Free Stuff – No Job is Finished…


The best things in life are free, of course. Love, friendship, forgiveness, family, salvation, laughter… The list goes on. We all know this. What I’d like to explore are those things in my life that may not be the best  but they’re still free (or close to it) AND bring me

No job is finished til the paperwork is done!!

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Amen. I wish someone would convince my 7 year old of this.

I got this lovely vintage bathroom wall art from an estate. My dad is an estate Executor and I am often dragged in to help with clean outs. It’s amazing the stuff family members – if there are any – leave behind. Half my house is furnished (and decorated) with free stuff, much of it from estates. 

This morning my five year old brought down a small jewelry box that, yes, came from an estate. She asked me if it belonged to the “dead girl.” 

Yes, my love, most of what we own once belonged to currently dead people.

That’s Not My Pee

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My children are natural born environmentalists.

Or water conservationists.

Or maybe because of my liberal arts, women’s college background, they were just born green?

Anyhoo… my point is, they don’t flush.

By the time I enter the bathroom in the morning there have already been 2 or 3 pees deposited before me. The toilet water is glowing yellow. Although I’ve never taught my girls the catchy jingle, “If it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown, flush it down” they seem to somehow just instinctively get it – well, at least the first half.

Occasionally one of my children will come dancing in while I’m on the pot and need to go. I finish up, shimmy past them in the 12 inches of space between the sink and the tub and turn around to see them staring at the well of urine a shade of yellow bordering on chartreuse and find I must restrain myself from saying, “That’s not my pee.”

I mean really, how lazy do you have to be to Not flush the toilet?