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downsizing

I’ve spent the past three hours going through boxes that have been in storage for years, as well as sorting through the contents of one bookshelf and deciding what to keep. Don’t worry, I’m not throwing any books away. I will, however, be taking a lot of them to Half Price Books. They’ll buy some… Continue reading downsizing

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week in review: what’s really been going on

Fair warning:  this week is finals week, and I’ve started working on my application for grad school. I may be crazy right now. (Ha.  May be….) Linking up with Meghan over at Clean Eats Fast Feets for some Monday motivation, in list form. This week, I: Worked 38 or so hours on the day job.… Continue reading week in review: what’s really been going on

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making paper

…or “paper,” as Baby Brother says. (Trust me, you can just about see the air quotes when he says it. I don’t know why he even bothers to react to anything I do. He’s never going to understand me.) Anyway. So, as a former environmental biology major, you’d assume that recycling was pretty important to… Continue reading making paper

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simplifying is harder than it looks

One of my resolutions/goals for the year is “Continue to simplify.” I love to read books and blogs about people living in tiny houses and apartments, on getting rid of the extraneous things in your life, about de-cluttering….it all sounds so fresh and exciting. In practice, it’s really…hard. I have a confession to make:  I… Continue reading simplifying is harder than it looks

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I want second breakfast..or first, actually

With the resounding lack of time in my schedule (crazy long hours at work, 15 hours of classes + homework, an abject need for sleep), I’ve been trying to meal prep for the week on Sundays. No big deal for lunch, but making breakfast ahead of time is something new for me. I have to… Continue reading I want second breakfast..or first, actually

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week in review? nah. resolutions.

So, I haven’t made any New Year’s Resolutions in like 3 years. Initially, because my depression was bad at New Year’s (although  I have successfully kept my unspoken vow to NEVER contact the ex–and cause of the depression–ever again), then, when I was just over that, I had the stroke and life was pretty overwhelming… Continue reading week in review? nah. resolutions.