Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
On an unrelated note, Lauren has been eating more solids, and her...poo's have been...how do I put this....fascinating in the name of scientific wonder. I tried to take a picture, and luckily it didn't turn out, not that anyone but a mother would care to see her baby's poo; but, I've been giving her little bites of "big kid" food and her poo literally had a full edamame pea right there, perfectly intact, like it never went through her system. Below, I've tried to capture the image in a painting. I'll warn you, it's graphic:Fascinating, I know. It's amazing what can and cannot make it through our systems.
Monday, January 31, 2011
I actually won't get into what I regret doing, and, I can't even give you a ballpark range for the event that brought on this post. I guess why I'm writing is because we all have something in our lives that we wish we could take back. This is the first time that I've spent the past 3 days at work (5 hours each) replaying in my head what happened over and over, when I realized how much energy and time is wasted thinking about this thing.
I once clipped out of a magazine a quote from Drew Barrymore, where she said, "I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end."
So, I can only keep going and learn from this. It's like I told my clients in my PSR days, "forget about yesterday, it's a whole new day." We get a new chance everyday to be the person we want to be. If I'm trying to not gossip about people, I only have today to say nice things. If I want to treat everyone the way I would like to be treated, I only have today to set an example.
Mistakes will inevitably be made along the way, but you learn to laugh off the small ones, apologize and make restitution for the big ones, and spend everyday striving to be the person you make your mind up to be.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
- Only buy things that are needs (i.e food, gas, diapers, baby things, etc.) and don't buy things that are "wants" (clothing, jewelry, things of excess, eating out, etc.)
Guidelines/Tips to get us there:
1) Before each purchase, ask:
- Do I NEED this?
- Can I get by without this?
- Do I already have this? Something like this? Similar? What do I have that would suffice?
2) Make things (i.e birthday gifts, homemade cards, presents, etc.)
3) Define 'checkpoints' where we can spend our "don't ask, don't tell" money. (roughly $25.00 each pay period). Checkpoints are up to the individual.
4) Allowed to spend gift cards and the extra that spills over. For example, we received a $25.00 gift card to Barnes and Noble. The Blueray movie we wanted was $28.00 after tax, so we paid $3.00 extra. (We agreed this is allowed.)
5) One date night a week to go out and eat. (We always share, so we really won't be splurging here anyway.)
I don't know how we'll do, but it'll be exciting to see how far we can go--and how much we can save!