Monday, March 31, 2008


Luckily, I filled up this weekend at the "cheap" gas station. Gas was $3.49 at my usual station and went up to $3.53 by this afternoon.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Never go out to buy dinner when you're hungry

Because you might buy twice as much food as you need. I stopped by the Chinese take-out place after work and somehow, I walked out with two 2-item combos and a beef noodle soup. That's more than enough for us. It was dinner tonight, will be breakfast tomorrow (what, you've never had Chinese food for breakfast?), another dinner, and maybe a lunch too, especially if I stretch it out by adding more veggies or rice. At least I didn't have to cook.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Getting home before it's dark

I was really looking forward to daylight savings time (even though I think daylight savings time is stupid). Spending more daylight hours with Mr. Fix-it. Not having to turn on my headlights on the drive home. Not feeling like my whole day was gone before I got home.

I must be getting old because for the first few days after the time change, I sure had a hard time waking up in the morning. Getting to work late meant that I didn't leave until 6:30 or 7:00 (or later). That meant I was driving home in the dark.

Today I work up early, got to work early, and still left at 7:00. Sigh, does it ever get better?

Saturday, March 22, 2008

So domestic

Who me? Yes, it happens once in a while, lol. Did dishes this morning, went to yoga, had lunch, ran errands, cleaned up the garden, did laundry, cooked dinner (even tried a new recipe), did more laundry, made dessert.

This is probably normal for most of you, but it's a lot for me. Feels pretty good. So much so, I feel like doing more! Something must be wrong with me, lol.


Yep, it is a bad trend. Gas prices continue to spiral upwards. Luckily, I was able to carpool one day last week and will carpool one day next week. Not as often as I would like, but better than nothing, right?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Ouch, ouch, ouch! I could have filled my gas tank at #3.35/gallon the day before, but nooooo, I had to wait and ended up paying 4 cents more per gallon. Isn't this ridiculous? I think the days of $4.00/gallon gas are coming soon.

Thursday, March 06, 2008


I just received a lovely note in the mail from a dear friend. We had lunch last week, after not seeing each other for two or so years. I had left numerous "Hi, how are you" messages on her answering machine and sent Christmas cards, but had heard nothing from her. In fact, I was planning on dropping her from my Christmas card list last year. To my surprise, I received a Christmas card from her and later an e-mail. We finally were able to connect in person and, as the cliche goes, it was like just like old times. She shared what was going on with her life. You know that my life is boring so there isn't much to share there, lol. It was wonderful to see her again. We relate to each other on so many levels; there was lots of laughter, lots of support. I guess the lesson here is, don't give up on friendships. We are definitely going to have to see each other more than once every two years.

S: I still have the thank you "candle" you made on my bulletin board at work!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Back to yoga

I skipped yoga for two weeks and finally went back today. It felt good, but it sure wasn't like my last class. I was really proud of myself after that class. I did all the asanas (poses) and didn't do any extra savasanas (corpse pose for resting). It was the first time I was able to do that. Today, I wasn't so successful. I fell out of several poses and had to rest more. But that's the beauty of yoga. Each day is different and you just do what you can do.

Gas prices

Filled my gas tank today. It was painful. Gas was $3.29/gallon, but that was better than $3.35 at my usual station. On the bright side, I'm still getting 30 miles/gallon in my old car.