• Featured,  Homemaking,  Life as a Wife,  Money Management

    It Doesn’t Happen in a Day

    I sat down on our new couch today and looked around our freshly painted living room. It looks magnificent. But…. the walls are still bare. I gazed longingly at the windows, dreaming of curtains to hang from them because there are none. There is nothing on the floor, no rug, no accent furniture, no pictures. Just a couch and a love seat, and a new privacy film on the front door. Three things out of the million that I’d like to see done in here. I want to retire the plastic party foldout and serve dinner around a grand farmhouse table. I want to strip the floors and stain them dark brown and build…

  • Character,  Cleaning,  Operation: Pig Sty

    Someone Stole My Laptop

    You know what I did about it? Nothing. I let them have it. Well… actually I did do something. The laundry. Washed the dishes. Took some time and cleaned some areas that needed attention. By now you have probably figured out that I wasn’t too concerned about retrieving my laptop.     I knew I would get it back eventually.  That’s because I knew who stole it. His name is Mark. I’m married to him. He decided that this afternoon was take-Becky’s-laptop-apart-and-scare-her-to-death-when-she-sees-all-the-pieces day. That was my interpretation. His was more technical and a lot harder to understand. To tell you the truth, I was really lost without my old faithful…