From the monthly archives:

March 2010

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Don’t pay a fortune for moving boxes

by Karen on March 31, 2010

Of all the hassles that come with moving — packing, unpacking, loading, unloading, and the chaos in between — one of my least favorite parts is finding boxes. In fact, when we moved here, I so dreaded the search for boxes for our next move that I crammed all of our cardboard boxes into a […]

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This past Saturday, cities and households throughout the world observed Earth Hour. Once a year, families, businesses, and cities shut off the lights for one hour to raise awareness about energy conservation. Tony and I observed the tradition with candles, an game of Battleship, and Jones Soda root beer, and it was actually a lot […]

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I wasn’t even being chased

by Karen on March 27, 2010

This morning I finally ran a 5K after four months of training. My first accomplishment was actually getting to the race and starting. I was convinced that it was too soon, and that I wasn’t ready. I almost backed out at the last minute. But I made it there, and I ran the race. I’m […]

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Bad dog

by Karen on March 26, 2010

Yesterday I had a very. important. phone call. An organization that I’ve wanted to work with for years is hiring for a position in Indianapolis that would be absolutely perfect for me, and they wanted to interview me. I was on my way out of the office last night when the phone rang at 5:30 […]

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What a savings account can buy

by Karen on March 25, 2010

When I tell people we’re moving in 6 weeks, it always leads to the same conversation: “Oh, so you found a job?” “Nope. Not yet. But I’m looking.” “So your husband found a job?” “Not yet.” That’s when they look at my like I’m nuts. I don’t blame them. Back when I was living paycheck-to-paycheck, […]

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Losing the battle, winning the war

by Karen on March 24, 2010

I write about this topic a. lot. It’s because after years of working on it, I still spend way too much time beating myself up when I have to let things go. This week I announced that I’ll be updating this blog a little less frequently for the next few weeks as we head into […]

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Boxed in

by Karen on March 22, 2010

The image you’re about to see may disturb you. Viewing this image is not recommended for people sensitive to clutter, disorganization, and mess. Potential side effects include headache, shortness or breath, difficulty concentrating, and severe writer’s block. View at your own risk. This is the current state of my guest room and, consequently, the current […]

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Instant comfort

by Karen on March 18, 2010

Whether I’m feeling sick or I’ve just come home after a particularly tough day at work, the first thing I do is kick off my shoes and slip into a pair of cozy fleece socks and slippers. They have the power to instantly comfort me. Every year at Christmas, Tony gets me a new pair […]

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Shelved

by Karen on March 17, 2010

I love everything about books. I love the way they look, the way they feel in my hands, the way they smell. When we were less frugal, my husband and I spent more money buying books that we should have. These days, we get most of our reading materials from the library, or we borrow […]

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