Tag: Productivity

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Living life to the fullest

Living life to the fullest

I have reached the point where I want to stop putting things on hold. There is a consistent thrum in our lives, waiting for the next move, the next goal, the next job. If all goes as planned, I will have my degree in two years, and that may very […]

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 […]

Giving the cat a name

Giving the cat a name

This is one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite movies. As someone who has children who are nearly grown, but still hasn’t settled down, I understand Ms. Golightly sentiment. Unfortunately, life doesn’t wait until we find a real-life place that makes us feel like Tiffany’s. So, sometimes […]

Update

Update

So, it has been over a year since I last posted. Where have I been and why has this blog been neglected? Well, in that time: I finished and defended my thesis (jan and feb) I created a reading list on 2 substantive areas for my comprehensive exams (March-May) I […]