Friday, January 15, 2010

TGIF! 1st in 2010



Oh, Friday. I'm so glad you're here. Welcome! Please be a good one for us. :)

How was your week?

I actually had a pretty decent week, thank the Lord.
I'll dish out the not-so-good first, but the coolest thing is how much more GOOD I have.

Not-so-good:

  • I've had a cough/cold all week that's just draining me. 
  • Our fridge is junk and there may be another problem.
  • Patrick started classes back this week.
  • I gained weight.
  • Lady friends-do you find yourselves to be bottomless pits right before your monthly annoyance begins? Oh my goodness, my appetite could have matched any food challenge & won. Every stinking month. 
The Good:
  • Aidan has a long weekend! No school today or Monday. :) We're playing some serious Uno later, and maybe watching the Tinkerbell Pirate movie.
  • I've teamed up w/ Andrea and started the shred again
  • We paid off our car! Woo-hoo! If we follow Dave Ramsey's plan strictly, this means we may very well never have a monthly car payment again. Just a car purchase. Wow. I love that we're changing our boys' future (financially) like this. Lessons learned & practiced!
  • We stuck to our menu plan.
  • Did more organizing
  • Started a Google Doc with a list of items for our first garage sale in the spring. Any garage sale tips? Leave them in my comments, please! 
  • Aidan's first report card comes next week. 
  • I kicked butt w/ following my Motivated Moms planner this week. My house thanks me.
  • Brennan napped the other day. It was heavenly. I was able to work out & get a ton of cleaning done, plus watch a CSI episode. It was a good day.
When I list like this, I really see that despite my negativity, I am blessed. Especially when I see the reports on Haiti. Boy do we need to pray for the people of Haiti! 

This weekend isn't anything fancy. Tomorrow my in-laws are coming down, taking Aidan on his "date" with Grandma. She gave him a Kohl's giftcard for Christmas, and they're going shopping tomorrow. He is excited to buy new shirts to wear on school Jeans Days. (so cute)

TGIF! What are your plans?

3 comments:

Crystal said...

Awesome on all the positives! especially paying off the van!!! super excited for you guys. I got some news I'm gonna share over on my blog later today... Love ya girlie!! have a good weekend. Jason and I are hoping to have a great adult Saturday evening/night!

the JOHNSON family said...

garage sale tips....

Be prepared to negotiate and have a set price in your head that you will Not go under for certain items. Everyone negotiates everything down here, no one wants to pay the listed price. Once Michael let a very nice piece of furniture go for too cheap because the woman (who spoke mostly Spanish, very little English) kept badgering him and said she didn't have any more than $20. He let her have it for the $20 and she opened her wallet and there was hundreds inside! I was so P.Oed. She completely swindled him while I was distracted with another buyer! We easily could have gotten $60 for that piece. Also, have a plan for your kids to be gone or distracted the entire morning. It's way too hard to run a garage sale and deal with whiney kids at the same time.

Amy said...

Congrats on paying off the car. I need to pull out the Dave Ramsey book again. Do you think Financial Peace University was a good idea? Might have to look into that.