Monday, April 30, 2012

Goals check-in: April

Read 100 books in 2012.

Up to #50. Jenny's book makes me laugh out loud, cringe, and occasionally gasp in horror... and it explains so much. Especially about taxidermy. It also hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. I am continually tapping my sweetie on the shoulder, handing her the book, and shrieking -- in humor or horror -- "You need to read this!!" Then I yank it back and turn the page.

Exercise for 
90 minutes per week.

No real idea of how much I move, but it's not enough. I DID go to the batting cages as a treat last weekend, and it was AWESOME. I love hitting things.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

May Bonus Round

In addition to my goals for 2012 (which I will report progress on Monday), I add month-long bonus goals.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

10 Things I Don't Have or Buy (or Need!)

I got this idea from Melissa at Mom's Plans, and she referenced a few other bloggers' recent lists. It got me thinking about what sorts of things lots of people spend money on (and think it's reasonable or normal to do so) that I don't. That is, in which Ramsey-ish ways am I "weird"?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sometimes I get mad about money.

I think most people understand that money can be a topic and an EXPERIENCE fraught with tension. After all,  you've heard that most arguments between couples are about money, right? Sometimes I worry about money: fear and sadness are occasionally big feelings to deal with. But sometimes I get just ANGRY.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Going meatless for a month

For the month of May, my sweetie and I are going to eat vegetarian meals. (Meatless May sounded better than other months, and there aren't any significant occasions where we'd expect to eat meat.)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Craigslist SCORE!

I've been scouring Craigslist for recycled wedding supplies, and Saturday landed a big box of awesome.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Birthday Week Begins!

I am still young enough (some would say "immature enough", and to them I say :PPppppPPP!) to make a big production out of celebrating my birthday. Generally, I assign about a week to fully appreciate the celebration -- depending on where in the week my actual birthday falls, so I can arrange my calendar. This year it's on Saturday.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bargain-Basement Prices for a Thrifty Wedding

Yesterday I was home sick from work, and when I finally woke up and had something to eat, the condition of our bedroom bothered me. We have too much stuff in the apartment. And I just haven't had any time to clean or organize it.

So my sweetie and I packed up two big piles: one to take to the storage unit (extra luggage, art supplies, and some glassware of our housemate's) and one to donate to the thrift store (the housemate's rolling chair, the books and clothes I've been meaning to get out of the way, an old printer that was given to us months ago).

Monday, April 2, 2012

Textbook Rental Giveaway!

Little Miss Moneybags is hosting a giveaway with a prize of $50 in credit at Go check it out! Runs until April 9th.