Blogging seems so insignificant when there are bigger things happening in our nation right now. Our thoughts are with all of the families who were in the path of the category EF4 tornado that touched down in Oklahoma. They’ve lost their homes, their cars, their way of life, and in many cases, their loved ones. Sometimes [...]
I recently returned home to help my mom out with a few things around the house. We went shopping, picked out paint colors and re-organized. I couldn’t believe how much stuff I still had in her basement – items I hadn’t thought about in years. It was time to do some extensive Spring cleaning. As [...]
Unemployment has left me with nothing but frustration. I have submitted my resume (to which I update constantly) too many times to count. I’m pretty sure I’m in the 1,000′s range by now. I’m not getting a lot of hits. The few that I did, chose other candidates. Other nibbles were for jobs that I [...]
I couldn’t sleep so I thought I’d write a quick update (sorry folks, no recipe today). Do you ever get the feeling that you just can’t catch a break? I’ve been feeling a bit like Alice lately (tumbling down the rabbit hole). Waiting on unemployment checks, waiting to hear back from job interviews, just… waiting [...]
Hello everyone and happy New Years Eve! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. It’s about that time again where we all ponder the year’s accomplishments, realize how little we really got done and make new resolutions for the upcoming year. Or maybe that’s just how I do things? 2012 was a tough year [...]
I recently watched an episode of Cheapskates on TLC about extreme penny pinchers. On this particular episode, a gentleman and his wife participated (amongst many other activities) in what they called a “fiscal cleanse.” For them, this meant they did not purchase a single item for an entire month. It was a chance to empty out [...]
Greetings faithful friends, Long time no chat! I recently flew into Wisconsin to visit family and they haven’t let go of me since I landed. This is the first chance I’ve had to get away and write to you all. So, hello! What’s new with you? My hometown of 73,000 people was a great place [...]
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. I hope your home is warm with love and homemade holiday delights today and every day. This day brings a lot of things into the light for me and provides the opportunity for me to express my thanks. What are you thankful for? Other than not being [...]
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to make a big meal and share the day with your friends and family. That is… if you have family nearby. My family is a 15-hour drive away and I don’t know if you’ve noticed but travel costs keep going up and up. I save my pennies to [...]
Stereotypically, cats like tuna fish and chicken. My cat is very different. Sometime she will snuff at a bite of chicken and go for my melon instead. In this case, she was begging me for some of my quinoa salad and happily lapped it up when I gave her some. Caboose is such a goofball [...]
Hello! My name is Nicole. I'm a blogger, a sports fan and a bacon activist. When I'm not making a huge mess in the kitchen, I am leaving my mark outside or gaming with my Mister. Read more...
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