Thursday, October 20, 2011

Saving $$$

It is a gorgeous day! This is my kind of weather. Nick is home today since he worked overnight last night and I am forcing him to go on a run with me. He doesn't feel well, but I think fresh air will do him good.

I watched extreme couponing last night and was inspired to start saving money. I decided to get groceries at Target instead of the normal grocery store and I saved so much money! I even have some of our weekly grocery allotment left for fun stuff! Big boxes of cereal for $3, limes and lemons for $.33, $1 for good Greek yogurt...
I play $6 for small box of cereal and $1 or more for 1 lime or lemon, $2-3 for 1 yogurt at our usual grocery store.
I love saving money! What a great feeling. Now I just need to collect coupons too and actually use them. Maybe we will get our own place after all...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saturday Mornings

I love Saturday mornings! It's the only time I get to see Nick for an uninterrupted hour. We made pancakes and coffee and made a to-do list. He bought me flowers again last night. I thought he did something wrong, but he said that he just didn't want to ever get lazy at work or at home. Love it! Now he is headed to Starbucks in the rain to get some pumpkin spiced lattes.
It's officially fall, my favorite season. We got engaged 3 months ago today! Time flies by. I can't wait to get married! We finally picked our venue and booked our photographer. There is a lot more to do, but we are getting closer to the fun part- like looking at flowers and centerpieces. I can't wait to get my dress, but I am so nervous because I refuse to try on dresses until I get in shape. I have really set a fire under my butt, because I'm only getting married once and I can't postpone the wedding because my dress size isn't what I want it to be. Which just means I need to bust my butt EVERY day, no exceptions. This week went well, but the main problem I am having is shin splints. My shins hurt SO bad all of the time. Not sure why, I try to alternate with the elliptical and running, so I thought that would help. Oh well, no pain, no gain I guess.
I have a ton of school work to do. School is so much harder when you are older, because now I have a ton of responsibilities like laundry, scrubbing bathtubs, vacuuming, dusting, grocery shopping, etc. Can't imagine people that go to school and have kids! No way!!!
Noticed my normal blog pictures aren't showing up! What is going on with that? Guess I will try to post another pic and see what happens. Off to a day of studying, grocery shopping, gym, and maybe a nap if I'm lucky!