Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Still Staying Busy

The month is almost over already & it went faster than your typical youtube video download. We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary on the 26th (we actually celebrated a few days earlier, by taking a drive & having dinner out of town). I can't believe we've been together this long, I never thought of myself as someone who could stay with one person for the rest of my life.

I've been taking steps to reduce our spending, especially since buying the trailer & not wanting it to be a burden on us. I've started making my own dishwasher detergent, fabric softener & fabric odor remover & when our laundry detergent is gone, I'll make that, too. I've also been making my own "convenience" foods, like Hamburger Helper mixes. Because I keep a very well-stocked spice cabinet, that pretty much consisted of buying noodles, because I already had everything else.

All of the household products I've made so far are working really well, including the very simple fabric softener (no static - at all- not even on sheets & sleeping bags). I hate spending tons of money of things that manufacturers make us believe we HAVE to have & I'm doing my best to change our opinions about that & do better, greener things. This is another way that I know that about 95% of what comes in my house hasn't been tested on animals, and that also makes me very, very happy.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Busy Times

It's been another of those months where we seem to be super-busy, but I have no idea at what, you know? I know we went camping one night, just me, Troy & the dog. We've gone to a lot of movies, dealt with a lot of stress, made a lot of decisions regarding what we will & won't tolerate, and bought a little more furniture. There has been work, play and lazy time. I guess that really is a pretty busy month, when you lay it all out like that.

There are things I need to do this weekend, still, and haven't started yet, like cleaning the bedroom & switching out altar spaces for the cold months. I also want to get the office/dining room looking good. My mom asked me to find the best printer ink cartridges online for her, since she won't buy the printer I have & hates to pay the price for the ink at the store, but there isn't a hurry on that.

Right now, I'm recovering from our workout at the gym & getting ready to have lunch, then I'll get started on the bedroom, so I can do the altars & office later on.

Sunday, September 04, 2011


When Troy & I decided to stay together & work things out, I had said I wanted a handfasting or vow renewal to mark the occasion, maybe this year, for our 20th anniversary. I had to face the facts that it's never really going to happen & that none of that is very important to him. It makes me very sad, I really wanted it. I've always said that "someday" we'd have a real wedding, and here we are, 20 years down the road & it's never going to happen. I know it isn't the wedding that matters, but the marriage, but you read all of the celebrity wedding news, hear about all of your friends & such getting married & go to their weddings & it hurts a bit. I'll get over it, but it's probably going to take awhile.