I mean, let's be real here: the last year has been brutal. I like to kind of pretend like we're doing okay, kind of pretend like "Easter in the backyard was the best Easter ever" and "outside Thanksgiving in masks was the best Thanksgiving ever" and "existential threats are the best threats ever" and all… Continue reading Things I have done; things I have not done.
Oh hi! I've been thinking about posting for awhile now, because mostly I want to bra-a-a-a-a-ag. At the end of December 2019, we owed an incredibly embarrassing $27,347 in credit card debt. A lot of that was 0% debt, which seems like it should be not so embarrassing, it's not debt, it's a strategy, but… Continue reading Debt destroyer
ENW August 2020 – $67,380.
Okay, I'm still kicking. Barely. I mean, is anybody thriving in this mess of a nonsense? Here's what's happening in my life: I'm going to homeschool my kids while also working two jobs, because what else am I supposed to do. Except I have no choice except to put my youngest in preschool for four… Continue reading ENW August 2020 – $67,380.
The value of space
Zooming puppy Every morning, I take my nutjob puppy (she just turned two, so she’s not exactly a puppy anymore, except she’s a lab mix, so she’s 100% nutjob) out back to get her some exercise. I used to take her for a run, but I’m a slow old lady and scared of running on… Continue reading The value of space
Not giving up. ENW June 2020 – $59,375.
Wellllllll. I don't know. I seem to hit a point in the summer where I'm like "I've got nothing to say and a lot of weeds to pull, so I'm done with this blog 4EVA." But today I decided I wanted to look up my net worth and try to figure it out, and it… Continue reading Not giving up. ENW June 2020 – $59,375.
A Sunday post? I mean, okay, literally nobody in the entire world has any idea what they are doing these days. Unprecedented times and all. I haven’t been writing on my regular schedule, mostly because I don’t even know what a regular schedule is anymore. Our days remain structured - bedtime is the same, nutjob… Continue reading Unprecedented times
Somebody asked in a Facebook group, as somebody always does this time of year, how much money people make on their gardens. There is a widespread romantic belief (I used to hold it) that with a raised bed and a little bit of work, you can feed your family for a summer. Six years in,… Continue reading Growing cash
Planning for the unplannable
I woke up this morning and, as is my wont (and everybody else’s wont, too), had my screen in front of my face before my eyes were even really ready to focus. I clicked on my freelance dashboard, and to my surprise, saw that I had a job due in 39 minutes. It shouldn’t have… Continue reading Planning for the unplannable
Mid-month freelance check-in – $2276.
I mean it’s the weirdest month ever but let’s cling to our schedule to feel normal, k? It’s the 15th, so it’s time to check in on freelancing. My current goal, generally, is $4500 a month. I upped that a bit because MIL is out of work - shooting for $4800. There were some changes… Continue reading Mid-month freelance check-in – $2276.
Close to home
On Friday, the first person from my county died from coronavirus. He was also the first person from my relatively small, insular town. He was 47, with three kids that used to go to the school my three kids go to. I didn’t know him, mostly because his kids are a decade and a half… Continue reading Close to home