Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lazy Lazy Weekend

This may in fact be the laziest weekend I've ever had! Aside from bathing and unloading and reloading the dishwasher, I have done absolutely nothing productive! I've napped, and read (the girl bachelor series by Laura Lee Guhrke - thanks Jess!) and watched tv. I did go over to my parents house for Champagne Friday with Mama and Lin and then on Saturday for more girl bonding time but other than that...NADA! I usually feel so guilty when I feel fine and and am not being productive. I don't know why. I beat myself up over not being over productive and doing things that could stand to be done. There are 2 loads of laundry to be folded and a hamper full of dirty clothes strewn about my bedroom floor, but you know what? I don't care! They'll still be there tomorrow. Our office is closed tomorrow so I decided that I would take a full weekend to do absolutely nothing and tomorrow I will resume the usual. Return some things to the library, fill my gas tank, grocery shop, fold laundry, do more laundry, clean the fridge and make dinner. Then I'll relax watching the Bachelor with Donni and head to bed!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I have a new favorite website. It's I read about it in Real Simple I think and I heard about it on one of those "big spender" shows. You load your financial information in and it tracks your spending, shows you spending trends, let's you set a budget and keeps track of it. It's amazing! It also lets you know your credit card balances and emails you when you have a bill due, or your bank account gets low, any of those alerts. I'm not entirely sure how safe it is, I know it's reputable. Basically I think it's as safe as any internet transactions can be. I read up a bit on it and that seems to be the consensus. It's definitely holding me accountable for my money and is a huge wake up call to see what you're spending your money on. I spend WAY too much on restaurants!! My shameful admission that I was blissfully unaware of: in the past 4 months I have spent $189 at Sweetwater Tavern!! One restaurant alone!!!

Anyway, I made a budget and since I don't have to type in anything I will definitely track my spending and hopefully stick with it! I'll be in tip top financial shape if I do!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Today I was a windshield

Have you ever heard the saying: "Some days you're the windshield, some days you're the bug"? Well today was a windshield day! Work was a bit slow but very productive. The weather was gross but I stayed nice and warm with my space heater under my desk and hot coffee. Nothing extraordinary happened but everything went according to plan. I remembered to plan and prepare my breakfast and lunch so I ate healthy ALL day! After work I went to the grocery store to pick up some fresh food before the ice set in. I came home, watched tv with Sean and Jessie, washed and dryed my hair, cooked grilled chicken on my George Forman grill (my inaugural run, I'm in LOVE) made some brown rice and a big salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, avacado and artichokes. I made an extra salad for lunch tomorrow to have with a pita pizza that I'll make in our toaster oven so that got prepared as well. Then I indulged in the new 90210 and an episode of Chelsea Lately. I have a clean kitchen, dishwasher running, empty trash can, meals prepared, blogs checked and now I'm going to crochet for 30 min, read for an hour and go to sleep! Whew! I love when I'm organized and on top of things! Oh and for 2009 I decided to write down every single purchase I make, at least that holds me accountable for my spending!

PS- Jess T: I will come decorate with you ANYTIME, I love it! :)