Friday, October 29, 2010

Someone else's post

Cause I'm lazy and it's funny.

I feel like that workaholic parent that keeps promising things to their loving, loyal child, but is always too busy to actually show up at the game, or do a blue tuesday blog post.  But then I remember that you are not my children that are emotionally dependent on me.  at least not all of you.  and that it will be ok because there are approximately 45 trillion design blogs out there.   And at least i don't have actual children.....that need food and water (i'm assuming you water children, once a day i hear).  I was telling my mom last night that I don't know what I would do if I was a new mom...or an old mom...right now.  My mind is 100% on SFAS and the more I think about it, the better the show is.  So if I had kids, either the show or the kid would get less attention and one of them would suffer because of it - and it would probably be the show - cause those kid things are real, real cute and I love to cuddle with little mini people.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Real Simple

Real Simple 

Life is slowly becoming simpler. I go to work. I come home. I do dishes and clean bathrooms and do laundry. I take Lucy outside. I wait for Nate to come home. On rare beautiful days, Nate comes home about the same time I do and we snuggle. When people say, "So what do you and Nate like to do?" I have to bite my lips to keep from saying, "Snuggling." Because truly that is what we like to do. I guess when we are not so busy we will develop more hobbies. But right now it's work, sleep and snuggle. We eat occasionally too. Quick delicious meals Nate cooks up in our little kitchen with the stained limited-space counter top. (Stained such as it's been burnt and spilled on). (Oh, and Nate's quite a chef - I was kidding about the occasionally eating part.) We cash our paychecks and slowly dig ourselves out of the hole being newlyweds and students and slightly irresponsible all at the same time threw us into, besides paying our bills and mortgage and buying groceries and some other necessary and unnecessary stuff. We count our blessings and  take walks and go to church on Sunday and sing then and at home, and occasionally do stuff with our Financial Peace groupies. And now we are newlyweds, employed, and quite a bit more responsible. And I feel like I'm slowly recovering from the fragmentation and stress of college. And I can't say I'm not glad it's over.

So I know life will get complicated soon. And I know maybe we won't reach all our financial goals as quickly as we like to dream (such as how quickly we want to pay off all our debt). But it's good to dream. And work hard, and appreciate this quiet now.

Lorene knows what This Quiet Now really means. She'll understand.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

more feathery thoughts

"If I had a million dollars, I would still buy Sonia Kashuk makeup." I said to my friend.

"If I had a million dollars, I would still shop at thrift stores." She replied.

This was a new line of thought. Instead of, "If I had a million dollars, I would go to Italy," kind of thoughts, we were talking about what frugal things we would do that we had discovered were fun and money-saving that we would continue, if we should ever be so fortunate as to have a million dollars.

And that's the great thing about people who slowly grow wealth because they save, I mused. By the time they get there, they have all these habits that they might as well continue. Looking for online coupons before I check out, budgeting on a straight and narrow line, waiting for the Kohl's 15-30% off emails before I buy, and then buying from the 70% off rack. These are all things I could do on any budget. (They just happen to fit our current budget very well!).

I don't know if I share my friend's sentiments about thrift stores yet however. Looking at thrift stores requires a special talent that I haven't yet acquired.

If I had a million dollars, I would buy my shoes at J. Crew. Italian leather. Oh yeah.