By myself

Some people (i.e. coworkers) are saying that I’ll like this month: having the apartment to myself so much that I’ll choose to live by myself in the future. However, I don’t see it that way, as living with others preps me for community living. Additionally, I’m selling furniture, books, dollhouses, etc; there’s less space in the new place (think of the savings from not having any crafts!). If I were betting on the virtue I’m learning: poverty.

What’s God teaching you?



Can be attricious.

The situation: My roomate made plans beginning of May to move out and did so this past Sunday. I’m swinging rent in excess of $1500 by myself for August. I’ve found a place to share with coworker for total $1265. That’s a savings of $150/month for me.

My dad offered financial assistance last week. I held off & he retracted it Sunday morning. Then he had buyers remorse, and called me today. He wants me to stay at current place, which I csnnot afford with my student debt & car loans. I can’t afford to eat at this point.

His thought is that I submitted paperwork to Sallie Mae to adjust my loans & is counting my chickens before they hatch. Yet SM hasn’t responded yet.

If you withdraw support, don’t you think the horse will stop pulling the cart, and kick you? Especially when you tease the horse?

The girl

With many houses:


Which didn’t sell, so they’re all being donated. There’s a house CD rack replete with carpet, wallpaper & rafters; 2 complete dollhouses, 1 fairy dollhouse, and a birdhouse converted to hold floral lights.

None of them sold, off to Goodwill.

A Frugal Dinner

Using stuff from pantry, and/or $16 grocery bill.

Salad, apple cider vinegar & olive oil vinegarette, strawberry slices


Fish cakes: 8oz tuna, 2 eggs, 1 mashed potatoe, 3 cloves garlic, salt & pepper, 1tbs protein powder/flour, parsley



This social worker kicked tartar sauce to the curb with mayo & lemon


Oh yeah, with vodka & dessert


=) yummy nom nom in the tummy

RIP Rita

When Sammy died in early May, I got Rita soon after. The empty cage full of rodent toys mocking me from it’s corner.


She was my wee furry acrobat, climbing and swinging just like Sammy had. Rita, nervous & timid, brown with a white patch on head & tummy; passed away between 2pm – 7pm. She wasn’t ill or injured, her cagemate Rachel isn’t aggressive.


Rita & Samuel can keep each other company in heaven.


I miss my munchkin. = (