Tag: Accountability

Too many choices

Too many choices

Grocery update: I am happy to say that I am sticking to the grocery budget! We spent $96.50 the first week and 92.30 the second. Since I have learned that meticulously planning and shopping for a $100 grocery budget for 5 people is incredibly time consuming, we are trying to […]

The summer is getting away!!

The summer is getting away!!

It is now mid-July!! I have had some things conspire against me that have prevented me from having the fun and carefree summer I want. Image The post-dissertation slump is real. I definitely spent some time on the couch doing nothing. Not like this. Image After my defense, I transitioned […]

Intentionality

Intentionality

When I type “Intentionality” into the search bar in Unsplash, I get lots of photos of mountains and camping (I will use them throughout this post, so you can see what I mean). Photo by Aaron Benson on Unsplash I thought I would find a lot more pictures of yoga […]

Time for the reckoning

Time for the reckoning

I HAVE DEFENDED!! DOCTOR!!   I have been very fortunate to have secured a good paying government job before graduation. So, happy ending, right? Well, not exactly. All of this schoolin’ has cost my family dearly. School comes with a great opportunity cost. I finished undergraduate in 2010 and could […]

Figuring it out. With bonus brunch recipe

Figuring it out. With bonus brunch recipe

I am one week into my new routine. I am working on these goals: stronger willpower, more family closeness, and more productivity. Stronger willpower. I had some ridiculous successes in this one! I went to bed early every night. I got up before 6 am. I was sick on Friday […]

Easing into it

Easing into it

I didn’t get up at 5, but I was out of bed by 6:04 am, which is really impressive for me. Especially impressive when you realize it is still dark at 8 am. 🙁 There wasn’t even a sunrise, just clouds. I will give myself one here: Image I am […]

Whack a mole

Whack a mole

We are at the whack a mole part of the new paradigm. I spent much time cleaning the kitchen, but haven’t gotten everyone on board yet, so while I am doing something else, they mess the kitchen and don’t clean after themselves. I spent time organizing the living room, meanwhile […]

2014 Year in Review- 2015 Year in Anticipation

2014 Year in Review- 2015 Year in Anticipation

2014 was not a great year for me. It wasn’t a bad year, but neither was it triumphant. There were no major educational milestones hit, there was an unexpected move, there was an admission of failure on the homeschooling front, there was a desperate need for more friends and socializing, […]

We’ll always have laundry!

We’ll always have laundry!

We are packing and getting ready to move, and everyone gets into the act. However, I am trying to get pictures of projects before I pack them up. Today I want to show off my laundry. First I must apologize for the quality of the pics. I am not good […]

Out damn spot: On the drudgery of housework

Out damn spot: On the drudgery of housework

Can we talk about housework? I am truly terrible at it. Here is the thing. I go on this epic cleaning binges, and will put a full week into getting the house top to bottom clean. And then I forget. Just for the longest time. If the Dude didn’t do […]