Proud of Living on Nothing

I am not sure where it comes from, but I notice it a lot amongst those who have lived with TAR – the pride in living on nearly nothing as it compares to the average population. I noticed it again, just the other day when Mental Floss published this graphic from...
Dealing with job loss

Dealing with job loss

I am blessed to have a fabulous day job and a viable fall back side gig, along with a reliable and loving man -this time around! My heart goes out to the hundreds of women and men across this province who are now facing job loss either personally or with their main...

Triumph Tattoos

This morning DomesticShelters.org posted a a story about a woman providing free scar-site tattoos for survivors. I think it’s a brilliant and sweet empowering ideas. I have no scars, but I wanted a tattoo when marriage ended. I didn’t get one and...

Do you do resolutions?

Woo hoo! The New Year is here! I can’t recall how many years I went along with the New Year meaning absolutely nothing to me. I didn’t do resolutions. I didn’t believe in them. There’s always the certain Bah-hambug sector of society that takes...
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

 The Locksmith is in the kitchen getting his Christmas groove on with Eggs Benedict and we’re talking about the food for the cabin Christmas we’re dreaming about for next year.  Yes, it’s true. This Christmas is still in progress and...

The Original Plan

The question often gets bandied about. I think about it now and then. What’s your why? It used to be easy. I started my first business so I didn’t have to put my son in industrial daycare so I could work a retail job. Now? The answer is still easy. The...