Wes usually goes to sleep before I do. He’ll call Dippy, and Dippy will immediately run to the bedroom. A few moments later, Dippy will come by and meow until I go to bed. There’s no other way to silence him.
I’m also obsessed with this song.
$5 for a 7″, so I went for it. I don’t think I have enough singles in my life. I’m waiting for pinkshinyultrablast’s new record. I received the shipment information yesterday along with a download code, but I want to wait until I hear it on vinyl. Nerd.
I’m not sure if it’s the sun or what, but I’m feeling really positive this week. The bake sale was a small success, and I’ve gotten so much done at work. There’s a lot more to do, but it’s nice working at a place where there’s flexibility. I’m also learning how to accept people who don’t really get me. Sometimes, I feel like I’m met with judgment, but that’s not really my problem. I wish relationships with others were easier, but I realize everyone is going through their own problems just like I am. Even if I’m not met with kindness, I can still be kind.
I’m making more refried beans this weekend, because they were incredible the last time we had them. This time around, I’m making it with homemade stock, and the chicken I have will be used for enchiladas. Wes is also in the mood for chicken parmesan, so that’s happening. A few times. Last week, I made ramen for the first time, broth and ramen noodles. I didn’t have much to add to the soup, but Wes is getting a few extra vegetables for me to use tonight. I found an interesting recipe online that used baked soda. You bake baking soda at 250 for about an hour and include it with the recipe. I’m not sure if that made a difference, but the noodles were great. I find it hilarious that ramen is so popular with people my age considering we were forced to eat it during hard times. But when you get it from a good restaurant or make it at home, it’s great.
Last week, I worked out my budget, and I can pay off all of my debt by March of next year. I do have to be a bit strict, but we have a good emergency fund, and I am just ready to live without debt. I will also save $3,000 in interest, so that’s a plus. In the past, I was horrible with money, but I feel so much better about debt and finances. After everything is paid off, I’m going to max out my Roth IRA and put more toward my retirement account at work. I feel like an adult. At 27. But I’m sure tomorrow I won’t feel like an adult at all. Especially when I’m in my underwear until noon playing video games.
Wes found two bento boxes for me at the grocery store. I haven’t been very creative with my boxes, but it’s fun putting together fruits and veggies for the work day.
For the past few months, Wes has been riding his bike to work everyday. He takes the bus home since his route isn’t very bike friendly but at 5 a.m., it’s deserted, so he goes for it. He’s improved his time tremendously and bikes about three times a week. This then prompted me to begin walking to work again. When I started, I was super into it but Wes brought me down to earth. I don’t want to get injured again, so I’m going to get back into it slowly. This week, I walked to work twice. I plan on doing three times next week and continuing that until I feel ready to add another day. Wes and I are so different in that aspect. I’m all or nothing, and he’s slow and steady. He’s a crock pot. I’m a cast iron. It works that way. I push him harder, and he tells me to slow down and enjoy the process. Who knew the love of my life would complement me so well?
Do you ever have so much to do you don’t know where to start so you just do other things that aren’t even on your list? And then you freak out and procrastinate even more?
I’m setting up a bake sale later in the month for a food drive. I’m a little bit more into it than I should be.
I’m making risotto and lasagna this weekend. I’m a little too excited.