Is anyone else sick of construction season yet? I know it just started, but I’m already over it. I have a feeling I’m going to end up with a severe case of road rage if I don’t figure out how to deal with slow moving vehicles and cones everywhere I go. Here are the ideas I’ve come up with to help keep me sane during construction season in Montana.


  • Listen to my favorite mixed tape

    Nothing brings back memories of happy times than a sweet mixed tape. My favorite mix is from the ‘90s. Will Smith, the Cranberries, Green Day and the Spice Girls all made my list.

  • Work on my novel

    The hardest thing I find about writing is just having the time to do it. When you have four kids who are constantly in one sport or another, it leaves little leisure time to sit down and write for hours on end. However, thanks to miles and miles of construction, I will have plenty of time to plot and outline my novel.

  • Catch up on much needed sleep

    As mentioned earlier, I am a little busy and one thing that gets pushed aside is my beauty sleep. I’m always itching for a good nap, but rarely ever have time for it. Fifteen to 20 minute waits will actually be much needed and appreciated.

  • Knit matching scarf, hat and gloves

    I have wanted to knit myself this snazzy matching set for years, but haven’t been able to find the time. Well, I don’t have to worry about that anymore. I will have plenty of time to knit until there’s no yarn left in Missoula.

  • Cure baldness

    My husband is an exceptionally handsome bald man. However, he has balding friends that don’t quite wear the little bit of hair they have left well. I would love to be able to help these dear friends out by giving them their lush lox back.