• "budget"

    What it Costs to Live in North Carolina | Monthly Expenses

    I’m what people nowadays call a wanderlust-er.  If I meet you for the first time my question to you will more than likely be, “Where are you from?”  I am such a curious person and the idea of living in different places dotted around the world appeals to me like no other.  But since I can’t, I love to look around the Internet and see other people sharing their journey as they trek and live around the globe.  One of the things I’m always curious about is how they afford to live where they do because to me, living in a country such as, Ireland, seems impossible because the cost…

  • "kids",  "life"

    Front Porch Haircut

    Bringing back the chilly bowl, guys.  Just kidding!  Could you imagine if it did come back in style?  Just wanted to take a minute and document Scout’s front porch hair cut.  One day he will want a professional to do it, but for now, he believes that he is the coolest kid because his daddy does it for him.  ((So sweet))  However, I don’t have a picture of the finished cut.  I know, I know, what was I thinking?  But the pictures on this post is pretty much what it looks like now.

  • "life"

    Random Pianist at the Library

    At the library, of all places, I heard very loud music playing once.  Piano; probably a Beethoven piece.  It was so loud that I almost asked the librarian while checking out my books, since when does the library play music?  Loud music at that.  But I was enjoying the sound really; It was beautiful to listen to.  Whenever I stepped out of the library doors and into the lobby, I realized the source of the music.  A gentlemen was properly sitting at the piano that the library has stuffed into a corner on the far back wall.  Barely noticeable unless someone is playing it.  But there he sat, pressing vigorously…

  • "kids",  "life"

    My Son Has 8 Food Allergies and 4 Non-Food Allergies

    Like most children with food allergies, you won’t find out they are allergic until they eat it.  Likewise, it was with us. (You can read that story here)  Oddly enough, I always had this weird, motherly instinct, if you will, when he was born that he would be allergic to peanut butter.  What I didn’t realize is that he would be allergic to much more than just PB.  So after his Emergency Room visit and his initial blood test revealed he was allergic to Eggs, Milk, Peanuts, and Dogs, the doctor seemed adamant that he would outgrow his egg allergy by age 1.  That has not been the case for…