The long weekend is over

So sad! It’s all over now. And we’re headed back to work/school.

I had a great weekend/Thanksgiving. Thursday, Man, Kid and I went to my mom’s. We had too much food and a nice long visit. Mom made apple pie (my favorite) and I got to bring some home. Then we discussed my niece’s wedding in January and tried to figure out if we could get there and how. I checked airfare and it’s not that expensive (to Houston) so my sister, niece and I may fly down together. Still don’t know yet.

On Friday the three of us picked out a nice Christmas tree. A big full one. And the weather was gorgeous. Then the kiddo went back to his dad’s for the rest of the weekend. Or at least I tried. Turns out my car battery was deader than a door nail. Man gave me a jump and I dropped off the kiddo.

Got home, put up the tree (after a trip to Lowe’s and Wal-Mart for a proper tree stand), then went for tacos. We pigged out again.

I had to get a new car battery, much to my dismay. And since I have a foreign car, the battery for it is “special”. So special, in fact, it cost me $120. I was not amused. But the thing is in (thanks to Man) and the car starts and I guess that’s all that matters.

We had two leisurely days – Saturday and Sunday. We even did a little house shopping. I don’t think we’re in the market yet, but we’re looking at what we like and don’t like. And this current house is just too small for the three of us. We’re cramped and crowded and I don’t think it’ll be long before we’ll be ready to get out of here and into something bigger and more spacious. Plus not having a pantry and a utility room really stinks.

Since we were looking at houses, I decided it was time to pull my credit report. I haven’t seen it in a while and I figured it was time for an update. It’s better than I thought but not good enough. Seeing the report and what made the negative, made me form a plan. So I now have a pay-off schedule to get out from under the bulk of my bills. I’ve decided I’m sick of paying them, so I’m going to schedule myself to get them paid off in a year. That’s my New Year’s Resolution. Plus put more money back into savings. We’ll see how long that lasts. 😉 Anyway, it’s good to have a plan and a goal instead of aimlessly wandering.

We spent a lot of time at WalMart, Target and Lowe’s this weekend. Numerous trips for various things. The tree has lights but that’s about it. I’m waiting on the kiddo to come back so we can decorate it. Man wants to put up the house lights but it’s turned cold and will be all week. Should be good frigid weather for putting up the outside decor. 🙂

Hard to believe Christmas is less than a month away. I still have a few little things to get but overall, I’m done. Now if I can just live through Jury Duty on Friday, I will be a very happy girl.

Happy Monday, ya’ll!

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.