We went to view an apartment today. And now I’m totally bummed out. Some background: we have been homeowners. And we have come to the conclusion that homeownership bites. Bites hard. With condos, there’s HOA dues and HOA members and HOA management to deal with. (And speaking as a former president of a HOA, it… Continue reading Home Is Where the Cat Is…
(This musical sprang into my head, and this is the most famous number… Although I really am shy.) So when I turned 30, my back decided to be lame. Seriously: right after my 30th birthday, I began to experience chronic, but low-level, back pain. Just enough to remind me that something’s not 100% but not… Continue reading Sleep. Glorious sleep.
It’s February, it’s cold, and I still dream of moving to warm weather. Then I remember: I have theater tickets next week. And the week after that. And the week after that… I honestly do not believe there’s a better theater scene in this country than right here in Chicago. It’s one of my many,… Continue reading Dreaming
Yeah, I like things. Just yesterday, I vowed to Chris that I wouldn’t buy from Amazon for two months. Then I learned this morning that the ebook of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere was on sale for $3… No, it’s not much. But I promised myself! And we had just decided to eliminate our CC debt by… Continue reading Material Girl Finds Balance
So I think I’m developing a blog style: I’m not the musical one of the family, but there does always seem to be a good song to match what’s on my mind. So another New Year’s Resolution: financial fitness. Honestly, it’s embarrassing: Chris earns GREAT money, and while my income has been uneven over the… Continue reading Can You Use Any Money Today?
One New Year’s Resolution: to exercise more. Actually, it was Chris’ resolution: he’s backpacking for the first time in his adult life this summer and we’d both prefer that he came back in one piece. My own weight was creeping up (still in normal BMI range, but definitely getting up there) and clothes weren’t fitting… Continue reading Let’s get physical!
We’re cable-free. Again. I grew up without cable. No MTV, no Nick, no HBO. The first time I ever had cable was an apartment I lived in my last year in college: the rent was dirt cheap and included cable. The first time I ever had to pay for cable was about seven years ago,… Continue reading Cutting cable again