A perfect day

Saturday was officially (according to my world) the last day Eric and I had to spend together before the academy gets started. It seems that for the first time all summer, this was the one day we had no plans. We ... Read More...

Review: Our First Year Cookbook

I am not much of a cook. I try to be creative in my recipes, and I dabble every now and then, but mostly I stick to a protein (chicken/fish/red meat), a carb (rice/potatoes) and a veggie. Not very exciting. However, ... Read More...

I’ll do anything for a good deal

A few months ago, a Von's opened up in our neighborhood (that's Safeway for anyone not from Southern California).  I went to the grand opening and got a booklet loaded with coupons and free items. I also ended up winning ... Read More...

My husband quit his job yesterday

Yesterday was Eric's last day of work, until at least January 2012. That's right folks, my husband quit his job. For about a year now, we knew this was coming. Eric has been working as an EMT (emergency medical technician--you know, ... Read More...

I saved a life today

That's right, people. I'm a bad ass. I donated blood. And I have the scars to prove it. My company had a blood drive today. I don't like donating blood. The last time I donated, I was a senior in college, and ... Read More...

Save money, pack your lunch

Do you pack or buy your lunch? Since I began working, I've almost always packed my lunch. The only time I buy is when I have lunch plans with a co-worker or friend. Not only does it save me a bunch ... Read More...

Things that irk me

Having to stop at a red light with a billion other cars, and then watch 1 car--one measly little car--cross the intersection. Really, dude? You have to hold everyone else up so you can cross? You couldn't find another way ... Read More...