Saturday, March 11, 2017

Spring Forward!

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017


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Monday, March 6, 2017

Time Off

Taking this week off to celebrate (mourn) turning 55!

Friday, March 3, 2017

In The Works

I enter a lot of sweepstakes.  And I win...quite a bit.  I have had numerous friends ask how I do it. Usually the answer is no more than the fact that I enter.

I have decided to find a way to share the sweeps I enter without cluttering up my personal Facebook and driving all my friends crazy.  Not sure exactly how...but I am hoping to create somewhere that I can share sweeps on a daily basis and they will all be in one place.  

Hang in there with me...I'll let you know as soon as I have a site!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Carrying Too Much

This past week, a friend asked me a question that made me stop and think.

"Do you ever feel like you're carrying the whole world on your shoulders?"

I don't think there is a woman on the planet who hasn't felt like this at some point in her life, if not for most of her life.  In particular, women who are in the middle span of their lives feel the burden most heavily.  For those who are single, we carry the weight of self-sustenance, meeting the expectations of family, of society, and of our own.

For those of us who have gone through a divorce, many have been devastated both emotionally and financially.  We may have lost our homes, our jobs, and most importantly, our sense of self-worth.  It is a heavy burden to carry to rebuild from the ground up.

How do we do it?  I'll give you the same answer I gave her.  I put one foot in front of the other and keep moving.  Is it easy?  Hell, no!!  i have a firm belief, however, that it will be worth it in the end. Slowly but surely, my life is being rebuilt.  The sacrifices are many, but the rewards are also.

Keep putting one foot in front of the other.  Reach out to a friend when you need someone to lean on. We will make it...together.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A Small Step

Also last week, I shared that I have an issue with the way I eat during the workweek.  On Sunday, I took a small bit of time and mixed up some ham salad and tuna salad for sandwiches during the week.  

I know...a really small step.  But I'm hoping to get away from tv dinners!  If a homemade sandwich is the first baby step, I'm okay with that.  

At some point, I hope to be able to create meal plans and shopping lists to keep me on track and to reduce my grocery budget.  It is not out of the realm of possibility to cut that budget by at least 30%. I could probably cut it by 10% just by not listening to my sweet tooth!

How do you plan for workday meals?  Give me some tips!



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