I got an email from Liz yesterday and she asked me to give you an update. And then I’ll have to show you Ivy’s recent redecorating skills.
News From Liz:
Her soon-to-be-ex came home from South America where he visited his girlfriend. She had told his sister that they were separated and he was furious about it.
He showed up where she’s currently living. I’m sure it wasn’t hard to figure out since the garage apartment is part of the rental property. He told her that she opened her mouth when she shouldn’t have.
Liz told him that he needs to go to the attorney’s office to sign the papers or the attorney will serve him at his workplace. He said he would. (We’ll see)
The good news is that she found a job and has been working a few days there now. She really likes her new job.
So now she has taken yet another step toward her independence.
I told her not to let him inside. Tell him to deal with her attorney. Not to engage with him in any way because that will just encourage him. If he has keys to where she is, then it would be wise to change the locks.
And I also think she should get a restraining order if he doesn’t leave her alone.
Now I want to show you Ivy redecorating my winter decor…
It seems she thinks the faux Lamb’s ear should go some place else. So she took it upon herself to find another place for it yesterday.
Not bad, Ivy. She thought it should accent the centerpiece on the coffee table. Maybe Ivy is a budding decorator.
Then this morning she was at it again.
I was sitting here typing and Charlie tattled…
“Mom, Ivy’s in trouble again!”
“Well, aren’t you going to do something? Ivy’s knocking things over and dragging things off.”
Calm down, Charlie. The vet told me not to let you get excited because it makes you cough more.
Ivy’s just a nosy Nellie. And it’s entertaining to watch her. So I’ll let her redecorate for a bit.
The little piece of faux Lamb’s ear now decorates a scratching post.
All the redecorating apparently tuckered her out, because then she needed a nap. This last week she has decided she likes to sleep in the living room chair.
Tomorrow I’m going to be writing about how we can try to stretch our income. I want it to be like an open forum where we all make suggestions and interact.
A reader emailed and asked if I’d write about this. Women helping women.
I looked at my income last January and it seems I only made $1160 in blogging income. It crept up to $1300 in February and a little more in March. It wasn’t until May that it got close to $2000.
Bloggers know that the first quarter of the year is tough. Advertisers have already spent a lot over the holidays.
Without the annuity, that just won’t cut it. If I apply for social security in February, I don’t know how long it takes to process.
The Amazon.com Affiliate Program:
Someone in the comments suggested that I add affiliates to my blog. So you will see Amazon.com affiliate ads in some of my posts. They will pertain to my content.
For instance someone yesterday asked where I got the gardening book I mentioned. So I added it at the bottom should you want to go to Amazon where it’s sold.
I don’t think it matters what you buy once you click through. It just matters that if you need something you go through the ad to get there. Correct me if this is wrong.
I have always tried to make the reading experience here an enjoyable one. For one thing I don’t utilize those annoying subscribe pop up boxes. I don’t like them either.
I figure if someone wants to subscribe to a blog that’s wonderful, but I’m not going to be pushy about it.
Other bloggers tell me that those pop up subscribe boxes work for them. But the whole thing just doesn’t sit well with me.
I also don’t try to sell you things. That can get annoying as well.