Keeping It Together During the Sale of My Home Part 2

You clicked and came!!  I’m happy that you’re interested in reading how I’ve been keeping it together while my home sale happens, well, doesn’t happen at this point. If you’re wondering what the heck I’m referring to please see Part 1 of this short series, Keeping it Together During My Home Sale Part 1.  That will explain everything. On to my wacky methods to stay sane and relatively stress free during this home sale journey. 1)I eat, specifically ice cream. ...

Keeping It Together During the Sale of My Home

I’m in the middle of a move. Not just any move.  I’m selling the home I raised my children in for 16 + years.  And moving out of town to a place we know nobody. Single mom, selling her house for a better life.  It’s a little cliche but it happens everyday across the country.  I know I’m not alone. The stress of simply thinking of not being in the home I love and the neighbor friends I’ll miss dearly...

Monterey or Bust : Being the Mom I Always Wanted to Be

It was Friday night. Brendan (my 17 year old son) and I had just realized we both have Saturday and Sunday off together! What shall we do? We rarely get this opportunity to do something together on a weekend and wanted to take advantage of this moment.  It didn’t take us long to decide Monterey, CA.  Beach, cool weather and just 2 hours away was perfect. But Before Monterey… I’ve made my kids my priority.  I truly feel all these...

Taking Solo to the Next Level : Is Hermit Life for Me?

Could you live in the woods alone? I’ve dedicated a lot of time and thought into planning and developing my simple life yet when I read “The Stranger in the Woods” my course came to a screeching halt!  Why would this book do this, you ask?  Let me show you…. Routine Simple This last Friday morning started with my usual day off routine.  I woke at 5 AM (so I love mornings), walked my dog Maggy, opened the windows around...

Video: Coyotes Hunting and Wayward Cows at Round Valley Hike

  The Bay Area has done a wonderful job of setting aside open lands for everyone to enjoy!  This day I get my hiking shoes and head to Round Valley regional park in the far East Bay.  If you plan to hike the East Bay really look at doing it in the spring, fall or super early morning.  Summer it gets very hot and winters are wet and muddy!  The East Bay hikes may not lots of shade or ocean...

5 Things I’m Doing to Reach My Simple Life Goals

WARNING: This may boring part of my simple life — ha ha! But absolutely necessary! But really, who likes all the technical stuff like planning and cleaning?  YUCK!  But it needs to be done and that’s that. Here they are, how I’ll be working everyday to reach my simple life goals and beyond… 1. Plan. Plan. PLAN. You don’t get anywhere worth while if you don’t plan.  I guess you can wing it, that’s fun, but to truly be successful...