a HUGE weight had been lifted off of my shoulders. Had things not happened the way they had, I would probably still be there which would be terrible. I knew how unhappy I had been for the last year, but I didn't appreciate it until I was gone. Know what I mean? In addition, I was dealing with some of the meanest, nastiest bully girls that I've ever dealt with. It truly made me sad that so few girls could make so many people around them miserable.

3. I decided to relocate back to Plano since my dad turned 80 this past New Year's Eve. If my kvetching of the last year each time I had to get on 635 to visit them was any indication then it is time for me to be closer to them.

So, I need to get a job, find a house, close on the house, move in and create a new life. See how the Emotional Defcon thing plays in? There's a lot of stress in my life at the moment and I'm doing the best I can with pharmaceuticals, but I gotta tell you, they can only do so much.

If you would like to keep up with the adventure... well, here is where you will do it.

Monday, February 29, 2016

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...

I look back and see the last time I posted was September.  I was remarking upon the chaos in my life. Oh, I had no idea of what chaos was. I am in the midst of so many things changing and getting better it is hard to organize it all. It will make some fantastic posts once I can write about it all. So, I say hang loose. I have some great stories coming.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Thriving on Chaos

That may not be correct. I'm not certain thriving is the right word, but man, do I have some chaos in my life right now.

As far as yearbook goes, the beginning of school is going pretty well. The leadership team is definitely in sync, they want to lead and I think they are doing a great job.

The directories are putting gray hairs on my head. Not sure why we had a procedure in place that worked well, and now we don't...

Once again the decision to sell my house and then charge forward pell mell as school starts could be used later in my sanity hearing. That I am sure will be happening soon.

I should write more, but I got no time!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

House Flipping & boot camp

So I have once again decided that it is time to sell a home and move on to my next project. Basically prices are so good I can't resist. I might regret this since I am financially committed, but there are no homes really available. At all. I'm screwed.

However, I am fully engrossed in the process. I have a POD coming on Thursday that I will immediately begin filling with my precious belongings and I'm hoping the new granite counters will be installed Monday.

Photos to follow!

In the meantime I have decided this is Boot Camp August. I have gone to the grocery store and purchased healthy food. I am committed to working in the yard each day and walking the dogs.

No wimping out!!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

The unbearable sadness of being

My dear friend's mother died Sunday morning. She was in hospice, she was old, she had been going downhill for a while. Not unexpected. He was able to be there and hold her at the end. It hurts my heart. I know he is very sad. We all know it is the circle of life.

Monday afternoon one of the school counselors came to tell me the mother of one of our students and a good friend of mine was in the hospital dying. She had cancer. She told almost no one. She thought she won. Two weeks ago she went back into the hospital. She died yesterday.

She is my age. She is funny and smart and kind and a great mom and in love with her husband and I am filled with soul crushing sadness. Her eldest is a freshman in college. Her younger son is a sophomore in high school.

My emotions are all over the place. I miss her already while I feel horrible for being a terrible friend and not knowing.

Life and death. Makes me think of the Princess Bride. "Life is painy, your highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something."

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Pinterest: Friend or Foe?

I've spent hours checking out Pinterest today. Of course, that is after hours of working on finances. Povery combined with checking out the things I'd love to buy. Sigh. Probably a mistake. 
Sure, there are lots of exercise plans and inspirational quotes. There are lots of recipes for healthy food. There are lots of how to's and instructions for things I want to do. 
On the other hand, there are lots of things I want to buy, yearn to buy and neeeeeeed to buy. But no money for the buying. 
So, I'm joining the movement. I'm going on the search for poor man versions of these things. For instance, good old pinterest showed me how to make a cheap leather cleaner. 1/4 cup olive oil with 1/2 cup vinegar in a spray container. Leather cleaner for cheap! Ignore the spot Jenny started chewing. Focus on the pretty shine on the leather.