In a prior post, I told you about our living situation. It was always meant to be temporary, but we were aggressive in our thinking and thought we'd be here 6 months. Well, a year-and-a-half later, we're still here. We're priming the walls in our new home, but we're still in the camper. Want to … Continue reading How Much is Too Much?
Let's face it. We are an over scheduled and over committed world. Sports and extracurricular activities eat up precious time with our families, and we're expected to work even harder or longer at our day jobs. Nothing ever seems to get done, so maybe it's time we prioritize the things we want to do instead … Continue reading Where Are Your Priorities?
I suppose I should talk a little bit about simple living and what it means to me before I go any further. Several years ago, I ran across some information on a movement called "Voluntary Simplicity." I even checked out some books and leafed through them. According to the voluntary simplicity wiki, it is defined … Continue reading Defining Simple
I just returned home from the hospital after an all day ordeal in the ER yesterday, and then another 5 hours today. My father-in-law is a pastor and wasn't feeling well during church yesterday. He stood up to preach, and then looked like he was about to pass out. Luckily, we all got up to … Continue reading Simplifying Healthcare
Today's media is all gloom and doom. Sure, you can't deny the facts. An article today proclaims: U.S. job losses accelerated in January as 598,000 were slashed, the most in 34 years, and the unemployment rate soared to a 16-year high... Last month's job cuts were the most severe since December 1974, while the unemployment … Continue reading The Sky is Falling
I subscribe the Yahoo Buzz Log, and Claudine Zap wrote in today's article, "Who knew that a time would come when being called a 'cheapskate' would be a compliment." I am the daughter of the biggest cheapskate I know, but even she has some spending habits that I don't approve of. Our family went down … Continue reading Time for a Change