My 1 thing is to get our apartment back to a livable state. We got back from a trip on Tuesday night (really 1:30 AM Wednesday morning). It looks like a bomb went off in our apartment from packing and then unpacking with abandon. "Livable state" also includes doing a quick grocery run to hold us over until Sunday.
This was super cute! I actually did dispute a charge on my credit card for the first time ever yesterday! The hotel we stayed at charged us for 4 nights of parking (at $30 a night) when we only used the garage once and paid the parking company directly. It pays (in this case, $120) to check your statement, that's for sure!
@Gaelic for Failure (@thegirlieshow) I've done both of those things! They work really well when I'm going through a phase (right now I'm going through a phase where I cannot get enough sleep ever, so that's an entirely different story)
As evidenced by the fact that I was filled with dread all week waiting for my shoes to come from UPS, online shopping is not easy thing for me. I like to go to the store, try on and hold what I need to buy, and be done for it. Neither pair of shoes worked, so now I have to return the suckers. This "ordering online, waiting for it to come, having to print out a return thing and arrange a UPS pickup for the things I want to return" thing is for people with way more patience than I have.
@ceereelyo Target's maternity stuff is SO CUTE. I accidentally wandered into that section while browsing non-maternity wear last week.
@Dana Cruikshank@facebook There needs to be a post about this. I'd be interested in what Billfolders paid for their weddings! Or their parents paid (not going to pretend like I paid for mine).
@PicNic I'm going to Nordstrom Rack this weekend too! And TJMaxx. I need a black crossbody purse for our trip. And brown shoes. And black ankle boots!
@Meaghano late to the game, but email one and text message the other. That's what my mom and I do when we're sending stuff like that!
Tennessee doesn’t have income tax either, for the most part. Our income places us solidly in the middle class (except Nashville's cost of living is insane) and we don't have to file a return. Our sales tax is 9.25% on everything, including groceries, and the tax on alcohol is even higher. The hotel tax on the hotel room my in-laws stayed in last weekend was 24.1%. I hate paying taxes on groceries, but like not having income tax so it’s kind of a draw.
This is actually the inverse of the question I've been asking myself this week ("What would I miss about this job, and is it enough to make me stay?") There are a lot of things I love about my job, but I think I'm looking for something more. That "something" is mostly money, but also a greater sense of purpose and long-term happiness.