Finances: 2014 Debacle; 2015 Budget

January 19, 2015

I just reviewed the shambles that is my 2014 finances, by way of designing a new budget for 2015. My God. Things were going to Hell on a skateboard, that much was obvious. Last year I gave up tracking every teensy little expenditure in Excel. That hair-tearing task was making me crazy. Result: I knew […]

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What Do You Grab When the House Is on Fire?

January 18, 2015

So here’s this story in today’s New York Times, upon reflection a rather odd story. The author recalls the time a fire broke out in an apartment building where she, her husband, and her then infant son lived. She describes their hurried exit from their home. He runs around collecting papers and he grabs his […]

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Get Up! Get Back to Work!!!!!

January 16, 2015

So I suppose I’m going to be reduced to actually having to do some paying and nonpaying work, huh? As the now-completed drama has unfolded, I’ve just let everything go. Other than reading a few chapters of my novelist’s saga and reading some journal copy behind my associate editor, I have done exactly ZERO work, […]

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So…What’s Next?

January 14, 2015

Okay, this has been a wonderful adventure and all, but now that it’s finally over, it’s time to reconsider what to do with the remainder of my life. During the late ongoing drama, I’ve pretty much stopped working altogether, except for my client novelist’s copy. We’ve been in semester break, so no students have been […]

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Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me…

January 14, 2015

…how amazingly better I was going to feel as a result of the de-boobification surgery? This morning I turned out of the sack after laying there for seven hours without hardly moving — never a good strategy. The bones were a little stiff, which is normal for survivors of the Early Cretaceous. But… Hang onto […]

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wooHOO! FREE AT LAST!

January 13, 2015

Okay, so today SDXB drives me out to the Mayo, way to heck & gone almost to the freaking county line to have the hated drains removed, two days earlier than planned, given that they’ve both been producing less than 30 cc of fluid for the past two or three days. WonderSurgeon is NOT pleased […]

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