Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start–and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. Hello! I’ve been MIA for awhile… life has been busy. (Mostly good busy!) Weekends have been full of barbecues, brunches, and house hunting. Weeks have been … Continue reading August Project Updates
How many Americans have, over the past year, felt disturbed and demoralized by the hateful discourse and lack of unity in our country? I know I've been struggling with it for a long time, and hoping, desperately, that someone would find a way to bring understanding--or at least civility--back to political discussions. Well, it turns … Continue reading “Make America Relate Again”
It's conventional wisdom I've bought into my entire life: "If you're renting, you're just throwing money away." I never questioned the theory until M brought it up during what was otherwise a pleasant and uneventful walk. "What if I just took the money we saved for a downpayment and invested it?" I dismissed the idea … Continue reading Does It Actually Make Sense to Buy a House?
Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start–and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. How ironic for me to successfully complete a daily blogging challenge only to fail a monthly blogging challenge the very next day! Regardless, I am posting … Continue reading July Project Updates
Finally--the conclusion to my month-long blogging challenge! It has been difficult at times, and certainly lived up to the word "challenge," but I somehow pulled it off! (Well, if you count this post for June 30... which it isn't quite in my current timezone...) This has been an interesting month in many ways. First, it … Continue reading 30 Days
M and I have been busy this week, so it's taken us until tonight to have time to sit down over another game of chess, in spite of our resolution to play weekly. Even though I'm 0 for 3 against M, I feel like I learn a little bit more each time. I've gotten better … Continue reading Chess: The Marital Match Continues