My life in flip flops. I will write about food, budget, training, self-care, healthy living, depression, gut health, migraine, body mind and spirit and other topics that strike my fancy.

It’s Safer-at-Home order Day 4,972 and I’m beginning to crack. Wait, what? Why am I ready to crack? I don’t have kids to home-school, I have been able to work, and there’s no one else living with me that is underfoot. I have a LOT of friends who would think that’s living the dream, the […]

I am so, SO experiencing the 5 Stages of Grief during this…startling pandemic. Startling. Yes, that’s a good word. I was startled in the beginning and continue to be each day. I don’t know about you, but this whole thing has knocked me off my game. You see, I was already grieving the loss of […]

I found this blog a while back called The Middle Finger Project. Yes, that’s what it’s called. Really. The name drew me in. I mean, how could I not with a title like that? The content made me a follower. The author is a no-nonsense, no-fluff, tell-it-like-it-is kind of gal. She says what she thinks […]

My adaptation of the mother’s Rocky Road Candy recipe is awesome. When I was a child, I don’t remember a lot of cool holiday traditions.  I do remember the baking and the candy that began in November and ended at Christmas.  Rocky Road Candy and Other Goodness! Cookies, pies, fudge, and my favorite, the mother’s […]

It was kind of a golden age, the time before September 11, 2001. Before September 11, there were no concerns about terrorists on American soil. It wasn’t even a thought to most. Air travel was easy. You could get to the airport an hour before your flight and make the flight with no problem, luggage […]

I have pretty much mastered how to have lunch on a budget. In all honesty, I stretch my dollars! This particular week I spent $19.35 on lunch items. That’s less than $4 a day! Less Than $4 a Day? Yes! Every Monday I head to the grocery store before I go into work. There I […]

I did my civic duty recently, and there are a few things I learned at Jury Duty. Pinellas County has a pretty decent jury waiting area. Get there early to get the good parking spot, short line and awesome seat in the waiting room. Take your phone and iPad. They have free WiFi and charging […]

Don’t back into a Maserati. I’m serious. Don’t do it. Nothing good will come of it. It was a Friday morning about 9:05am in early August.  I was leaving for work a few minutes early, as traffic is unpredictable on Fridays when I noticed a car parked across the street, across from my driveway and […]

Coming up with my word of the year, a focus word for the year 2019, was a big challenge. In 2018, my word (phrase) was Be Brave. I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t fully embrace Be Brave. It was time for some soul searching… …Life became overwhelming. I sorta stopped most everything that wasn’t required of […]

Everyone should get a do-over, don’t you think?. Now is the time to get my butt in gear and get moving again. Why am I taking a do-over? “Why not?” “It’s time.” Vague answers. The purpose of this blog is to share my do-over, to capture the things I am doing to make improvements to […]