Ripley Victory Garden Week 1

Although I have been working in my garden for the past month I am going to label this update as Week 1. Let’s start this series of posts with what a victory garden really is. Copied verbatim from Wikipedia: Victory gardens, also called war gardens or food gardens for defense, were vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens planted at private residencesContinue reading “Ripley Victory Garden Week 1”

Not Impressed with Our Debt – Back At It

When I originally designed a plan to pay off our debt I had a steady paycheck. Unfortunately in life things happen to derail our plans and like many during this pandemic I lost my full time job. If you know me personally then you know that I am resilient and weren’t surprised when I jumpedContinue reading “Not Impressed with Our Debt – Back At It”

New Walkway from Old Material

We installed our side walkway in the summer of 2018 and after a couple of years it has settled in and looks like it’s been there forever, which is a good thing! We used the bricks from our old outdoor fireplace that was destroyed by a fallen apple tree and re-purposed them into this walkway.Continue reading “New Walkway from Old Material”

SAL Fraktur Hex #20

I got a little bit more stitched this last three weeks! Here is where I left off: And here is where I am now: I have 1/4 completely finished! Please visit the other stitchers in our SAL. They are doing wonderful pieces. Thank you to Avis for continuing to keep us on track and organizingContinue reading “SAL Fraktur Hex #20”

From Pumpkin to Pie

Another frustrating item missing from the shelves this fall has been pumpkin puree. The kind of pumpkin used in sweet breads, pies and cookies. The shortage is not due to the pandemic but due to the wet growing season last year. While waiting for pumpkin supplies to replenish in the grocery stores I for theContinue reading “From Pumpkin to Pie”

SAL Fraktur Hex #16

I have worked pretty consistently on Fraktur Hex these past three weeks. Here is where I left off last update: And here is where I am now: I got more done on the center and still working on the last corner! Please visit the other stitchers in our SAL. They are doing wonderful pieces. ThankContinue reading “SAL Fraktur Hex #16”

Not Impressed with Our Debt September 2020 Update

I haven’t updated since June so I thought I better get an update posted today. It’s been a frustrating few months. I have made some progress in some areas and put some debt on in other areas. Here’s the breakdown: Honda loan balance in June was $1600 – Now down to $900. I made aContinue reading “Not Impressed with Our Debt September 2020 Update”

Lactose Intolerant

It’s official (at least in my mind) I am lactose intolerant. Especially after last night’s late night stomach problems after eating macaroni and cheese for dinner. Most of my adult life I have suffered from what I would call random stomach problems and stomach problems suck right? The most frustrating part is that people loveContinue reading “Lactose Intolerant”

Dinner Ideas

I have been so frustrated with cooking lately because I feel like I get no help doing it. I don’t bother asking what anyone wants anymore because I get the same answers, either “I don’t know” or hot dogs. In fact I was so frustrated the other day that I took a notepad and wroteContinue reading “Dinner Ideas”

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