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20/20 Posts of the Week-A Crash and a Recovery

We had a great camping trip last weekend. Our favorite campground is in a state park that is connected to the town of Ridgway, CO by a four mile paved bike trail. When our six year old was little, we used to pull her in the bike trailer, but this year she was able to ride the trail on her own. It did take us 40 minutes and a promise of ice cream to go four miles, but that’s not the point. What is even better is that the weekend before, she had a huge bike crash and cut her head pretty badly. Thank goodness for helmets or it could have been a disaster. I was really proud that she got back on the bike and made it to town. I bet next year we will be keeping up with her, and we are very close to being able to mountain bike as a family. When you have kids, people assume that you have to give things up, and it’s true, but not like you’d think. I have added so many things, that I don’t have time to miss the stuff I don’t do much anymore, like mountain bike. After ...

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20/20 Posts of the Week- Midlife Crisis Edition

I think I might be having a mid life crisis. I’ll be 40 on my next birthday. Isn’t that when things like this start to crop up? Ever since we returned from vacation, I have an overwhelming desire to sell most of my possessions, including the house I am sitting in right now, and travel the country in an Airstream trailer. I know it sounds crazy, and I won’t even consider it now because I wouldn’t take my daughter out of school to become a vagabond, but it will only be 11 years until she is done with high school. That seems like plenty of time to get this plan together! Jim is still in the eye rolling stage at the moment, but if he can give up satellite TV, he can surely give up a primary residence, right? He loves to see new things as much as I do, and I’m sure I can convince him to hit the road. I’m hoping by sharing this with the world I will either see how ridiculous it sounds and move on, or it will make me start planning. All of you who have taken a psychology class in your lives, please ...

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Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #42- Home and Gone Again

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July whether you celebrate Independence Day or not. We’ve had tons going on here. Jim and I finally made it back from San Diego after our car broke down on the way home. You’ll be hearing more about that soon! We did get to visit the San Diego County Fair and had some really good, but unhealthy food. Nothing like the bacon donut, but it wasn’t organic veggies for sure. I competed in a triathlon on Thursday. I guess you could say I finished more than competed. This year it was divided into two divisions, an easier one for recreational athletes and a longer competitive division. For some reason, I chose the longer one. I guess it was to challenge myself a bit more. It still wasn’t that long in the whole scheme of triathlons, but it certainly was long enough for me. I actually did get 5th place in the women’s division, but there were only 5 entrants, so I’m not sure that’s much to be proud of. Anyway, I’m glad I did it. We are leaving town again Tuesday morning for our much awaited trip to the Pacific Northwest. I’ll ...

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Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #36- I Love Eyeballs

I spent 9 hours yesterday at the Indian Health Service Biannual Meeting attending continuing education classes. Indian Health CE is so unlike other optometry meetings because the patients are  generally more complicated. Most people think of optometrists as the people who give you glasses and contacts, and that is a big part of what I do. My favorite part, though, is medical optometry. It’s like a puzzle. My patient has  X, Y, and Z symptoms, and I have to connect the dots to decide what might be wrong. I’ve gotten several searches to my site along the lines of “I hate optometry” or “my optometry job is boring”. I really think those doctors are the ones that spit out prescriptions all day and never deal with any health issues. Eyes can tell you so much about the rest of your body if you do a little sleuthing and ask the right questions. It’s never fun to tell someone they might have diabetes or multiple sclerosis, but it does bond you to that patient in a certain way, and you feel the need to participate in their care and get them to the right specialist to keep them as healthy as ...

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Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs #6

Didn’t I just do a roundup? Another week has flown by. We had a first this week. My daughter had her first break away run during a soccer game. She has never been very agressive toward getting the ball. Usually she’s doing somersaults or picking grass while the action is going on, but she somehow got the ball and kicked it three times in a row! It was toward the wrong goal, but you can’t ask for miracles. We’ve had some skunk troubles lately. If you’ve never had the pleasure of having a pet sprayed by Pepe Le Pew, it is an experience. I reported last week that I was about to have a ripe tomato on my plant. The next day something ate it, probably that same skunk. The darn thing got my dog and my tomato in the same week! If debt had a stinky skunk smell, no one would ever have a problem. Eyes on the Dollar is moving right along and I can’t say thanks enough for all the visits, comments, and shares from you wonderful readers. These rockin’ blogs were kind enough to mention me this week. Please tell me if I missed someone. Carnival of Personal Finance at Free Money Finance ...

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