Why can’t I seem to get rid of this blog?

I mean, i don’t do anything with it so why have it? yet when it comes time to renew the domains, i do it. When there is an update to WordPress, i apply it. And now, i have transferred the whole thing so that WordPress is managed within my provider’s cpanel.

What kind of sickness is this that i have, writing out a post no one will read?

One mo’gain: The road to fiscal responsibility.

Here I am again, trying to implement the annual new year’s resolution of living within a budget. Every year I fail miserably but every year I get back up on that horse and try again.

Last year I purchased “You Need a Budget” (YNAB) and was very ambitious about entering all the data I could for as far back as I could and and drowned under the weight of the volume of the numbers. I could never get caught up to current and so gave up. This year I upgraded to the latest version of YNAB and I am back at it, but now I am only going back to the first of the year so that I have a hope of getting caught up.

We have way more outgoings this year with 2 car payments and a wee little one that we feel compelled to keep surrounded by battery operated plastic toys. Even with that I am hopeful that this is the year we get it under control. Wish us luck, pray for us; we need all the help we can get!

Galena, first thoughts…

What cool town. Lots of interesting architecture and the downtown is guarded by flood gates that make the town’s entrance look like a big ol’ fort.

We are staying at Bernadine’s Stillman Inn and so far we love it. Dave, the proprietor is very friendly making for a pleasant atmosphere.

Sadly, we cannot recommend Generals’ Restaurant at the DeSoto House Hotel. We picked because the website said there would be live music and unfortunately there was not. The wait staff was friendly but the food was average and when we are on vacation we want something a step above the ordinary and Generals’ just did not satisfy.

I want an iPod…

So here is what I am thinking, all my friends and loved ones can get together and give me ten or twenty dollars each for my birthday in August and we’ll raise that $299 in no time. I mention it now ’cause I want you to save up your pennies so that you have the dinero (spelling?) come August 14th.

To review, many people with small amounts of cash = happy mark listening to his vast music library made mobile. A good idea, no?

Update: Wait, I know, I will put a PayPal link on here on my blog so that you can donate! What a rockin’ idea. Thanks in advance for your generous support;)

Yay, more silly tests!

I got this one from Jen, as I am trying to keep up on my blog reading… let’s not even talk about writing a blog post.

You Are 21 Years Old


Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view – and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what’s to come… love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You’ve had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You’ve been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.