April Debt Reduction Progress: The Force Is Strong With This One

Time Flies!  Yada Yada. For the last 9 months I’ve been recalibrating life to my new standard. I’ve gotten divorced for the second time in 3 years (ouch) I’ve changed my name again My net worth increased by about 250%! I decided not to sell my house My house tried to escape to Oz My … Read more

Those Pesky 180’s

180 Degree Turn

My life has taken a 180-degree turn in the last two months.  Most of this year, my (second) husband and I have been struggling.  We haven’t been on the same page about anything, and my way of dealing with it was to sweep it under the rug, and his was to let his frustration build … Read more

Sinking Funds and Christmas Freak Outs

Sinking Funds

I tend to have freak outs often throughout the year.  They are usually triggered by company coming over, which is usually related to a birthday or holiday.  Whenever someone asks me “What’s wrong?  Why are you acting like a psycho bitch?” the answer is always one or more of the following:  the house isn’t ____________ (clean/big/nice) … Read more

Why Mom Did Christmas Better Than Me

Christmas Tree

I used to love Christmas.  When I was a kid, it was a glorious time of decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping and family.  There was always a bowl of nuts that needed cracking and tinsel that needed hanging.  Since my siblings were all grown and gone I was Mom’s number one elf, and I relished the … Read more

Turkey Day: No Longer a Crazy Bitch

Happy Thanksgiving

With the exception of the year we went to Memphis and ate Thanksgiving dinner at Pizza Hut, this is how I used to celebrate Thanksgiving: I’d invite 20 of my in-laws over I’d clean for days like it was my job I’d cook a huge ass turkey and everything that goes with it I’d cook … Read more

Defining “My Act” ~

The Elements of My Act

In my last post I talked about getting “My Act” together.  “My Act” – otherwise known as “the shit I need to get together” – consists of the following elements that I intend to improve upon: My finances My weight My house My career My hobbies My attitude Next is a brief synopsis of what I … Read more

My Tiara ~

My Tiara
My Tiara
Tainted or not, it’s still a tiara

I was born with a tiara because I was destined to be a princess. It was a fact of my life that I was conscious of ever since I was able to be conscious. Nobody ever told me that or treated me like a princess as a kid. It was just something I intrinsically knew. And I’m not talking about that Disney princess bullshit. No way. I meant a real-life princess. It didn’t matter that I was born into a middle-class farmer’s family. I figured my dull and tedious childhood would just add dimension to my biography when it was written about my rise to princesshood.Tainted or not, it's still a tiara Click To Tweet

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