I know my last post contained a bunch of random nothingness but I just can't help but do it again. And this time I have "permission" so to say from Keely over at the Un Mom. I know people - I still don't know how to link - deal. Anyway, if you're hankering to join in or you want to check out her bit of bloggy coolness just click on the Un Mom on my sidebar - that ought to do it.
Anyway, I have been feeling so, oh I don't know - scattered? Mentally chopped up into a zillion pieces? Anxious? Unsettled? I just can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe it's because every time I listen to the radio I hear about more and more layoffs and how the "worse times are still a head of us". Shit. It's just so very depressing. I'm not doing what I love by any means - but I guess I should just be damn happy I still have a job - for now.
My little one's surgery is next Monday. It's been rescheduled four times already so maybe this time it will actually happen. I still have to figure out what to do with The Captain since we are leaving in the wee early hours of the morning to get to Portland for his 7 am check-in. I'm nervous and relieved about the whole thing all at the same time. I think he'll be much more comfortable once it's over and done with, but damn that's going to be a hard day!
I love Etsy.com. From now on I'm going to buy all of my girlfriend's b-day gifts and Christmas gifts from there. There's so much cute stuff at completely reasonable prices and the best thing of all - nothing is made in China! I found some totally cute clothing made by Katie and her shop is called "Little Overcoat". Thank God I don't have a little girl or I would be in serious trouble - it's already bad enough that she makes stuff in women's sizes too.
Why is that nothing has gone my way when I've tried to exercise this week? This morning I was going to get up and get my sweat on with Bob, but my alarm must have hit snooze all by itself. I woke up way too late to exercise and get ready for work so another day down the drain. I had even planned on going for a walk at lunch, but now it's snowing. WTF?!!!
Speaking of exercise, in my last HASAY post I mentioned that I was considering purchasing the Malibu Pilates Chair. I found more reviews on it and they weren't positive so I put the kibosh on that idea. I guess I'll just try to find some more workout DVD's instead. Any suggestions?
I love cooking with crock pots. I made a fantastic Black Bean and Chicken soup recipe I found on another blog called crockpot365.blogspot.com. It was so good in fact that The Captain proclaimed it his new bestest favorite food. Quite a compliment I should say.
Am I the only one who was STUPID enough to open her 401K statements? Holy shit. I know they say we'll be okay if we aren't retiring soon - but when over half your money disappears - it's still hard to swallow. No matter what.
Speaking of money - I'm interested in hearing what things other folks out there are doing to save more of their greenbacks. I have to say that as a fmaily we do a lot to conserve money - pack our own lunches, use coupons and grocery shop with a list, buy used clothing/toys for the kids, do home haircuts, use dial-up, have only basic cable, (our household sounds like a ton of fun, doesn't it) but I know we could probably do more. I would be interested to hear any new ideas!
Okay - all rambled out for now. Hope you all have a great week! Thanks for listening!