16 January 2023


Today I started the new job, just a one-on-one to setup things. Tomorrow I have my first full 8.5 hour day and I'm over the moon. 

Over the moon. 

We opened a second bank account for direct deposit. Saving all our pennies to get the heck outta Dodge. That feels AMAZING. 

Okay, I can't stay online. All showered. Two days of food prepped, dog food made, dryer almost done. After work today I hit Target for extra work shirts.


In other news, the KitchenAid Bowl Lift Stand Mixer is heaven. I'll drop a video down below. I cannot stop using this machine. OMG. Best purchase in a long time.

And that my Boogerbutts, is all that's fit to print. Chat again soon. Off to my coffin with a book, soon.

12 January 2023

All Engines GO!

Last Saturday we hit Barnes and I flipped through magazines. Took home the candle issue of Willow & Sage. Do you go to Barnes & Noble Cafe'? We go often and LOVE it there. 

I never made candles before. Only played around with homemade wax burner style stuff. Ready to jump into candles. I like that we control the ingredients. 

Gonna be fun! 

Looked at another house today. I'll drop the grainy phone video below. We're not buying this one. It's nice to stop and look. Keeps that energy going. We've had lots of starts and stops with house hunting. This time it's all engines go. 

And that my Boogerbutts is all that's fit to print. 

Chat again soon. 

Huggs & Bugs, Me.

06 January 2023

Goodbye Dark and Stormy - I'm Back, Baby!

Guess what? I applied for jobs, filled out applications and set-up the camera for a zoom-like interview. That's right. Goodbye Dark & Stormy, I'm back, baby. 

Thank you everyone. I sucked up your good energy, took it all in and decided to push through the insecure feelings. I didn't want how I felt about myself to get in the way of us moving. 

Your words and energy helped, a lot. Thank you !!!!

Another thing I did to help feel better was wrote a new formula for vegan chocolate chip cookies for Tim. Gotta say, first time using a mixer for cookies and wow, wow, wow. 


Lastly, here's both my new banner and how I feel today ...

04 January 2023


Hello Boogerbutts!

I'm stuck in my own head today. We're moving and with that, a second paycheck is a HUGE help. I'm on the job hunt and not feeling confident, at all. Drawing cartoons and writing helps so here goes ...

I haven't worked outside of the home in eight years. I think it's eight. Either way, it's been a hot minute. And even though there are so many jobs open right now, like a crazy amount, I feel insecure. How do I explain why I've been out of work so long? 

I know why I'm there to get the job, because we want a house/land. That part I feel really strong about.

Then I start going over applications and work history and I get in my head to the point that I let it stop me.

I can't do that.

As for the eight years out of work, they whooshed past. Even I don't know what I did in all that time. There was a huge part of it where I couldn't walk and had some serious infections. That was the reason for leaving. I’m scared they won't hire me in case I get sick again.

I dunno.

Like I said, I'm really in my own head right now. However, the reason we're doing this a strong reason. To have our own land. OMG. OMG. OMG. Our own garden. So that's my focus, getting out of my head and into a new life.

Finishing up this post I hear my Grandma's words. She believed the worse they can say is no and if we don't ask, we'll never know.

Grams are the best.

Huggs & Bugs - Me