Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Saying Goodbye

As I sit here in the last hour of my third decade, I'm not real sure if I have any feelings on the subject.  If anything,  I am feeling a bit numb.  But saying goodbye usually does that to me.

I hit some big milestones in the 20s, some more in the 30s and the ones for the next decade are already mapped out for me - thanks to work.  I'm happy that life hasn't been passing me bye...

I don't think that I regret any big decisions that I made, but I have a feeling that my bucket list has been feeling very neglected over the last few years.  Not even sure I know where it is.  I do have some areas that I'm not happy with, but doesn't everyone?

Over all - job well done.


Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Book Shelf Purge

I decided to work on my book shelves.
I couldn't even begin to tell you how many I got rid of...
I think there are 34 in the books in the picture and I know there was a pile removed before the photo...

MaBell went through the kid books and took a few and added a few more to my pile (after the photo)...
I now just need to talk MBB into going through his books.

Yes, I still have a huge amount of books...
Yes, I plan on keeping most of them.

But, I did get rid of quite a few.


Monday, June 30, 2014

So Tired of the Roller Coaster...

I am so tired of my body throwing me through a roller coaster ride...
I never seem to know what mood I am going to be in...
I cannot predict how I am going to react to how people treat me...
I would love to get some stability in my life again.

What's even worse - I do not think I am anywhere near "the change".


Friday, June 27, 2014

There was a June?

I am wrapping up one of the heaviest traveling months of my career.
Not kidding.
At all.

There were 21 working days in June of 2014.
I was in the office exactly nine of them.
Yes, I said 9.

Full transparency - I was out of the office two days on personal time...
But the other 10...
All work!

There was one day that I drove through four states.
Just to follow with three the next day.
12 hours in the car going 700 miles.
Yeah - fun.

I am so looking forward to staying home for the next few weeks.
Still not sure that I can say that I'm not traveling in July, but it will be close...

I would love to commit to posting more often, but as I have a huge To Do list to get through...
It may take me awhile.


Friday, May 30, 2014

One Fix Done!

We still have a lot of insurance claims in process...
But I am very glad to say that this one is complete.

Our porch no longer looks like a car tried to drive through it.
That makes me VERY happy!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Little bit of work?

Last Sunday, we made a list of things to do over the course of two days...

This was not our To Do before we sell the house...
This was not our To Do this week...
And it definitely wasn't our Don't Forget To Do on the house...
Yeah - we/I have a lot of To Do lists...

We crossed things off individually and then tackled some of the things together.
I can't say that we got everything done (hey, some of those items took a REALLY long time), but I can say that I did hit 10,000 steps on Sunday and may have to bleach my socks.

Maybe I should think about consolidating all of our To Do lists!
On second thought, maybe not...
I don't want to give MBB heart failure at its size.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014


We were working outside the other day and realized that we had a visitor.
He seems to think that this is his home too as I have seen him day after day after day.

Isn't really friendly though...


Tuesday, May 27, 2014


I totally jinxed myself.

I had to go and post about doing a good job blogging...
Just to turn around and not blog for about two weeks.


I can't even use work as an excuse - I haven't been traveling the last few weeks.
But, we have been working on the house a lot.
Trying to take care of the pool...
And put a very small dent in the list of things to do in the next two years.

Yeah - that's my story and I'm sticking to it!


Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Well I've done better about bloggin recently...
But I feel like I am primarily posting lots of pictures.

I guess that it where my life is right now...
And, I like taking pictures.

So, I guess I am primarily posting lots of pictures.
And not so many witty thoughts.

I'm good with that.
For now.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014


When visiting Detroit for a week, well... 
It's pretty easy to find some really good food.

A veggie wrap (extremely good veggie wrap)...

Fried green beans...

Good thing that I walked 10K steps each day that I was there!