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  1. TripCheck: What's Ahead for June 2009

    by , 06-01-2009 at 02:55 AM (Frugal Yet Fascinating)
    "Failures don't plan to fail; they fail to plan."
    -Harvey Mackay

    And as Gene Kranz, lead flight director for Mission Control, announced to the ground crew in Houston as Apollo 13 approached the critical earth-to-moon decision loop, "Failure is not an option."

    That said, here's my plan for June:

    June Challenges:
    June Book Club Challenge (goal 1 book per week): 0/4
    June Bring a Bag Lunch to Work Challenge (goal 22/22 workdays): ...
  2. The Handbasket Travelogue - May 2009

    by , 06-01-2009 at 02:35 AM (Frugal Yet Fascinating)
    "Why are we in this handbasket and where are we going?"

    Well let me tell you, we really covered some ground in May. It's been a neverending journey to get and keep my finances and my act together as long as I can remember. I'm not sure if that's due to my ADHD or a general lack of skills, but it's been pretty damaging to my relationships and my self-esteem over the years. Apparently, *knowing* and *understanding* isn't the same as *doing*. And I've tended to be a black ...
  3. May 9, 2009

    by , 05-09-2009 at 10:16 PM (Frugal Yet Fascinating)
    Hi, and welcome to my blog. I'm Suzanne, a 48-year-old accountant from the Portland, Oregon area. I am originally from Louisville, Kentucky. I have 3 children and 7 grandchildren, all living on the opposite side of the country so don't get to see them very much. I live with my husband and our two cats and our two very big dogs. I like to crochet and I've been learning to knit, enjoy movies, cooking, getting together with friends, concerts and hockey. So is that enough to set the stage?