Blogging

What I Did To (WID2)…. Make a Blog — Stats

Today I got a notification from WordPress saying, in effect, "Hey!  You have a spike in activity!  Someone must really like you!"  So I went and looked at my stats for the first time in a couple of weeks.  Now.  Let's be clear.  This is a tiny blog.  I think Sheryl, Penny, and my mom… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)…. Make a Blog — Stats

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Relationships

What I Did To… (WID2) Survive Getting Engaged (Part 1)

Trying this post again, as it seems to have not published the last time, even though it ended up on my Twitter and Facebook feeds.  Apologies, folks, and I'm trying again... As I mentioned in a variety of posts about losing weight, Rich and I got engaged in December, 2006. This is the first of… Continue reading What I Did To… (WID2) Survive Getting Engaged (Part 1)

Budgeting, Financial, Relationships

What I Did To (WID2) … Planning for spending (part 2, getting feedback)

After I wrote about the $100,000 of things I wanted to put money toward, I got lots of commentary.  Congratulations on the engagement, of course, which I appreciated.  Challenges on the amount we were talking about spending on our wedding (too much), a car (too much), and the amount for the boys’ college (too little,… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2) … Planning for spending (part 2, getting feedback)

Blogging

What I Did To (WID2)… Make a Blog — Here Are All the Hard Things

So my long June-July vacation is over.  I thought I had written enough to be really nicely ahead, but no.  Here we are in the latter part of July and I. Am. Out. Of. Posts.  Sigh.  Writing, even when I'm retelling the story of my own life, is a good bit of work.  I've been… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Make a Blog — Here Are All the Hard Things

Budgeting, Debt, Financial

What I Did To (WID2) … Pay Off My Debts — Planning for Spending

In January of 2007, Rich and I had just gotten engaged.  I was working on my weight.  I was working on the house.  I was working on my debts.  I haven't even mentioned the work I did with FlyLady to declutter the house, organize it, and learn how to keep it that way by myself. … Continue reading What I Did To (WID2) … Pay Off My Debts — Planning for Spending

Health, Weight Loss

What I Did To (WID2)… Lose Weight (OMG I’m Engaged!)

One of these days, I'll write the post about Rich proposing to me.  The original journal-type posts about it run to 18 pages long.  Which is great for Longreads, of course, but it's not written in that lovely literary style.  There are comments about Christmas shopping and Hannukkah candles and watching The Little Mermaid, not grand… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Lose Weight (OMG I’m Engaged!)