juggling chainsaws

Supposedly the Universe never gives you more than you can handle. I say that's crap. I feel like I'm juggling a bunch of chain saws and hoping that I don't drop one since there would be, obviously, devastating consequences. Let me tell you about the last few days. Justin and I closed on the new … Continue reading juggling chainsaws


journey to fi: august 2019 spending report

Mr. Smith and I have a dream of achieving financial independence (FI). We've been on this path for quite some time. Every month, I report the percentages that we spent in each category, our savings rate for the month, and our progress towards our FI number.  You might wonder why I'm reporting percentages and not … Continue reading journey to fi: august 2019 spending report

a complicated adoption process

I'm writing this while snuggling the sweet little person who now calls us mom and dad in the NICU. I'm not using LP's name on the internet or posting pictures until our adoption is complete for a whole lot of reasons. Since being matched with LP three weeks ago -- holy shit! How did that … Continue reading a complicated adoption process