Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ten things Thursday

Crazy week! Here's what's happening in our world.

  1. It's lunch date day with M! So excited. We switched from weekend/evening dates to lunch dates, & while I'll admit that it's not the same, it's much less expensive. Getting together for weekday lunches is one of my favorite treats. I even have rewards from my credit card to use, so it should be free!
  2. I've invested over 100 hours in our two refinances. That's no joke. Last night I got an email that we were going to lose funding unless I could find a ridiculous piece of paperwork. We're talking about an account that has $47 in it. I cried - I've spent SO much time & energy on it. I got up early this morning (skipped my workout - more on that) & dug through our massive filing cabinet, and . . FOUND IT! I'm waiting news from our broker, but I think this will work. Booyah, baby! As my oldest son would say.
  3. I listed my first things on Ebay! I'm a novice. :-) I'm sure I'll screw something up on these first few sales, so I started small.
  4. I finally got over my nerves, and started investigating alternate sources of income, including freelance writing. I'd like to build up a portfolio, & there's no time like the present. For whatever reason, I've been hesitant to take the next step.
  5. S is turning seven in a few weeks, & wanted a small bowling party. Unfortunately, his birthday falls on a weekend that is the start of "ski break" in our area, & no one will be around. He was okay with not having any friends attend (two are going to Whistler, three to Hawaii, & one on a cruise - rough life), so I'll have to make it special for him. My parents, my sister, & her boys will be there, so we'll go bowling & then do a casual dinner at our house.
  6. I finished three GIANT work projects yesterday. I have one other super hairy project to go, but I feel so happy to finally make progress at my new job.
  7. I haven't been working out regularly. See #2 & #6. :-( Not working out makes me feel like a slug. I need to be up at 5:00 to work out, & my 5:00 brain is awesome and coming up with excuses & just generally being lazy. Tips?
  8. I'm going to sign up for my second race of the year - a half marathon in March. I think it will help spur me to overcome #7! :-)
  9. I dressed up for work today, in anticipation of my lunch date. It feels kind of nice! Black pencil skirt, black patent pumps, tights, cashmere sweater. . .
  10. It's almost the weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How is your Thursday going? Tips for motivating me to get up earlier - consistently!?

Cannot believe that this little love muffin is almost seven! Where has the time gone? And, where have those chubby cheeks gone?! He is now crazy skinny, & I have to beg him to eat. . . Ahh, to have that problem. :-)


  1. Lunch dates are a good idea, one way to look forward to work as well! You may want to consider monetizing your blog at some point for extra money. Have a nice weekend!

    1. That's the idea- something to look forward to during the weekly slog. :-)

      I've thought about it, but haven't made the move yet. I need to think on it a bit.

  2. The paperwork required for some things boggles my mind. And the importance placed upon $47 that would have you loose your funding. People are crazy.
    I love that pic of your little guy! He's the same age as my #3 and we had that highchair too! After spaghetti one evening we took it into the backyard and sprayed it down with the garden hose!

    1. Oh, it's been a total & complete nightmare. Sadly, this is our vacation house, which is worth only about 1/3 of our primary residence. We're refinancing the primary residence as well, & have had no problems with it. Where's the logic in that?!

      Thanks - I also love that picture, & we used the hose on that high chair many, many times. The title of the picture in my album is "happy baby", because he always had such a smile. :-)

  3. I can't imagine spending that much time on something - what a nightmare! Hopefully it's soon sorted!

    1. Nightmare is definitely the right word for the process so far! :-)