Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Dog Isn't A Big Talker, But He Can Hold A Paintbrush

Just kidding, I wish I had a video of Weiser painting, but other than stealing a paintbrush off the table, I don't believe he's the next blind-painting dog. However, he is a great listener. I talk to him every time Will is gone, he just doesn't usually talk back. Usually. That's what's good about blogging, even though I'm technically talking to myself, you all leave sweet little comments and inspiration to keep me sane. In case I don't say it enough...thanks for that, and thanks to Shanna for allowing me to be random on Wednesdays.

+ We still haven't fully unpacked {go figure}, and I keep taking on new tasks before finishing others. I assured Will that I would have the house together before he graduates since all the family will be in town, but I'm going to have to buckle down and quit taking on new projects before I finish the last. I did finish the following, though. I decided I hated having these gorgeous photos of our loved ones stuck randomly all over the fridge, so I painted some frames, added magnets, and voila...




I already had the paint, so I just bought some cheap frames from Big Lots and Goodwill, and now I have a lovely de-cluttered fridge. Just call me Miss Crafty.

+ I've been writing A LOT. I joined a 30 Day Writing Challenge, and it's been quite inspirational. I've been a writer all my life, including having a poem published when I was twelve, and now I actually have time to do it. So far it's mostly been a journal {because I have no one to talk to}, but it's been sprinkled with some pretty deep stuff. I actually chose to do the challenge, because I wanted to create a habit of writing every day. Obviously, I'm creating content for the blog everyday, but I want to make sure I write for myself too. I think it's very important we remember to write for US.

+I mowed with a gas mower all by myself! Do you know how hard it is to hold the handle down and toggle the gas by the engine when you have short arms? Let me tell you, someone should have recorded me using cement blocks and practically pulling my arm out of socket. For a mere $45 smackers, I could have avoided this situation, but we all know I will take that $45 to my grave. HashtagI'mcheap. We actually entertained the idea of paying someone to do pest control, lawn care, yadda yadda, but I just can't bring myself to do it. We are young, able-bodied, and not lazy, so I think we should keep doing these things ourselves. Plus, I'd much rather have all that mon-ay chilling in the bank than in someone else's pocket. In two years, we will have saved ourselves about $2,000 on top of all the other stuff we do. Cha-ching. We've gotten our savings to where I want it to be, and I'll be damned to take money out for superfluous things.

I really need to write up a post about how we've been saving money, and how I've been making extra money. I'm feeling pretty good about how we've started out this adventure of me not 'working'. The World is my oyster, and I want to share my pearls.
Would you like some of my pearls?



15 comments:

P!nky said...

You are so crafty my dear, I love that idea!

I can't wait to hear/read more of your writing, you are super fabulous at it!

Because Shanna Said So said...

I mowed the grass twice...not sure if it will happen again!! LOL! I talk to my Gus bear all the time...I think he actually listens to me. Gotta love our pups!! Thanks for linking up and sharing your life with us!! xoxo

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

i have NEVER mowed my lawn - ever. my husband does that but if he wasn't around, we'd probably be living in foot-long weeds!

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Jenn said...

I think it's great that you're doing a writing challenge. I've done a few in the blog world and find that I am more creative with them and find it a bit more challenging. Keep it up!!

Jen said...

The magnet frames are so cute!

Lori Franz said...

Yes I would like some of your pearls. I need some ideas on how to save money.

Cece said...

Time! I want more of it. Enjoy it. I have never mowed a lawn in my life and I probably never will. Well, one of you has to be the budget watcher so overall I think it's a good thing. It's either time or money and sometimes you'd rather spend the time and save money. It's why I won't hire a cleaning lady.

Brittany said...

We have a riding lawn mower and I hate it! It's new and has a gas pedal which I cannot reach. Yea it's fun. I am with you though! Save the money

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

I talk to Seamus all the time. He always listen.

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

I love the frames!! So cute, I might have to do something like this when we move!!!

Jamie said...

Hahah. Now I'm imagining you wrestling your mower around the yard :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I'd love some of your pearls of wisdom! :)

Good for you for mowing the yard yourself and saving that $$! It really does add up. :)

Kelly said...

Dang girl, good for you! I do not think I have ever mowed the grass and please do write that post about being on a budget and saving money - I would love to read it!

Nicole said...

Is it one of those push mowers you were using? Those things are extremely hard to do! ack! Good for you figuring it out!! Now tell me how :). Luckily we have a huge yard so I have a rider and it's much easier to start.

Kait said...

Bring on the pearls!

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