Archives for May 2012

The Importance of College

I finished my bachelor’s degree in 2002.  I started my college career shortly after high school, and I took at least one class (almost) every semester, with a break of a few years in the middle.  All in all, it took me about 21 years to actually get my degree. Along the way, I took […]

A Brief Status Update (2)

When last we left Betsy, she was contemplating her three goals for 2012. They are: 1) stop eating sugar and get the diabetes under control 2) write every day 3) pay down that debt! So, how am I doing? I think I’m doing pretty well, although there’s definitely room for improvement. 1) stop eating sugar […]

Working In The Garden

So I was out working in the garden today. I had a ton of weeding to do, as you can see from the picture to the left. In fact, I was afraid the garden was mostly weeds, but I was pleased when I found many plants I’d planted as well. The weeds were just more […]

Wisdom from SIMS

  Oft times I find myself the object of ridicule or friendly good-natured mocking for my devotion to my SIMS (I play SIMS 3 and have most of the expansion packs). Say what you will, but those little bundles of computer pixels sure can offer up a lot of good advice about living life. Don’t […]

Living Our Story

I think that each of us has a story that we tell ourselves about ourselves. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and I think we tell ourselves a story of who we are and how other people see us. Then we live within the plot line of the story we’re telling. If, for […]


April was a very interesting month around the Palatial Horvath Estate. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. One thing I learned in April is that I’m still a compulsive overeater. I was not magically cured by three months of more sensible eating. Go figure. As of the time of […]