Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Other Blog

Just for fun, I've started another blog...here...it is about all the fun my family has saving money.  I know that doesn't sound like much fun.  We are southerners stuck in NY for a twelve year span. We have seven more to go.  The cost of living is OUTRAGEOUS.  We are not only trying to survive, but have enough money to finish college for ourselves, send Lil' Bit to college, pay off all of our debt, and buy a house down south when we leave.  These are rather lofty goals considering our cash flow. 

The only way to do it is to have an extremely tight budget.  Budgets are no fun, but we've managed to make saving money a game.  We all try to outdo the other in making a buck stretch.  For example, The Big Guy bought a brand new bread machine at a yard sale last year for $1.  Lil' Bit bought a full-sized Sanyo keyboard for $8 two weeks ago.  These are just two of our many, many frugal victories.  Anyway, I started that blog to cheer our family on in our Low Falutin' ways.  Stop by if you like to save a buck.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Re-visiting the Anti in Anti-Perfection

So, I had a minor freak-out last night about all the things that I'm not accomplishing. My gentle husband had to remind me that the only thing I have to do, grow our son, is progressing nicely. Everything else is incidental. I love it when he puts things in perspective for me.

This was me two months ago...I am now officially humongous.

Taken about two hours ago.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Great Silence…broken

Since the Great Egg Fertilization of 2009, I've been reduced to about two, maybe three good hours of energy a day. I have been under a couple of deadlines that had to be met. Therefore, I have had to streamline my day to just the bare essentials. I did manage to finish my bookkeeping course on schedule. Barely. And my apartment no longer looks like Sid and Nancy live here. I can now resume my pleasure activities…writing, sewing, shaving my legs…oh wait, what?