You may not know this about me, but I rarely buy expensive clothes.  I take such pride in my bargains, and I don't mind shopping at thrift stores.  The great thing?  I think I do it so well that most people would never guess.  Or am I delusional?

I totally want to do this challenge!

I will post here when I get my camera to behave.  I might even do more than one!


Following is a lesson in the difference between boys and girls that I'm just now learning, since it took me so long to have boys.  I just LOVE little boys.

: Mom, an I gonna die? (pointing to himself)
Me: Well, we're all going to die someday, but you'll probably be old.
Owen: But if I ate five sugars, will I die?
Me: No.  Sugar can make you sick if you eat too much, but you're not going to die.  Why?  Who told you that?  Where did you hear about it?
Owen:  Nowhere.  I just went in the pantry and I stealed some sugar, and I want to know if I'n gonna die.
Me: You did?  Can you show me?
Owen:  Sure.  Here.  An' I sweeped all these crumbs away so you wouldn't see them.

Now, in my experience, most girls wouldn't be quiiiiite this forthright.  They have so many good qualities, but in this particular category (that being "candor"), there probably would have been a lot more song and dance.  Makes me want to hug my big sweetie, because he so much the same way about admitting his faults.  He's just a grown up little boy.  There really are so many good things about guys, aren't there?


This concept came in the form of a category of blog posts from The Bearing Blog.  She doesn't really, explain what it means, but in my experience "engineers" are people who take everyday things that us Free Spirits just feel ou r way through, and they organize it.  They scientifically deconstruct it, and reconstruct it, and turn it into a system.  I know, right?  Why?  ; )

I'm kidding, of course.  It sorta takes the fun out of living, but it is essential for most of us Free Spirits to adhere to a plan of some sort in order to stay on top of things.  Don't worry, we add spice to life in other ways.  We can't help it.

I found this post after the next one, but for your convenience I will give them to you in the order in which they should be read.

This one (same as above), then this one.  I really enjoyed noticing how many of these things I already do, and how many things I would like to implement.  I hope you do too!  Please don't forget to read the update link at the end:  And be sure to read the Update link: UPDATE:  Seven things to teach your children so they can clean up after themselves.

Post your thoughts, if you like.  I would like to hear them.