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ALL THE SMALL THINGS!

Between a combination of writer’s block and a wonky internet connection, I’ve found it difficult to post on a near daily basis like I was. Also, if you think for one moment I’d take pen to paper and post it later, you’re crazy! Instead, I’ll leave you hanging for a few days because hey, absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? I’ll just give you some highlights of the past week and whatnot… Don’t hurt me, please.

  1. Our router, which is still brand new, crapped out for some reason a few nights ago and we couldn’t figure out what the hell was going on. I finally discovered it was my laptop, which I had plugged directly into the router. Unplugged it and voila! It has been a-okay ever since.
  2. I’ve had some serious brain fog going on which has attributed to my writer’s block. All I’ve wanted to do is sleep, sleep, sleep. When I wasn’t sleeping, I could barely function or think rationally. I’ve worked third shift for many years now and never had any issues staying wide awake, but the last couple nights I’ve caught myself nodding off. Ugh… hope that passes soon.
  3. Money’s been a little tight and we’ve been dangerously close to not having any food in the house. Thankfully, family has seen us through in making sure we have enough to eat. We’re eternally grateful for their love and care. We also went to a non-profit called Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center and they’ve paid our gas and electric bill for the next month in addition to the groceries they sent us home with. Can’t express just how relieved we are with all of their help.
  4. The hubs and I are celebrating our 7 year wedding anniversary on May 1st. We had originally planned to get all dolled up and go out for a fancy dinner at Olive Garden* where we’d buy a whole bottle of wine and make a night of it. Scrapped that idea (see #3) and decided we’d go to the Cincinnati Zoo and see the new baby hippo Fiona. Scrapped that idea, too, because they’ve gotten so expensive. So now we’re going to see an early morning movie, get some lunch, drive around all day and then go home and get liquored up with some finger foods on the side. Honestly, that last idea suits us much better than the fancy dinner anyway.

    *Hey, Olive Garden is fancy for us. Shutchomouf.

    So, that’s been our week in this little nutshell. The moral of the story is to sleep when your body says it needs it.

    Don’t be proud… When you need help, utilize your available resources and accept the well-meaning help of your friends and family when they offer it. When you’re in a position to help others, it’s good being able to appreciate both ends of the spectrum.

    If your electronics are acting like an asshole, unplug it and plug it back in. That always seems to be the resolution, lol.

    Finally, learn to have just as good a time on a smaller budget as you would on a larger one. You’d be surprised with what you can come up with when you’re financially strapped. (But there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself, either.)

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    Thank you, Donna Meagle, we will.

8 thoughts on “ALL THE SMALL THINGS!”

  1. I like the plans you settled on. Sometime the simpler pleasures end up being more fun anyway, Especially when liquor is involved. 🙂

    You’re solution for dealing with malfunctioning electronics is what we in the industry call a “Raytheon Reset”.

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    1. Thanks! We usually opt for simpler things to do on date night and such. Fancy dinners are a rarity for us. But yes, much liquor will be much fun haha. And I didn’t know it was called that @ Raytheon Reset. Ya learn something new every day. 😀

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  2. MANY of our anniversaries have been spent perusing bookstores and drinking coffee. One was camping, and several have been even broker so “JUST TAKE THE KIDS!” It’s not what you do, but how you do it 😉
    If you do get back to the fancy schmancy Olive Garden, may I suggest their HandCraft Malbec? It is my favorite, and you literally cannot buy it elsewhere. I do not like Olive Garden much at all, but I like to drink that Malbec 😀

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    1. Those are all fun things to do, too. Last year we stayed home, made enchiladas and watched the Terminator. Good times! And alright, will definitely try it. I’ve never been to OG so I’m wanting to try it all, lol.

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