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  1. Thanks Float On, I'll check it out! Right now...

    Thanks Float On, I'll check it out! Right now the plan is to practice guitar for a little while with my As The Crow Flys acoustic partner. I got a hike in today, and did a little bit of...
  2. Very interesting discussion going on here, as I...

    Very interesting discussion going on here, as I am right in the middle of taking something I've always loved doing (which is fabricating beautiful items, whether they are jewelry pieces, or art...
  3. Sheesh, I am on a roll! I went downtown to one...

    Sheesh, I am on a roll! I went downtown to one of the boutiques that is carrying my work with a batch of new stuff for consignment, and she ended up paying for the two pieces she owed me that had...
  4. I've had another good month so far; I sold one of...

    I've had another good month so far; I sold one of my art guitars in addition to five pairs of earrings in the New Mexico gallery! They requested that I ship more earrings because they are almost out...
  5. I just went past $2000 total sales for the year...

    I just went past $2000 total sales for the year so far on my jewelry and jewelry repair sales business! And it's not even the holiday season yet :)
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    Tangental Decluttering

    So how did making the humungous decision to finally mop the kitchen floor lead to me decluttering a 22 year old Five-In-One stereo? It goes like this: remove almost everything out of dinette (which...
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    This is an area I need to revisit and possibly...

    This is an area I need to revisit and possibly rein in too. I just did an average of what I have spent up until now (this year) and it is about $168 for one person, which is actually better than I...
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    Disclaimer: Awakendsoul, I've been working on...

    Disclaimer: Awakendsoul, I've been working on that savings account for YEARS! I've only been at WholeFoods for two years. I'm just really good at finding ways to earn extra money (all of them...
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    I really enjoy reading about your daily life,...

    I really enjoy reading about your daily life, Awakenedsoul! It sounds so peaceful and purposeful, and well-thought-out. My summer has been kind of loosy-goosy and less-structured (as well it should...
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    My incentives? Living life on MY terms! Because...

    My incentives? Living life on MY terms! Because I don't really buy into the American consumerist culture, I am free to do what I like and want to do, which is honor myself as an artist and to be...
  11. Yee-gads that was funny! Life as we know it...

    Yee-gads that was funny! Life as we know it these days is so dang pretentious! I was a child of the 70's as well. I don't think I ever had an actual lunch box (sniff); I brown paper-bagged it. ...
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    Slackers at work who take advantage of my...

    Slackers at work who take advantage of my willingness to bust my a** and get things done. I finally went to store leadership to apprise them of the situation. We'll see if anything actually...
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    My daughter seems to be doing pretty good through...

    My daughter seems to be doing pretty good through this tough time; she went to her friend's memorial service on Wednesday and grieved with the girl's family and friends, spoke loving words about her...
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    I just clicked on our local news site and the...

    I just clicked on our local news site and the news is getting worse. Two men are being arrested for moving the poor gir's body and dumping her and hiding her under a bush. I just texted my daughter...
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    The older I get, the more I crave being alone,...

    The older I get, the more I crave being alone, though I do like to know that there are people nearby sometimes in the background, if that makes any sense. I loved my 16 day road trip all by myself...
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    I have decided to go to an A-Anon meeting today. ...

    I have decided to go to an A-Anon meeting today. This is bringing up so much emotion for me because it very well could have been (or could be) my daughter. I am still working through all the crap I...
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    Devastsating News Just Now

    My daughter just called me to tell me that her best friend from high school (the one she used to get into a lot of trouble with) just OD'd and died from a heroin overdose last night. I'm just so...
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    I feel pretty sad every summer when I have to...

    I feel pretty sad every summer when I have to turn around and leave New Mexico and head back east to Michigan. The sense of vibrancy in my body and soul that I feel when I am there is telling me...
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    MiddleEast Mayhem

    Just a short note to Selah, thinking of you and how you are coping with the horror that is going on. The news is so depressing and endless...
  20. Thread: July Frugals

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    Not a super frugal month for because I have been...

    Not a super frugal month for because I have been going a little crazy buying much-needed tools and supplies for the jewelry business, but frugal in that I have been using the extra money I have been...
  21. Here is a slightly odd but really good watermelon...

    Here is a slightly odd but really good watermelon recipe, from the Wholefoods Deli: watermelon chunks, feta cheese chunks or crumbled, thinly sliced red onion, chopped mint and a splash of lime...
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    Week Two? Sheesh, I don't have time for this! I...

    Week Two? Sheesh, I don't have time for this! I am on Day Five of laryngitis; I think by tomorrow I will be able to do a pretty good Tom Waits impression. This better get better SOON because I...
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    Peeved that I am still sick (day six by now) and...

    Peeved that I am still sick (day six by now) and it is a beautiful day here. Maybe my voice will come back today, as I lost it on Thursday. I am trying for a two day vow of silence until I have to...
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    Geez, I just saw the typo in the title of my...

    Geez, I just saw the typo in the title of my thread.. Westward! I bought a Marmot Limelight 2 tent for under $200, and it was the perfect size for one person. Super easy and quick to set up,...
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    The Great Wesyward Expansion Tour Of 2014

    I have been home from my road trip for several weeks, but have been extremely busy and haven't felt like doing a long post. Today I am home sick with a fever so it seems as good a time as any!

    I...
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