Category Archives: entertaining

And the house hunt continues…

The house hunt.  For some, it’s a time of anticipation and excitement.  For others, it’s a source of dread.  I’m not sure what I think of it. For one thing, our budget is still downsized, so we’re looking at houses … Continue reading

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Downsizing your life

Whether it’s by choice or not, there comes the decision to downsize.  It doesn’t come easy, and don’t expect it to suddenly get easier until you arrive in the neighborhood of downsized.  Then, for some reason, it starts getting easier … Continue reading

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Down in da bayou…

We have been looking at some property located in some rather soggy land, and some of that property is more than a little soggy itself.  That presents a lot of rather unique problems, especially in hurricane country, but it can … Continue reading

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Big optimism and tiny house

I’ve been struggling lately.  Really hard.  My optimism has taken a beating, I feel overwhelmed often by financial worries, and yet…it’s silly, because we always manage to get by…somehow.  Some days, it seems that this tin box has become as … Continue reading

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Living small-the hard part

What is the hardest part of living small? The inability to entertain. We tend to be a little bit social, not huge social butterflies or the next great hostess-with-the-mostess, but we do like to have friends over, even just for … Continue reading

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The Stuff Wars

Some days, the Stuff is winning the war.  GM announced a few days ago that I was totally incapable of living “in a box” as he likes to put it.  Especially when he’s feeling frustrated and claustrophobic.  With our van … Continue reading

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Talking turkey here

I did a post earlier about Thanksgiving plans when you are micro-sized or living in an RV.  In that, I had suggested cooking the turkey in a portable roaster.  That’s not what we actually ended up doing.  We went a … Continue reading

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We survived the Mom inspection!

The Thanksgiving holiday is over.  We survived the Mom inspection.  It wasn’t fatal… The holiday was good too.  There is nothing like family to make a holiday truly special, and a new grandbaby is always something to celebrate too.  The … Continue reading

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Compact holiday decorating

Certain things are tough to downsize, especially when you have a history of going “whole hog” with the decorating, celebrating, and cooking for them.  How do you fit in a traditional Christmas tree when you are struggling to figure out … Continue reading

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Portable tables

Micro life has its drawbacks and challenges.  One serious challenge is entertaining, and with the approach of Thanksgiving bearing down on us, we’re getting down to the wire with that issue.  The weather MIGHT cooperate with us, but so far…the … Continue reading

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