Friday, August 21, 2009

Need Vs. Want

I made an adult decision yesterday. It sucks but I decided that as much as I WANT a new(er) car, I just should wait it out.
My current car is in good shape , and I still owe a bit on the loan. I was going to trade it in and get something newer. But all in all.. Keeping it is not a bad thing. I just put breaks in and had my oil changed. It has no 'major' problems.. it is almost 5 years old. Not too bad.. but this little voice in my head was telling me that I needed a new car.
I decided to keep my car, and pay it off as quick as possible. It is the smart thing to do, and save money towards a house instead.
Growing up stinks sometimes! But I am happy I have a good car and that I can pay it off now.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

This blog come to you from...

This blog is coming to you from.... my new 2nd job!
So I would love to keep dreaming that I have enough to live on. I would love to keep dreaming that Greg (my husband) and I can buy a house, on Long Island with the salaries we make. However I needed to be realistic.
I hated selling Tupperware! It just wasn't for me. I made back more than what I originally had to put in for the kit, so that is a blessing. But, I needed a second job, and Greg already has one. I was able to find a job on that seems to be able to fit into my schedule for now. I am working an additional 27 hours per week to my established full time job. The new job is also in 'real estate'. I am an Office Assistant for the lease office at an apartment complex. Talking about working for 2 different ends of the spectrum! LOL. So my Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons are temporarily gone. Thank goodness summer is half over and I won't feeling like I am missing out... that much.
Keep your fingers crossed for me that I will not get burnt out and the money will start rolling in.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A little motivation.... please?!?!

So everyone has up and downs with their weight and size. I am having one of those UP months.. ok maybe Year. LOL. I just cant find the Motivation to get to the gym and just do it! Work out be healthier. I feel like there is part of my brain that is blocking any and all thoughts of healthy eating and working out.
If you come across my lost motivation, please, please send it back my way!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Summer is half over?

Summer is FLYING by! I think all that rain in the beginning really messed with my head!
I Just didn't think it was Summer. It seems like not having a second (part time) job this summer has really helped. It has in no way helped my wallet, but it has helped me enjoy my time. Even though I feel like time is going by way to fast this year, I can honestly say I have had a decent year so far.
I had a bad dentist visit yesterday due to a reaction to some antiseptic, so I was feeling a lot of self pity last night. I started thinking about it though. Really should I let a few hours determine my mood for the rest of the week or month? NO!! I am not pleased at somethings that happen in my life however, I think I need to remember that I have a lot of GOOD in my life.
It seems people let the 'little things' get to them, and ignore the positives.
So as an added goal for the rest of this month, and into the year- I am looking at the positives. There are plenty of them out there, sometimes they are just hidden! I am going to move onward and upwards... Should I add a cheesy yet meaningful song lyric?.... Sure why not!!!

Ain't nothin' gonna break my stride
Nobody's gonna slow me down
Oh-no, oh-no, I got to keep on moving
Ain't nothin' gonna break my stride
I'm running and I won't touch the ground
Oh-no, I got to keep on movin'

Monday, August 3, 2009

August Goals

Well with 3 days into August.. I need to get my goals posted.

1. Spend some more time with my Sister's before they go back to school.
2. Bake some Vegan options for my friend!
3. Read 4 books (2 personal / 2 book club)
4. Try some different cooking styles and food options.
5. De-clutter and organize the spare room (also known as a dumping ground)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

July Goals Recap

Ohhhhh Boy! I really slacked on some of my goals for this month. I was busy enjoying summer and well, I indulged!

1. Fresh Flower Fridays (saw this on TamStyles Blog and loved it!)
Managed to remember to do this ONE Friday of the month! LOL

2. Gym (Enough Said)
Ok, I am getting better! I am proud of my accomplishments this past month.

3. Ebay and / or donate more items that are sitting around the house
I was able to get my cabinets & Closets cleaned out and donate some great items. As far as Ebay, I am going to post some items very soon that I hope to make some money back on.

4. Use the Internet less when home and weekends

5. Don't Spend any money one day a week (worked good last month)
I didn't keep track this month of this goal, but I did do some great saving this month

6. Continue bringing lunch to work and cook at home 3 days a week
I know that I didn't do this 3 days a week for the month, but I did use my left overs and have some cheaper lunches.

7. Read 4 books. (2 personal choices and 2 Book club)
DONE! I read some great books this month- Chocolat, Hunger Games, Big Cherry Holler and Living Dead in Dallas.

Tomorrow I will post some goals for the month of August!