Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Relief Is A Wonderful Feeling

Finally! We closed on our refinanced mortgage today. We'll save about $100 a month, which is a very welcome position to be in.

We've had quite a few bouts of luck in the past week or so. HUBS and I have both made some extra cash. He landed a computer consulting job, and I did a stint as a medical research guinea pig (They took some blood, I tasted some stuff...The pay was pretty good for 18 hours of non-work.). I've also been making a bit doing surveys online.

I already mentioned our day trip on Saturday and our weekend filled with eating nice food I didn't cook.

Things feel slightly lighter right now, and that's nice. Plus, yesterday, I did this:

I know, that looks like nothing, but it's not. It's a garden, people! If all goes well, we'll be able to save even more money by not buying every vegetable and herb under the sun...Because we'll be growing some of them ourselves! Don't get me wrong, I do not delight in outdoor activities and the relatively small amount of time I've put in so far (three hours yesterday and one and a half today) have proven that gardening will be a workout. But, we need to do all we can to limit our expenses, so I'm willing to give this a try toward that end.

The only thing I'm battling right now are my own bad habits. For the past month I've been eating dessert twice a day. I even went so far on some days as to skip meals so that I could eat another dessert. Now, I'm no nutritionist, but that can't be good. As much as I believe in daily dessert breaks, even I must admit that's not a pattern that should be sustained.

I was able to eat one dessert yesterday, though the craving for another post-dinner was so strong I actually felt anxious and antsy not caving for about 40 minutes. Let's all hope I can keep up my resolve.

What's good in your life right now? Have you sucessfully broken any bad habits?


SoMuchSugar said...

I am so impressed you built a garden! I don't think I would have the patience. That is awesome Post some photos as it grows.

Bad habits! I have not broken any lately :( but I am trying

Citygirl said...

I know what you mean about the bad habits. It was really hard not to eat dessert twice on Easter. My mom-in-law made homemade iced pound cake...And I totally ate two pieces. Oh well!

JeriWB said...

The thing I miss most about my house in Idaho is my garden. My new place in North Carolina is a rental and doesn't have a fenced backyard. Deer are everywhere and eat everything! Enjoy your garden.

Citygirl said...

Thanks, Jeri. I'm worried about the fact that I planted it three weeks ago and I don't see any plants coming up yet. I thought for sure I'd have some buds by now.

I've heard ammonia can keep animals away. Maybe if you spray some around your yard or garden it'll keep them out.


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