On Darling I'm a 1 Thing Dressed As a Daydream

@Katni "Oh man, pumpkin carving" Nooooooooo! Don't do it. Plus you have the chance of slicing your hand, which after repeated injuries and snapping off the safety carvers is the reason I gave up pumpkin carving.

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm 0

On Monday Check-In

@samburger "so I went crazy and bought two whole sweaters ($55)" Careful now big spender. Pretty soon you're going to expect that your shoes not have holes in them.

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:39 am 3

On Friday Estimate

@Stina Replied to add. $10 on bag of candy at Sams. I just found out that trick or treating is happening this Sunday. During the day. When it's sunny. My town has no sense of tradition. And I should add that we are a small town packed together with plenty of subdivisions. We are not the rural area I grew up with no street lights or sidewalks

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 10:53 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@garli Maybe get good candy at Costco that happens to be a type that you personally aren't that fond of? If you have leftovers you can donate it to armed service members.

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 10:38 am 0

On Friday Estimate

Tonight: Dinner out $30 maybe a few odds and ends to pick up $5. Saturday: Work and lots of chores. Another dinner out $50 and then we're going to explore an abandoned warehouse in our area with flashlights $0. Sunday: Church, annual budget meeting (meh.) Will buy myself lunch afterwards as a reward for sitting through it. Going to the really good Goodwill after too, maybe $8.

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 10:15 am 0

On Kids Trick-or-Treating Across Class Lines Makes 1%er Feel Faint

@ATF "my hands are in candy. I'm so happy right now". *heart grows 10 sizes" But seriously snob lady, either give out candy to everyone or leave for the night and take the vicious TP'ing and shaving cream-ing you deserve.

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 7:57 pm 0

On 1 Thing Will Make You Jump, Jump

After completing a major project, I just gained a whooooole list of one things I put off while I focused on that. But today I hope to 1. Get fancy looking work tote for when I go to meetings and conferences. 2. Put together wedding basket for friends. 3. Get sudafed from pharmacy.

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:36 pm 0

On I Don't Get Las Vegas

@TheDilettantista Oooh High Five Dilettantista your description is exactly what I was thinking: Vegas=Disney. Plus once I took advantage of the Vegas tolerance for spectacle and wore a kickass Red Cheongsam walking around with Mr. Stina at night. Casino employees, club door guys, other tourists even seemed to appreciate the effort and was given VIP treatment even though we were then poorer no-name Midwesterners. There are also two pretty breathtaking hikes within 40 minutes of the Strip. The Valley of Fire was our favorite but bring generous amounts of water with you. It's like suck the moisture out of your eyeballs dry.

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:50 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@halloliebchen I am. Thanks hon.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:29 am 0

On Monday Check-in

Well I went way under the budget however it was due to the time honored method of being too sick to do things. Some weird stomach thing. Anyway Sunday I was finally able to do some things. I bought some food for the new homeless program's open house with the donated gift cards. I also got $34 dollars in groceries and $6 on a huge strawberry shake. Tonight I will be making epic tons of artichoke spinach dip for the open house tomorrow. Predicted $100 actual $40.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:45 am 0