Using Our Land Part II

I have been ready to end my writing hiatus for a while, but the seriousness of the post ideas in my head were a bit overwhelming. I think I’m ready to tackle them over the next few weeks, so I am back and happy to be blogging again! I’ll keep this post light. One ofContinue reading “Using Our Land Part II”

Homeschool Trip #1: Boston

We’ve traveled a handful of times this school year, though much less than I hoped because of COVID. This past weekend was our first trip made with the primary purpose of reinforcing our homeschool lessons. Emma is a voracious reader. That has made most subject we’ve discussed—whether her choosing or mine—pretty simple because I canContinue reading “Homeschool Trip #1: Boston”

My Favorite Space is Green

I put a lot of thought into organizing our new place. It is a no brainer that our sunroom is my favorite space in the house. It seems the more sparkly lights and green plants, the better a room makes me feel. Even if it is not insulated AT ALL and stays FREEZING during theContinue reading “My Favorite Space is Green”

(Re)Tired Ramblings #1

It’s been almost two months since my official retirement date and I finally started on my retirement checklist, per my post Tattoos, Baldness, and PJ Pants. Decided to modify the “baldness” a little bit and went with super short vice baby-butt bald. I like it! I also submitted my tattoo idea to a local tattooContinue reading “(Re)Tired Ramblings #1”

Mom, when you Die…

I spent some time thinking my youngest was a super morbid kid. As she’s gotten older I’ve realized she is just super curious and occasionally fixates on specific topics. Death just happens to be one of those topics. She’s an opportunist though, so the conversations usually go something like this. “Mom, when you die I’mContinue reading “Mom, when you Die…”

Oki the Pup

We got a puppy! I’ve promised Emma we could get a dog since she could talk, but we had to wait until we settled somewhere. Full disclosure, I am not an animal person. I’ve never wanted a pet. I’ve never been super fond of other people’s pets. That is, until I met my sister’s dog,Continue reading “Oki the Pup”

Medical Retirement Confirmed

FINALLY got my ratings back from the medical board—I will indeed be medically retired. Amazingly, they rated me higher than I was expecting, which means I’ll be making significantly more money monthly which is huge because we had estimated our family income dropping 60%, but it’ll only drop 40% (at least for the next fewContinue reading “Medical Retirement Confirmed”

Words I Loathe #1: Deserve

Everyone has a few words they can’t stand. “Moist” and “panties” rank high on my list. Ew. Thankfully my oldest knows this, so she uses them often. Yippee. One keeps coming up that bothers me a ton. It’s not the sound of the word, like the two above, but the meaning or perceived meaning. DeserveContinue reading “Words I Loathe #1: Deserve”

Playing Adult

I mentioned in Finally a Trip to Ithaca, NY that I couldn’t wait to get back to Ithaca. That happened much quicker than I expected…my MIL came into town last week so Chris and I decided to capitalize on her being here and make a weekend trip up north. There was a house we wereContinue reading “Playing Adult”