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Busy...but not too spendy

October 27th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

It has been a super busy week and a busy weekend too. It has been one of those weeks where I was feeling a little bit sad.

DD1 turned 21 on the 24th
DD2 had her last regular season soccer game of high school on Thursday and this past Tuesday was her last home game (it was also senior night where they honor the seniors on the team with a ceremony before the game starts).

Several milestones in our lives (and the girls too), it was just making me reflect!

I had a laundry list of things to do and managed to accomplish most of it! Paperwork and appointment type stuff I had been putting off. Gald to have gotten most of it done.

Had the 2 soccer games this past week, a visit to the vet with the cat, and we hosted our family for lunch today for DD1's b-day. We are taking DD1 out to dinner tonight at Olive Garden for a b-day celebration. We told her she could pick where she wanted to go and she wants to try and italian margarita there, so that was her pick..they are super tasty!

My sister and I are headed out of town (2 hours away) on Sunday to see yet another Cirque show. We are going to the 1:00 showing so we will be back hopefully before dark. She conned me into going saying she would drive. Since we both have a bucket list of sorts to see every Cirque show, this gets us one step closer to our goal...lol

The house is clean, but the laundry is not. Might try to work on that tonight when we get back from dinner. I also need to find time to go to the grocery store. My Sunday is shot as I will be gone most of the day.

That's life and what's going on around here!

Another $500 to the SUV loan

October 20th, 2012 at 09:48 pm

We are now down to $2000. We would really like to pay this off by the end of the year.

This would mean sending $1000 for Nov and Dec. It is going to be tight but I think we can do it.

It would be so nice to go into the new year and be able to attack DH's car loan.

I think the goal for that would be to start sending at least $500 to that or possibly more since we won't have my loan any longer.

Fingers crossed we can do it!

Back from Vegas and our anniversary (25th)!

October 19th, 2012 at 03:11 pm

We headed to Vegas this past Monday at dark o'clock and arrived home on Wed night. We had a great time!

Took in some of the sights of the strip and saw two shows....Mystere by Cirque du Soleil and Jersey Boys. I have seen 4 other Cirque shows and just love them. DH had never seen one and I am happy to say he really enjoyed it. The one I really wanted to see was "O" but they are "dark" on Mon or Tues. We also took in Jersey Boys which was fantastic!

Happy to say we didn't buy any thing except food. Food was VERY expensive though....it kind of surprised me just how expensive it was. I know we were in a tourist spot and all, but again, prices were high!

Our 25th anniversary was on Tuesday. We did splurge and have a nice dinner after the show. It was probably the most expensive dinner we have ever had, but it was worth it....I think 25 years is worthy of a celebration Smile

Cap and gown

October 10th, 2012 at 03:12 pm

Had to do the order for dd2's cap, gown, and tassel order on Monday night as it was due on Tuesday.

Total for all 3: $48.95

Also ordered announcements and name cards.

With the shipping they charge it all came to $117.30 (cap, gown, tassel, announcements, and name cards)

No heat

October 8th, 2012 at 08:26 pm

Still haven't turned the heat on! Usually by this time of year it is on. We have had the most glorious and beautiful summer and fall this year. Kind of makes up for last year when we had about 2 weeks of sun! Lol Seriously though, it has been beautiful here all summer and into the fall....mostly mid 80's over the summer, with a couple of weeks of 90's...we usually turn the a/c on if it is going to be 85 or above.

It has been in the mid 70's here the past few weeks and sunny days, every day.

Mornings are a bit chilly, but the warm days seem to keep the house at a comfortable temperature.

The weather is suppose to change by Friday, so we will see how long we last! Smile

Busy.....and spendy

October 5th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

September was a busy and spendy month. October looks to be the same. It will be nice to skip the October house payment as the refi closed at the end of Sept.

The big Sept expenses were:

$2100 to pre-pay property taxes for closing
$1300 for drainage work in the yard
$1000 to the SUV loan...so close to paying it off

October is bringing a very busy schedule and money will be spent. Here is what is on tap:

Oct 15th-17th Vegas! For our 25th anniversary...we already took the anniversary cruise in April but thought it would be fun to be somewhere on our actual anniversary (the 16th)...we found a great deal through SW Airlines for airfare and hotel. We will be staying at Paris....very excited...we have only been to Vegas once....when our kids were 4 and 7 1/2, we drove to Vegas and spent 4 nights there and had a blast...we are excited to go back and see how much it has changed. We booked 2 shows to see....Mystere by Cirque du Soleil (my pick) and Jersey Boys (dh's pick). For the most part, we plan to keep it low key and just sightsee...no real spending...we are also not gamblers to no temptation there. Just hoping for good weather.

Oct 23rd....DD2's senior night for varsity soccer.

Oct 24th....DD1's 21st b-day! Gifts still to be purchased.

Oct 27th...family b-day party for DD1

Oct 28th....another Cirque show with my sister

DD2 also brought home the catalogue for senior stuff...cap and gown and such....have to go through that this weekend as it is due back Tuesday.

We have nothing planned this weekend so it will be nice to relax and catch up!