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Because sometimes I’m slow on the uptake…

Because sometimes I’m slow on the uptake…

…it didn’t occur to me that our little deal with Minted could be a giveaway, in which we’d share our good fortune. (Don’t know what I’m talking about? See our last post.) But when the nice guy at Minted sent me a code for store credit, and it was way more than I’d need for(…)

Short hiatus

Short hiatus

The last week has been challenging. It brought a new job, a serious health issue, a death, and a trip out of town to visit family. In other words:  fear, sadness, indecision, nostalgia, regret, worry, joy, anticipation, hope, loss, and gratitude. A rich, complex mix. Sometimes, a person just needs to retreat for a bit,(…)

Lessons from Frank Lloyd Wright

Lessons from Frank Lloyd Wright

Rita and I had a really nice summer day last weekend. We’ve  been so busy with DIY projects that we decided to take a day off and make a short road trip. About an hour and a half drive from us in Silverton, Oregon is a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home, the Gordon House. It’s the(…)

Almost peeing our pants

Almost peeing our pants

We don’t have anything home related to share with you today. I spent more than 6 hours yesterday working on a piece of writing for another publication, a new writing gig that we’ve alluded to in a few previous posts. We’re pretty excited that today, we can finally tell all of you what that is(…)

Of projects, priorities, and perfect days

Of projects, priorities, and perfect days

I cannot remember the last time I felt bored. Tired, cranky, anxious, overwhelmed? Yes, more often than I care to admit. But bored? Never. Sure, there are lots of minutes in every day that I have to do things I find boring, but I think I will never have enough time to do all the(…)

Not what I’d planned on

Not what I’d planned on

You ever make plans that don’t go quite the way you want them to? Yeah, me too. I have a post almost done that I wanted to publish today. There’s a timely nature to the post, and I was more than a little beyond frustrated last night when I just couldn’t make any time to(…)

Help us help you!

We’re channeling our inner Jerry today, and even though I’m poking a little fun at ourselves we really do want you to help us help you. We’ve been doing some soul-searching over the past few weeks (begun on this horrible day), and we’ve got some ideas about how we’d like to do some things differently(…)