Our annual Halloween board gaming potluck party was fun yet again. And this one had something for everyone. Costumes On all of the emails for Halloween potlucks, I put something along the lines of “costumes requested but not required”. Some of our friends just don’t enjoy dressing up, but we ended up with at least […]
You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. […]
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!
Before I get started, I understand not everyone likes Valentine’s Day. That’s fine by me. So please don’t poo-poo on a post about it if it’s not your thing. Feel free to simply skip this one, it may not be for you. My husband and I like Valentine’s Day. It’s just one more day to […]
Update Man, what a holiday season!!! Food, family, friends, and I still have a lingering cough. But I am hitting 2015 hard starting today. Here is a quick update on my life from the last few weeks since I abandoned you and my blog for the holidays: Pet sitting, pet sitting, and a little more pet […]
I hope you all are getting time with your loved ones as this year wraps up. Pet sitting and family and friends are getting the majority of my time right now, so you may not hear from me until 2015. We’ll see. I can say that I’ve learned how to make delicious pinto beans using […]
J Money’s post about his budget from years ago inspired me to look up my past too. My husband and I set a budget of $500 for Christmas for the last 4-5 years, and we generally do pretty well. The main difference has become that we used to hang out with 20 or less people […]