Author Archives: Christine

Take That, Dave Ramsey!

“Damn” Ramsey Years ago, at a time I was struggling to maintain a good client base and bring in enough in income with my cleaning business, a cleaning client told me, “Well, I’m really sorry, but we have decided to … Continue reading

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Love and Marriage

I fell in love with my husband when I was fifteen years old. I believe that I saw it then, the potential of him and who he would be, and what he would come to mean to me. Some 33 … Continue reading

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Our Red State Turns Green

I’ll admit it, I’m still in a state of shocked surprise, but Missouri voters recently passed Amendment 2, paving the way for medical marijuana in 2019. I guess I’m not shocked about the┬ápeople wanting it, so much as I am … Continue reading

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Debt Reduction, Keto Update, et cetera

Countdown to Zero Debt I know I’ve mentioned that I’m the financial manager of the house. When I tell this to others, my husband usually pipes up and says, “Thank god, because it would be a disaster if I did … Continue reading

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Perchance to Keto

I don’t do diets. I never have, not once in 48 years of living. And frankly, when I first heard about the ketogenic diet, I thought it sounded absolutely nuts. Of course, it was my dad talking about it, so … Continue reading

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Making a List of “To Do’s”

It might be in the 90s outside, but you and I both know that won’t last for long. It’s time to start planning for fall. We worked hard in the yard today and Dave got all of the mowing done … Continue reading

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Seasonal Cooking – Bring on the Kitchen Mojo!

You and I probably have different interpretations of seasonal cooking. I don’t mean locally sourced fruits and vegetables, I mean that I typically only cook at certain times of the year. Yes, every morning I fix breakfast for at least … Continue reading

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Perennial Succulents and The Back Fence is DONE!

Oh, happy days, my loyal readers! I am pleased to finally announce that the back perimeter of our properties has been fully secured. D’Oh! But first, a little pie in face. We went out this morning, bright and early, and … Continue reading

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Fences, Elderberries, and a Migraine

Migraines Suck Have I mentioned my amazing husband recently? Or my amazing daughter? If not, then let me take a moment to tell you about them. Today I was felled by a stress-induced migraine. I get them so very rarely … Continue reading

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Planning for Next Year…NOW

Future Fence Planning So I’ve shown you a few of the images of my perfect fence when it was still underway. Now let me show you it up close, along with another fence design. We went for a drive on … Continue reading

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