Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday - Stop Spending Money. Seriously.

Finance and Frugality Friday

I'm feeling very poor. The bills have come in from the bathroom remodel and I'm a bit panicked. Rob is unconcerned, but I realize how much control I have. Go back to the basics. Eat our of the frig. Skip the trip to Target. Put off all non-necessary purchases. Have no-money fun.

Mora wants my new Crocs. They're pink and lined with faux fur and she wears them all the time. Ordinarily I'd just order her a pair for herself so she can stop being a little thief and stealing my shit. But for now, while I'm feeling this poor, she gets to keep "borrowing" my stuff. Whatever. It's cool because yesterday she emptied the dishwasher.

In unrelated news - Rob and I booked out hotel for London today. What's that? I'm a total hypocrite? Yeah, got it. Four nights in a Marriott in London in April. So excited I am.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thursday - Why Am I Mad All the Time?

Homemaking Thursday

Rob and Mora and I went away for a couple of days over the holiday. A great time. The doggies loved it and I loved it. But something's happening to me. I'm pissy all the time. As I walk the dogs I'm angry that neither Rob nor Mora offered to go with me. While I wash the dishes I'm mad that no one else did them. While sweeping the floor I'm feeling like a miserable martyr. Why?

I get over these annoyances quickly, but my family has to put up with me until I do. Is it because I'm about to be "fired" in order to transition to my new job working at home? Is it because Mora's here now and I want her to do all the housework? Is it because I'm insane and irrational and I've forgotten the whole idea of Zen chores?
I want to be more relaxed. I want to enjoy my daily chores. I truly enjoy doing dishes and making the counters clean in the kitchen. So why aren't I meditating and relaxing and enjoying? Why am I being so friggin' pissy?

Breathe in and out. Just breathe in and out and in and out and be the person you want to be.


Monday, December 24, 2012

Monday - Taking A Break

Marriage and Relationships Monday

Off to a cabin on a mountain for a couple of days. So no real post today. But Rob and I went to dinner last night before seeing Jack Reacher (pretty good) and we talked about how it's going having Mora in the house with us.

We both agreed that it's different having a new person in the house but that it's going really well and we both need to let her discover her own path. It was good to hear positive feedback from him.

And the doggies love her.