Friday, July 31, 2009


No, I'm not pregnant. Geez, people;).

I'm writing for the Examiner website about frugal living, and I'd love for you to read my stuff (to help you on your frugal journey, but seriously because I get paid based on your clicks on my page!!).

See My first Article: Why Be Frugal? Here

And my second: Where to Begin, Here

Thanks for reading:). There will be more life updates on the ol' blog this weekend, as I have time!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Wisdom comes with age. Time heals all wounds. It all comes out in the end. Maybe these are true?
I'll be up late tonight; I had coffee too late and it always makes me want to stay up all night.
I cooked cabbage tonight...wish it smelled as good as it tasted. The wohle house smelled like an awful fart, which generally isn't much different than normal, but this time it wasn't because of me.
I wish we were back in the mountains camping right now, relaxing by the campfire with nothing to do. Life is so full of deadlines, commitments, obligations, jobs, lines, errands, whatever. And not enough time spent relaxing, thinking, praying, talking, loving, caring, helping, comforting......
The big wheel keeps us spinning around....

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Modern-Day Walden Experience (with a little tweak)

Last weekend, we went camping in the mountains with James and Shannon. I have to tell you, it was, hands-down, the most fabulous vacation I've been on that I can remember. Since I am easily overwhelmed and stressed, camping was the perfect vacation for me. We arrived on Friday, set up camp, and built a fire, ate dinner, talked, and relaxed until we were ready to sleep. Saturday, we visited some nearby waterfalls, but spent most of the day around the fire again, talking and laughing. A trip without an itinerary is perfect for me; no schedule to keep, no getting stressed because we're not "on time" to do what we'd planned to do...just a fire, good friends, tasty food, and a dog:).

Friday, July 10, 2009

Our Beach Misadventure!

Katie and I went to Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington, NC yesterday....and it rained, and rained, and rained, and rained:(.

We got to play in the water for about half an hour, and then spent the next hour and a half huddled under our umbrella in the rain.

Burka on the beach....

enjoying a brief break in the black clouds...
So, we hit up the USS North Carolina to spend the rest of our day and it was fabulous! We took five hours to go through the ship and read almost everything that they had. So many soldiers who'd served there offered their memories of their time on the ship WWII.

Driving the ship:)

Isn't it awesome how huge the anchor is?

So, the day was super-fun, even though it wasn't as originally intended. I also had McDonald's coffee twice yesterday. Not too shabby, honestly. So, that's all for now.