On Husbands and Marriage
It was Eric’s birthday yesterday and since he claims that I only tend to bag on him on my blog and never say anything good about him (I don’t do that, do I? *shuffles feet*) , I decided I’d post some things he does that make me HAPPY:
- Now that he is back on a work schedule, I have come home to a clean
homelove shack every single weekday!
- We are taking turns washing dishes!
- Last week, he actually cleaned the whole bathroom–even the toilet!! And I didn’t even ask him to do it!
- He has started inputting his expenses into our budget spreadsheet.
- He is trying really hard to stick to his weekly allowance.
- He cooked dinner this past week!
- We enjoyed a date night last Friday that involved us getting dressed up (read: no sweatpants) and go out to dinner…in public…at a restaurant *gasp*!
Overall, my happiness level has soared this past month. The stress of being the sole breadwinner and the sole housekeeper is gone. It’s amazing the wonders a little dish washing and an extra paycheck can do to a marriage ; ) Not that I was unhappy before, but I was definitely stressed out and over it.
So yes, I signed up for the Orange County Half Marathon May 6. I’m sure many of you were saying, “I didn’t know you were a runner” and well, I’m not. Prior to Jan. 2, I think the last time I ran was…a long time ago. It currently takes me 35 minutes to run 3 miles and that’s like really pushing myself at the end. According to this training plan though, my official training doesn’t start until March. SO I am focused on running consistently until then, I did four miles on Wednesday. I’ll worry about speed later.
Why am I doing it? It was something I sort of toyed with last year in my goals, but I’ve been too chicken sh*t. 2012 just feels like a good year to go for it, right? So what if I’m not a runner? If I can do it, anybody can do it. Because I am literally going from no running to a half marathon in 5 months.
On Jan. 14, my Alexa rating reached under 200K! This was huge for me! And it’s only continued to go down since then, I am currently at 179,671 since yesterday : )
Girls Just Wanna Have Funds has a great series called 21 Days to Rock Your Finances. Day 9 features info on getting your credit score for free!
The Miracle Journal posted a great budget template to help you get started tracking your finances.
Mom’s Plans is hosting the Debt Snowflake Challenge: essentially funnel any extra and “found” money in your budget toward your debt repayment.
Nickel by Nickel talked about the temptation of stuff.
Thirty Six Months wrote about the importance of investing in the new year.
Money Spruce is hosting a Spruce up your life giveaway.
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Yakezie Carnival at Prairie Eco Thrifter
Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at My University Money
Totally Money at Family Money Values
Carnival of Wealth at Control Your Cash
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