Category Archives: organization

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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Better days

Yesterday was one of those Attack of the Klutz days.  Today was a  lot more productive, safer, less messy, and saner too.  I got some of the things I have been intending to do done.  Yee-haw! I have to keep … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning micro style!

When you live in a small space, it rapidly can become cramped, chaotic, and collect dirt.  Forget the vacuum and broom–the dirt is under, behind, between, and betwixt.  Dust collects, items can’t be found, and stuff…is everywhere! There is no … Continue reading

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The hurrier I go…

Ever have days like that?  No matter how you rush and hurry…you just seem to be lagging further and further behind. That has been the way it has been ever since attending my surprise birthday party a couple of weekends … Continue reading

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Birthdays and bravado

Its a scant 8 days now until my birthday.  I’m greeting one of those “milestone” birthdays that day, my 50th.  I’ll have attained the half century mark.  Officially, that will make me an antique now. Gulp. Not sure I am … Continue reading

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Giving stuff up or lightening your load?

I just returned from visiting my daughter.  I always enjoy the visits, even if we have some flare up time.  We’re both somewhat volatile, and if we both land on a bad day the same day…well sparks fly.  This trip, … Continue reading

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Clothing, excessive consumerism, and downsizing the wardrobe

When you downsize to a travel trailer, or any space with limited closet space, your clothes need to be looked at with a critical new eye.  There just is not enough room for 27 pairs of shoes and 137 different … Continue reading

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GRrrrrrrRRRRR

They say that a bear is much grumpier and prone to attacks in the spring, after their winter hibernation is finished.  I don’t know, and to be honest, I hope to never find out for sure. I know that I’m … Continue reading

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Rain, rain, go away

It’s raining…again. It’s been raining a LOT, and it’s getting very tiresome.  We’re not used to being indoors so much, and the cold, soggy weather is grating on our nerves.  It’s also making anything that involves being outdoors, such as … Continue reading

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An addition to the kitchen?

Overstock.com got my attention with a refurbished Cook’s Essential convection oven with numerous capabilities, including a rotisserie, slow cook, convection, and normal “toaster” oven. With a .9 cubic foot capacity, it was the largest one in my price range. I also was really attracted to the idea of a rotisserie, even though I knew it would never be able to hold even a small turkey, the ability to do chicken, pork, beef, cornish game hens, and maybe even a turkey breast was appealing. Continue reading

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