Downsizing: When It’s Time To Replace Furniture

My husband and I are about to buy a couch. This is our first major non-appliance purchase since we chose to downsize. Downsizing was a terrific experience for us. We worked hard, going through our belongings, deciding what we wanted to keep, getting rid of the rest. Downsizing was a long, exhausting process that now … More Downsizing: When It’s Time To Replace Furniture

The Hard Truth

Clearing out and donating items can be a happy and rewarding activity. Look at the kids in the graphic above, carrying their boxes of material goods away to someplace that will reuse them. From the look of their expressions, they are happy. In most cases, this is a great reflection of how it feels to … More The Hard Truth


For someone who never thought she had an affinity for math, I seem to do an awful lot with numbers. Taking inventory of supplies, checking grocery tallies, looking over the bill after lunch or dinner at a restaurant all require a certain amount of skill, not to mention accuracy and patience. Recently, counting helped me … More Counting