Sunday, October 14, 2012

Money money money money.

MONEY! (Anyone get that?)

Probs not. Aaanyway, Dan and I were watching some show last night called, "Till Debt Do Us Part" and we could NOT believe the crap these people were saying. They didn't know how much they made in a year, they didn't know how much they were spending per month or how much it costs to have a baby (after they'd already had one and were preggers with the 2nd?!). I don't understand how people can do that. I am very thankful to have married a man who puts our financial future first. Sometimes I get annoyed at him going through credit card charges and asking what x, y, and z are and what it qualifies as ("honey, would you say that trip to target was mostly or groceries?") so he can put it in his little pie chart, but I know he does it because he cares. Granted, I'm kind of like that too, but Dan is much more detail oriented than I am. And I mean really, I'm not even pregnant or want to be pregnant but I have researched how much babies cost (prenatal care-first year) and want to have that much saved before getting pregnant. Sooo.. how do you have one and not know how much they cost? Bitches be crazy.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A day in my life.

Just read Young House Love's "A day in the Life" post and it got me thinking about a day in my life. I want to write this for me to reference when I wonder wtf I do all day. You know? When you get to 9pm and that to-do list keeps getting longer? Here we go, a day in the life of a housewife/student:

7:10 am: Alarm goes off. Dan's alarm doesn't go off until 7:22 so I decide to just kind of lay there until his goes off. It's so hard to be the first one up.
7:22 am: Dan's alarm goes off and that's my cue. I'm up.
7:23 - 8:30 am: Drinking coffee, watching the Today show, making my lunch/Dan's lunch if it's not done already, make Dan's coffee (coffee, packet of sugar free hot chocolate, and a splash of half and half), and make bed.
8:30 am: I start getting ready, it only takes me about 15 minutes to actually get ready, then I'm cleaning up around the house (unloading/reloading dishwasher if that needs to be done, vacuuming if I have enough time, letting the dogs inside, etc).
9:00 am: Leave for school.
9:30 - 10:45am: French.
11:00 - 12:15pm: History.
12:30 - 1:30pm: Make lunch, watch DVR'd shows. Let the dogs out.
1:30 -  2:30pm: General cleaning of the house. Laundry (Dan's, he had 4 loads piled up!), vacuuming, unloading/reloading the dishwasher, cleaning counter tops, dusting (ha, more like removing dog hair from any and all slick/flat surfaces), picking up Dan's side of the couch where he sets his plates/wrappers/to-go cups from the previous day (I don't have the heart to make him do it, he works so hard!) and cleaning the bathrooms (toilets.. ick).

Dan's pile vs. mine. Oof.

Our area rug in the living room. So gorg, but literally needs to be vacuumed daily. Lesson learned.

2:30 - 3:30pm: Daily french homework online. TORTURE. Whoever coded this damn program is hideous. Constantly messing up.
MyFrenchLab. Doesn't that look miserable? Seriously. The worst.

3:30 - 5:20pm: Take a break and watch Friends for a while, read the internet, move laundry etc.
5:20 - 6:30pm: Help mom at the church. We went to sort out weekend lunches for those in need. You know the kids who only get the lunch at school? It's for those kids on the weekend. Really puts things in perspective.
6:30 - 7:30pm: Make dinner (goat cheese and walnuts salad with chicken and dried blueberries) and watch TV with husband who just got home.
- From this point on it's TV with husband or internet reading until 10:30 when I go to bed.
***Things to note: Usually I don't have class until 11am (So I get up at 7:50am instead of 7:20am and try to exercise at between 9-10am and out the door by 10:30am. Aaand then it's all the same.)

So apparently I do a lot of cleaning? And cooking? Maybe I should spend more time doing school school work. But school work blows.. womp womp. I need to get my fanny out of collage. Fo' sho'.

Am I just lazy? Is this anywhere near your day? I suspect those who work full time (and are women, ha) spend their time cleaning on the weekends where I try to work on school stuff and hang out with husband who works overtime WAY TO MUCH. And I do the more time consuming things like mopping. So blessed to be able to focus on school/house and not have to worry about running to work between the two.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bucket List.

Yeah, I'm so awkward. The only reason I'm putting this up is because maybe one day I'll look back and be like, "Ah, wicked! I did that shit!" (And like no one ever reads this except for me so I'm the only witness to my awkwardness, HUZZAH!) here's hoping.

And also here's the link to the blog I got this idea from: The Kate Mixes and here's the little doohicky that I guess I'm supposed to put up too:

Hope Squared
That's supposed to link up to this website but I'm too tarted to know how do that.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Whole 30 Challenge. Day 1.

Started whole 30 today. I'm hungry. That is all.

I made a version of my favorite salad to cheer me up a tish. Few people have asked what's in it/how to make it so I documented it this time. Basically it's a bunch of veggies shredded and put into a bowl. When I'm not doing whole 30 I add feta cheese and dried cranberries. The good kind with added sugar. Ohh the good ole days..

Anyway, this is everything I put in it: 

So that's raspberries (in place of cranberries), pears (I only used one),
broccoli (I used half of what's shown), and the star of the show - brussel sprouts.

Oh except for the chopped almonds that were toasting away. Mmm.. as Rachael Ray says, "Your nose will know when they're done." Ohh yeah.

Anywhoser, then you step over your dawg who is a total ham and wants you to love and feed her and take pictures of how beautiful she is. No such luck dawg. 

Damn it man! Fine. You win this round.

Anyway, after that you will peal the first layer off the brussel sprouts, this isn't really necessary but I do it because they have weird spots on the first leaf. Exibit A:

Then cut the heads off two stalks of broccoli and mandolin those guys. When that's done, start mandolin-ing the sprouts. This part is annoying. Sorry about that. Then you cut your pear into chunks and mandolin that as well. The pear seems to want to stick in clumps so I stop periodically and break it up so I don't have huge globs of pears at the end. Then you're done mandolin-ing! So add the toasted almonds and you're almost done. At least the messiest part is done. Oof. What mess.

I thought that looked kind of boring so I added to chopped raspberries. I guess I'm used to have the pop of color from the delicious cranberries. Oh sweet deliciousness.

But anyway, then you're going to take some preserves or jam or whatever. I used some jam that I got from the farmers market with no added sugar. I was going to use apple sauce because I thought that would be better but no dice; it had a lot of added sugar. Damn you high fructose corn syrup.

You're almost done! Now just whisk that with some olive oil. If you're cool you'll have a super fancy whisk like me.

And then you get this bowl of goodness. Though admittedly not as delicious as when you add sweetened cranberries and feta cheese. But still, not bad.