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Louie Saves the Day

8 bottles of Heineken, 4 litres of ginger ale, 14 bologna & cheese sandwiches, a box of Honey-Nut Cheerios, 3 litres of 2% milk, 1 pizza (thank you Food Fairy), 6 cans of V8, 12 chocolate meal supplement drinks, and FOUR AND A HALF packs of cigarettes later, I kid you not….I crawled out from […]

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So, 2015 Sure Started Out Weird…

I’m not sure I even know where to begin… I was asleep when the ball dropped – woke up when the kids all called for rides home at the same time. It took me three trips, and I drive a mini-van. That’s a lot of drunken 20-somethings… That old saw about “how you ring in […]

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J.O.B.

The Retirement J.O.B.

So I went broke. Again. My retirement was short, but worth it. I got to go back to The Toy Store again, too. Now, I work both locations – the one on the hill, which was the second location I ever worked at. Louie ran it then, before HE had a melt-down and quit (I […]

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J.O.B. Little Bits of Stupid Real Life

The Unconventional Guide to Wearing No Pants…

I don’t like pants. I like comfort, and pants don’t equate with that. Any pants, really, but some are a little more comfortable than others. Yoga pants, for example, can be worn to work if you’re skinny and old and decidedly not-sexy, so that’s what I wear to the J.O.B., even though there is a […]

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Gardening Little Bits of Stupid Tarmac Garden The Landlady

Am I Smarter than a Potato?

My big project for 2014 (aside from becoming “Independently Self-Sufficient”, that is) was to be able to feed the household without having to purchase any vegetable I could grow myself. Actually, the garden was a major part of the “Independently Self-Sufficient” plan – I just knew damned well that I could only just begin the […]

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Fur-Babies Little Bits of Stupid

You Don’t Get Much Cuter Than This…

I’m dog-sitting Louie da Boss’ baby… in the daylight she’s a happy, yappy little thing that loves to wrestle with Kaylee, who has about 100 pounds on her. Coda also guards the parking lot against all things noisy, going so far as to sneak under the gate whenever my back is turned, to expand her […]

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This is a Picture of “Happy”…

This is a close-up shot of one of my attic wall panels. It’s not finished quite yet, but every time I look at it, it makes me smile. It’s the perfect pic for this post as Louie Da Boss made me very happy this week by “forcing” me to take 4 paid days off. In […]

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Finances Real Life

Somewhere, There’s a Silver Lining…

It was a wicked week. Ups, downs, and a few upside-downs, to boot. On the “up” side, the Lily-Dawg has her new home. As I write this, I imagine she is either paddling in the creek or lazing on/tearing through the back field of “her” farm, located down the line toward Teeny-Tiny Town… It’s possible, […]

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Finances Photography

Ta-DA!!

Now, don’t get all excited by the “Ta-DA”; I don’t have much in the way of “lawyer” news, yet. I have to admit, though, that I’m sick and tired of being pissed off, already. And I feel guilty about dissing The Sire on my very public blog, even if he (sorta) does deserve it. And […]

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Finances Real Life

Whew! I Need That “Slow-It-All-Down” Button Again…

Busy, wow! I’m loving the night shift, but will have to re-learn “day-shift mode” for the weekends until at least after the New Year, beginning this Sunday, when I start working days for Louie. That will only be on the weekends, mind you – I’m not sure yet how I’ll deal with working 7 days […]