July was a pretty expensive month around our house. We've been writing checks like there is no tomorrow. Well, only two checks, but otherwise we've spent the most out of any monthly report thus far. Ugh.
Imagine being close friends with someone you've never met. That's the story of my friend Liz and I.
We first met online through our workout blogs on an old site called Konamoxt. She was training for a triathlon and I had just completed my first (and only) half marathon. We started commenting to each other on our blogs, and then moved to emailing each other. Eventually, it turned to daily chats on google chats before it became hangouts.
June was no exception to being an exciting month for spending. More exciting than I’d like to admit. I considered ending my monthly expense reports as I felt they were getting boring and provided little else than regular budget bills. Oh, how I was wrong looking back at this past month. If anything, pushing myself to reevaluate June opened my eyes to some weak spots in our (my) spending and where we could improve.
Summertime is the time we spend a great deal as we have more time to shop and do projects around the house. This summer especially is epic with a huge expense for our outdoor fence and landscaping.
Monkey took his first voyage out on my paddle board with me this morning. I was hoping he would enjoy it so that I could bring him out more often and have a buddy to paddle with.
He was hesitant the first time I went out but sat on the board and said he was looking forward to trying it. Then when it came time to go, he said he was scared and wanted someone at the dock for help.
Our ten year wedding anniversary is coming up in September. Isn’t that amazing and wild! We had toyed around with the idea of going to a far off place or doing something expensive to celebrate. Zip lining in Costa Rica or food tours in Spain. For three reasons, we’re skipping on a major vacation this summer to celebrate our whopping 10th anniversary and doing something different instead. Continue reading…