And just like that, Christmas is over.

In a previous blog post I mentioned that I was boycotting Christmas this year. Well I did, but Christmas still came to my house. My sweet husband refused to let the holiday go by without a tree, and so there it is, in all its glory. One string of working lights was found in the…

Boycotting Christmas 2013

This is the first year in the history of my life that I will not partake in Christmas. No Christmas tree will be put up at my house. No lights strung. No presents wrapped. No fanfare. And Santa will not miraculously appear and save the day either. He doesn’t have any money stashed in a…

New Kind of Challenges

So in this day of social media madness, I have bits and pieces strewn all over the web. From this day, and that year, from this last name and that last name. In all, I have been Brown, Martinis and now Nalley. I have profiles on sites to reflect all three. Then there are the…

There are days…

There are days when I wish my life was as uncomplicated as an infants. Feed me, change me, put me in a toasty warm blanket and cuddle me up. But then reality strikes. I am wrapped in a blanket watching TV, for a moment forgetting about my financial stresses and repetitive activities of daily living…

Life is a banquet…

“Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!” – Rosalind Russell as Auntie Mame. This was my mantra in my 20s. I used it to fuel and feed my passions and interests, I packed a lot of living between 18-30. However, in the past decade I have lost my footing in…