Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June Goals Recap

1. Don't spend any money for at least 1 day a week
Done! Wahoo!! I plan on trying to do this next month also. Great way to save some money. Thanks for the tip Suze Orman
2. Read 3 books (2 for book club, 1 personal choice)
Done! Memoirs of a Geisha, Time Travelers Wife and My Sister's Keeper
3. Clean out living room closet, find items for Ebay and Garage Sale
Done and made $150+ for my garage sale!
4. Track all spending better
Ehhhh ok.. I did well saving, however I could have done better tracking my money.
5. Work out, or go to Gym 3 days a week
Disappointed that this is on my list and once again... I didn't hit that 3 days a week.
6. Pay off Credit cards (2)
DONE! Doing the happy dance!
7. Send out Thank You cards from our wedding
Done! So happy they are out and people liked them.
8. Use up food in cabinets in house for home cooking
Did well with this. We used a lot of things that we had. We are condensing and donating items that we will not use.
9. Schedule Date night for Greg and I once a week
Done! We plan on keeping up on this :)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Another Reminder-

That life is short.
Sometimes I think I forget that tomorrow is not a promise. The past weeks events of 4 'celebrities' passing away, was a reminder for me. Ed McMahon (86), Farrah Fawcett (62), Micheal Jackson (50), and Billy Mayes (50) passed away this week.
This was a tragic week for those people mentioned, as well as their families. However, this a reminder for me and for everyone that it could end in a moment. I am going to continue to do what is best for me and my Husband/Family/Friends. I plan to not let the little things get to me as much. Also, to really do what makes me smile and makes me happy.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Please don't take my Sunshine Away

I am so tired of the rain, clouds, fog, mist, overcast, cold, and damp weather. I think that is a general complaint from most Long Island residents at this time.
I have noticed that I am having trouble staying in a good mood. That I feel stiff and achy, also lazy. Usually we are having days of 80 degrees with sun. We have YET to have that this June.
I do not ever want to move some where that this is the normal weather. It is just getting to me at this point.
I can not wait for a sunny day.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I know that this post may not be liked by parents or people trying to have kids. But it is me trying to find my way through some new feelings.

One of our Couple friends had a baby yesterday.
Now this is a married couple that I have been friends with for years. It is my first "friend" with a baby. A true friend, someone who I see often and have been around a long time. I am nervous about being a good friend with this baby around. I am not much a fan for kids or babies. I feel that they are just complicated and not something I want in MY life. I am afraid that I won't feel comfortable around a baby. I would certainly not expect them to change their lives for me. I am just trying to work through my emotions of feeling maybe, out of place in their new roles as parents.
I know that this baby is 2 days old and there are a million of great things ahead of them in their life as a family. However I don't know how this is going to affect my friendship with them. I want to be a good friend, I just know myself to not have patience for children, besides my sisters. I know that a screaming baby drives me up the wall and I do not like to 'ohh and ahh' over children. I am much more fond of Pets.
I am hoping that having this little one around will develop our friendship more. Although, I don't plan on being a mom, so I don't know that this might affect our friendship in the future. I know I won't be the one going to the playground with my child or childproofing my home along with them. I won't understand the pains of toilet training or teething. I would like to do my best to continue our friendship, I hope that I can make a good effort and it be enough to continue our friendship.
This is a totally new role for me to play as a friend and I hope that I can do it right.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Today I am 29. I had my birthday yesterday and it was a fantastic weekend.
I relieved my childhood by seeing NKOTB again. This time it was at Jones Beach. The rain cleared up and we had an amazing time. We had great seats, pre-gamed in the Parking lot with White Zin, Subway and Entemann's cookies. The concert was better than the one we saw in the fall at Nassau.
Saturday my husband had a birthday party at the house for me with our friends. It was fun to be home and celebrating. I received a lot of Gift Cards, which are my favorite presents! I had some of my best friends there, so it was perfect.
Sunday I had my Wilton Course 3, Class 3. It was practicing Royal Icing Flowers. Some of which I could hardly do. Not sure if it was the hang over or just the fact that I hate those flowers! Then we went to my Mom's house for a big Italian dinner. It was so good! She made Artichokes, Eggplant Parm, Meatballs and sausage, with fresh Italian Bread and Ice Cream Cake. (nope, I didn't have to make my own cake)

I am excited to be starting a new year. I am married and enjoying life. I have been taking inventory in my life of what is important, or makes me happy and I am going to continue to be true to that. I am re-evaluating my Goals from January and making sure that I am still on track. It is nice to know what you want to achieve and find ways to do so.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Weekend Wrap Up

I participated in my Mom's neighborhood Garage Sale this past weekend. Although I was very tired and not feeling into it when I woke up, I went anyhow. I paid $15 for the spot and made $153.- in 4 hours! I was shocked!! People wanted to buy my old stuff and I sold a lot of it!! It was well worth being there for those few hours.

Sunday I had Course 3, Class 2 of my Wilton Cake Decorating. That went well also. I managed to complete my first Fondant covered Cake. It was a lot of work and I learned some interesting things about using Fondant.

Friday, June 5, 2009

New Kids On The Block

Yup.. you got it. I am blogging about NKOTB.

I saw them a bunch of times back in the late 80's at Nassau Coliseum and at Jones Beach. I was young and in LOVE with Donnie. ::sigh:: I thought he was the best thing EVER. We are talking posters on the wall. Begging my family to tape performances on the VCR when I was in school or it was after my bed time. I had all the merchandise, blanket, pillow cases, sheets, sleeping bag, 6" buttons, water bottles, gum, trading cards, action figures, posters... the list goes on and on.
My love for them is still alive and kicking. When there were rumors about a reunion tour I was the dork watching the Today show when they were performing and announced it. I went to the September 24, 2008 show with my 3 best friends. We had a blast. It was a great show. Now They are coming back around for the Full Service Tour and will be at Jones Beach next week. I have tickets and I can not wait. It will be 2 days before my birthday so it is a gift to myself. I am going with 2 of my friends this time. I am so
Excited that it is almost here!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

June Goals

Here are some goals for June. I have a lot of goals for doing things with my money and saving / spending better. But here is what I am looking to do for the short term:
1. Don't spend any money for at least 1 day a week
2. Read 3 books (2 for book club, 1 personal choice)
3. Clean out living room closet, find items for Ebay and Garage Sale
4. Track all spending better
5. Work out, or go to Gym 3 days a week
6. Pay off Credit cards (2)
7. Send out Thank You cards from our wedding
8. Use up food in cabinets in house for home cooking
9. Schedule Date night for Greg and I once a week

May Goals Recap

Not so bad. Here are the goals I set and where I stand as of this morning:
1. Find a Second Job
DONE! I have become a Tupperware Consultant. So far so Good!
2. Bring Lunch to work 4 days a week
DONE! I have been really saving money and making some healthy choices :)
3. Get 2 Credit cards paid off
Close... with in $100. of ALL credit cards being paid off
4. Book a Vacation
DONE!! 30th Birthday Cruise for 2010, and a small weekend get away in July 2009
5. Read 3 books (2 for Book Club & 1 personal pick)
2 books read (1 for book club and 1 personal). I have started the other book club book this morning.
6. Cook at home 3 nights a week (or have leftovers)
I think we have been really consistent with this! I am pleased with our efforts
7. Clean out Living room Closet
Nope! Never finished it... moving it to the new list for June. LOL