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That Forthright Girl

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One millennial’s attempt to question authority, remain (happily) married, be pennywise and organized, and prep for the future.

Week 26 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. We picked about 7 pounds of raspberries this weekend, and I processed some straight to the freezer and several pounds into freezer jam. We also ate a bunch fresh, of course. The Man and I are debating whether we prefer fresh strawberries to fresh raspberri

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Week 25 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I had a disaster of a leak under my kitchen sink this week. One second I was running the garbage disposal, and the next second my feet were soaked! Thanks to Dad for always letting me watch him fix stuff, I had the leak repaired in a few minutes. And, than

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Week 24 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. After the pain and frustration from last week's physical therapy debacle, I gave myself an easier week. I updated my budget records, got the chores all caught up, and enjoyed some quality time with family. If only every week could be this calm! . Bicycle g

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Week 23 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I had an insanely stressful week, mostly because I had to fire my physical therapist. After 5 appointments, I had seen 3 different people, and none of them could give me any answers. I didn't appreciate having my time or money wasted, and I did NOT need th

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I'm not great at the whole gardening thing, and I'm not really into flowers, but I grew these Penstemon plants in my junk soil next to my utility boxes. These are a native species, and they are rugged, drought tolerant, easy to care for plants. Penstemon flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and both bumblebees and hon

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Week 22 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. Sweet Oregon Strawberries, Batman! πŸ“ It's that time of year, and we're feasting on fresh berries every night. πŸ“ The Man and I went clothes shopping this weekend, and we both found things to buy! πŸ“ And my grass allergies aren't bothering me this ye

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Week 21 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. When I became a homemaker four years ago, I didn't realize that I would never get a day off. There is always something that needs to be done or could/should be done and never enough hours in the day or money in the bank to do it all. Days totally off don't

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Week 20 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. We paid off my car and bought a new one for The Man! We didn't expect to be rushing out to get him a car so soon, but, after serious negotiation, some honest conversations, and getting our bank to drop our interest rate over 1%, we just couldn't pass up th

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My cross stitch piece is ON THE WALL! It took five years to stitch and two months to get framed. I am SO in love with the mat, a perfect match for the red stitches. The simple black frame matches most of the others in our home. Deciding where to put it was not easy, but we found a good place downstairs with no direct light.

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Week 19 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. This is my fifth crazy week in a row! At least I was able to join The Man for a quick overnight business trip in Bend, Oregon. We had about one free hour on the way home, so we stopped at Eagle Crest for a round of golf on the real grass putting course. We

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Week 18 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. What a week! First, we discovered a few dung beetles in our bedroom. No idea how they got there or why they were inside, but we had them. Our pest company was shocked! Whatever, just make the poo bugs go away. πŸ™…β€β™€οΈ I had an MRI on my hip to figure

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Week 17 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. πŸ”ΉοΈFirst, the bad news: early spring allergies hit me square in the eyes. So much itching! I will get the sneezing/snotting allergies with grass pollen later in May. Yuck! 😷 πŸ”ΉοΈNext, some good news: I got all of my gardening done for the spring,

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Obligatory vacation selfie with The Man at the Oregon coast. 😎 It was a short weekend getaway with my parents, but we crammed 5 geocaches, 3 bowls of chowder, and some whale watching into the trip. ❀ . #oregoncoast #rockycreekstatescenicviewpoint #obligatoryvacationselfie #stillinlove via Instagram http://bit.ly/2GXbOz

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Whale Cove, Oregon, as seen from a nearby geocache at Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint on a stunningly beautiful late April day. . #oregonbeaches #oregoncoast #centraloregoncoast #whalecoveoregon #rockycreekstatescenicviewpoint via Instagram http://bit.ly/2vu3OzG

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Week 16 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. Remember that nice quiet week I enjoyed so much? Paid for it this week. Every day was non-stop going, doing, and fixing! I am not complaining though, because the fruits of all that labor are delicious. #hardworkpaysoff #workhard #nevergiveup . Sweet bunny

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Week 15 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. Being a housewife comes with many challenges, from the financial burden of not having a second income to the constant labor that is laundry. But I learned a new skill around the house this week when the house painters blew a GFCI circuit. Our circuit panel

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Week 14 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I had a lovely, quiet week as it rained and rained outside. Nothing exciting, not too busy... just the way I like it. . Cherry blossom image from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #

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Week 13 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I celebrated the completion of a five-year-long cross stitching project this week! I got to eat Mexican food! (The Man hates it, so it's a rare treat for me.) And I started playing computer games with The Man and his friends--and I'm not that bad at it. I'

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Week 12 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. Spring is here! πŸ‘πŸ™†β€β™€οΈ And so are outside chores! πŸ‘ŽπŸ™…β€β™€οΈ At least we are hiring out our big project this year: painting a two-story house is more than we want to tackle. We got 10 bids over the last year, so we feel like we picked the

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It's done! I finished cross stitching this piece after five years of work (on and off). This piece was a souvenir from Mt. Vernon when we visited Washington D.C. in 2014. The flags depicted are the first U.S. flag and George Washington's personal flag (blue). While this seems like a simple pattern--and it is--the simplicity

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It's done! I finished cross stitching this piece after five years of work (on and off). This piece was a souvenir from Mt. Vernon when we visited Washington D.C. in 2014. The flags depicted are the first U.S. flag and George Washington's personal flag (blue). While this seems like a simple pattern--and it is--the simplicity

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Week 11 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I had professionals come in to deep clean my carpet this week. It was so weird to be at home and have someone else cleaning something for me. I could very easily get used to that! . Bouquet image from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommuni

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Week 11 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I had professionals come in to deep clean my carpet this week. It was so weird to be at home and have someone else cleaning something for me. I could very easily get used to that! . Bouquet image from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommuni

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Week 10 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I am officially a volunteer! I am the curator to the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers online museum. I am tasked with updating the database with pioneer stories, facts, and details. I have been a member for a few years (yup, pioneer ancestors), and I

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Week 10 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I am officially a volunteer! I am the curator to the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers online museum. I am tasked with updating the database with pioneer stories, facts, and details. I have been a member for a few years (yup, pioneer ancestors), and I

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Week 9 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. We got even more snow this week! It feels like winter actually happened now. Around this time each year, some people start moaning and groaning about how they need sunshine already. Seriously, one day of that blinding brightness, and I am good with another

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Week 9 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. We got even more snow this week! It feels like winter actually happened now. Around this time each year, some people start moaning and groaning about how they need sunshine already. Seriously, one day of that blinding brightness, and I am good with another

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Week 8 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. What a week of frustration! I had to go back three times to get my brand new glasses readjusted. It was a huge pain (literally!), and I finally resorted to making a few adjustments myself (shh, don't tell), but they fit now. And then there were taxes... whi

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Week 8 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. What a week of frustration! I had to go back three times to get my brand new glasses readjusted. It was a huge pain (literally!), and I finally resorted to making a few adjustments myself (shh, don't tell), but they fit now. And then there were taxes... whi

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Week 7 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. Apparently there was a holiday this week of some kind. I did not give or receive a darn thing. We have never been into Valentine's Day, though the chocolate sales are nice. I splurged on one 75% dark chocolate mint bar for myself. Self-love is a thing on V-

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