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Right Now

Right now I am:Watching:  Nothing.  The TV doesn’t usually turn on during the day, and I’m nowhere near it anyway.  Side note:  anyone else seriously missing the old HGTV shows that weren’t all about house shopping?  Sarah Richardson, Candice Olsen, David Bromstad, Sabrina, Tanya, Curb Appeal, Backyard Rooms, (or really any landscape/gardening show) – where did they all go?  All I see anymore is the Property Brothers, House Hunters and Love it or List it….ad nauseum. Eating:  Oatmeal with blueberries and brown sugar. Drinking: Half-coffee, half-milk.  It’s my way of reducing the caffeine while also still enjoying my morning coffee.  Too much caffeine and Baby Sister does somersaults.Wearing: Yoga pants (when am I not wearing yoga pants these days?)  and a teal ‘maternity’ tee that doesn’t cover my whole belly anymore and has sequins in odd places that look like dried, dribbled food.  A potato chip in the belly button would round out my look today.Avoiding:  Doing some professional wor…

Oh, Hello!

My, my, it has been a while, hasn’t it?  Last I blogged, I’d just finished a booger of a professional certification and I was on Cloud 9 with spare time and a bunch of ideas to update the blog.  And then, a month later, I found out I was pregnant again and all the first trimester fun began.  Read: I had (relatively more) time to blog, but zero motivation.Fast forward through months of undocumented projects and budget ideas (not to mention blogger’s guilt), and here I am: 9 months pregnant and eyeball deep in partially completed and unstarted projects.For now, though, I’ll share a blog post a friend emailed me from  This post is close to my heart because saving money and continually tightening the budget are practically hobbies for me.  You know I love my budget, but what’s even more satisfying is ratcheting down the budget categories for reasons other than “We have to.”  As in, “We want to go on a big vacation next year.” “We want to pay off all our debt.” Or, “We …