Today’s the day!

I am going to clean out my refrigerator. I am. Wish me luck!

Did I mention we have a new puppy? Puppies are exhausting. Cute, but OMG what were we thinking?

Quick question:  WHY do I feel the need to leave my home especially when I have work to do here? Everything is a mess, so of course (?), it’s time to go to the grocery store, or run some other errand.


Yesterday fell apart at the seams, and I haven’t managed to put my heart or mind back together again. I mean, they are already so fragile.

In other news, my sweet Golden boy’s rear left leg is getting worse. I did call my vet’s office today to ask if they knew of a lower-cost option for torn cruciate surgery or even TPLO, but the person who answered said no. 

If today has anything positive going for it, it’s been a gorgeous day in the low 70s – perfect weather for driving a convertible!

Good grief!

I am not certain what I had intended to do with this site, but surely it can serve some kind of purpose, right?

Today, I am putting down a few things for accountability.

  • clean out the refrigerator
  • laundry!
  • dinner
  • five minutes of meditation
  • five minutes of activity (I know that doesn’t seem very ambitious, but maybe starting small will get me where I need to be)

Short-term goals:

  • find a job
  • paint kitchen
  • clean out garage

Okay, internet, wish me luck! 😉

Hyperfocused vs. …normal?

For the last couple of months, we have been casually looking for a used car for our daughter, who will be 16 this month. She will need a car to get her to and from school and work, but we didn’t what to spend a lot of money. 

Over the last week, I’d found several cars on Craigslist that we eventually decided to see and test drive. Every one of them had been a disappointment except one car that had been owned by an elderly woman who hardly ever drove it. Our girl – who has routinely told us that she didn’t feel strongly about what kind of vehicle we chose for her and that whatever we thought was best, was good enough for her – expressed some disappointment that the car was…well, it was a big car and it looked like one might expect a car owned by a little old lady to look like. 

Then I read the safety reviews and discovered that this otherwise perfect vehicle had some worryingly poor crash test results. I decided to do a search on safe vehicles for teens, and found a very useful list published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:  Recommended Used Vehicles for Teens. Game changer! Nothing we’d already seen was on the list! Unfortunately, there were very few vehicles that were within our budget, either. 

But there were a few, and tonight my husband and I will picking up a low-mileage, 2-owner 2006 Saab 9-3 for our kiddo. Saab? I had no idea that they were considered so safe. 

I’m writing this here because while I am a Master Procrastinator (pretty sure I have my certificate somewhere), I have focused almost exclusively on this exhaustive vehicle search. 

Give me a to-do list with ONE item on it, and I am ON IT! As long as it’s not boring or routine. 

So I am finally back. Whew. It’s been a long week!