A Bunch Of Only Slightly Related Things

October 29, 2009

My morning has already been quite busy, and before I get on with the rest of the day (which will mostly involve cleaning) I simply must share with you these trivial thoughts.

First of all, go on over and visit Lauren From Texas for her 6-month blogiversary! She’s having an adorable giveaway. Go ahead, go. I’ll wait. Now onto the randomness.

Our dog Eddie hurt her leg last night trying to jump up onto our insanely high bed. She’s not putting any weight on it at all. We’ve been giving her children’s aspirin and trying to get her to rest. This has happened before, and after a couple weeks the leg got back to almost-normal. Here’s hoping it will heal up again without veterinary intervention (which is not exactly in the budget right now).

Speaking of budget, David and I finally made one for ourselves and we’re starting in November. We’re getting serious about saving, people. I want to go to Scotland to visit my friend Megan, I want a new car, I want to have an emergency fund, I want to be debt free, and I want to be able to comfortably retire eventually. That means more cooking, eating leftovers, less eating out, no Starbucks, no random trips to Target, and no new furniture for awhile. I’m even getting crazy and attempting to make my own cleaning supplies, and other such things. It’ll be hard, but so worth it! Share your frugal tips or frugal living blogs, please and thank you.

I rarely buy myself anything, but with the impending doom of tight budget looming I made one little splurge. I’ve been searching for a dainty little choker for awhile now that I can wear with pretty much anything, and that I can also layer it with other necklaces. I found it at Jeneri Jewelry. It’s perfect and I love it.


This morning I forced myself to go run before it started raining. I was very impressed with myself not only that I actually went, but also because I ran the farthest that I have run in…well I can’t even remember. I have a 5k in a little over a week and I don’t want to pass out mid-stride. Also, I don’t want Maggie to leave me in the dust. When I set out this morning I told myself that the only reason I’d stop to walk is if I felt like I was going to throw up. That didn’t happen, and although I had to battle myself mentally not to take some shortcuts home, I’m calling it a success.

After running I hurriedly showered and dressed and set out to meet my sister-in-law Vanessa and my nephew Lucas for their Kindermusik class. I’m not used to any kind of mommy or baby activities so it was a little strange for me, but Lucas (and the other kids, but mainly Lucas) was sooooo adorable and he obviously enjoys it. I love that little boy so much.

nablo1109.120x200Finally, I’ve decided to take on NaBloPoMo this November. The only requirements are to sign up, and then post every single day for a month. This is one of my 101 goals, so might as well get it over with. It seems I usually post 2-3 times a week, so this will definitely be a challenge. Let me know if you’re doing it too, because I could use the encouragement and solidarity. I’m going to try not to fill it up with cop-out posts, but I guarantee there will be some of those mixed in. I’m making a little theme for myself though, which will hopefully yield some direction for me and some semi-quality writing for you. I’ll tell you all about it on Sunday, when the challenge starts.

So that’s what’s on my mind, how about you?

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Comments on A Bunch Of Only Slightly Related Things

  1. 1

    From Krista:

    1. I hope your pup feels better soon!

    2. Good job on going out for a run and sticking with it!

    3. I have a nephew named Lucas too and he is also super adorable.

    4. I am very much looking forward to your 30 posts in 30 days. Perhaps I will join you :)

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    From Megan:

    Visiting me in Scotland is NOT a “trivial” thought, my love. It is serious business. And I am rooting for you and David to stick to that budget to make it happen!

    I checked out Kindermusik, and all I can say is: Whoa. This is the kind of thing that freaks me out about motherhood. There are so many options and decisions and classes and gadgets and theories out there. How do we know what to do?!

  3. 3

    From Walking on Sunshine:

    That necklace is ADORABLE :) Love the blog!

  4. 4

    From Girl w/the Red Hair:

    CUTE necklace.

    Poor puppy though, hope he’s feeling better soon!!

  5. 5

    From DeMo:

    Good idea on having a theme for nablopomo! i haven’t thought of one yet, so mine may just start out kind of randomly.

    i am taking FPU and am avoiding looking over my october budget b/c i know that i blew it. but november is a new month, and we can get debt free together! i’d also like to pay off my school loans and buy a car (without payments!) and a bunch of other stuff.

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    From Becca:

    I have a book all about making any kind of cleaners you might need. Its much cheaper, and our house doesn’t smell like bleach all the time. Plus I feel like I can clean with Eli in the room and not have him pass out from fumes. Its called The Naturally Clean Home. Basically, if you have baking soda, vinegar, and a few other things you can make about anything. Its pretty great. We haven’t bought cleaners since we have been in our home and I think it feels clean.

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    From Ashley:

    Good luck with NaNoBloMo! I’ve never done it, but I post almost every day anyway.

    Love the necklace too!

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    From Julienne:

    Love the necklace! So cute!

    As for natural cleaning products, I use vinegar a lot, but I also tend to use all of the Method products. I especially love their tub and tile cleaner – smells like peppermint!

    As for the pup, have you guys thought about pet insurance? We pay about $30/month and have $20,000 coverage for the life of the dog. It covers just about everything except for spaying/neutering and routine vaccinations. It might be worth looking into. We got it just because we never wanted to have to make the decision that we couldn’t afford a needed surgery. Just something to think about!

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    From Christine:

    Oh No! I hope that your puppy gets better soon!

    Good luck with your 5k – you can do it!

    I’d like to do the NaNoBloMo thing, but school has taken over my life.

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