Monday, March 2, 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Weekly Round-Up

Since my last weekly round up I....

.... saw my darling baby sister Rachel star as Wild Cat Katie Brown in a melodrama.

... finished up a little-known Agatha Christie novel that I really enjoyed called Crooked House.

... enjoyed hosting the John and Susan for munchies and Ticket To Ride - Europe, even though we lost mighty!

... made a Shutterfly coupon book with Mom.
... did some crafting with the lovely Elizabeth--I'm still working on that book for Alex!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cost of Contacts for a Year

I was curious how much contact solution I go through in a year, so I wrote the date on the bottle when I started using it:

I finished it off this week.

So since it lasted 7.5 weeks, that means I need to buy a bottle roughly 7 times a year.  At $9.27 a bottle and 52 weeks in a year, that means I spent about $64.89 a year on solution.  That's really not that much.  But if I spend the same amount on the cleaner, I might want to see how much it would cost to get an updated prescription for my glasses.

This obviously isn't a solution to all of your financial problems.  But it would be an easy way to figure out how much you spend a year on everything from cereal to toothpaste.  If you are trying to decide if you want to make your own _________, this might be a useful exercise.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Beard Oil Video

Here's what my Handsome Husband has been up to:

(Psst!  If you watch all the way to the end, it moves him up in the search results for YouTube!  A happy thought!)

So there's your bit of Entrepreneurial Eye Candy for the day :)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Thoughts: Lent

My favorite insight about Lent came from a total stranger.

Someone had offered him cookies, and he said, "No thank you--I gave up sweets for Lent.  So I'll just say, 'Thank you, Jesus.'"

Lent is also, of course, about disciplining the will.  But in addition, if every time I do my Lenten penance, I remember and am grateful for the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, then it will be a fruitful Lent.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Saturday Cleaning

I've taken so many BEFORE photos of chaos lately that it's starting to bug me that I don't have any AFTER photos to post!

So today, I'm cleaning/organizing.  I can't take it any more!  Wish me luck..... :)

(If you never see me again, you know that the dust bunnies ganged up on me and finished me off.)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Odd Museums

I'm posting this here so I don't lose it.   (And yes, I have been to the National Roller Skating Museum in Lincoln.  It's small, but fun.)