Monthly Archive: May 2010

Dealing With Disappointment Over Stores Not Being Stocked With Diet Coke. 16

Dealing With Disappointment Over Stores Not Being Stocked With Diet Coke.

House buying is not as easy as running to the store for Diet Coke, in case you were wondering. With this quest for a new house, we knew our budget. Our budget would get us nice (not brand-new) houses with four bedrooms. And that’s about it. What we’ve been hoping for all along is to find an older house with extra space that we could spend the next 20 years making beautiful since we’re hoping this will be our Forever Home. A house that would be big enough if we wanted to add to our family. Simply getting a four...

I Really Hope I Don’t Jinx This 10

I Really Hope I Don’t Jinx This

So…as of yesterday…I’m 99% sure I’m done with everything associated with the Probate Courts in Knoxville to finally close Dad’s docket. I mailed off the last bit of everything yesterday to my lawyer and as far as I can tell, the rest is in in his hands to get it where it needs to be to finalize everything. DO YOU HEAR THE ANGELS SINGING? This has been such an annoying and frustrating process. And Dad’s situation? Was actually kinda easy. He owned his house and car. He had no debt. And the amount of money in his various bank accounts...

Sometimes the days ARE hard. 12

Sometimes the days ARE hard.

In the interest of protecting the privacy of certain parties involved, I’ll keep this simple and detail-free: Yesterday? All of my kids were possessed by something even more evil than Lucifer himself. I’m not sure what that is because I’m not familiar with all of the evil deities of the world, but I just know that not even Satan is as evil as my kids were yesterday. There are a lot of stories I can share but I’ll just give you two quick little bits to give you just a glimpse day I had. First – at one point? My...

I Am A Photographer 18

I Am A Photographer

One of my favorite places in my current home was this wall: Since “they” (who are “they” anyway?) say to sell your home it’s best to remove personal photos, that wall now looks like this: And you know what? I still really love it. Because that is MY photo. Most of our walls were covered with photos I’ve taken of our family. For some reason, because my family is gorgeous, I was never insecure about those photos being on my walls. I call myself a photographer on this blog and on the bumper of my car (I have a bumper...