Cat Dental Procedure for Marley

Marley is currently under the knife!  After I had taken Marley in to get checked up after she pooped some blood, the vet was harassing me for not getting her mouth fixed up sooner. I told her that it was too expensive for me to pay all at once (they don’t offer payment plans). She suggested that I look into getting a Care Credit card. Care Credit is a card that can be used for medical, health, beauty, and veterinary charges as long as the Continue reading →

Pick Apples from the Bin

I was going to write something different this week, but circumstances changed. Earlier this year, I perfected my applesauce recipe that’s the right amount of sweetness and spice and consistency. It tastes like candy, without being over sweet. It tastes like Fall, but also Spring, Summer, and Winter. It’s the right amount of everything and I wanted to share it with you, after I when to the orchard to pick apples to make it. The problem is, I don’t have any apples to make it. Continue reading →

Love Shack Photos

I thought about it this morning, I should have posted some photos of the Love Shack. These photos are from earlier this summer, before we took the wall out and put up a new one. The Love Shack is where the magic happened back in the day. If I grew up in the 70s in this house, I’m unsure I would have loved the Love Shack like its original tenants did. Take a look at these photos and decide for yourself. We used to store Continue reading →

Weekend building is done for the year

Helped my dad this weekend for what is probably the last time this year. Outside at least. There will probably be smaller projects here and there but no more big ones are planned, like building the new deck. This weekend, we tore off one side of the garage because the boards were rotting out. After that we put up some new ones and the whole aide looks better for it. It was a lot of fun, actually. You see, there’s an attic to our garage Continue reading →

Social Media Pokémon Exchange

This might be the best exchange I’ve had on social media to date. Sometimes, my mom is just hip to the references. Or rather she’s quick to jump on the Pokémon references.   For what it’s worth, I’ve been on a Pokémon playing binge lately. A friend of mine and I are training teams so we can battle each other. This is adulthood, by the way.

Back from MIA

My Apologies I get it, I know that I went MIA for a while. To be honest, I kept wanting to come back and write and update about the things going on. For some reason though, I never was able to bring myself to do it (this post even took a week from when I first started writing it to the time I posted it). I lacked the drive I kept up for so long. Writing became a chore for a while. Even thinking of something Continue reading →

Weekend Warrior Demolition and Construction

It’s not that often that I get to do something that really makes me sweat on the weekends. It’s not that often that I want to, but now and then I get to and I want to and it just makes for a really good day. This past weekend, I had one of those opportunities. I got to be a weekend warrior. (Did I use that term correctly? Read on and then let me know in the comments. I don’t know something about it makes Continue reading →

Taxes Have Been Paid Off

Yesterday was a big day for me. Yesterday, I paid off the government. You might recall, I had a bit of an issue with taxes earlier this year. Due to my correctly filling out a tax form, my paycheck did not have any taxes taken out of it. It resulted in me owing more than $4200 to the government (split between state and US governments). That’s not a fun tax day when you’re expecting a nice return for the first time in your life. I Continue reading →

Worst Fans in the World Come from Wisconsin

When you think of Wisconsin, what do you think of? Cheese? Cows? Beer? Lake Michigan? Maybe the yooper accent which is quaint sounding but really limited to a small part of the population? What about the Green Bay Packers? I bet a lot of people have this idea that people from Wisconsin are really nice and no one really has much of a problem with them. And that we love cheese (we do). And beer (we do). For the most part, I think that’s true. Continue reading →

Becoming a Godfather

When my first niece was born in March, I was more than delighted to learn that my sister intended to name me as her Godfather. I’ll admit, part of my delight came from taking up the mantle as head of the family just like Michael Corleone did in The Godfather. The other part of me was excited to have the title and responsibility and a niece I could claim to be more special than the others. Not once did I hesitate with the decision of becoming Continue reading →