Widow Hacks, Life Does Not Have To Suck

  Ok, you’re a widow now.  What are you going to do about it?  I have been a widow for almost 2000 days.  I know that because I just asked Alexa. That’s 5 years and counting.  Holy Crap.  Some days I feel sorry for myself and some days I feel damned proud of myself.  But … Read more

What to wear instead of skinny jeans

    In 2016 I decided to revamp my style.  It was then that I got my first pair of skinny jeans, in my first box from Stitch Fix.  For those of you who don’t know, Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service.  I was skeptical.  But when I put those magical babies on, I felt … Read more

9 Reasons Why DIY is Good for Your Mental Health

9 Reasons Why DIY is Good for Your Mental Health         In 2016 I became a widow after 48 years of marriage.  Suddenly I was in a brain fog and everyday activities felt overwhelming.  Other than “putting one foot in front of the other,” I had no idea what to do next … Read more

What To Wear While Confined To An Ugly Surgical Boot

Have you noticed how many people are hobbling around in those ugly CAM boots lately?  I recently had surgery on my left foot and it seems like I’m going to be one of those hobblers for a long time. What Is A CAM Boot? A CAM (controlled ankle motion) boot is an orthopedic device prescribed … Read more

How to Enclose an I-Beam in the Basement Ceiling

The ceiling in my basement was quite horrible.  Not only did it have a crazy amount of wires hanging down loosely, and pipes, of course, but it had a massive steel I-beam running right down the middle of it.  My husband actually admired that I-beam and wanted to showcase it.  Hmmm…. not my style at … Read more

How To Rip Up Carpet From Stairs

  I had one big thing left to do in my basement.  Rip up the ugly carpeting on the stairs. During construction in the basement, I realized that I might cause a lot of damage to the stairs, so I had saved them till last.  When refinished, I wanted them to be gorgeous. I literally couldn’t … Read more

How I got worms to eat my garbage

      Many decades ago, when I was a young girl, I became the country’s first-ever recycler.  Just kidding, but it was the sixties and I took my concern for the environment seriously.  I dragged my cans and bottles to a recycling center, made clothes, grew vegetables and started a compost pile. Composting is … Read more