Two days ago, I was shocked to notice a for sale sign had been placed along the road in front of my apartment building. I am lucky, having had two years of business law in college I knew what the implications would be if, and when, the building sold. So I took a proactive step to guarantee I could remain living here for the same monthly amount. I realize not everyone knows you can have a little cushion of security when renting, even if your home isn’t listed for sale.
Monthly Archives: January 2013
I mentioned yesterday that I was finally getting a chance to read Paul Martin’s book One Man’s Leg. This is a memoir of a man who lost his leg after a car accident and goes on to find himself as a began result running triathlons, skiing, playing hockey and surprisingly giving up a very well paying job to pursue his dream of being a full time athlete. I knew this was his journey but I was surprised by what I have read.
I received a surprise yesterday when I was reading comments and found Deeps Space nominated me for the Liebster Award. If you haven’t found Deeps Space yet, you should check it out. When people blog they blog for a lot of reasons, this is one blog that is in my opinion done right, a blog done for no other reason than what the writer wants to write about or remember for himself. If your goal is to get in shape this year, you can challenge yourself to keep up with Deeps Space, or find out what the next great book is that you may want to read, and more. So a huge thank you to Deeps Space.
Food preparation has never been something I obsess over, it’s something I need to have to be healthy after that it needs to be edible. I eat very simply and put as little time into my daily meals since I am only preparing food for myself. I thought I would share a meal with you to show you first how I can keep my food bill low and why a fridge isn’t a big deal.
Do you ever jump into something without thinking it through because it sounds like a fun thing to try? I do, not so much as I’ve gotten older, but every now and again I still do. Before starting this blog, I could have tossed the idea out when I decided I learned enough or it wasn’t the right timing. Instead, I put it out there for everyone to see and now have to be honest enough to explain I haven’t quite lived up to the challenge.
So what happens when you live with no plans and a carefree attitude? You have problems getting things done on a schedule. Yesterday presented an opportunity for some fun that would take me away from the computer until later in the afternoon of today, Friday. Well, what to do, have fun or write the Friday post late. Sorry, fun came first.
I know you have been waiting to see what my favorite posts were this week so I won’t make you wait any longer.
Before I go any further, I have to tell you my finger has hovered over this post for a few days deciding whether or not to delete this as I don’t want to offend anyone. I finally decided to trust you won’t be offended, please know my son was in the U.S. Army, and I have nothing but respect for those who have served. Nothing I say here should be taken as my being critical of their efforts to create a career for themselves now in the civilian world, I am simply questioning the use of this product by those who don’t need it as it relates to the environmental challenges we are all facing.
My daughter-in-law introduced me to Pinterest, great place to get ideas, worst time waster I think I’ve ever found for me. I happened to spot something that has me shaking my head. When it comes to wasted energy this has to take the cake, not to mention I need a place to spend all my extra money. Read the rest of this entry »
Life without a fridge has become a little complicated, so I will have to un-complicate it starting now. What I thought would make the transition easier, winter, is what makes it a pain.
This is still the time of the year when people are trying to make changes, whether you made a resolution or just want to improve an area in your life. Most of these changes revolve around weight loss or financial independence, getting a handle on your debt. I took on the January Money Diet, and while not perfect it has shown me where I tend to spend my money. There is one thing I don’t hear people talk about avoiding to get control of their finances.