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1,001 Challenge: Day 3 – 448

Not familiar with the challenge? Read more about the 1,001 item purge challenge Here’s the final item list: 2 books 1 broken racquetball racquet 3 more glue sticks 4 stupid crap items 5 toys 22 boxes 3 chargers 20 nuts and bolts 2 lanyards 2 kitchen items 33...

1,001 Challenge: Day 2 – 249

249 items today.  Not as many as I was hoping to purge.  Getting to 1,001 items is a little more difficult than I thought it would be.   Not familiar with the challenge? Read more about the 1,001 item purge challenge Here’s the day two list: 1 retro green bowl 5...

The Blue Play-doh Moment

Getting rid of the Infiniti Sleigh was one of the most difficult things we’ve ever had to do. Our 1997 QX4 served us well for 14 years. We were about to get $1,200 for it, money that would go toward our new car. Considering the $7,128 price tag to get everything fixed on it, it was time.

Tom, 4 years later

I wrote a story about Tom four years ago.  As part of NaNoWriMo, I decided to rewrite it, applying some of my new writing skills. The stark cold stung my face as I left my warm house.  The gloomy Texas day should have been for sleeping in and sitting by the fireplace,...

It’s 5 a.m. somewhere…

Can’t get started? Intimidated by that blank sheet of paper? In a trance looking at that blank screen? Just write. Free write. Start writing and don’t stop for at least one full page. If you have nothing in your head, write, “I have nothing in my head.”

Mission accomplished in 50,287 words

I challenged myself to write 50,000 words in the month of November.  Why?  Mostly to get myself back into a good habit of writing regularly.  I enjoy writing, however it doesn’t come easy to me.  I don’t consider myself a writer.  I like brainstorming and...

The biggest no-brainer purchase EVER!

I’m doing a new challenge, one I’ve decided not to blog about until it’s complete.  Well, I guess I’m breaking my own rule here, as the challenge is for 2 months and I haven’t even completed the first month.  The challenge is to buy...