Quarantine life has turned me into a sweatpants unicorn. Well, sort of…at least for the last few days. I haven’t wanted to get out of my Rugrats Halloween sweatpants. I’m all about that spooky season. I’m often called a unicorn because I’m one of the few who managed to make the work from home life work long-term. So, sweatpants unicorn life it is. Here are some quotes that helped me get here.Continue reading “Sweatpants Unicorn Life Quotes”
Father’s Day weekend was lovely here in the Bull household. We didn’t do much of anything on Friday night aside from spend time together. On Saturday after meeting up with my cousin to drop off some Unicorn Tears and other things to help her on her fitness journey Then, we took BB to a small water park so that we could enjoy the day together. He loved it. He still remembers how to float on his back, which we taught him last summer, and just loved playing in the water.Continue reading “A Lovely Father’s Day Weekend”
Obviously, yall know I work from home. I have one little baby bird still in the nest. He’s one of the reasons I chose to start this crazy, wacky, sometimes stressful, never a dull moment lifestyle. One thing I’ve learned about working from home is that although we certainly have more power over how we work and when we work (unless you’re a remote employee required to keep certain hours), it’s not always easy to keep work and home separated.Continue reading “Self-Care Isn’t Selfish”
I don’t think I could say that I’ve ever been happier. I really look forward to my 40th birthday next week. Today we went and bought some new bake wear I wanted / needed (new loaf pans, new pizza pans, and new cookie sheets). I still need to get a crisping rack for the oven, cooling racks (those are available at Dollar Tree), and a few other nice-to-have things. Continue reading “Almost 40 and…”
If there’s one thing I understand, it’s how your immediate situation can affect your decisions. Because I’ve been in some shitty situations. Beyond shitty. Life threatening. Some not so life threatening and yet seriously fucking worrisome “pay the electric or buy groceries” situations. So, believe me when I say that I totally understand how your current environment can (and often should) play (at least) a (small) part in how you make your decisions. Continue reading “If You Want to Be Successful, Change Your Decision Making Philosophy NOW”
So, because I know my blog is watched by certain people who know who they are, I thought it would be prudent to educate people on a couple of things.
- Yes, we eat primarily fresh fruits and vegetables in this home…particularly during the week. We eat meat maybe once or twice each week. And it’s usually for dinner.
- We are clearly not vegetarians, pescatarians, vegans, ovovarians, or any other variation of anything other than omnivores. Even if we were, it’s not against the law.
So, I purchased a juicer last night. It’s nothing extravagant: a Hamilton Beach juicer that cost around $60. Before I went to buy it, I chose some juice recipes. Baby Bull and I then hit up the produce aisle. We buy a lot of fruits and vegetables in general…but there are some we don’t buy because no one eats them. Baby Bull will eat baby … Continue reading Carrots, Celery, and All Things Produce (Oh My!)
Okay, so “fascinating” is a strong word. By the way, these aren’t your run of the mill “facts about working from home.” It’s basically just something I put together to give you a peek into how my brain functions and why I work from home. Continue reading “8 Fascinating Facts about Working from Home”
I woke up in a great mood. I felt well-rested (rarity). I bopped along through my morning routine knowing full well that I had a day full of shit that must be done. It’s Tuesday…so not only is there client work (probably a good 12 hours of it and here I am blogging at noon…) and some stuff that we needed to do that couldn’t wait. (Some of that is already done and wasn’t really a big deal. When you work from home, you learn to make it…well, work.)
So, how did I go from virtual bliss to a raging dragon? Well…since you asked… Continue reading “The Ugly: Sometimes Shit Just Doesn’t Work Right”
It’s not uncommon that I’m asked what managing finances is really like (or if I have someone supporting me….) as a freelancer. So, I thought I’d treat you guys to an inside look at a few of the ways we make the finances work. Continue reading “Living a Good Life (as a Freelancer)”