You Can Plan Too Much

to-do list

Planning is a good thing. But like any good thing, too much of it can be a bad thing.  And unfortunately, that's where I found myself lately. Time management/planning has never been easy for me and it's been worse these days as I struggle with menopause (which is bad enough by itself) and ADHD (worse because of menopause).  I've been playing around with different formats and systems in an … [Read more...]

Check Wrap Boxes for Exposed Edges

Kitchen Wrap Boxes

Ouch!  I had a little accident in the kitchen the other day.  It wasn’t emergency room worthy but it still hurt like heck. The accident happened when I reached into the kitchen wrap drawer to get some aluminum foil.  I reach in there all the time but this time I ran my knuckle along something VERY sharp.  When I pulled my hand back out, I had a nasty cut and a lot of blood. After I doctored … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 62

Front view of house

The master bedroom shelves are done . . . and they look AWESOME!  I knew they would look great but they far exceeded my expectations.  I haven’t put anything on them yet because they kind of look like art work just the way they are!  But we will be putting books and some knick knacks on them this week. David also installed “nightstands” on either side of the … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 151)

Dinner Table

I didn’t end up cooking quite as much as usual this week.  We went out a couple of times which was really nice. Monday Dinner @ Danny & Ashley’s Grilled Hamburgers Grilled Hotdogs Tator Tots Broccoli Note:  I had already thawed salmon for dinner and didn’t want to leave it until the next day so I seasoned it with olive oil and season salt and baked it.  David took it in his lunch the … [Read more...]

Leaves in the Living Room & Other Housekeeping Dilemmas


If an area of your house keeps getting dirty, figure out why and see if you can fix it.  If you can't, let it go.  Here are a few examples from my house: Leaves in the living room.  We keep getting leaves in the living room.  I sweep and/or vacuum daily but the leaves keep showing up.  I finally realized the front porch is covered with leaves.  Until I sweep those off, I’m going to keep getting … [Read more...]

How to Keep Work and Personal in the Same Planner


There have been many discussions about how to keep work information and personal information in the same planner. Some people eliminate the issue altogether by having two separate planners - one for work and one for personal.  But some of us need everything in one place.  I am one of those people.  I don't do well with two planners. Unfortunately, there are some professions that require … [Read more...]

An Easy Way to Gather Tax Information


It’s tax time!  Unfortunately that means a lot of work for most of us as we gather our tax information and actually do our taxes. But it doesn’t have to be a chore.  Years ago I discovered a method for gathering tax information that has worked really, really well for me.  It’s simple and effective – almost effortless. All you need is a file folder.  Label the tab with the tax year.  On the … [Read more...]