My Car Is A Money Pit

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I’m off to Seattle later this week, so I’ve spent the past few days with my butt glued to my desk chair and pounding out work. I put together a few posts to publish while I’m away, wrote my Health posts (I’m writing for them twice a week now), and finished up my last few NuVal posts and a couple of other freelance projects. Basically, I’ve been getting ish done!! My plan is to have everything wrapped up by Thursday afternoon, so I can totally unplug while I’m away. I {heart} Seattle. I can’t wait to be there.


Around noon yesterday, I broke for lunch, which was reheated leftovers from the previous night’s dinner: Broiled chicken with red bell pepper, onion, green beans and Sunshine Sauce. It tasted just as delicious as it did the night before. That Sunshine Sauce is ridiculous! I just want to put it on everything!

My Car Is A Money Pit


I called it quits with work around 3:30 PM (I started at 7:00 AM) and took Murphy for his afternoon walk. Before we headed out, I snacked on a Paleo Morning Glory Muffin.

My Car Is A Money Pit

When I returned with Murphy from our walk, Mal was home from school, so I asked him if he could drive me to the auto repair shop to pick up my piece-of-crap car, which was fixed earlier in the day.

On Friday, when I took Murphy into Boston for his pug photo shoot, I put the windows down in the backseat so he could put his head out and sniff away (much like the photo below).

My Car Is A Money Pit

Well, when I tried to close the windows (they’re automatic), one got stuck 3/4 of the way up. I tried to shimmy it up with my hands while pressing the button at the same time, but no luck. The motor was dead. Grrrr. And, of course, it rained later that night, so Mal, the wonderful husband that he is, went out in the pouring rain and rigged up a plastic bag contraption to keep the inside of my car dry.

My Car Is A Money Pit

I drove around with plastic bags flapping from my back window all weekend long (and felt like a total tool), so I finally caved on Monday and brought my car to the shop to be fixed.

I’m glad my window is working again, but, man, my car is really becoming a money pit! Let’s hope this is the last repair for awhile now.

What’s the most ridiculous jerry-rig/repair job you’ve ever seen on a car? When is it time to stop putting money into a car and just buy a new one? 


Last night’s dinner was Skillet Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Spinach Hash and, boy, was it a good one! I’m a fan. Sweet potatoes, apple, cinnamon, sausage, onion, and spinach… yum! I also threw in a little bit of minced garlic. Definitely try this one, guys!

My Car Is A Money Pit

Health News & Views

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it””from the brightly-colored foliage to the smell of sweet cider donuts””it’s a season that brings me great joy. Once that slight chill in the air arrives, I immediately start to crave all of my favorite seasonal dishes. Farmers markets and my local grocery store are bursting with fresh produce right now, so warming up in the kitchen is that much more appealing. Here are some easy and delicious ideas to get creative with this season’s produce.

7 Ways to Use Fresh Fall Produce

I’m off to my doctor’s appointment. I have a whole slew of questions for him, so, hopefully, I’ll have some answers soon. Wish me luck!

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