Cost Savings: Homemade Dog Food Mix-In

My dog stinks. Well, she doesn’t so much anymore, but there was a time when she was a stinky, farty dog that could clear an entire room in half a nanosecond. I realized it was the cheaper variety of dry dog food, primarily, and it would get especially bad if I mixed in some wet canned dog food as a treat (or to entice her to actually eat her dry food!). I’ve been through a lot of brands of dog food, in different combinations and at increasing costs. When I first got her, I was dedicated to feeding only the

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*Cough*

I really thought I was going to make it through the household cold epidemic unscathed. I was a fool. Just as everyone else was turning the corner back to health, the germies got me and I’ve been sick for the past four days. I am now best friends with a box of Kleenex® and Easter this year was made possible by the existence of some generic OTC cold meds. The average duration for the average cold is around 10 days, so I’m almost halfway there. In the meantime, I’m stuffy and runny at the same time. My head hurts. My

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Rude Awakening

This morning I was abruptly torn from my sweet, peaceful slumber by a sudden crashing sound followed immediately by my dog jumping up and cowering in fear in the corner of the couch and an irritatingly loud and incessantly repetitive high-pitched squeaking. (Yes, I’m on the couch — those cold germies!) The combination of noises and actions caused me to bolt immediately upright, and after a few seconds of orientating myself from sleepyland, realized the master mouser of the house is at it again. I fumbled about for my phone and turned on the flashlight, looked at my scaredy-dog with

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Busy Is As Busy Does

Today’s buzzword is “busy.” Maybe it’s “bizzy,” either way, that’s what’s going on lately. I’m wrapping up my final classes at school, registering for real estate courses outside of school, taking steps to increase my health (damn that cholesterol!), house-hunting, job-hunting, website-building, blog-researching, taxi-ing my kids back and forth to school and work (someone get a license soon, please!), playing nurse to my house full of sickies and attempting to fight off the hellacious cold virus they seem determined to share with me. Yay! They’re sharing! <tic> My head is constantly pounding, my nasal passages are screaming, my ears are buzzing and aching,

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